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Physicians Address Why Advocacy Important to Preservation of Patient-Physician Relationship
Mark your calendars for the 2016 Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) Annual Dinner meeting Tuesday, June 7. The event will be held at the William Penn Inn, Gwynedd. Drs. John and Alieta Eck will share the importance of political advocacy and address "Are Patients Really First? Thinking Outside of the Box To Restore the Patient-Physician Relationship." Plan to join us to network with colleagues, enjoy excellent food and hear great music. MCMS will also install new officers and recognize its 50-year members for the many years of service they have given to nurture this community.

Montgomery County Residents Receive Scholarships
MCMS awarded two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to two first-year medical students, Quan (Jack) Chen, of Audubon and Gregory T. Woods, of Lansdale. Chen attends The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton while Woods attends University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. This award is possible, thanks to contributions from MCMS members and area physicians. For more information about this scholarship, call (717) 558-7854, or visit the Student Financial Services page at www.foundationpamedsoc.org.

Open Invite to MCMS Board Meeting, March 1
All MCMS members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors, held at the Society's office, 491 Allendale Road, Suite 323, in King of Prussia. Mark your calendar now for the next meeting, Tuesday, March 1, 6 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Toyca Williams, MCMS executive director, at montmedsoc@verizon.net  or call (610) 878-9530.
Interested in Connecting with Montgomery County Legislators?
Join a delegation of physician leaders as they travel to Harrisburg to host a dinner with county legislators on May 23. Members are encouraged to take part in this informal, yet informative dinner with members from the Pennsylvania House and Senate. Contact MCMS executive director Toyca Williams to save your spot, montmedsoc@verizon.net.
Health Alerts Online
Through our partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health, we post health alerts on our website, www.montmedsoc.com. Read the latest alert on the Zika Virus.

CME Opportunity in Greater Philadelphia Area
On Feb. 26, join emergency department clinicians and administrators for a CME-approved event to discuss the opportunities and challenges in using health information technology to access and share patient health information in meaningful ways. The event is free but space is limited. For complete details and to register.
Latest Medical Mystery
No two days are alike in any medical practice. Each day brings new patient challenges, some fairly simple to resolve and others not so. The Philadelphia Inquirer readers want to know more about the medical mysteries that physicians encounter. If you have a medical mystery to share, contact Charlotte Sutton, Inquirer Health and Science Editor, csutton@philly.com.

Bill Introduced to Reform Prior Authorization Process
A bill to reform the prior authorization process in Pennsylvania ― strongly supported by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) ― was introduced by State Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) on Feb. 9, 2016. She announced the bill’s introduction during her discussion with PAMED’s Specialty Leadership Cabinet that same day. Read more

Submit Articles for the MCMS Physician Spring Issue
Do you have a flair for writing? Are you passionate about a medical matters? Submit an article to be published in the MCMS Physician magazine. Articles should be health care related and human interest articles written by and/or about our members, medical issues that impact our physician and general communities, general hospital and health care news, Society and member news, and PAMED advocacy and practice management content.

The deadline to submit articles for the Spring issue is March 14. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to Toyca Williams, MCMS Physician Deputy Editor, mailto:montmedsoc@verizon.net.

 
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