In just a few short days, the West Virginia State Medical Association will gavel in its Annual Meeting at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. This is the premier event for medicine and public health in West Virginia each year. It brings together physicians from all specialities to learn and debate the health policy topics of the day.
The two day event begins on Friday, with Dr. Lorenzo Pence giving an lecture on the historic issue of Single GME Accreditation. Later in the day the Deans of all three medical schools in West Virginia will present and answer questions from the audience on issues from medical education to social determinants of health. Leadership from the West Virignia legislature will be on hand to discuss current topics in health policy. Other topics for Friday sessions include osteopathic manipulation and health homes.
The event continues Saturday with nationally known speakers like Dr. Brooke Buckley of Meritus Health, Dr. Rahul Gupta from the March of Dimes, and vaccine expert Dr. Peter Salk. Topics on Saturday include vaccines, maternal mortality, tobacco policy, emotional intelligence, and heart health. The day will culminate in a gala sponsored by Mako Medical where AMA President and West Virginia native Dr. Patrice Harris will speak and Dr. Sherri Young being inaugurated as President of the Association.
This event is the premier gathering of the house of medicine in West Virginia. Registration is still available by going to wvsma.org.