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Because of the COVID-19 virus, please confirm live conferences/trainings/workshops are still scheduled. Pima County Medical Society will do its best to keep information updated. 

You Have More Time to Share Your Knowledge at ABMS Conference 2021

Call for Sessions and Posters has been extended until May 9!

Submit a session or poster and share your innovations that advance board certification for physicians and the patients they serve! ABMS Conference 2021 is an excellent opportunity for health care professionals to disseminate innovative collaborations, evidence-based research, and best practices that accelerate the transformation of board certification and the delivery of high-quality care.

The ABMS Conference 2021 program planning committee seeks high-quality sessions and posters for virtual presentation that address one or more of the topics below.

  • Advances Board Certification’s Impact on Public Health and National Quality Priorities 
  • Accelerates the Adoption of Innovative Certification Assessments Relevant to the Health Care Environment
  • Evolves the ABMS Certification Standards
  • Promotes Positive Professionalism

See the complete list of topics and sub-topics.


The virtual conference will take place September 28 and 29, 2021. All submissions are due by May 9 at 11:59 pm CT. Questions? Contact

ABMS Conference 2021  is the premier conference on board certification with a focus on physician assessment, quality improvement, professionalism, and professional development. At this annual event, you will expand your knowledge, share best practices, connect with your peers, and engage in professional development opportunities — all in a virtual environment adapted to provide you with a great online experience!

Go to for the latest information and details.

Integrative Medicine Summit 2021

Wednesday, May 5-Friday, May 7, 2021

Clinical Challenges and Solutions

Three days of leading-edge virtual learning about integrative health.

Integrative Medicine Summit 2021: Clinical Challenges and Solutions brings together physicians, researchers, experts, and authors for 3 exciting days of exploring integrative health. The 100 percent virtual conference will feature speakers including Andrew Weil, MD, Valter Longo, PhD, and Sandra Hassink, MD, and cover immunology and infectious diseases; neurology and brain science; and other hot topics in integrative medicine.

Click here to review the agenda. Click here to register.

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Associations (AzHHA) Thoughtful Life Conversations

Advance Care Planning for Healthcare Professionals

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

8-9:30 a.m.

This 1.5-hour workshop provides resources for healthcare professionals on Arizona laws, which forms to use and outlines a clear process to communicate effectively with their patients about the value of advance care planning. While no one likes to talk about dying, this workshop provides an evidence-based approach and examples of proven communication strategies that result in completion of advance directives. Objectives are to define the process of advance care planning, review the evidence of effective messaging, discuss terminology, statutes, and forms, discuss how to approach the conversation and overcome barriers; review how to document the conversation, and discuss when to review and update these documents.

  • Click here to register for May 11 virtual event at 8 a.m.

Introduction to POLST:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

10-11 a.m.

This one-hour workshop equips healthcare professionals with knowledge and resources to begin using POLST in Arizona. The objectives are to describe what POLST is at the state and national level, explain why POLST is important, define the population for POLST, when to begin the conversation and who completes POLST, describe the process for completing, reviewing and updating POLST,  and learn the process of submitting healthcare planning documents to the Arizona Healthcare Directive Registry.

The target audience is healthcare professionals who plan on using POLST or caring for patients/residents who have a POLST in all care settings.

  • Click here to register for May 19 virtual event at 10 a.m.
  • Click here to register for June 25 virtual event at 10 a.m.

Women’s Health Symposium

Thursday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

The 5th Annual Rural Women’s Health Symposium has been postponed to August 5-6, 2021. The safety and health of our participants, speakers and exhibitors is vital, therefore we are continuously monitoring the evolution of COVID-19. We will inform everyone with any changes and will adjust to the new norms of health and safety. We are also in the initial planning stages to host a virtual event this August of 2020 and will send out details for those who are interested in attending.  Thank you for understanding as we make changes and decisions.

5th Annual Rural Women’s Health Symposium: Advancing Health Equity for Women

This year’s theme is Advancing Health Equity for Women. The goal for this symposium is to explore a wide variety of approaches and factors that can impact women’s health through a health equity lens. “By health equity, we mean everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health” (APHA). Find out more about inequities in this linked APHA document. We hope to raise awareness and increase knowledge of health related issues among women and health equity in rural Arizona.

2020 Virtual Event Information: More details coming soon.

Contact: Lorraine at or (602) 218-3917.

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