Oklahoma Physicians to Convene for Annual Meeting

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Oklahoma State Medical Association

    OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician members of the Oklahoma
 State Medical Association will convene in Oklahoma City this Thursday through
 Sunday, April 26-29, 2001, for the Association's Annual Meeting at the Myriad
 Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel.  This year's meeting theme, "Unity:
 Working Together to Make a Difference," was selected by incoming OSMA
 President Gary F. Strebel, MD, and reflects the Association's continuing focus
 on member communication and public health education.
     Highlights of the meeting include the Inaugural Banquet at the National
 Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum wherein Dr. Strebel and incoming OSMA
 Alliance President Linda Leemaster will be honored.  Dr. Strebel, of Oklahoma
 City, and Mrs. Leemaster, of Norman, will assume the responsibilities of their
 respective positions during the meeting and will each serve for one full year.
 In addition, Robert J. Weedn, MD, of Duncan, and Mary Ann Couch, of Muskogee,
 will be recognized for their contributions to the OSMA and Alliance as 2000-
 2001 presidents.
     Guests of the two groups will include J. Edward Hill, MD, AMA Trustee,
 from Tupelo, Mississippi; Wilfred Watkins, MD, member of the American Medical
 Political Action Committee (AMPAC) Board of Directors, from Nampa, Idaho; Phil
 Berry, Jr., MD, cofounder of the Southwest Transplant Foundation, from Dallas,
 Texas; Susan Paddack, AMA Alliance President, from Ada, Oklahoma; Hazel Lewis,
 AMA Alliance Executive Director, from Chicago, Illinois; and Carol Sparkman,
 Southern Medical Auxiliary President-elect, from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
     During the meeting, OSMA members who represent their respective counties
 will comprise the House of Delegates and will consider the recommended
 resolutions that serve to establish the policy of the Association during the
 coming year.  Elections for OSMA offices will also be held; delegates will
 vote for President-elect, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer, as well as
 AMA delegates and alternates, Board positions for various component entities
 of the Association, and District Trustees and Alternate Trustees.
     The Oklahoma State Medical Association is comprised of 5,000 MD and DO
 physicians representing various medical specialties from across the state.
 OSMA members also belong to and participate in the activities of 43 component
 county medical societies in the state, and all OSMA members are also members
 of the American Medical Association.
 
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SOURCE Oklahoma State Medical Association
    OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician members of the Oklahoma
 State Medical Association will convene in Oklahoma City this Thursday through
 Sunday, April 26-29, 2001, for the Association's Annual Meeting at the Myriad
 Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel.  This year's meeting theme, "Unity:
 Working Together to Make a Difference," was selected by incoming OSMA
 President Gary F. Strebel, MD, and reflects the Association's continuing focus
 on member communication and public health education.
     Highlights of the meeting include the Inaugural Banquet at the National
 Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum wherein Dr. Strebel and incoming OSMA
 Alliance President Linda Leemaster will be honored.  Dr. Strebel, of Oklahoma
 City, and Mrs. Leemaster, of Norman, will assume the responsibilities of their
 respective positions during the meeting and will each serve for one full year.
 In addition, Robert J. Weedn, MD, of Duncan, and Mary Ann Couch, of Muskogee,
 will be recognized for their contributions to the OSMA and Alliance as 2000-
 2001 presidents.
     Guests of the two groups will include J. Edward Hill, MD, AMA Trustee,
 from Tupelo, Mississippi; Wilfred Watkins, MD, member of the American Medical
 Political Action Committee (AMPAC) Board of Directors, from Nampa, Idaho; Phil
 Berry, Jr., MD, cofounder of the Southwest Transplant Foundation, from Dallas,
 Texas; Susan Paddack, AMA Alliance President, from Ada, Oklahoma; Hazel Lewis,
 AMA Alliance Executive Director, from Chicago, Illinois; and Carol Sparkman,
 Southern Medical Auxiliary President-elect, from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
     During the meeting, OSMA members who represent their respective counties
 will comprise the House of Delegates and will consider the recommended
 resolutions that serve to establish the policy of the Association during the
 coming year.  Elections for OSMA offices will also be held; delegates will
 vote for President-elect, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer, as well as
 AMA delegates and alternates, Board positions for various component entities
 of the Association, and District Trustees and Alternate Trustees.
     The Oklahoma State Medical Association is comprised of 5,000 MD and DO
 physicians representing various medical specialties from across the state.
 OSMA members also belong to and participate in the activities of 43 component
 county medical societies in the state, and all OSMA members are also members
 of the American Medical Association.
 
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