2018 Spring Vendor Show and April Dinner Meeting

Panel Discussion: “The Opioid Epidemic”

Matthew Ryan, MD, – UF Health Emergency Medicine
Rupa Lloyd, JD – Dell/Salter: Attorneys At Law
Circuit Judge Phillip Pena, Eighth Judicial Circuit
Robert Reilly, US Drug Enforcement Agency
Scott A. Teitelbaum, MD, Florida Recovery Center
Moderator: Carl Dragstedt, DO – VAMC Cardiology

1 hr CME Credit

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Hilton UF Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida

6:00 – 7:00 pm Social
7:00 – 8:00 pm CME Presentation and Dinner
Members and Alliance: Free; Guests: $60
RSVP Required by Wednesday, April 12th
acmsassist@acms.net or 352-376-0715


Contemporary Medical and Surgical Management of Mitral Disease

1 hr CME Credit

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

By: Charles Klodell, MD, North Florida Heart & Lung Institute and Ilie T. Barb, MD, The Cardiac & Vascular Institute

At: North Florida Regional Medical Center, South Tower Conference Room 6500 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, Florida

6:00 – 7:00 pm Social
7:00 – 8:00 pm CME Presentation and Dinner

Members, Alliance and Guests: No Charge

RSVP Required by January 4th acmsassist@acms.net or 352-376-0715

Generously Sponsored by:

November CME Dinner Meeting

Prevention of Medical Errors

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
(2 hr CME Credit)
Speaker: Michelle Bilsky, CHCO, CBA, MLA, LHRM
Vice President of Risk Management, MedMal Direct Insurance Company
At the Plantation Hall Haile Village Center, 5100 SW 91st Terrace, Gainesville, FL

6:00 – 7:00 pm Social Hour
7:00 – 9:00 pm CME Program and Dinner

Members and Alliance: No Charge Guests: $50

RSVP Required by November 9th
acmsassist@acms.net, 352-376-0715 or 352-376-0715

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine safety systems within health care sources
  2. Identify the most common standard-of-care violations
  3. Define risk management measures designed to reduce medical errors and improve patient outcomes
  4. Explain the necessary elements of a root cause analysis
  5. Describe the effect of medical errors on healthcare
  6. Discuss safety needs of special populations and the importance of public education in reducing errors.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Florida College of Medicine and Alachua County Medical Society. The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME #: 8334

Generously sponsored by

Call for ACMS Delegates – 2017!

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) House of Delegates is the legislative and business body of the FMA. Its members are the officers of the FMA, the elected members of the Board of Governors, and the delegates officially elected by the component societies and the FMA Alliance. This year, the House of Delegates is meeting at Universal Studios at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

The House of Delegates sets policy for the FMA by acting on recommendations from the Board of Governors and resolutions presented by component county medical societies such as the Alachua County Medical Society. Delegates elect Officers, Board members and AMA Delegates. Alachua County is entitled to have 27 Delegates representing us this year, the second largest physician representation in the state by county.

Below are a few of the resolutions voted on by the House of Delegates in 2016:

Physician Bill of Rights Unfettered Patient Care FMA-AMA Publication
Itinerant Surgery
Human Trafficking Continuing Medical Education as Alternative to the Current Mandatory
Domestic Violence CME Requirement
Collective Bargaining/Negotiations
Standing Retail Clinics/Clinic Responsibilities and Access to Medical Records
Promoting the Successful Clinical Outcome of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis
Advocacy for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Patients Suffering With Type 2 Diabetes
Call for a Moratorium on Maintenance of Certification
Physician Payment for Patient Phone Calls
Ensuring Safety of Student Athletes
De-linkage of Medical Staff Privileges from Hospital Employment Contracts
Licensure and Oversight of Ultrasound Sonographers
Florida Physician Exemption from Jury Duty
Ambulatory Surgical Centers
End the Federal Policy of Imposing Maintenance of Certification Mandates upon Physicians through
Medicare Payment Models, Quality Measures, and Future Alternative Payment Systems
Protecting the Right of Privacy and Access for the Medicare Patient and Preserving
Solo/Small Group Practices
Rescission of MACRA Legislation
Principles for Health Care Reform
Insourcing the Outsourced Health Care Insurance Call Centers

Contact Dr. Carl Dragstedt, ACMS Secretary/Treasurer to sign up (carldragstedt@gmail.com). The commitment includes travel to Orlando for two nights August 4-6, with discounted hotel rates and passes to Universal Studios. You need to be a member of the ACMS and the FMA to participate.

Join us in Orlando as a Delegate for the Alachua County Medical Society and be a part of shaping the future of medicine in the State of Florida.

The October CME Dinner Meeting and Vendor Show

Maintenance of Certification: ABMS VS NBPAS

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
(1 hr CME Credit)
Speaker: Timothy C. Flynn, MD, FACS
Sr. Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UF Division of Vascular Surgery at the Hilton UF Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL

6:00 – 7:00 pm Vendor Show
7:00 – 8:00 pm CME Program and Dinner

Members and Alliance: No Charge
Guests: $50

RSVP Required by October 5th
acmsassist@acms.net or 352-376-0715

Upcoming Dinner Meetings:
November 14, 2017: Prevention of Medical Errors
January 9, 2018: Surgical Management of Mitral Disease
February 13, 2018: Physician Burnout
March 13, 2018: Research Poster Session/CME presentation TBD
April 10, 2018: Candidate’s Debate/Spring Vendor Show
May 8, 2018: ACMS Annual Awards