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GLMS Update - May 2021
GLMS Update - May 2021
May 28, 2021
Presidents' Celebration 
On May 23, we celebrated the installation of Dr. Brian Sosnin as President of GLMS and thanked Dr. Monalisa Tailor for her year of service! If you missed the live broadcast, please visit our Facebook page for the full video of the ceremony! 
CATO Seniors
The CATO Senior Physicians Group will meet Tuesday, June 8 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Join your colleagues to hear from Dr. Robert Arnold, telling the true story of John Wilkes Booth. To register, please RSVP to this email.
Meeting ID: 886 6388 9091
Call In: 1-301-715-8592 (Use the Meeting ID and press pound (#) after entering)
Anyone with suggestions on future speakers may contact Dr. Charles Oberst or reply to this email. The CATO group will take a summer break in July and August and will resume with programs in September.
2021-2022 Election Results
Congratulations to all those chosen in the 2021 Election to serve GLMS over the coming year! Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor was elected to President-Elect, Dr. Patricia Purcell was elected to Vice President and Dr. Thomas Higgins was elected to Treasurer. For a list of all positions elected including At-Large Board Members, KMA Delegates, and Nominating Committee, please see page 9 in this month’s Louisville Medicine.
Spear Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor and UofL medical student Liz Smith, this year’s winners of the Richard Spear, MD, Memorial Essay Contest! This year’s topic was “How 2020 Changed Me: My Life and Medicine” The winning essays will be printed in the July edition of Louisville Medicine.

Doctors' Cup

Sign-up now for the 11th Annual GLMS Foundation Doctor’s Cup! This year’s golf scramble will be held on Monday, September 27 at Hurstbourne Country Club. To register or to donate to support our next generation of physician leaders, please visit For any questions, please contact Kimberly Risinger at

How physicians can build trust in the COVID-19 vaccines

The flyer to the left shares some valuable things you can do to improve vaccine acceptance among your patient families and even has some excellent research-based talking points that give suggestions for clear and productive conversations about COVID-19 vaccines.
New CME Opportunity
“Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV: An Introductory Course for Kentucky Primary Care Providers”
Enduring CME available: May 10, 2021 - May 10, 2022
GLMS All-Payer Roundtable
The GLMS All-Payer Roundtable was held virtually on May 6 and for the first time, all lines of business were addressed with panelists from all major payers. This event was recorded and a list of Q&As discussed are available upon request; please contact Thank you to our Moderators, Connie Leffler with Clark Just For Women Health Solutions and Mark Prussian with The Eye Care Institute. 
We rely on physician practices to notify us of issues and concerns being experienced with payers so we can advocate on your behalf. Click here or reach out to Stephanie Woods to submit an insurance hassle to GLMS.
This issue of Louisville Medicine features a farewell from Dr. Tailor as her year as GLMS President wrapped up on May 23rd. The issue also contains our GLMS and GLMS Foundation Annual Reports along with some fascinating articles on topics like theatre and opera, up-and-coming tech in medicine and even the FBI!
Write for Louisville Medicine
We are always looking for articulate writers to author a piece in Louisville Medicine! Review the themes below and if you’d like to write on any of them, please contact Kathryn Vance at
August - Urology
September - Suicide Prevention
Themes for the remainder of the year coming soon!

Dr. Klaus Boel was born and raised in Germany before calling Louisville his home. After a pediatrics residency, he joined Jeffersonville Pediatrics in Southern Indiana where he remained a partner for more than 20 years. In August 2019, he retired from that practice to become Chief Medical Officer of Clark Memorial Hospital. Read more about his story and how his team navigated COVID-19 in this month’s Dr. Who.
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