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pamed's annual house of delegates conference

This year, HOD will consider and debate more than 25 resolutions
that include air ambulance regulations and reimbursements, fixing
informed consent, patient protection from surprise out-of-network
costs, and Medicaid physician reimbursement for translation and
interpretation services. PCMS stands committed to serving the needs
of all Philadelphia County physicians and advances the health of our
patients and community.
Annual Educational Conference
"Learn, Lead and Connect" is the motto for the PAMED annual
educational conference. All physicians can attend the educational
conference to earn CMEs towards meeting their medical licensure
requirements. The conference will be held Friday, October 13, and
will have the following programs: Embracing Patient Care Data to
Improve Outcomes and Your Bottom Line; Community Threat
Readiness: Preparing Physicians to Lead Before, During, and After.
There are also the following lunch and learn programs: Care Centered
Collaborative Update - MACRA/MIPS; Addressing the Opioid Crisis:
Conversations around Physician Responsibilities and Opportunities.
For more information on how to get involved or for details on
attending the PAMED Annual Educational Conference, please contact
me at mausterberry@philamedsoc.org or 215-563-5343, Ext. 101. *

Special Note:
Theodore Christopher, MD, president elect of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, will be inaugurated on Saturday,
Oct 14, at the Hershey Lodge. Ted Christopher is an
emergency medicine specialist and past president of the
Philadelphia County Medical Society who was elected
by his peers to serve as president of the Pennsylvania
Medical Society.
Dr. Christopher will serve a one-year term as the 168th
president of the statewide organization. He is a long-time
member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and
serves as its liaison on the Board of the Philadelphia Health
Management Corporation (PHMC). Board-certified in
emergency medicine and internal medicine, Dr. Christopher practices at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
in Philadelphia and is a faculty member of the Sidney
Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University,
serving as professor and chair of the Department of
Emergency Medicine.
After graduating from Harvard in 1977, he went on to earn
his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at
Mount Sinai, in New York City. Dr. Christopher lives in
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, with Claudia, his wife of 31
years, a head trauma and spinal cord physical therapist.
Dr. Christopher plays classical piano, but enjoys a wide
range of music, travels, and reads biography. He has three
daughters - Monica, a plastics and reconstructive surgery
physician's assistant at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in
Baltimore; Vanessa, a fourth-year medical student at Sidney
Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia; and Adrienne, a
medical resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
in Philadelphia. *

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