Annual Meeting: Sept. 14-16, 2018
Save the date for the 148th CMS Annual Meeting, Sept. 14-16, 2018 at the Vail Marriott.
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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
- What the Heck Just Happened? Health Policy Beyond 2017 (We WILL Get Through This!) - Len Nichols, PhD
- State-view Update of Federal Health Care Reform - Michele Lueck
- Top Ten: What’s New in the World of Safety and Liability - Lee Morgan, MD
- Hot Legal Topics in Health Care - Mark Fogg, JD
- The Opioid Crisis: Latest Developments in the U.S. and Colorado - Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh
- Cyber Security: Cyber Extortion (Ransomware), Practical Protective Measures and How to Survive an Attack - Eliot Payson, MBA
- Telehealth Update - Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD
- PLSS programming – Physician Engagement: Autonomy, Mastery and Meaning - Kathy Kennedy, DrPH, MA
- What’s REALLY Happening with the Colorado End of Life Options Act? An Ethical and Operational Reality Check - Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA
Student track resources
- A former state representative's 10 "Ps"
- Day at the Capitol - Things to Know
- Correct forms of address
- Do Emails Work?
- Capitol Visits - What to Do and Not Do
- Giving Effective Legislative Testimony
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)
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 email@example.com.
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.