ANNUAL MEETING PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Human trafficking, domestic violence, and the transgender patient. These topics form the basis for the 228th Annual Meeting of the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) entitled “The Hidden Patient: Breaking Barriers.” While each of these is a subject of considerable research, collectively they have an intricate inter-relationship that may not be readily recognizable to the physician. The issues affect patients from pediatric age to adulthood and both domestically and internationally. Through this CME activity, physicians will hear how to pick up clues regarding these issues on which patients may remain afraid, ashamed, and silent. Throughout this year, MSD has been very active in addressing issues facing the House of Medicine with little data to guide us. Physicians are asked to question their own morality when it comes to recent legislative efforts on physician-assisted suicide and the legalization of marijuana. There has never been a more important time for physicians to be thought leaders and advocates with the ultimate goal of maintaining the safety of Delawareans and the integrity of our profession.

I hope to see many of you on December 2, 2017 at the DuPont Country Club as we celebrate the inauguration of Richard Henderson, MD, the 174th President of MSD. A reserved, but strong advocate for patients and physicians, he has led MSD’s Government Affairs Committee to become the second most active organization in terms of lobbying in Delaware’s Legislative Hall. I am confident that Dr. Henderson will excel at carrying forward the mission of MSD and advocating for making physicians’ lives easier. It has been a humbling honor to serve as your president for 2017. I have learned that while there is much on which many of us agree, the few items on which we may disagree can be quite divisive. Yet, in these discussions the professionalism which embodies our profession (and the amazing MSD staff) is proudly displayed. Thank you for continuing to support our MSD.

Prayus Tailor, MD
President

MSD’S 228th Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 18, 2017,

MSD Conference Center, Newark

Educational Sessions

The Hidden Patient: Breaking Barriers

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Annual Meeting of Council

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MSD Inaugural Gala

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

DuPont Country Club, Wilmington

MSD Holding Co. Board of Directors Annual Meeting (Exclusive to Holding Company Board)

12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

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CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS - THE VEHICLE TO BRING YOUR IDEAS BEFORE COUNCIL

Any member or committee of the Medical Society of Delaware may submit a resolution to be acted upon by the MSD Council. If you have an idea you wish to submit for consideration, please forward to Mary LaJudice. Resolutions should be submitted no later than Friday, November 10. Learn more about developing a resolution. For more information on submitting a resolution CLICK HERE

Education Sessions

 "The Hidden Patient: Breaking Barriers"

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Speaker: Yolanda Schlabach, RN, MA, Executive Director, Zoe Ministries, Inc., Greenwood, Del., and member of the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council for Delaware and Co-Chair of the Victim Services Subcommittee

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DELAWARE LAW

Speaker: Abigail Rodgers Layton, JD, Deputy Attorney General, Director, Family Division, Delaware Department of Justice, formerly President of the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse Delaware and member of Board of Directors of Delaware Guidance Services.

SUPPORTING AND CARING FOR THE TRANSGENDER PATIENT

Speaker: Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and a member of the Board of Directors of Equality Delaware. She was the first openly transgender person to address a major party political convention when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Learn more about how your organization can exhibit or sponsor the Medical Society of Delaware’s 228th Annual Meeting and Inaugural Gala!

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Council Handbook 2017