[MMA News Now, Oct. 31, 2013]
In an effort to collaborate more closely with the state’s specialty societies, the MMA has invited specialty society presidents to meet with MMA leaders to discuss advocacy efforts. The group met for the second time Oct. 24.
“We wanted to get the group together a few times before the 2014 Legislative session to strategize how we can better work together on issues that impact Minnesota physicians,” said MMA CEO Robert Meiches, M.D. “We’re off to a good start. I look forward to future meetings.”
The group’s goals include connecting association leadership; understanding advocacy and legislative priorities; and discussing options for future collaboration.
All specialty societies have been invited to participate. Groups taking part at the first two meetings include; the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians; the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians; the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians; the Minnesota Medical Directors Association; the Minnesota Orthopaedic Society; the Minnesota Psychiatric Society; the Minnesota Section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; and the Minnesota Society of Neurologic Sciences. Representatives from the field of urology have attended as well.