North Central States Regional Meeting

October 9-10, 2021 | St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Union Station Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton

Hosted by the Missouri State Medical Association Alliance



Register/Hotel Reservations
  • Make hotel reservations by September 8 to guarantee rate and availability!  Call 855-680-3239 or click here on this link to make reservations online.  Rates start at $149 per night plus charges and taxes. If calling, please mention “MSM” to receive your group rate. After September 8, rate or availability cannot be guaranteed.

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Sponsors
  • Missouri State Medical Association
  • Missouri State Medical Association Alliance
  • Buchanan County Medical Society Alliance
  • Central Missouri Medical Society Alliance
  • Greene County Medical Society Alliance
  • Kansas City Medical Society Alliance
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Alliance



Speakers and Presentations


Saturday, October 9
9:15 am             
Program: COVID and Physician Burnout
Speaker: Lisa Thomas, MD
                          
Lisa Thomas, MD, is the Missouri Physicians Health Program Medical Director and an MSMA Alliance member. In her capacity as Medical Director she oversees the operation of the Program to ensure that the highest standard of advocacy and monitoring for our physicians is achieved. Dr. Thomas participates in staff meetings to stay current with our physician population and their needs. She is also an acting member of our Board of Directors which functions as an oversight committee for the MPHP that reviews our policies and procedures so that best practices are being met.



Saturday, October 9
10:30 am           
Program: The Power of Gratitude and Caring for Yourself During Time of Stress and Change
Speaker: Laurel Kramer, PhD
​Dr. Kramer is a psychologist at St. Mary’s SSM Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, with over 35 years of experience, providing care in the areas of depression, anxiety, and chronic and serious health problems. She also counsels couples in the medical community - physicians and spouses, and juggling multiple roles for women - work, teens, and eldercare - the sandwich generation. She was recently named 2021 Best Mental Health Professional in Jefferson City/Mid-Missouri. Dr. Kramer will explain that it is natural to feel anxiety, worry, and grief even as our communities return to a new normal after almost two years of life with a pandemic that changed our daily personal and work lives immensely. She will share helpful tips for each of you to replenish your empty souls and move forward with hope.



Saturday, October 9
​Luncheon Program
Program: Program: Mark Twain and Dr. Joseph McDowell
Speaker: Kenneth Winn, PhD, is a historian and state archivist with the Missouri History Society. He received his PhD from Washington University and is Assistant Professor there, as well as a consultant with the St. Louis Art Museum.  Dr. Winn is the author of several books. Mark Twain is world-famous mid-century author, most famous for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Dr. Joseph McDowell founded the Missouri Medical College, the first medical school west of the Mississippi River. Despite his peculiar behavior and bizarre antics, he was a renowned surgeon and anatomist. His school would later become the Washington University School of Medicine in 1899.



Saturday, October 9
​1:00 pm             
Program: Stop the Bleed program presentation - Washington University/St. Louis Missouri and Barnes Jewish Hospital Trauma Services
Speaker: The Stop the Bleed program helps ensure prompt access to life-saving, easy-to-use
hemorrhage control resources. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, it teaches the civilian population to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.  


Special Events and Show-Me State Hospitality

Welcome Reception & Hospitality
Please join us for a warm Show-Me Welcome as you arrive to St. Louis. Compliments of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Alliance, you can catch up with old friends, make new ones, and unwind. Starts at 5:00 p.m.  Room to be announced.
 
After Hours Hospitality
Join us in the hotel suite of Barbara Hover, President of the Missouri State Medical Association Alliance, for afterhours hospitality on both Friday and Saturday nights. Time and suite number to be announced.
 
Book Exchange
Everyone is encouraged to bring two books to the meeting (paperback or hardback).

  • One gently used book to exchange reading pleasure for another (leave one/take one).
  • One new book to donate to a St. Louis homeless shelter.
Missouri Botanical Garden Tour
The Missouri Alliance will take you to the spot where Mrs. Samuel Clark Red from Dallas, Texas, first approached a delegation of ladies in St. Louis with their husbands attending the AMA Convention, about the idea of forming a national auxiliary. Several ladies expressed their interest and met the next day for the first meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary to the American Medical Association. The Missouri Botanical Garden is beautiful in the Autumn and this tour is compliments of the Missouri State Medical Association Alliance.  We will meet in the lobby of Union Station and the Missouri Alliance will share carpool duties. Please join us!
 
Saturday Dinner at Lombardo’s Trattoria
Join us a special St. Louis treat, dinner at Lombardo’s Trattoria, right across from Union Station – a legacy of authentic Italian cuisine that goes back 75 years. Our special dinner speaker is David O. Barbe, MD, 2020-2021 World Medical Association President who will present his experiences as the World Medical Association President and explain the challenges we have in health care today.  Dr. Barbe is a Family Medicine physician from Mountain Grove, Missouri, where he has practiced for over 40 years.  He is a past Missouri State Medical Association President and a past American Medical Association President. Cost: $55 + cash bar / RSVP and pay via registration form.
 
Carol Harding Scholarship Silent Auction/Raffle Item
This Sunday morning event benefits a first-time attendee to attend our North Central Regional Meetings. Each state will bring an item to the benefit drawing with values of the donated items to be $100 or more. Please consider items approved for flying or accommodate with shipping for the recipient.


Preliminary Program (subject to updates)

Friday, October 8, 2021
4:00 pm              North Central States Regional Meeting Registration/Check-In
5:00 pm              Welcome Reception - Compliments of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Alliance
Dinner                 Dutch Treat and Explore Union Station
9:00 pm              After Hours Reception in MSMA Alliance President Suite
 
Saturday, October 9, 2021
8:00 am              Breakfast (included in your registration)
9:00 am              Welcome: Barbara Hover, Missouri State Medical Association Alliance President
9:15 am              Program: COVID and Physician Burnout - Lisa Thomas, MD
10:15 am            Break
10:30 am            Program: The Power of Gratitude and Caring for Yourself During Time of Stress and Change - Laurel Kramer, PhD
11:30 am            Lunch (included in your registration)
                           Program: Mark Twain and Dr. Joseph McDowell - Kenneth Winn, PhD
1:00 pm              Program: Stop the Bleed program presentation - Washington University/St. Louis Missouri and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Trauma Services
2:00 pm             Book Exchange (see details on website and in Official Program)
2:30 pm             Missouri Botanical Garden Tour
                          Tour compliments of the Missouri State Medical Association Alliance
                           Meet in Lobby (see details on website and in Official Program)
7:00 pm              Dinner at Lombardo’s Trattoria, 201 S. 20th Street - across from Union Station
                           Speaker: David O. Barbe, MD, 2020-2021 World Medical Association President
                           Cost: $55 + cash bar / RSVP and pay via registration form
9:00 pm              After Hours Reception in MSMA Alliance President Suite
 
Sunday, October 10, 2021
8:00 am              Breakfast (included in your registration)
                           Drawing for Carol Harding Scholarship Silent Auction Raffle Items
9:00 am              Program: History of AMA Alliance and Centennial Celebration
​                           Mary Beth Ellison, AMA Alliance past president and Centennial Celebration Co-chair
9:30 am              Break
9:45 am              AHEI (Alliance Health Education Initiative) - Ann Sanford, AHEI Board of Directors
10:00 am            Program: How to Attract the Young Career Members - Karen Begrow, AMA Alliance Director of Membership
10:30 am            Program: Hot Topics - Grace Wellman, AMA Alliance Director of Events
11:00 am            Adjournment and Safe Travels!  


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