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2018 Collaborative Meeting of VMS, AAPVT, VTAFP & VPA

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Topnotch Resort

4000 Mountain Resort

Stowe, VT 05672

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Please plan on attending the collaborative meeting of the Vermont Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and the Vermont Psychiatric Association -- October 26th and October 27th at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT. Topnotch is a majestic mountainside destination that blends the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of a world-class resort.

Friday will begin with meetings of the specialty societies followed by a welcome lunch with keynote speaker. Friday afternoon features a program presented by the Vermont Medical Society Education & Leadership Foundation. The program will focus on leadership beyond clinical expertise, and attendees will earn CME for this course. Friday evening will include an informal, family-friendly dinner with 'info-tainment' by Orlando Scampington.

The Saturday, October 27th agenda begins with breakfast and the 205th VMS annual membership meeting. A luncheon featuring an address by John Broderick Jr., former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court, will be followed by an afternoon packed with clinical topics. Saturday evening features the President's Reception & Awards Banquet, when we will honor individuals who have each made unique contributions to the health of Vermonters.

We sincerely hope that you will join us for two days of information and collegiality. If you have any questions about the weekend agenda or how to register, please contact Amy Turner (aturner@vtmd.org) or Stephanie Winters (swinters@vtmd.org) You can also feel free to call Amy or Stephanie at 1-800-640-8767.

Draft Schedule of Events

Friday, October 26th

8:00 – 12:00: Specialty Society Meetings

  • AAPVT – Youth Panel with Q&A
  • VPA – Strategic Planning
  • VTAFP – National Speaker on Suicide Prevention

12:30 – 1:30: Collaborative Meeting Welcome Lunch with Keynote on Opioids & Marijuana (Lucien Gonzalez, M.D., FAAP – designed to meet 1 hour licensing requirment)

:45 – 5:00: Leadership Beyond Clinical Expertise with Kevin O’Connor
(Training provided by The VMS Foundation)

6:00: Informal Family Dinner – Who’s Orlando Scampington

Saturday, October 27th

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 11:30 – VMS Annual Business Meeting
(nonmembers are welcome to attend to listen to discussion. Alternatively, Stowe has beautiful outdoor options, shopping and the Topnotch Spa!)

12:00 – 1:00 - Luncheon Keynote - Changing the Culture Around Mental Illness: It’s Way Past Time

John Broderick

1:00 – 2:00: Palliative Care Focus: Addressing Patient Requests for Hastened Death
(Allen Hutcheson, M.D., designed to meet 1 hour licensing requirment)

2:15 – 3:15: Practicing Wellness: Keeping Your Passion for the Practice of Medicine

Frank Sadowski

3:15 – 4:45: Panel Discussion: How I Have Kept My Passion for Medicine
(Becca Bell, Moderator)

  • LGBTQ – Nicholas Bonenfant
  • Global Health – Anya Koutras
  • Family-Based Approach – Sara Guth (Invited)
  • Social Determinants of Health – Jeremiah Eckhaus

6:00 – VMS Presidents Reception & Awards Banquet

To include VMS, AAPVT & VTAFP Awards


We have secured a special guest room rate of $195.00 per night, plus tax, for all meeting attendees and guests. Rooms are available with one king size bed or two double beds.

To make your reservation, please call Topnotch at 800.451.8686 and tell them you are with the Vermont Medical Society group. Or, if you prefer, you can reserve your room on-line here.

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