2016 Photo Contest – Voting Open

Voting will remain open until Friday, September 30, 2016. Winners will be announced on the website, in the Bulletin and via email. The 1st-place winner’s photo will appear on the January 2016 cover; the remaining winning photos will appear on Bulletin covers throughout the year. Entries that were not selected as winners will be used in the Bulletin as space allows.


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August 2016 Bulletin Available

August 2016 Bulletin

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Financial Health ……………… 302
Building your financial framework as a young physician
Daniel B. Spickard, CLTC
Colleen F. Nolfi

Materia Medica ……………….. 306
Nuedexta® (dextromethorphan/quinidine)
Maria A. Felton, PharmD
R. Christopher Durigan, PharmD, BCPS

Legal Summary ………………. 309
Increased access to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction?
Beth Anne Jackson, Esq.



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CMOs Enhance Your Leadership Skills

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THE CHALLENGE: As a CMO, medical director, VP for medical affairs, or chief of staff, are you faced with challenges related to team buy-in, managing expectations, engaging with patients and other providers, fostering effective relationships with both independent and employed physicians, and the dual role of physician and administrator?


THE SOLUTION: Join the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s (PAMED’s) comprehensive CMO leadership series—an opportunity to identify best practices and strategies that you can implement to resolve these challenges, while enhancing your leadership skills and networking with fellow CMOs.




Sept. 30, 2016 – PHOs and ACOs – Best Practices in Health Care Team Interactions
Nov. 4, 2016 – Improving Patient Experience and Engagement: Moving Patients and Providers to Action
Dec. 16, 2016 – Being the Team Leader When You’re Not the Subject Matter Expert: Best Practices in Managing Project Teams
April 7, 2017 – Crucial Conversations: Establishing Accountability, Expectations, and Consequences
June 2, 2017 – Navigating Physician Relationships: Employed vs. Independent Physicians
Aug. 4, 2017 – Two Hats, One Team: Challenges Associated with the Dual Roles of Administrator and Clinician
This series is accredited for CME.

For all courses:
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Networking breakfast and open discussion of current issues/concerns
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Educational session with light lunch provided

PAMED Headquarters, 777 E. Park Drive, Harrisburg

$250 per course for members
$415 per course for non-members
Questions? Please contact Leslie Howell at (717) 909-2624.



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The Opioid Crisis: A Role For Us All


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Saturday, September 10, 2016 • 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Shadyside Hospital



The Gateway Medical Society and its member physicians are committed to the elimination of health disparities among minority populations. Our strategic goals include:

  • Provide continuing education programs for health professionals
  • Facilitate the communication, collaboration and networking among health professionals
  • Provide forums for the discussion of issues which aid in the advocacy for health reform and minority health issues
  • Increase minority representation in the healthcare workforce



  •  To enlighten providers on the Impact that the Opioid Epidemic has from the medico-legal standpoint
  • To inform providers of best practices in pain medicine today
  • To describe what interventions for pain are available and when they are appropriate
  • To determine when patients have transitioned from pain medicine to addiction medicine
  • To describe alternatives to opioids for pain management

Who Should Attend

Healthcare professionals from hospitals, health systems, clinics, medical groups and policy makers; also, anyone with an interest in eliminating health disparities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

This program is Sponsored by:

Gateway Medical Society
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Allegheny County Medical Society

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Allegheny County Medical Society
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323