June GLMS Update
June GLMS Update
June 28, 2024
GLMS members represented Louisville at the American Medical Society Annual Meeting earlier this month as our very own Dr. Bruce Scott was inaugurated as the 179th President of the AMA! Congratulations Dr. Scott!
GLMS Delegation and Policy & Advocacy Team Meeting – Monday July 15 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
The 2024 KMA Annual Meeting will be held August 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Louisville. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Voices and Visions: Influencing the Future of Kentucky Healthcare.” You can register for the meeting here and more information can be found here.
Make sure to mark your calendar now for a night of celebration! We’ve got some exciting things in the works that you will not want to miss!
If you’ve noticed that you’re not receiving the Louisville Medicine magazine, we may need an updated home mailing address for you. To be added to the distribution list, please contact kathryn.vance@glms.org to confirm that we have your correct information.
Did you know that fewer than 20% of adolescents receive the services necessary for the transition to adult health care according to the National Survey of Children’s Health?
For over 100 years, Kentucky’s Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs (OCSHCN) has been a visible leader in supporting the highest quality of life for children and youth with special health care needs. One of OCSHCN’s priorities is to facilitate successful transition from pediatric to adult health services for all adolescents and young people in the Commonwealth. Please help OCSHCN by completing this short survey about your approach to health care transitions. They will use the results of this survey to develop educational programs and other resources that support you, your staff, your patients and their families through transitions of care.
Click here to take the survey
14th annual Doctor’s Cup – September 30, 2024
Help us grow our medical student scholarship program by becoming a sponsor! There are various sponsorship levels, and we would be happy to discuss what may be the best fit for you. The golf scramble will take place on Monday, September 30 at Hurstbourne Country Club.
For more information, visit glms.org/foundation/2024doctorscup/.   
GLMS Foundation Senior Physicians Speaker Series
The GLMS Foundation Senior Physicians Speaker Series is taking a break in July. The program will resume August 6 with an update on vaping and e-cigarette use among youth from Dr. Michael Bricken.

For any questions or to get a video recording of a past program, please email foundation@glms.org.
We’re cheering congratulations to Dr. Lewis Hargett as his GLMS Presidency has officially begun! In this issue of Louisville Medicine, we get to know more about his vision for the year ahead as well as the driving forces that got him where he is today. Read more about his story and his presidential initiatives here.
Dr. Who
Despite Dr. Brian Briscoe’s initial determination not to follow in his father's footsteps and also go into psychiatry, he encountered patients on a family medicine rotation who were struggling with depression and their faith, and this ultimately tipped the scales. He is the founder of NextStep2MentalHealth here in town and is gratis faculty at UofL. Read more about his story in this month’s Dr. Who.
Louisville Medicine upcoming themes:
September – Scope of Practice: Redefining Roles in Health Care – due 8/1
Everyone on the health care team plays an important role. But many believe that a physician-led, team-based approach is essential to providing safe, quality and accessible health care and that an expanded scope of practice could compromise patient care. What challenges can arise with an expanded scope of practice? How can the team work collaboratively to provide the best patient care?
October – Health Equity: Building a System That Leaves No One Behind – due 9/1
Equality focuses on treating everyone the same, but equity ensures fairness by addressing differences in needs and circumstances. Health equity includes factors such as access to care, social determinants of health and health disparities. Many Louisville residents are even living in food deserts or are food insecure. How do we make a positive change? Who is making a change in our community? What still needs to be done to achieve health equity in our community?
November – The Digital Revolution: Exploring Technology in Medicine – due 10/1
Technology is revolutionizing medicine, giving us the ability to diagnose and treat like never before. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has found its way into clinics, ERs and ORs across the country in many different formats. How have you integrated new tech into your daily practice? What tech changes do you see on the horizon for your specialty? As we increase tech usage, what ethical and regulatory considerations need to be made?
Please reach out to Kathryn Vance at kathryn.vance@glms.org if you’d like to share your thoughts in an upcoming issue.
Get plugged in!
Want more info or have questions? Click the link to connect with the GLMS staff liaison in each area listed below. We are happy to help!
Advocacy – Help influence health care policy & legislation
Medical Student Mentorship – Give back to the next generation
Louisville Medicine – Write articles, share opinions and develop themes for our monthly magazine
Practice Support – Let us manage the pain of your insurance provider enrollment/credentialing and hassle reporting
Foundation – Help improve health and wellness for the underserved communities of Greater Louisville
Engage – Join one of our open committees to serve and get to know your colleagues across all specialties, health systems and independent practices.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or ways that we can continue to improve in service to members and the community, please reach out to info@glms.org.
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