The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society Issue 1 Vol 115 - Page 6

by CASEY L . PENN

AFMC Welcome Reception & President ’ s Inaugural Gala

Highlights from the 142 nd Annual Session
AMS past presidents stand in honor of the office of president and to show their support of this year ’ s inductee , Lee Archer , MD .

This 142nd Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Medical Society brought members to the relaxing DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck , Ark . Attendees enjoyed the scenery as they gathered for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care-sponsored Welcome Reception and President ’ s Inaugural Gala , which featured recognition of sponsors and vendors , an exceptional meal , and entertainment by Glen Ward , an inspirational humorist .

The Society expressed special thanks to this year ’ s contributors and exhibitors ( listed , this page ). Their participation was invaluable to this year ’ s successful annual session .
After the meal , outgoing AMS President Amy Cahill , MD , invited past AMS presidents in attendance to join her in completing the most important task of the night – that of inducting into office the 2018-19 AMS President , Lee Archer , MD .
Led to the podium by his peers , Dr . Archer accepted the charge and – after a standing ovation – shared his gratefulness on being selected . “ It ’ s truly a blessing to have this honor ,” he said before sharing some of his most valuable blessings with the room . These included the privilege of being a physician in Arkansas and being part of a medical society that works on behalf of physicians .
Dr . Archer is a practicing neurologist and the chairman of the UAMS Department of Neurology . Learn more about him in our presidential profile , page 8 .
AMS Thanks our 2018 Annual Session Contributors
––––––––– Gold Contributors ––––––––– AMS Benefits , Inc . State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company
––––––––– Silver Contributors ––––––––– Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Alexion
––––––––– Bronze Contributor ––––––––– Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
––––––––– Contributors ––––––––– First Security Bank
––––––––– Exhibitors ––––––––– Alexion AMS Benefits , Inc . Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Arkansas Children ’ s Hospital Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Buygility Correct Care Solutions State Health Alliance for Records Exchange ( SHARE ) State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company UAMS Physician Relations
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