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Medicine, (University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG) will cover their annual dues.)
General Session Charges for Lifetime Members/Retired/Spouses: A reminder to members that the $35 charge for dinner for members who fall into these categories remains.
Dinner for all active practicing members is no charge. Future communications will notate this more clearly.
Dr. Farmer suggested addition of links from the Bulletin Table of Contents to the article, and an icon to return to the Table of Contents. She also suggested adding a better, more enticing topic in the “Subject Line”, which currently states “The Bulletin Can Be Read Online”. Belinda will contact Village Press to provide these features. Currently 30% of membership opens and clicks through the Bulletin.
Anicia Mirchandani reported several students
will be attending AMA Annual Conference. She thanked the Council for allowing her to attend the meetings, and said this year’s M1 students will transition and recruit new AMA medical students and 2018 officers.
Anicia was asked if medical students were not allowed to participate in the MSMS Organizational Remodeling meeting held on Saturday, May 6, at the House of Delegates, in Grand Rapids. Anicia responded there were medical students who were not delegates. The group discussed how represen- tation of medical students at the House of Delegates is important. This item to be addressed once the MSMS remodeling takes place. There was concern that anything that weakens the medical student voice weakens the future of medicine.
Dr. Nnodim announced that Dr. Brad Uren was going to be given a plaque in gratitude for service as WCMS President in 2016, but he could not attend tonight’s meeting due to his work schedule.
A recommendation for MSMS to offer a 1 CME program on ethics, and the development of other CME programs to show the value of MSMS membership. Belinda will relay this recommendation to MSMS.
MSMS currently offers 1 CME On-Demand Webinars to address the new Michigan Board of Medicine requirements on human trafficking and pain management.
Note: The human trafficking training requirement will apply to license renewals beginning with the 1st renewal cycle after December 6, 2016, and for initial licenses issued 5 or more years after promulgation of this rule.
Under the new rules, physicians will be required to complete a minimum of three hours of continuing education related to pain and symptom manage- ment pursuant to a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management. This requirement will apply as a condition of licensure after December 6, 2017.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Joiner noted there was an excellent special on the Flint water crisis on the PBS Nova program. He recommended viewing the program when it is televised again.
MEETING DATES: Executive Council Meeting, Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Society Office, Legislative Update Meeting, Monday, September 11, Society Office 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., General Session, The Changing Face of Medical Education in the United States – An Era in Massie Curricular Reform, Tuesday, September 19, Ann Arbor City Club, 6:00 p.m.-9 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: 8:00 p.m. The next meeting of the EC scheduled for Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.
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