National Drug Take Back Day April 28
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

National Drug Take Back Day April 28

14 Take Back Locations in Hamilton County

April 28th is National Drug Take Back Day and there will be 14 locations for you to dispose of unwanted and unused medications. If you have any questions about the drug take back, please call 423-305-1449. 

In addition to drug take back, Mt. Canaan Baptist Church is hosting Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training in two sessions, 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12 p.m., the same day. To register go to www.hccoalition.org.

  1. Food City, 3901 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank
  2. Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 4801 Highway 58**
  3. Signal Mountain Police Department, 1111 Ridgeway Avenue
  4. Orchard Knob Baptist Church, 1734 East Third Street**
  5. First Baptist Church, 508 East Eighth Street
  6. Elk Lodge #91, 1069 Graysville Rad
  7. Walgreens East Brainerd - 2289 Gunbarrel Road**
  8. Walgreens Brainerd - 3605 Brainerd Road
  9. Walgreens East Ridge - 5301 Ringgold Road**
  10. Walgreens Northshore - 110 North Market Street**
  11. Walgreens Ooltewah - 9307 Lee Highway
  12. Walgreens St. Elmo - 3550 Broad Street
  13. Walgreen Hixson - 5478 Highway 153**
  14. Walgreens Soddy Daisy - 121 Harrison Lane

Disposal is safe, easy and confidential as well as free. If possible, bring medications in their original containers. Simply cross out personal information. 

Sharps, needles, IV bag medication and radioactive medications are not accepted.

** Document shredding offered at these locations.

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21th Annual Family Picnic at the Lookouts
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

21th Annual Family Picnic at the Lookouts

Join the Medical Society at the 21th Annual Family Picnic at the Lookouts on May 10th. Member physicians and their families are invited to enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs in the pavilion before the game starts and then watch the game from private seating. Of course Louie the Lookout will make an appearance and we'll have activities and goodies for the children. 

To RSVP (required), you may either call Irene at 423-622-2872 or email her at irene@chattmd.org.

See ya at AT&T Field!

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Episodes of Care Design Feedback Sessions
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Episodes of Care Design Feedback Sessions

  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Tennessee Department of Health is hosting its Annual Episodes Design Feedback Sessions across the state on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

The Chattanooga session will be held at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, 1301 Riverfront Parkway, Suite 206. All six sessions will be held simultaneously across the state, linking clinicians, administrators, payers and other stakeholders by video conference. Sessions will be held in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Johnson City, Jackson and Memphis. 

The Annual Feedback sessions provide the opportunity for the public to comment on what is working well with each episode's clinical design and where providers would suggest changes for the next year. 

A schedule for the day and additional details will be released soon. 

For more information on Episodes of Care, please visit the Tennessee Department of Health website.

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2018 Youth Leadership Forum
Jun
4
7:00 AM07:00

2018 Youth Leadership Forum

The application process for the 2018 Youth Leadership Forum is now open. Students must complete an application (available below) and include a recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other educator to be considered for the YLF. 

The 2018 YLF will be June 4-7, 2018. Applications are due April 13, 2018. Students will be notified of their acceptance by May 4 and they must indicate their intent to participate by May 18. A PDF version of the application is available at the bottom of this page along with a brochure for the Youth Leadership Forum.

The Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine is a one-week program designed to encourage rising high school seniors and 2018 high school graduates to consider careers in medicine.  During the course of the week, students will learn about careers in medicine, job shadow physicians who practice in several areas of medicine, including internal medicine, surgery, pathology, radiology, family practice, and pediatrics, and enjoy roundtable discussions with physicians.

Students who complete the program may have an opportunity to participate in additional mentoring and shadowing activities over the summer.

Student Selection:

Rising high school seniors and 2018 high school graduates can be nominated by high school principals, guidance counselors, science teachers, and other youth program and civic leaders. No more than 25 students will be selected for the program.

Criteria for selection will be:

  • Academic achievement
  • Recommendation from science teacher, guidance counselor, principal, or civic leader
  • Student statement
  • High school diversity

How to Apply  

Applications forms are available at the button below or at the Medical Society, 1917 E. Third Street, or by calling 622-2872.

The program is designed to:

  • Provide rising high school seniors and 2018 high school graduates the opportunity to learn more about life as a physician and inspire them to consider a career in medicine.
  • Educate students about options available to assist with the cost of medical education.
  • Provide students and local physicians with a community-based mentoring/teaching experience
  • Increase the number of students who pursue careers in health care.
  • Assist with efforts to increase the pipeline of health care providers in Southeastern Tennessee.

The Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine program deals with practice aspects of a career in health care. It will make participants aware of job opportunities in health care, as well as financial aid available for students pursuing careers in medicine, and the challenges and rewards of medicine. This work fills a critical need in many under-served communities, where primarily minority and disadvantaged people are not getting the health care they need.

The Week at a Glance

  • June 4-7, 2018
  • Participants need to be available from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Full attendance by each participant is essential if the Youth Leadership Forum is to meet its objectives.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

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TriMED Health Education Summit - Sept. 14-15
Sep
14
to Sep 15

TriMED Health Education Summit - Sept. 14-15

 TriMED Healthcare Education Summit offers a dozen hours of critical Continuing Medical Education for a variety of medical specialties, and general healthcare topics. 

Sessions will be provided by partnering organizations. The 2018 schedule will continue to be updated as more details are finalized.

The TriMED Healthcare Education Summit will take place in the heart of downtown Nashville at the Music City Center. Nashville's newest and largest convention facility is in close proximity to many attractions that attendees may want to explore outside of the TriMED Summit schedule. The summit venue is across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena. The lights and bustle of Broadway are also close by.

Friday Schedule (subject to update):

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. SVMIC Risk Management (CME)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Session (CME)
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Break
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Managing Acute Pain Presented by the Tennessee Pain Society (CME)
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Managing Chronic Pain Presented by the Tennessee Pain Society (CME)
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Gubernatorial Panel: Healthcare in Tennessee
  • 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Break (desert station)
  • 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Prescribing Program meets licensure (CME)
  • OR
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session (CME)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m Breakout Session (CME)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Evening Exhibitor Reception and Music

Saturday Schedule:

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakout Session (CME)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Session (CME)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Breakout Session (CME)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Opioid Panel and Luncheon (1.5 CME)
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Breakout Session (CME)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Difficult Pain Cases, Difficult Pain Decisions: a Panel Discussion Presented by the Tennessee Pain Society OR Breakout Session (CME)
  • 3:45 p.m - 4:45 p.m. Governor’s plan for Opioid Prescribing
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2018 Day on the Hill
Mar
6
7:00 AM07:00

2018 Day on the Hill

TMA’s annual policy briefing and lobby day in Nashville connects physicians directly with lawmakers so they can advocate for their patients and discuss major issues affecting the medical profession in Tennessee. 

Once again, CHCMS will provide transportation to Nashville. The bus will depart the Medical Society at 7 a.m. and is estimated to return at 6 p.m. 

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Denim and Diamonds 2018: Once Upon A Time
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Denim and Diamonds 2018: Once Upon A Time

Join us for Denim and Diamonds 2018: Once Upon a Time and tell your story as we celebrate another chapter for Project Access.

Thirteen years ago, the first Denim and Diamonds fundraising event was hosted and has quickly become the favorite non-traditional gala of Chattanooga. Denim and Diamonds is the largest fundraiser for Project Access, a referral program that provides free healthcare for the working poor in Hamilton County, or those who don't qualify for government healthcare assistance and are unable to afford it through their employer. Since April of 2004, Project Access has provided $169 million of donated healthcare to individuals in the program. Help us share and continue the story of Project Access and make plans to attend Denim and Diamonds this year!

Everyone has a story. From those great moments in your life you love to share or the struggles we have all survived and came out stronger on the other side, our stories bring us together. Join us on March 3, 2018, for Denim & Diamonds: Once Upon a Time. 

Chattanooga physicians and community leaders will come together at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Chattanooga Convention Center for an evening of music and food, and a celebration of healing. The event will be the 13th annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser, which helps support the Project Access community health partnership and other community health initiatives. The event is organized by the Chattanooga Hamilton-County Medical Society and Medical Foundation of Chattanooga.

Denim & Diamonds: Once Upon a Time, presented by Dale Buchanan & Associates, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, and Vascular Institute of Chattanooga, will celebrate the amazing stories our Project Access patients and physician volunteers have created.

The evening will include dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and lots of surprises. Entertainment is provided by Soundforce.

ttendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite literary character. Or better yet come as yourself. The important thing is to be there and celebrate this night of wonder

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Project Access Holiday Reception
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Project Access Holiday Reception

  • COS Business Products & Interiors (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will honor Project Access physicians, health care facilities, and volunteers who have donated more than $162 million worth of health care services to Hamilton County residents since the program's inception!

Physicians, spouses, practice managers, and other partners are invited to attend,

5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, Dec. 14
COS Business Partners & Interiors, 1548 Riverside Dr.

Please RSVP by Dec. 12 at 622-2872 or irene@chattmd.org

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Women in Medicine Holiday Reception

Women in Medicine Holiday Reception

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • 6 - 8 PM
  • Home of Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, 6319 Deep Canyon Rd, Hixson, TN 37343

 

CHCMS Presdident Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD, and TMA President Nita Shumaker, MD, are hosting a Women in Medicine Holiday Reception honoring  on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 p.m. at Imbibe.

All female CHCMS physicians and residents are invited. 

Please RSVP to irene@chattmd.org or call 423-622-2872. 

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Pizza & Politics with Sen. Bo Watson
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Pizza & Politics with Sen. Bo Watson

Pizza & Politics Resident Event with Sen. Bo Watson

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • 6-7 PM
  • Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, 1917 East Third St.

Politics and the legislative process have a major impact on how physicians practice medicine. Medical residents are invited to a lively discussion about politics, legislation, and the practice of medicine in Tennessee.  Sen. Bo Watson will be the featured speaker. 

Please RSVP to irene@chattmd.org or call 423-622-2872. Limited seating available.

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Pain Management Boot Camp in Nashville
Nov
3
11:30 AM11:30

Pain Management Boot Camp in Nashville

The Tennessee Pain Society is hosting a Pain Management Boot Camp on Saturday, November 4 during its annual meeting in Nashville. The TPS Boot Camp is designed to help educate prescribers with the latest information and treatment recommendations relating to opioids and alternative pain medication and modalities. 

Topics Include Pain assessment; Pain Physical Exam & Studies; Pain Psychology; Multi-Modal Treatment Options; Medical Decision Making and more. 

TMA members receive $25 off registration for the TPS Boot Camp and $25 off the registration fee for the full conference, which runs November 3-5. 

Visit the event webpage more information and to register. Use promo code TMA at checkout for applicable discounts.

For additional information, please contact Robin Hoyle, TPS Executive Director, at 407.790.4180.

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Boo in the Zoo
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Boo in the Zoo

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Join the Medical Society for a spooky good time at Boo in the Zoo at the Chattanooga Zoo in Warner Park on Thursday, October 26, 6-9 p.m. 

The evening will include a costume contest for both children and adults. Plus our favorite DJ, Gene Lovin, will provide the music for the creepy evening. 

This is event free for Medical Society members and their families. Please RSVP via email to irene@chattmd.org or by calling 423-622-2872.

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Remote Area Medical clinic at Camp Jordan
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Remote Area Medical clinic at Camp Jordan

Remote Area Medical is holding a clinic September 30 -- October 1 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge.

The basic services can include:

  • DENTAL: Cleaning, fillings, extractions

  • VISION: Complete dilated eye exams, testing for glaucoma, testing for diabetic retinopathy, glasses made on site

  • MEDICAL: General medicine

  • PREVENTION: Breast exams, diabetes screening, physicals, women’s health

  • EDUCATION: Educational resources and information are provided throughout service areas

The patient parking lot will open no later than midnight. Numbered patient admission tickets will be given out beginning at 3 AM, one ticket per patient. Clinic doors will open at 6 AM. Patients will be admitted in numerical order by ticket # and a ticket is required for admission. Services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to time constraints, be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services.

Visit the RAM website for more information for patients and for information for health care professionals wanting to volunteer their service. RAM accepts volunteers in the following fields:

  • Medical: MDs, DOs, Physician Assistants (PA), Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists, and Athletic Trainers.
  • Dental: Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Dental Hygienists, and both registered and non-registered Dental Assistants.
  • Vision: Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Optometric Techs, Ophthalmic Techs, and both licensed and non-licensed Opticians.
  • Triage: RNs, Paramedics, AEMTs, and LPNs.
  • Veterinarians
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TriMED Health Care Education Summit
Sep
8
to Sep 9

TriMED Health Care Education Summit

TriMED Healthcare Education Summit will bring dozens of hours of critical healthcare continuing education for a variety of specialties to Music City Center in downtown Nashville Sept. 8-9. The educational and social schedule for the event will be updated as more details become available.

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Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) - 6 p.m. session
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) - 6 p.m. session

  • Erlanger Hospital -- POB Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society in partnership with the TN Department of Health will host:

Training for Physicians (and office staff) on the new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • 1-2 pm - Fowler Conference Room at Parkridge Medical Center
  • 6-7 pm - POB Conference Room at Erlanger Hospital

Course facilitator: Toni Y. Shute, VRISM Project – VRISM Training Specialist II; Tennessee Department of Health

There is no cost to attend.  Advanced RSVP is required to irene@chattmd.org.  Please be certain to indicate which time you will attend. Due to the room size, attendance is limited to 30 individuals for each workshop.

Tennessee Depart of Health Switching to New Online Digital System for Death Certificates

The Tennessee Department of Health is switching to a new online digital system to maintain vital records including death, birth, marriage and divorce documents.  The new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) will allow multiple internal and external stakeholders to provide data via remote access / electronic communication between the Tennessee Office of Vital Records and those partners who help to register vital events that occur in Tennessee.  The new system will replace the predominantly manual, paper-based process currently in use.  The State of Tennessee Department of Health has begun statewide training of industry professionals, including funeral directors, embalmers and medical examiners on how to use the new online platform.   Toni Shute, a training specialist for the State was quoted recently in the Memphis Business Journal and said, "This is going to save time, save money — everything will be done electronically. Whereas [before], a funeral home would start the death record and have to take it to a physician, they will no longer have to drive to the physician. They can send everything electronically."  Additionally, death certificates will now be available at local health departments. Previously, death certificates could only be obtained in the county where the death occurred.  The new digital system for funeral directors and embalmers will take effect the first week of August.  Medical certification for physicians will be rolled out in October.  VRISM will continue to develop the “birth module”. 

An online training video for physicians (Medical Certifier VRISM Training) is available at https://www.tn.gov/health/article/vr-vrism. For additional questions, please contact the VRISM help desk at 1-855-874-7686.  Following training, please download and complete your VRISM user agreement at https://www.tn.gov/health/section/vital-records.

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Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) -- 1 p.m. session
Aug
29
1:00 PM13:00

Training for Physicians/Office Staff on new web-enabled Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) -- 1 p.m. session

  • Parkridge Medical Center - Fowler Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society in partnership with the TN Department of Health will host:

Training for Physicians (and office staff) on the new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • 1-2 pm - Fowler Conference Room at Parkridge Medical Center
  • 6-7 pm - POB Conference Room at Erlanger Hospital

Course facilitator: Toni Y. Shute, VRISM Project – VRISM Training Specialist II; Tennessee Department of Health

There is no cost to attend.  Advanced RSVP is required to irene@chattmd.org.  Please be certain to indicate which time you will attend. Due to the room size, attendance is limited to 30 individuals for each workshop.

Tennessee Depart of Health Switching to New Online Digital System for Death Certificates

The Tennessee Department of Health is switching to a new online digital system to maintain vital records including death, birth, marriage and divorce documents.  The new web-enabled system, Vital Records Information System Management (VRISM) will allow multiple internal and external stakeholders to provide data via remote access / electronic communication between the Tennessee Office of Vital Records and those partners who help to register vital events that occur in Tennessee.  The new system will replace the predominantly manual, paper-based process currently in use.  The State of Tennessee Department of Health has begun statewide training of industry professionals, including funeral directors, embalmers and medical examiners on how to use the new online platform.   Toni Shute, a training specialist for the State was quoted recently in the Memphis Business Journal and said, "This is going to save time, save money — everything will be done electronically. Whereas [before], a funeral home would start the death record and have to take it to a physician, they will no longer have to drive to the physician. They can send everything electronically."  Additionally, death certificates will now be available at local health departments. Previously, death certificates could only be obtained in the county where the death occurred.  The new digital system for funeral directors and embalmers will take effect the first week of August.  Medical certification for physicians will be rolled out in October.  VRISM will continue to develop the “birth module”. 

An online training video for physicians (Medical Certifier VRISM Training) is available at https://www.tn.gov/health/article/vr-vrism. For additional questions, please contact the VRISM help desk at 1-855-874-7686.  Following training, please download and complete your VRISM user agreement at https://www.tn.gov/health/section/vital-records.

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15th Annual Minority Health Fair: "Closing the Gap"
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

15th Annual Minority Health Fair: "Closing the Gap"

It's time for the 15th Annual Minority Health Fair at Eastgate Town Center! 

Over 125 free screening and health education services will be offered on Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

With a theme of "Closing the Gap", the Minority Health Fair brings together populations impacted by healthcare disparities in Chattanooga and surrounding areas, and leading health providers and institutions. The Minority Health Fair affords many individuals the opportunity to receive essential healthcare at no cost.

Attendees interested in screenings are asked to pre-register before August 13 by calling 778-LINK (5465). Those interested in mammograms or annual wellness exams are asked to call 495-4040 to schedule their exam. 

Some of the service Services offered at the Minority Health Fair include:

  • Blood Assurance
  • Blood pressure
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Bone density screening (women)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Carotid Artery screening
  • Childhood Obesity; A Public Health Crisis
  • Dental screening (children and adults)
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes screening and education
  • EKG (pre-teens)
  • Health Care Career Opportunities
  • Health Education
  • Hospice Services
  • Lung Screening
  • Memorial Mammography Mobile
  • Message Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Organ Donations
  • Prescription Drug Programs
  • Project Access
  • Prostate screening
  • Skin allergy test
  • Sleep Apnea (children and adults)
  • STD Screenings
  • Stress management
  • Stroke Screening

The Minority Health Fair is brought to you by the Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium.

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Women in Medicine Wine Tasting & Reception Honoring Nita Shumaker, MD
Aug
1
11:30 AM11:30

Women in Medicine Wine Tasting & Reception Honoring Nita Shumaker, MD

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society is hosting a Women in Medicine Wine Tasting and Reception honoring 2017 TMA President Nita Shumaker, MD, on Thursday, August 3, 7-8:30 p.m. at Imbibe.

All female CHCMS physicians and residents are invited. 

Please RSVP to irene@chattmd.org or call 423-622-2872. Limited seating available.

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Innovators in Aging Care Summit: “Ideas Into Action”
Jul
14
8:30 AM08:30

Innovators in Aging Care Summit: “Ideas Into Action”

Join the Alzheimer's Association, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and CHI Memorial for a day-long workshop on Friday, July 14, 2017, about providing effective and innovative aging care. 

The "Ideas Into Action" summit includes:

  • Keynote Address by CHI Memorial | Center for Healthy Aging Geriatrician
  • Aging by the Numbers: A Look at Southeast Tennessee
  • Presentations by Chattanooga Innovators in Elder Care
  • Academia in the Aging Care Spotlight
  • Aging in Place: Senior Transportation in Southeast Tennessee
  • Ideas Into Action – Interactive Panel Discussion
  • Virtual Dementia Tour

The summit is free of charge and you can register by clicking this link. The agenda for the summit is available at this link

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Apr
29
7:00 AM07:00

TMA House of Delegates 2017 Meeting

House of Delegates Medical Society

TMA's House of Delegates will convene for its annual meeting on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN.

The House of Delegates gives physicians from across the state an opportunity to gather as a professional group to present and debate policies that affect the practice of medicine and the delivery of patient care in both Tennessee and the United States.

Click here to register for the 2017 TMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting. 

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