Foundation delivers CMEs at VMS’ 200th annual meeting

The Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation delivered a number of well received and attended CME sessions during the Vermont Medical Society’s 200th annual meeting, held Oct. 18 and 19, at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vt. 

The festivities kicked off Friday with a CME titled “Policy, Politics, Advocacy & Public Service: Can Physician Leaders Make a Difference.”  The session featured Vermont, regional and national physician leaders discussing why physicians need to be involved in the current health policy debates and what skills they will need to be effective leaders. 

The following day Joshua Plavin, M.D., of Gifford Medical Center and Michael Rouse, M.D., of Northeastern Regional Hospital presented research findings that outlined physician opinion on key issues for the Green Mountain Care Board to consider when developing a statewide Health Resource Allocation Plan for Vermont.  That session was followed by an inspirational session, titled “Steps to Creating a Healthcare System, Rather than a Sickcare System,” given by Rebecca Onie, J.D., co-founder of Health Leads. 

The day’s final CME session focused on reforming Vermont’s health care delivery and payment systems while lowering costs, improving quality and reducing administrative burdens.

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