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Symphony of the Brain

February 20, 2018
Crown Plaza
1 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 
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Berkshire District Medical Society Annual Meeting
Symphony of the Brain 
• Identify challenges impacting today’s practice environment, and recognize the role of health professional health and wellness in improving patient outcomes.
• Develop effective strategies for self-care that could be integrated into medical practice.

Joel Popkin, MD is currently Director of Special Services in the St. Vincent Hospital residency program, where he works with medical residents and students to enrich their clinical, research, and writing skills. He also coaches their competitions at state and national competitions. He has had a long-time interest in humanism in medicine and hopes to help integrate art and music into residency training.

Joel’s recent awards include Physician of the Year, Pillar Community Award, and Teacher of the Year (St. Vincent Hospital), Laureate of the Year Award (Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians), and Clinician of the Year (Worcester District Medical Society). He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UMass Medical School.

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 Berkshire 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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information or to register: Jennifer Diamond, 413-596-9231 or

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Crown Plaza

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