The Wyoming Medical Society’s marquee event of the year is getting a makeover for 2018. The Medical Society’s Annual Meeting will see changes in format, location, and even time of the year in 2018, taking place Jan. 19-21 at Snow King Resort in Jackson.
On June 1 at Jackson Lake Lodge, the WMS Board of Trustees voted to change the organization’s Annual Meeting from a three-day summer event heavy on medical lectures to a winter meeting with less classroom time, more social offerings, and time on the world-class slopes of Teton County.
“WMS is listening to its members who have long told us that our value is in connecting physicians across the state and operating as a catalyst in strengthening the state’s medical community,” said WMS Executive Director Sheila Bush. “This new meeting format is one that our board believes will allow member physicians time to discuss the issues facing Wyoming physicians while not spending all day in meeting rooms, and away from family.”
An afternoon medical education lecture will kick off the Annual Meeting followed by the traditional welcome reception open to all attendees. Saturday medical education lectures will take place in the morning with shuttles available Saturday to take attendees to the slopes before returning in the late afternoon for more time with vendors, and the President’s Dinner.
In years past, the WMS has held a membership lunch as a time to attend to its organizational business. In 2018, that will be replaced by a membership breakfast on Sunday, followed by specialty society meetings. A WMS Board of Trustees Meeting would also take place during the weekend.
The impact of one fewer day and a meeting outside of Grand Teton National Park will have a positive impact on the wallet for attendees and vendors alike. WMS has negotiated a room rate of $149 per night with Snow King, which is a difference of $100 per night from its 2017 meeting. To make a reservation into the WMS room block, click here.
Exhibitors and sponsors of the WMS Annual Meeting will also see a substantial change to their costs to be a part of the meeting. WMS has lowered its rates for booth space from $950 to $600. There will be additional charges for those interested in attending the President’s Dinner and other events.
Rooms may be reserved under the WMS Room Block by calling Snow King Mountain at 307-733-5200 and asking for the WMS Annual Meeting Room Block.
More information on speakers and other CME efforts will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on the event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 307-635-2424.