2017 WMS Annual Meeting Recap

Outgoing WMS President Sigsbee Duck, MD, RPh performs an original song about
his year as the president of the 
WMS during the 2016 WMS Annual Meeting at
Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton Park. 

Annual Meeting Features, Singing, CME, and Astronaut

CHEYENNE – Over 60 physicians, 30 vendors, 22 presenters, a handful of WWAMI students, and one astronaut descended on Jackson Lake Lodge last week for the Wyoming Medical Society (WMS) Annual Meeting.

The three-day event was highlighted by the President’s Dinner, which featured a nearly three hour program. Sigsbee Duck, MD RPh offered his final thoughts on his year as WMS president before signing a song he wrote about the board. He then introduced Paul Johnson, MD who will take over as WMS president.

The WWAMI program took center stage as Larry Kirven, MD honored Janelle Strampe, and Kayla Morrison as WMS Centennial Scholarship winners, as well as Hope (Wilson) Richards as the WWAMI Outstanding Graduate. WWAMI also offered a plaque to Stephen Brown, MD, MBA for his 10 years of service as a preceptor.

The WMS Physician of The Year, Mike Tracy, MD was then honored for his contributions to Wyoming medicine. His remarks were followed by a presentation by James Bagian, MD, PE, who shared thoughts of his time in space as an astronaut, intermingled with medical issues associated with spaceflight.

The CME agenda featured a nice balance of clinical presentations on subjects such as pediatric dermatology, and Proton Pump Inhibitors, with other subject matter including Physician Burnout, Legal Consulting, and licensure issues. Among subject matter that was new to the Annual Meeting agenda was breakouts on travel medicine, and cyber security, which ranked as some of the best, according to WMS CME speaker surveys.

The 2016 Annual Meeting is slated for 2-4 and will once again be at the Jackson Lake Lodge.


Paul Johnson, MD offers his remarks during the WMS Annual Meeting President’s
Dinner last week at Jackson 
Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.