A celebration of CMS members, leaders and supporters

by Kate Alfano, CMS Director of Communications and Marketing

In-person event:

Friday, Sept. 16 - Saturday, Sept. 17
5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Registration is open at CMS.org

Your registration fee gives you access to excellent programming, networking, our President's Gala and more. Physicians will have the opportunity to sponsor a medical student if you choose.

  • CMS Member Physician, Fellow, Resident | $125
  • CMS Guest | $100
  • CMS Student | $50
  • CMS Student Guest | $35

Children’s Camp:

  • 0-2 years old | $35 per day per child
  • 2-12 years old | $50 per day per child

See the full agenda on CMS.org; subject to change

Friday, Sept. 16

12-5 p.m. Board of Directors lunch and meeting

This is the final quarterly meeting of the CMS Board of Directors in 2022, and will be offered as a hybrid meeting for in-person or virtual participation. All meetings are open to all CMS members to attend.

12-8 p.m. Children's camp ages 0-2, 2-12

Bring the kids to enjoy arts and crafts, snacks and other activities while you participate in the meeting. Advance registration required.

6-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Don’t miss our opening reception to pick up your registration materials, meet and greet old and new friends, and visit with our exhibitors who keep the conference fees low and offer great products and services.

8:30-9:30 p.m. Medical student track - Meet and greet/networking

When was the last time you had social time with your peers outside of the classroom? Enjoy a meet and greet to put faces to names beyond the Zoom screen. Active physicians are invited, too – especially those willing to mentor the next generation of physicians.

Saturday, Sept. 17

7-8 a.m. Breakfast

7-4:30 p.m. Poster contest

CMS is proud to host our first-ever poster contest! All CMS members, especially medical students and residents, are invited to present your research through poster-panel displays in three categories: primary research, case report and evidence-based review. Awards will be given in various categories. More information and link to poster contest registration form on the event webpage, or email, or email membership@cms.org.

8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Children’s camp ages 0-2, 2-12

Kids will have another day of fun with professional childcare providers, ending with a movie night during the Saturday evening Gala. Advance registration required.

8-10 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. The path forward: Understanding, connecting and flourishing in a multicultural context

Our morning education session features renowned speaker Effley Brooks, MBA, who will train you on how to navigate individual and cultural identities to connect and communicate better.

10-10:30 a.m. Exhibit break and poster discussions

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. COMPAC Lunch

COMPAC hosts lunch on Saturday featuring speaker Mariann Goodland, a veteran reporter with Colorado Politics, who will give a bipartisan outlook of the 2022 November elections and the 2023 Colorado legislative session.

1-1:30 p.m. Exhibit break and dessert

1:45-2:45 p.m. Health care value session with AMA President Jack Resneck Jr, MD, and Kyle Leggott, MD

2:45-3:45 p.m. Buprenorphine for Pain Management with Josh Blum, MD

3:45-4:30 p.m. Exhibit break and presentation of poster competition awards

4:30-6 p.m. Wellness break

Take a break from a busy day to hike, bike or rest, and rejoin the fun for our evening activities. Mini (30-minute) photo sessions with a professional photographer are available Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning for family photos in the fall foliage. Sign up on our event webpage.

6-6:30 p.m. President's Reception

Enjoy a cocktail reception with friends old and new before the President’s Gala.

6:30-10 p.m. President’s Gala    

The President’s Gala is the highlight of the weekend, featuring the passing of the gavel from outgoing CMS President Mark Johnson, MD, MPH, to incoming CMS President Patrick Pevoto, MD, MBA. Don a cowboy hat and boots for this country-chic semi-formal event. Enjoy food stations around the room, the COPIC dessert bar, music and dancing.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Open time for fun around Breckenridge

Optional events

CMS wants to make the Annual Meeting a wonderful event for CMS members and your guests; consider participating in one of the following options. Additional cost may apply.

Professional fall photos with Emily Davis Photography

Add on a 30-minute photo session in the mountains with professional photographer Emily Davis of Emily Davis Photography, based in Firestone, Colo. The discounted cost of $175 for Annual Meeting registrants includes a set of 25+ edited digital photos; you own the rights to print copies through any venue. Timeslots are available Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning; sign up on the event webpage.

Poster contest

Encourage research in medicine as CMS members display the latest in research and teaching through poster-panel displays in three categories: primary research, case report and evidence-based review. Awards will be given in various categories. Researchers will be available Saturday during the day to discuss their projects. Find more information and the link to register for the poster contest on the event webpage. We need judges! Contact kate_alfano@cms.org if you are interested in judging the poster contest!


Bring the kids to enjoy arts and crafts, snacks and other activities while you participate in the meeting.

$35 per day per child age 0-2; $50 per day per child age 2-12.

CMS will host guests at two locations, The Village at Breckenridge and the DoubleTree Breckenridge. All conference activities will be held on the first floor of The Village at Breckenridge.

The Village at Breckenridge
535 S. Park Ave, Breckenridge CO

The Village at Breckenridge Resort is located at the base of Peak 9, close to boutique shops and award-winning restaurants along Main Street. It is comprised of suites ranging in size from studios to four-bedroom units. All have full kitchens, breakfast bars and dining areas.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge
550 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

The DoubleTree Breckenridge is also located at the base of Peak 9, just two blocks up the hill from The Village at Breckenridge. Their free shuttle connects you to downtown Breckenridge and Main Street for shopping and dining. Pets are allowed for an additional fee.

Go to our events page for links to make your room reservations.

Thank you to our sponsors

The Colorado Medical Society thanks these sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the CMS Annual Meeting: COPIC, Abyde, ARCAM, Cruise Planners, Mines & Associates, The Center for Personalized Education for Professionals (CPEP), Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP), Huntington National Bank, Armed Forces, Panacea, and SHJ Wealth Advisors.


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

Learning objectives can be found on the event webpage.

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