2021 Annual & Collaborative Meeting
The 208th VMS Annual & Collaborative Meeting -Now Virtual
November 5&6, 2021
Register for the Virtual 208th VMS Annual & Collaborative Meeting - Nov. 5th & 6th
Please join the VMS, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and the Vermont Psychiatric Association for the 2021 VMS Annual & Collaborative Meeting on November 5th and 6th, 2021.
This year's event will start Friday afternoon at 1pm and will end at roughly Saturday at 4pm. Join us virtually for the AAPVT, VTAFP and VPA meetings, Awards Dinner, VMS Business Meeting and collaborative educational sessions.
Four Resolutions Supported by VMS Council, Advance to Membership Meeting - Nov. 6th
At the VMS Council Meeting last Wednesday, September 15, the Council reviewed four proposed policy resolutions along with extensive comments received from VMS members over the course of a month-long survey. Over 80 members submitted comments on the resolutions. Ultimately, the Council voted to support all four as they advance to the membership meeting, with minor amendments to several. The resolutions as supported by the Council are:
1. Coverage for Audio-Only Telehealth
2. Call to Prioritize Primary Care Resolution
3. Support for Increased Access to Home Health and Hospice Services
4. Addressing Pediatric Mental Health Needs in Vermont Resolution
The resolutions will now be considered at the VMS Membership Meeting on November 6, 2021 from 9am – 12 pm. Register here.
Notice of Proposed Changes to VMS Bylaws – Council Structure, Resolution Adoption and More
The VMS Council has recommended a number of changes to the VMS bylaws for consideration by the VMS membership at the VMS Annual Membership Meeting on November 6, 2021 from 9am – 12 pm. The goal of the changes is to streamline and modernize the VMS governance structure, including creating a more timely and responsive process for adopting resolutions and updating the membership of the Council to more closely resemble current active attendance. Please review the changes and reasoning behind them and contact VMS President Simi Ravven, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org or VMS Executive Director Jessa Barnard at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
- Memo from VMS Council Summarizing Recommended Bylaws Changes
- Clean Copy – Proposed VMS Bylaws
- Red-lined Copy – Proposed VMS Bylaws
Register for the membership meeting here. Note: The VMS Annual Annual & Collaborative meeting will be virtual.
Please Join VMS in Honoring the 2021 Leadership Award Recipients
Every year, VMS asks our members to nominate Vermont leaders who have provided outstanding contributions to the medical profession, to health organizations and to the welfare of the public. VMS isproud to announce this year's 2021 Leadership Award Recipients, who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the health of their patients and all Vermonters through the stress of the ever-evolving pandemic. The recipients are:
- Physician of the Year Award goes to Saeed Ahmed, M.D.
- Physician Award for Community Service goes to Kristen Pierce, M.D.
- Citizen of the Year Award goes to Christine Finley, RN, MPH
- Founders' Award goes to the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter
- Distinguished Service Award goes to Trey Dobson, M.D.
These awards will be presented on Friday, November 5th at 7pm, as part of the virtual 208th Annual & Collaborative meeting of the Vermont Medical Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and the Vermont Psychiatric Association on November 5 & 6th, 2021. All 2021 Annual Meeting activities will be held virtually. For more information on the agenda click here. Register for the membership meeting here.