Education Program

Educational Program

The 2021 NDMA Annual Meeting featured excellent speakers and also allowed for continuing medical education credits.

Physician Leadership in Shaping the Future of Medicine

Gerald E. Harmon, MD
President, American Medical Association

The educational session kicked off with American Medical Association President Gerald Harmon, MD who provided an AMA update and discuss broad trends in U.S. health care and key advocacy issues for physicians that go far beyond COVID-19.


Serving North Dakota Today and Tomorrow

Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH
UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Dean & Vice President for Health Affairs

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Dean & Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Joshua Wynne shares insights on the latest developments for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and how it may impact the future of health care for the medical profession and patient care.

The Risks and Benefits of Righteous Indignation

Andrew McLean, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor and Chair, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Dr. McLeans presentation, How to Get Your Point Across and Effect Change Amid Potential (and often self-inflicted) Obstacles shared a most inspiring twist on how to come to common ground with those resistent to concepts and actions best for health. 


The Power of a Health Care Advocate


Senator Judy Lee
West Fargo
District 13
  Representative Corey Mock
Grand Forks
District 42


Representative Emily O'Brien
Grand Forks
District 42
  Representative Greg Westlind
District 15

A panel featuring North Dakota Legislators shared how advocacy makes a difference in health care policy. The panel provided great insight. Some tips on advocacy provided by the panel included:

  • Know the issues and barriers; provide a solution
  • Provide sources for information
  • Be prepared to respond to questions
  • Make your self available as a resource
  • Keep in mind, there are many sides to many issues
  • Preparation is paramount: be committed to finding a solution
  • Remember that change is incremental
  • Keep in mind, it is important to do what is the best for North Dakota

Thank you to everyone who participated in the October 1st Annual Meeting Educational Session.


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