Convention news: Sunset resolutions; financial wellness CME workshop
We have more information to share about the 171st Annual ISMA Convention, our first to be held virtually. Although ISMA leadership is still considering how to handle resolutions that are set to expire this year, a list of those resolutions is now online. And, we’re pleased to announce our second and third presenters for this year’s pre-convention CME workshop, Financial Wellness Strategies for Physicians. 

It has been determined that ISMA will convene a limited virtual meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD) on Sunday, Sept. 13, to conduct essential ISMA business and transition leadership. The decision follows a vote by the Board of Trustees  to cancel the in-person event because of concerns about spreading the novel coronavirus.

The Board decided the House of Delegates would not consider any new resolutions this year. Board members are also considering how to handle resolutions adopted in 2010, which are set to sunset this year; a list of these expiring resolutions is now online.

CME workshop: Financial Wellness Strategies for Physicians
Registration will open soon for this year’s pre-convention CME workshop. “Financial Wellness Strategies for Physicians” is designed to address the unique financial challenges physicians face as they navigate medical school, professional practice and personal finances. The three-part program will provide an overview of financial topics physicians must address throughout their careers. 

As previously announced, Pete the Planner’s Peter Dunn will lead “Navigating the Financial Realities of Being a Physician,” a session on the unique financial challenges physicians face. In addition, Tom Mayer, a founding partner of Shepherd Financial Group, will focus on short-term and long-term financial planning and management in “Keys to Investing for the Future.” Finally, attorney Stacy L. Cook, JD, a partner in the health care department of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, will share “Strategies for Contract Negotiation,” including ways physicians can effectively influence elements of contracts that are important to their individual needs. 

Watch your email and future issues of ISMA Reports for details on these and other plans for convention weekend! 


Financial Wellness Strategies for Physicians
Friday, Sept. 11
9 a.m. to noon
ISMA members: $50
Non-members: $100
Residents, fellows and students: $25