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Practice Manager Conference Set for May
10 - The 12th Annual Tools for Success
Practice Management Conference will take
place May 10, Springfield Country Club. The
daylong conference theme is "Building Bridges
Between Medicine and Behavioral Health."
Break-out sessions will discuss managing
behavioral issues in the work place, healthcare
needs of the LGBT community, workplace
violence in healthcare, managing stress in a
challenging healthcare environment, medical
practice payer, regulatory and legislative update
and more. Physicians and practice managers
are encouraged to attend the evening dinner.
There will be a panel discussion on the
topic "Resilience & Avoiding Burnout -
The Hidden Epidemic." Many thanks to
Kathie Allen and Cheri
Matthews, practice
managers and MCMS
board members, for
serving on the planning
committee. The Tools
for Success Conference
is coordinated by
the Bucks, Chester,
Delaware, Montgomery
& Philadelphia County Medical Societies
and the Delco PAHCOM Chapter. For
physicians and nurses, the program offers up
to 7 Category 2 credit hours in the area of
patient safety/risk management. Also, CEUs
are approved for social workers.
Opioid Abuse in
Medical Community -
The upcoming MCMS
Annual Membership
Dinner will address a
growing national public
health crisis - opioid
abuse and addiction.
Dr. Steven Allen, a
Huntingdon Valley
interventional radiologist, will share how the
Physicians' Health Program of the PAMED
Foundation helped him to overcome his
addiction to opioids and alcohol. The dinner,
held at local historic treasure the William
Penn Inn on June 6, will feature great music,
food and fellowship. MCMS will honor eight
physicians who have practiced medicine for
50 years and the legacy of William W. Lander,


MD, a beloved physician who nurtured
the Montgomery County community for
more than 60 years. Dr. Lander, a former
MCMS board member, MCMS president
and PAMED president, had an unwavering
dedication to his patients, this community
and organized medicine. Reserve your seat or
a table for family and friends by visiting the
MCMS web site, or
contacting MCMS staff, (610) 878-9530.
See more on page 22.
Renaming Medical
Student Scholarship
Award - The MCMS
Board of Directors
approved renaming
the annual medical
student scholarship to
William W. Lander,
MD, Montgomery
County Medical Student
Scholarship, in honor of
longtime board member William W. Lander
MD. Additionally, in honor of Dr. Lander,
MCMS will recognize an exceptional primary
care physician within the community at its
2017 Annual Membership Dinner, June 6,
William Penn Inn.
Dinner With Montgomery County
Legislators, Anyone? - There are a number
of ways you can be involved in organized
medicine and advocating at the county level
is a good start. Each year, MCMS hosts a
dinner with Montgomery County legislators
in Harrisburg. It is a wonderful opportunity
to engage with key stakeholders in healthcare
policy. If you want to join the MCMS
delegation of physicians for its June 26 dinner,
contact MCMS staff to share your interest, or call (610) 8789530. Members are also welcomed to attend
MCMS board meetings. The next meeting
is Tuesday, May 2, 6 p.m. You must confirm
attendance with MCMS staff.
PAMED Hosts Leadership Summit - The
PAMED County/State Leadership Summit
will take place May 17, 2 p.m. at PAMED
in Harrisburg. The summit will follow
the PAMED Board of Trustees Meeting.
Your county leadership and staff will be in

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attendance - President Jay Rothkopf, MD,
President-elect Walter Klein and Mark
Lopatin, MD, chairman of the Board, and
Executive Director Toyca Williams. Dr
Lopatin and Dr. Klein also serve on the
PAMED Board of Trustees. The summit will
allow leadership from the counties to discuss
how to effectively partner with the state.

Farewell to Our HOD Speaker - Dr.
Martin Trichtinger, a longtime MCMS
board member, served his final term as
Speaker of the House of Delegates during
the 2016 PAMED Annual Business Meeting
held last October in Hershey. During the
opening session of the HOD, he was given
a standing ovation for his exemplary service
and presented parting gifts from MCMS, as
well as PAMED and several other county
medical societies. For the past 14 years, he has
shown such masterful skill in managing the
annual business meeting operations as its chief
parliamentarian. Dr. John Pagan of Sellersville
was elected as speaker and Dr. John Spurlock
of Bethlehem was elected vice speaker. The
2017 House of Delegates Meeting and
Annual Education Conference is scheduled
for Oct. 13-15, at the Hershey Lodge in
PAMED Has New EVP - Marty Raniowski
has been named the new executive vice
president of PAMED. Mr. Raniowski succeeds
Michael Fraser, who resigned in August to
accept the position of executive director at the
Association of State and Territorial Health
Officials (ASTHO) in Washington, DC.
For the past year, Raniowski has been the
senior vice president of policy and programs
at PAMED. Previously, he was the deputy
secretary for health planning and assessment
at the Pennsylvania Department of Health

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