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‘Meet-And-Greet’ AMA President-Elect Barbara McAneny, MD

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM

New Orleans Area physicians and medical students gathered last night for a "Meet-And-Greet" and presentations from health experts featuring from left to right: John Wales, MD, President, Jefferson Parish Medical Society (JPMS); Barbara McAneny, MD, President-Elect, American Medical Association; Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health; Hallet Watz, MD, Chief Medical and Compliance Officer, MedData; and George Ellis, MD, President, Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS).

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Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS) and Jefferson Parish Medical Society (JPMS) will host a ‘Meet-And-Greet’ for members and prospective with the American Medical Association's new president-elect, Barbara L. McAneny, MD. The event will take place at LCMS Health's new Conference Center located on the Children's Hospital New Orleans campus, 200 State Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.

After a brief reception, Dr. McAneny and a panel of local health experts will discuss the mental health challenges that impact the United States and the Greater New Orleans Area. All OPMS and JPMS members and prospective members are invited to attend the event on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6 PM - 8 PM.

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Interested physicians and medical students are encouraged to RSVP at email@opms.org.

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WHEN IT COMES TO PROVIDING HEALTHCARE, no region in the country has dealt with more unique environmental, sociological, and cultural challenges than those experienced by the Greater New Orleans area. Poverty, crime, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, low levels of education, and natural disaster have plagued it for decades. Hurricane Katrina caused a major brain drain in the medical community, and yet there are over two thousand physicians replenishing the area. Poor health indicators, including a high smoking rate, morbid obesity, and alcoholism, contribute to the high incidence of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and mental health issues.

Attention Members:

In January 2017, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) House of Delegates voted to amend the LSMS Charter and Bylaws as they relate to their requirement for joint membership. Beginning on September 1, 2017, Orleans Parish Medical Society members will have a choice on how to spend annual membership dues. You may now choose to join either OPMS or LSMS or both.

Membership in both organizations is encouraged but no longer required. The LSMS is the 17th state medical society to move away from the unified membership model, which was established in 1903. Additionally, each individual Parish Medical Society must determine their future relationship with LSMS by choosing to be designated as either a Chartered or an Affiliated Parish Society. After careful review and considerations of information and options provided by LSMS on "Local Independence", the Orleans Parish Medical Society board of directors has decided that OPMS will remain a "Chartered" Medical Society.

Re-enrolling in Orleans Parish Medical Society:
By October 1, 2017, you will be receiving information regarding re-enrollment in Orleans Parish Medical Society via mail and e-mail. We plan to make re-enrollment as simple as possible by providing stamp-addressed return envelopes and the option of enrolling using an electronic platform to re-enroll on the OPMS website, www.OPMS.org. We hope that you decide to remain an OPMS member and will encourage others to join as well. 

Follow updates from Orleans Parish Medical Society on social media:
Orleans Parish Medical Society now provides regular information and updates on Facebook and LinkedIn social media platforms. If you are not already, please follow OPMS on social media. In addition, we will also soon feature an OPMS Twitter handle and a OPMS LinkedIn discussion group.

If you have any questions about future enrollment in Orleans Parish Medical Society and our new social media platforms, please feel free to contact me at jpittman@OPMS.org. Have a great weekend! -- Jim P.