168th MMA Annual Session

The Maine Medical Association is pleased to present its 168th Annual Session in a hybrid model at the Jordan Hotel and Conference Center in Newry, Maine on September 10-12, 2021.

After two difficult years marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that you will attend in person to become reacquainted with friends and colleagues. We are working with the resort staff to ensure a safe experience in accordance with current pandemic guidelines. For those who are not comfortable gathering for meetings, we will make key portions of the meeting available remotely.

The theme of the Annual Session is, “Equality, Equity, and Our Evolving Health Care System” and the CME Program will focus on this theme with a keynote presentation by “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins, Ph.D. entitled, Moving from Diversity to Inclusion. You can learn more about “Bowtie” Todd’s life and work at www.bowtieleadership.com. The meeting will open on Friday evening with a casual reception and BBQ dinner followed by ‘smores around the fire pits. The General Membership meeting and CME Program will take place through early afternoon on Saturday. Recreational opportunities include yoga on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, a group hike and wine tasting on Saturday afternoon, and spa treatments available throughout the weekend. Saturday afternoon activities also will include an optional MICIS opioid prescribing presentation and a meeting of the Maine Society of Anesthesiologists. MMA Past Presidents will have a reception in their honor on Saturday afternoon and all attendees will gather for a reception and Awards Dinner on Saturday evening. The Awards Dinner will feature presentation of the President’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Mary Floyd Cushman, M.D. Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service, and the inauguration of the 169th President of the Maine Medical Association. During the inauguration ceremony, President Karen Saylor, M.D. will pass the gavel and present the Presidential Medal to Jeffrey Barkin, M.D., President-Elect.

Following a family breakfast on Sunday morning, the closing CME session will be an open forum for discussion of the issues and ideas raised during the presentations on Saturday. We are excited for this first opportunity to offer MMA’s first in person meeting as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and we hope you will plan to join us!