230th Annual Meeting
OVERVIEW

    Saturday, November 23, 2019

 

Medical Society of Delaware Conference Center
900 Prides Crossing
Newark, DE 19713

Educational Sessions


"PHYSICIAN RESILIENCE: How YOU Can...
Get Well, Be Well, Stay Well"

            7 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Annual Meeting of Council


(All members are encouraged to attend)
       11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MSD Holding Co. Board of Directors Annual Meeting 

(Exclusive to Holding Company Board members)
        12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

MSD Inaugural Gala


    Saturday, November 23, 2019
             6 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Deerfield Golf Club
507 Thompson Station Rd.
Newark, DE 19711


Music provided by
The Funsters



Watch the Highlights from the
2018 Annual Meeting and Gala


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday,  November 15, 2019



Education Sessions

"PHYSICIAN RESILIENCE:
HOW YOU CAN...GET WELL, BE WELL, STAY WELL"

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

SLEEP: THE NEGLECTED VITAL SIGN

Speaker: Karl Doghramji, MD, Jefferson University

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: THE POWER OF PEER SUPPORT

Speaker: Kathryn Godfrey, PhD, ChristianaCare

NUTRITION UPDATE: WHAT'S NEW IN 2020?

Speaker: Marijane Hynes, MD, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday,  November 15, 2019
Council Meeting

2019 Council Handbook

Printed handbooks will be available at the meeting.  This online version is made available to you for review prior to the meeting.  Late reports may be received after the publication of this online version and will be included in the printed version that will be distributed at the meeting.
Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities



Learn more about how your organization can exhibit or sponsor the Medical Society of Delaware’s 230th Annual Meeting and Inaugural Gala!  For more information, download the sponsorship form by clicking the arrow below.  The form can be completed online and returned to Mary LaJudice, Senior Director of Corporate Services, today! (Mary.LaJudice@medsocdel.org or 302/224-5183)




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 will be accepted through Friday, October 18, 2019. For more information on developing and submitting a resolution CLICK HERE


RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED FOR THE 2019 COUNCIL MEETING


ANNUAL MEETING PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

It is with great pride that I invite you to attend both the 230th Annual Meeting and Inaugural Gala. Our morning Annual Meeting program begins with three educational presentations, followed by the Annual Meeting of the Council.  We look to member input in helping the Council make policy decisions that reflect our members' needs and values.

After a stimulating day of education and Council discussions at the Annual Meeting, please attend the Inaugural Gala later in the evening to experience exceptional food, drink, music, and to celebrate the celebrate the inauguration of the 176th President of the Medical Society of Delaware, Joseph J. Straight, MD.  

Joe has worked diligently in his roles as Vice President and President-Elect.  He has represented MSD and Delaware physicians well and is prepared to take on the responsibilities of MSD President.  Join us as we salute the hard work that MSD has done on behalf of doctors in Delaware. 

Through your sustained membership, I am proud to say that MSD continued its successful advocacy program this year, spearheading the passage of of HB105, the "Step Therapy Ban" legislation. This legislation will allow a prescribing physician to block insurer mandated step therapy and prescribe the best drug for a patient's condition. It eliminates the requirement of insurance companies to mandate that patients try the cheapest FDA-approved drug, forcing the patient to first fail in a drug trial before moving to a more expensive drug. A physician can now use one of many common sense exceptions to obviate step therapy, if the patient is already doing well on a specific drug treatment. 

It has truly been a privilege and honor to serve as the 175th President of the Medical Society of Delaware.  I thank all our members in showing me the trust to fill this role.  Thank you for sharing your views to help guide our organization to better serve the house of medicine in Delaware.

Andrew W. Dahlke, MD
President