Standing together we make a difference

This year’s CMS Annual Meeting, the very first without a governance structure to work around, will be entirely devoted to celebrating the community of medicine, bringing Colorado physicians together for social, clinical and intellectual stimulation.

Attendees will experience informative panel discussions and worthwhile workshops on the hottest topics in medicine – curated by a CMS work group of your peers – and explore beautiful Keystone, a mountain paradise.

We welcome your families to join the fun too, with morning yoga and an early riser hike Saturday led by our own past president, Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, as well as ready access to the gondola for scenic views, miles of bike trails, horseback riding, golf, spa treatments and more.

CMS presents an impressive slate of state and national speakers to address topics you can’t just pull off the web: ColoradoCare/Amendment 69, medical aid in dying, Medicare’s radical shift in payment, and what the November general election will mean to health policy, to name a few.

Mary LoVerde, our keynote speaker, will share her innovative strategies for work-life balance and staying connected to what matters most in a humorous and fast-paced presentation. She has been an employee, an employer and an entrepreneur, making her realistic about the challenges of long hours, family commitments, travel, and the desire to have a life that includes sleep. She served on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 15 years as the director of the Hypertension Research Center.

Our ColoradoCare panel includes Michele Lueke, CEO of the Colorado Health Institute; Ivan Miller, executive director of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care; Michael Cooke of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; and Benjamin Kupersmit, president of Kupersmit Research. And the physician-assisted death panel includes CMS President Michael Volz, MD; Kupersmit; CEJA Vice Chair Lynn Parry, MD; and Daniel Johnson, MD, CEJA consultant.

Workshop facilitators and topics include Doris Gundersen, MD, medical director for CPHP and chair of the CMS Committee on Physician Wellness, and the CPMG Section, both speaking on physician wellness; Michael Victoroff, MD, COPIC, speaking on active shooter preparation; Henry Allen, JD, AMA Advocacy Group and Diana Moss, Ph.D., President, American Antitrust Institute, on the health plan mergers; Abby Anderson, MD, CPEP, on avoiding the pitfalls of opioid prescribing; and Mark Levine, MD,  and Carol Vargo, AMA director of Physician Practice Sustainability, speaking on MACRA.

You won’t want to miss the CMS signature events: the Exhibitor Reception on Friday with great food and fun catching up with your colleagues, the COMPAC Luncheon midday Saturday for insightful political commentary, and the Presidential Gala and COPIC dessert buffet Saturday evening to kick off the presidency of Katie Lozano, MD.

We can’t wait to unveil the new annual meeting for you and your family Sept. 16-18. Find more information and register online at

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Categories: Communications, Colorado Medicine