2019 Spring Meeting
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When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Where: Massachusetts Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham, Massachusetts  02451
United States
Contact: Andrew Cronin Finn, MSc, MBA, CAE

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General Information

The Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology invites you to attend our 2019 Spring Meeting. Annually, our Spring Meeting brings together over 100 dermatologists for an afternoon of education focusing on practice management, risk management, legislative, and regulatory issues. This is a great opportunity to hear from local and national speakers on topics of interest to you, and to network with your colleagues.

Target Audience

Dermatologists, Residents, Other Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Office Managers

Meeting Agenda
12:00 PM Luncheon Reception, Registration & Exhibits
1:00 PM Federal Update: The 116th Congress and Health Care: Key issues for Dermatologists and your Patients
Alex CalcagnoDirector, Federal and Community Relations, Massachusetts Medical Society
2:00 PM Changes in Coding and Documentation
Mollie MacCormack, MDDirector, Mohs Surgery and Procedural Dermatology, SolutioNHealth,
Foundation Skin Surgery and Dermatology; AAD RUC Alternate
3:00 PM Break & Exhibits
3:30 PM Act Like a Doctor, Think Like a Patient
Alan Rockoff, MD, FAADFounder, The Rockoff Dermatology Center
4:30 PM Healthcare Advocacy - Its Critical Role in Medicine
Maryanne Bombaugh, MD, MSc, MBA, FACOGPresident-Elect, Massachusetts Medical Society
5:30 PM Break & Exhibits
5:45 PM The Future of Dermatology and the Relevance of the AAD
Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAADPresident,American Academy of Dermatology
6:45 PM Cocktails & Dinner Service
7:00 PM The Fundamental Things Apply: Dermatology 40 Years On
Alan Rockoff, MD, FAADFounder, The Rockoff Dermatology Center
7:45 PM Adjournment

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information 


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Criteria and Policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program qualifies for 4.0 hours CME credit in Risk Management.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Examine practice barriers and external forces that are changing the way physicians practice medicine, including those related to regulations, patient access, health plan networks, and telemedicine.
  • Cite recent and upcoming changes in coding and documentation affecting dermatologic practice.
  • Recognize the tools available through state and national associations to assist with managing change while providing the highest quality patient care.
  • Summarize current state and federal healthcare advocacy efforts.Discuss the value proposition of physician-led dermatologic care.
  • Identify methods to understand what illness means to a patient, how a patient thinks illness came about, and how to choose a treatment that makes sense to a patient.
  • Describe the past and present state of dermatologic practice, and the reasons to practice medicine today.

Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology

4 Lan Drive, Suite 310, Westford, MA 01886

Phone: 978-577-5408 | Fax: 978-250-1117 | Email: info@massacademyofdermatology.org

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