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Today's Medicine: Practice, Patients and Policy

March 22, 2018
Fay Club
658 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420 
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Dr. Dorkin is Director of Pulmonary Clinical Research Programs as well as Co-Director of both the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center and CF Therapeutic Development Center, all at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, a position held since 2002. An MMS member since 1982, Dr. Dorkin has served the society in many capacities.  He has served as Chair of the Task Force on EHR Interoperability and Usability as well as a member of the Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication. Dr. Dorkin has been a member of the Board of Trustees, the Organized Medical Staff Section, and many MMS committees. Dr. Dorkin is a Past President of the Suffolk District Medical Society.    In addition to his clinical responsibilities at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Dorkin has held several voluntary positions with local, regional, and national medical and health organizations.    He is currently a member of the Pediatric Assembly of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), AAP Pulmonology Section and the CFF National Medical Advisory Council.  Dr. Dorkin has been on the CFF Professional Education Committee since 1991 and is currently its Chairman, a position he has held for over 20 years. A cum laude graduate of the Lehigh University, he holds a B.S. in Chemistry and membership in Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honorary Society. He earned his M.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease was at Boston Children's Hospital.

• Recognize the importance of the physician as a medical expert in the policy arena
• Identify opportunities to advocate for patients, either independently or with organized medicine  
• Navigate current and recent policies that may impact the ability of their patients to receive needed health care

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been Planned and Implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint Providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Hampden District Medical Society.  The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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