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Annual Meeting: Sept. 14-16, 2018

REGISTRATION COMING SOON for the 148th CMS Annual Meeting, Sept. 14-16, 2018 at the Vail Marriott.

Hotel reservations now open 
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

715 W Lionshead Cir
Vail, CO 81657
Phone: (970) 476-4444
Book online here.

A group rate is available for the rate of $185/night for a standard room. Book online here. A credit card is required at the time of booking. A one-night, nonrefundable payment will be billed on Aug. 23, 2018. Cancellations after this date will forfeit the one night's payment. All no-shows will forfeit the one night's payment. Complimentary internet and local calls provided in guest rooms. Guests may opt to purchase resort fee at check-in for $25/day (see benefits below). Valet is $10/day; this is the only on-site parking option. Parking may be available in the Lionshead parking garage. No pets allowed.

Guests who opt to pay the daily resort fee will receive welcome gift on day of arrival and access to bike storage, bike wash station, use of hotel GoPro - based on availability, spa locker room access, shuttle service within Vail - based on availability, games and activities, enhanced High Speed Internet access and local calls in room, daily s’mores and lemonade - 3-5pm, digital access to over 5,000 newspapers and magazines via PressReader, Business Center access including printing, 10% discount on spa services, 30% discount on bike rental at Charter Sports, $10 off a bottle of wine.

Photography Policy 

The Colorado Medical Society reserves the right to use images and/or photographs of anyone participating in an activity related to the Annual Meeting. Images may be used in present and/or future publications, online or for other promotional purposes, unless told otherwise at the time image or photo is taken. 

Exhibitors: Visit to learn about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

147th CMS Annual Meeting

Sept. 15-17, 2017

Beaver Run Resort
620 Village Rd
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Attendees earned up to 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 2 COPIC points; see below for how to claim credit
View the agenda here (updated 9/11/17; agenda is subject to change.)
View the official Annual Meeting guidebook here

Speaker slides
General session


Student track resources

About the event

Sept. 15-17, Colorado physicians came together as a community in Breckenridge for the 2017 CMS Annual Meeting to engage the experts, state and national, on the most pressing subjects of immediate relevance and concern to our medical community. A dedicated physician work group built the agenda from the ground up, drawn from what is keeping medicine (and your advocates) up at night, and a methodical series of interviews and conversations with their peers.

The meeting was engineered as a motivational sanctuary for physicians to share, argue, and learn from the best of the best – not the sort thing you can just read about online. In an era of burnout and relenting change and stress, this gathering was intended to stimulate, entertain, and help, peer-to-peer, remember why doctors are doctors. Guests were welcome and free child care was available through the Children's Activity Center (see below).

Children's Activity Center
CMS once again provided child care during meeting events through the Children’s Activity Center! Snacks were provided throughout. Lunch and dinner were provided on Saturday. NOTE: Registration was required by Sept. 1 to ensure adequate ratios of care providers to children.

Agenda (subject to change)
Friday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Arts and crafts, board games, movie night
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Walk to the Riverwalk Center (playground, river, Breckenridge Children's Museum)
Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Arts and crafts, board games, movie night
Sunday, 8-11a.m.: Carter Park (field and playground)

Accreditation statement

The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Colorado Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has approved 8.5 CME credit hours, Category 2-A.

Instructions for receiving credit

Attendees who wish to receive CME credit are required to complete an evaluation and request for CME. A SurveyMonkey link will be sent shortly after the conference to the e-mail address you provided during registration. CMS will e-mail you a CME certificate approximately three weeks post-conference, after the survey closes. For questions please contact the CME office at 720-858-6309 or

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

The content of this CME activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, therefore; neither the planners nor the faculty have any financial conflicts of interest for CME purposes.