April GLMS Update
April GLMS Update
April 26, 2024
Check today to make sure you’ve paid your 2024 dues!
If you would like to check on your membership dues status, email Onvia McDaniel at membership@glms.org or call 502-736-6302.
To ensure no disruption in your membership status or benefits, pay your dues online: www.glms.org (click on My Membership, then Pay My Dues).
The Policy & Advocacy Team will meet virtually this summer to craft resolutions for the KMA Annual Meeting. Meeting dates are being finalized, so be on the lookout for an email with more information soon. If you have not been involved with our P&A Team in the past, but would like to learn more, please contact Kathryn Vance at kathryn.vance@glms.org.
The 2024 KMA Annual Meeting will be held August 23-25 in a new location this year, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Louisville. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Voices and Visions: Influencing the Future of Kentucky Healthcare.” The event will examine trends, workforce issues, emerging technologies and clinical considerations, and how AI is impacting the delivery of health care across the state. More details on the KMA Annual Meeting, including registration, will be available soon.
You’re Invited! 2024 President’s Celebration
Please join us as we honor Dr. Patricia Purcell’s year as GLMS President and welcome Dr. Lewis Hargett as incoming GLMS President on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the Kentucky Derby Museum. You should have received an email last week with more information and a link to RSVP. You can also RSVP here by May 5. This family-friendly event is open to all GLMS members. We look forward to seeing you there!
14th annual Doctor’s Cup – September 30, 2024
September might seem like a long time from now, but it will be here before you know it! Save the date for our annual GLMS Foundation Doctor’s Cup and make plans to sign up with your team or as a sponsor! More info at glms.org/foundation/2024doctorscup/.
The UofL Dean of Students annually acknowledges outstanding students through a variety of awards. This year, the ULSOM AMA/KMA chapter won two awards: Outstanding Academic/Educational Program and Student Organization of the Year (50+). Chapter President Caitlin Reichard, M2, was present to accept the awards on the organization’s behalf. 
GLMS Foundation Senior Physicians Speaker Series
Joern Soltau, MD – Chair UofL Department of Ophthalmology, Director of Glaucoma Services
“Glaucoma - Why Is It Important?”
Tuesday, May 7, at noon via Zoom
Meeting ID: 815 2339 1345 #
Call In: 1-646-931-3860 (Use the Meeting ID and press pound (#) after entering)
RSVP by replying to this email or calling 502-736-6366.
Please click here to read the Health Department’s recommendations for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1).
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.
Community can take many forms: those who share a language, a workout group to keep each other accountable, those with a unique common hobby. Regardless of its origin, building community takes time and commitment, but provides us a “safety net” to catch us when we fall. Read more about how our members are building community in their lives in this month’s Louisville Medicine.
Searching for Dr. Who!
Did you take a unique path to get where you are today in medicine? What was your journey like through medical school, residency and beyond? Do you have an interesting hobby outside the hospital or clinic walls? We have a diverse community full of physicians with fascinating stories – and we want to highlight them. If you or someone you know would make a great subject for an upcoming Dr. Who profile, please reach out to Kathryn Vance at kathryn.vance@glms.org.
New Louisville Medicine themes are here!
July Physician Leaders Driving Change and Impacting Lives – due 6/1
Good physician leaders must balance clinical expertise with leadership qualities like strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, and managerial abilities to effectively navigate the complexities of modern health care. What do you admire in leaders and what skills do you try to implement yourself? How do you lead behind the scenes? What does it look like to lead?

August – Strength in Numbers: The Power of Organized Medicine – due 7/1
With the ever-changing health care landscape, having a constant is important. Belonging to organized medicine offers a way to connect, learn, advocate and collaborate for the betterment of health care delivery and patient outcomes. Tell us about why you choose to be engaged with organized medicine like GLMS or specialty societies.

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
November – The Digital Revolution: Exploring Technology in Medicine – due 10/1
December – Physician, Healer, Advocate: Embracing the Roles of Medicine – due 11/1
January – Beyond Borders: Health Care Around the World – due 12/1
February – Prescribing Change – due 1/1
March – Embracing Change in Modern Health Care – due 2/1
April – Answering the Call to Medicine – due 3/1
Please reach out to Kathryn Vance at kathryn.vance@glms.org if you’d like to share your thoughts in an upcoming issue.
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