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Join us in a celebration of the precious role of physicians, Sept. 14 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Registration opening soon for the 2019 Presidential Celebration and Gala

With all of the demands and stressors placed on physicians in practice today, it’s easy to lose track of what calls most to medicine – the desire to help people live full and healthy lives. This gift comes from our hands, hearts and minds and creates a precious bond that extends through the physician to the patient and his or her family to the larger community. We are healers and leaders.

Framed by this unique role of physicians, the Colorado Medical society invites all members to celebrate the inauguration of incoming CMS President David S. Markenson, MD, MBA, on Saturday, Sept. 14. CMS will mark the occasion with an engaging day of programing at the highly celebrated Denver Museum of Nature & Science – a delight to people of all ages that ignites passion for understanding and protecting our natural world through fascinating exhibits and interactive displays – and culminating with a semi-formal Inaugural Gala that evening.

The museum will be open to CMS members and their guests during normal daytime operating hours, with special evening access to the Gems and Minerals exhibit during the Inaugural Gala. COPIC programming in the afternoon will be geared toward the latest knowledge needs for members in all stages of their careers, from medical students and early career physicians to late career physicians and emeritus members. The gala will feature dinner, music, dancing, recognition of CMS and component society leaders, and the swearing in of 2019-2020 CMS President Markenson.

A modest ticket fee will be charged. Supervised child care will be provided throughout the event through the CMS Children’s Activity Center. Discounted hotel pricing will be available. Registration will open soon.

Tentative schedule*

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.           Denver Museum of Nature & Science open

9 a.m. - 11 p.m.         CMS Children’s Activity Center open

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.         CMS Finance Committee meeting

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.           CMS Board of Directors meeting

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.           COPIC educational sessions

5 p.m.                        DMNS closes to the public

6 - 6:45 p.m.              Exhibitor reception

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.         Inaugural Gala

6 p.m. - 11 p.m.         DMNS Gems and Minerals Exhibit open for CMS members and their guests only

*subject to change

Hotel accomodations

Discount hotel accomodations of $99/night per room are available at Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek, 1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222, just four miles from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. You must book before Aug. 14, 2019, to receive the group rate. Click here to make your reservation.


Presenting Level sponsor: COPIC

Gold Level sponsors:

  • Care Allies
  • Colorado Drug Card
  • The Therapist Group at Maria Droste Counseling Center
  • UnitedHealthcare