Overall message is to persist in difficult times and find joy in medicine

The Colorado Medical Society brought physician members and friends of CMS together for the 150th Annual Meeting on Friday, Sept. 25, engaging attendees in the virtual event through addresses by keynote Susan Bailey, MD, AMA president; David Markenson, MD, MBA, outgoing CMS president; and Sami Diab, MD, incoming CMS president. Participants were also treated to a special video compilation of thank-you messages from prominent Coloradans: from Gov. Jared Polis to University of Colorado football coach Karl Dorell and many other elected officials, nonprofit leaders and more. Watch the video on CMS’s YouTube channel at youtu.be/PiHhQsRPWBE.

A highlight of the annual meeting was the swearing in of Dr. Diab and his inaugural address, printed in full in the cover story of this issue; he encouraged all physicians to find joy in medicine, and promised to work through his presidential term to help CMS bring joy to Colorado physicians. Following Dr. Diab’s address, attendees competed in trivia.
We hope to hold an in-person event in 2021, when it is again safe to gather as a full medical society. Thank you for
your membership.

The following day, Saturday, Sept. 26, the Colorado Medical Society Board of Directors held a facilitated virtual strategic planning retreat that included CMS staff and physician members of the CMS Strategic Planning Committee. A full report will be given to the board at the Nov. 6 meeting and more information will be published in the next
Colorado Medicine.

Categories: Communications, Colorado Medicine