MMA Rounds provides presentations on a variety of issues that affect physicians and their clinics.

Each presentation is tailored to the needs of the audience and is delivered by content experts from among MMA staff or leadership. MMA Rounds presentations are available free of charge to members and are available virtually.

Featured Presentations

Advocacy 101
Tips and tactics for effective and influential advocacy with policy makers and elected officials.

Trends in Law and Medicine
Learn about medical malpractice in Minnesota and emerging legal trends impacting the practice of medicine. Two recent Minnesota Supreme Court cases, Warren vs. Dinter and Popovich vs. Allina Health System et al, will be discussed as part of this presentation.

CANDOR Program Overview
Learn about the CANDOR (Communication & Optimal Resolution) program and how focusing on open and honest communications with patients following an adverse outcome can improve patient safety and better support the healthcare team involved.

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)
This 90-minute workshop is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention
This hour-long training conducted by a physician trains colleagues to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, and to question, persuade and refer someone for help.

POLST Health Care Directive Overview
The Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a portable medical order that gives patients with advanced serious illness the option to exercise increased control over the treatment they receive at the end of life. The MMA has developed a program we believe best assures that the patient/family are provided standardized information on their POLST choices.

How Elections Impact Health Policy Decisions

2020 COVID-19 Impact Study Results
Discussion of the key findings of a recent study commissioned by the MMA on the impact of the pandemic on patients, physicians and physician practices.

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