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Former MMA Prez Takes Part in Health Care Forum
Finding solutions for the current health care system quagmire is made difficult due to a lack of shared vision, said MMA president Cindy Firkins Smith, MD, to a crowd of approximately 200 community members at a June 1 forum in Burnsville. Read more here
Ophthalmologist, MMA Member Wins Humanitarian Award
On June 7, MMA member James A. Garrity, MD, received the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology's 2017 George T. Tani, MD, Humanitarian Award, which is given annually to an MAO member who demonstrates a pattern of humanitarian service involving charitable activities, indigent care and community service. Garrity founded and directs a monthly eye care clinic for people without insurance at the Rochester Salvation Army. He practices oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic. 
MN Community Measurement Annual Seminar Set for Sept. 13
Join your colleagues in health care measurement and improvement for a day of enrichment, education and meaningful discussions at MN Community Measurement's 2017 Annual Seminar on Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Conference Center in Brooklyn Center. The event will feature Shantanu Agrawal, MD, president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, as well as panel discussions on health equity, patient experience, total cost of care, and measure development, process and alignment. Registration is now open.
Volunteer Opportunities Available for Physicians on State Boards
The Minnesota Secretary of State's office is looking for Minnesota physicians to sit on several medicine-oriented boards. Read more here.
Nominations Still Open for 2017 MMA Annual Awards
Members are encouraged to nominate their peers, medical students and advocacy champions for one of MMA's four annual awards. Visit the MMA website to make a nomination by June 30. Read more here
Health Care Reform Forum Now Available Online
For those who missed the April 25th health care reform forum, the MMA has made the entire event available online. Local and national experts discuss what repeal and replacement of the ACA means for how medicine is practiced in Minnesota. Click here to access the recording. 
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