Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 26!
The Medical Society is pleased to announce that our 2019 annual meeting speaker will be Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, chief medical officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, same location as the 2018 annual meeting.
Dr. Singh’s appearance follows on the heels of last year’s highly successful annual meeting featuring U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, which drew some 350 attendees.
As chief medical officer Dr. Singh serves as the primary medical advisor to the assistant secretary for health on the development and implementation of HHS-wide public health policy recommendations. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health includes 11 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General, 12 advisory committees and 10 regional offices. Dr. Singh’s portfolio includes issues related to pain medicine, including opioid use and misuse, medical ethics and public health.
Dr. Singh has been a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine for the past 13 years.
She has been active in national medical organizations, serving as the vice chair of the National Physicians Council on Health Policy, and editorial board member of the Pain Physician journal for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Watch for further announcements on the meeting including registration information.