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Sunday, October 02, 2022
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MedChi's 2022 Annual Meeting: Physician Empowerment $ummit & House of Delegates Meeting

Schedule of Events

7:30 am Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:00 am Physician Empowerment $ummit Opening Session: Equity, Fairness, and the Move to Value-based Payments presented by Senator Clarence Lam, MD; James Elliott, MD; and Loralie Ma, MD; moderated by Gene Ransom, Esq.

9:00 am Physician Empowerment $ummit Breakout Sessions: Contract Negotiation for Employed Physicians presented by Stephen Kaufman, Esq. and Private Practice Sustainability with Carolyn O'Conor, MD, and more speakers to come.

10:00 am Networking and Resource Exploration Break

10:30 am House of Delegates Meeting

3:00 pm Adjournment (time is approximate)


Where will the event be held?
The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover, Maryland. Get directions. Free parking is available.
Make a reservation by October 5 by calling 888.624.4011 and reference our group code 221105MED to access our room rate of $169/night

Will food be served?
Of course! And our breakfast, snack, and lunch buffets will be designed to accommodate dietary restrictions and offer options for all attendees.

How can I request ADA accommodations?
Attendees with mobility and/or accessibility concerns should reach out to  

Is there a virtual component to the meeting?
Our event on November 5 will require in-person attendance, but we will feature a series of virtual events in November and December to expand on topics related to physician empowerment.

What will happen during the House of Delegates meeting?
The House of Delegates portion of our annual meeting will feature our policy-setting process, reports from our departments and affiliates, the installation of our new president, and the presentation of awards.  All members are welcome, and you do not have to be a credentialed delegate/alternate to attend.

Can I get CME credit?
Because it focuses on payments and financial empowerment for physicians, rather than topics that directly impact patient care, this event is not eligible for CME. But we have an
on-demand library of CME content available.


  Senator Clarence K. Lam, MD, MPH is a member of the Maryland State Senate, representing the 12th Legislative District in Baltimore County and Howard County, since 2019. Senator Clarence K. Lam, MD, MPH is a member of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee as well as a member of the Environment Subcommittee and the Health Subcommittee in the Maryland State Senate. He is also a member of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society,  and a 2017 recipient of MedChi's Legislative Award.
  Stephen Kaufman is an Attorney and Founding Partner of RKW Law Group and a former adjunct professor of law at Stevenson University. Mr. Kaufman helps doctors and other professionals and businesses with a wide range of legal matters, including employment contracts, partnerships, real estate, and litigation of all types. 
  Dr. Carolyn O’Conor is a family physician in Montgomery County. Dr. O'Conor was President of the Montgomery County Medical Society in 2019 and is currently the Montgomery County Trustee on MedChi’s Board of Trustees. She was also one of the original founding members of MedChi’s IDEA Task Force in 2020, which was created for the promotion of “Inclusion, Diversity, and Empowerment through Advocacy.” Dr. O’Conor serves as founder and chair of MedChi's Gender Pay Equity Subcommittee.

Information for House of Delegates

Deadline for Resolutions: October 5, 2022

Reference Committee Meeting: November 1, 2022, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom REGISTER HERE

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