With the 2017 ISMA convention just days away, we have additional information to share! Don’t forget to use the convention hashtag, #ISMAcon17, on your social media posts about this weekend’s events.
Candidates for ISMA office
Letters in support of candidates for ISMA office are now available to read on the ISMA website.
All members running for ISMA office should declare their candidacies using the Declaration of Candidacy form. The form is available on the ISMA website.
House of Delegates
There will be open seating at the ISMA House of Delegates session Saturday morning.
Indiana Lt. Governor
Women in Medicine
Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, an Evansville native, will address the annual convention meeting of ISMA’s Women in Medicine Committee. The lieutenant governor previously served as Indiana state auditor and as state representative for House District 78. She was also vice-chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and a member of the Public Health Committee. Throughout her public service, she has been committed to services for people with disabilities. She was honored to receive the 2012 Public Policy Award from The Arc of Indiana and to be named 2011 Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.
President’s Night Dinner
The 2017 President’s Night Dinner will feature the music of the Peterson/Dunn Project, fronted by ISMA member John C. Peterson, MD, of Muncie. Dr. Peterson’s long musical career includes membership in the Pete Klint Quintet, which toured with Sonny and Cher and opened for The Beach Boys and The Doors, and whose 1967 Mercury Records release “Walkin’ Proud” reached the Billboard Top 100.
Dr. Peterson also owned Doc’s Music Hall in Muncie, where Peterson/Dunn Project was the house band. The story of the longtime venue is chronicled in the documentary, “Giving up the Ghosts: Closing Time at Doc’s Music Hall.” His memoir is titled “True Life Adventures of Captain WaWah.”