2020 Spring Meeting
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When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: Massachusetts Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham, Massachusetts  02451
United States
Contact: Melissa Striharsky

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Due to ongoing concern for the Academy's members, colleagues, families, and patients regarding the COVID-19 virus, as well as the Governor's state of emergency declaration, the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology has decided to cancel its 2020 Spring Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st. 

Our staff will process refunds for all of those who have already registered for the meeting, but a refund request form must be submitted. Please CLICK HERE to request a refund by April 1, 2020. 


General Information 

The Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology invites you to attend our 2020 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. 


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM         Registration, Lunch & Exhibits 
       4:15 PM - 4:45 PM         Break & Exhibits 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   
Legislative & Regulatory Update
George Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD
  4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    PHYSICIAN DISTRESS:

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM    Break & Exhibits 
  5:45 PM - 6:00 PM    Cocktail Reception & Dinner Service  
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM   
Bias in Medicine:
Fatima Cody-Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA  
  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM     Has America Gone Insane -
An Up-close Examination of the 2020 Election

3:20 PM - 4:15 PM   
healthcare: What americans 
Really want...really.
Dr. Frank Luntz  
  7:00 PM


Fatima Cody-Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist, Educator, and Policy Maker at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
George Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD
President, American Academy of Dermatology; Medical Director, Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center
Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, St. Louis University 
Dr. Frank Luntz
Political Consultant, Pollster, and Public Opinion Guru 
Simon Talbot, MD
Director, Upper Extremity Transplant Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School  

Continuing Medical Education Information

Accreditation: 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 5.0 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 5.0 hours CME credit in Risk Management.

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

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

  • Describe the current socioeconomic issues facing patients and dermatologists.
  • Identify how dermatologists can become engaged and involved in advocacy efforts that affect the practice of dermatology and patients.
  • Recognize situations that cause moral injury and describe the importance of protecting the provider-patient relationship to help recreate a strong provider community in healthcare. 
  • Discern how weight bias and stigma contribute to energy storage and cite how early life interactions influence weight bias.
  • Determine the deleterious impact of weight bias on health outcomes.
  • Ascertain how health professionals harbor implicit and explicit bias and evaluate how organized medicine organizations have sought to tackle weight bias and other forms of bias. 

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