AUGUST 2015 · VOLUME 25 & ISSUE 8
A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER LOUISVILLE MEDICAL SOCIETY
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LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR
THE GLMS CAUCUS AND THE
KMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES!
Want a chance to impact state law regarding
Better equipping physicians for mental health
The KMA Annual Meeting is just a few weeks away,
and this is your chance to be a delegate for the
GLMS Caucus breakfast at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday,
Aug. 30. The breakfast will be held at the downtown Hyatt Regency Louisville in the Keeneland
Room. The House of Delegates meeting, in which
statewide resolutions are voted upon, will immediately follow at noon. Active, life and in-training
members are eligible to participate as GLMS Delegates to the KMA.
KMA by-laws regarding replacement representatives
Medication-based addiction treatment
Abuse Deterrent Opioid products
Community health events
Colorectal cancer screenings
Testing of vision during driver’s license renewal
This year, GLMS will submit eight resolutions for
the KMA House of Delegates to consider. These
resolutions discuss a wide range of topics. We
urge you to come support GLMS, your fellow physicians and your patients as we put forth resolutions
Delegates will have the chance to lend their voice
to each resolution they feel passionate about during the caucus breakfast and HOD. More information and updates regarding each resolution will
be provided during the GLMS Caucus meeting.
“Prescriber Only” status for physicians and
other Medicaid providers
There are 90 delegate seats available. To RSVP,
please contact Onvia McDaniel at (502) 736-6302
or [email protected] by 10am, Wednesday Aug. 26.
WHITE COAT CEREMONY WELCOMES
CLASS OF 2019
GLMS physicians and the University of Louisville School of Medicine
welcomed the class of 2019 during the annual White Coat Ceremony
on Sunday, July 26.
The ceremony brought physicians, professors, family and friends
together to watch as 162 new medical school freshman put on their
white coats for the first time. For the students, the afternoon was
the culmination of years of hard work. For the physicians on stage
who led the proceedings, it was a chance to impart some wisdom
to these still impressionable young students.
GLMS President Robert Couch, MD, MBA, congratulated the students
in attendance and offered advice from the words of his colleague, Dr.
Greg Henry, a past president of the American College of Emergency
Physicians, who said, “Every time I put on the white coat, I stop for
two minutes. … At that moment, I am a doctor of medicine. I carry
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