2017 KMA Annual Meeting

The 2017 KMA Annual Meeting will be

held Aug. 25 - 27 at the Hyatt Regency,


Friday, Aug. 25

"Meet the Mandates" (see more info below)

Saturday, Aug. 26

Kentucky Physicians Leadership Academy

Sunday, Aug. 27

Caucus Meetings and House of Delegates




News to Use

List of 2017 Resolutions / 2017 Resolutions

KMA Constitution and Bylaws

2017 Sunsetting policies

Deceased KMA Members Since 2016 Annual Meeting

New and Rejoin Members

Membership Report by County

Thank you to KMA Corporate Affiliates for supporting KMA this year, including the Annual Meeting.

To become a KMA Corporate Affiliate, simply fill out the application and send it, along with payment, to the Kentucky Medical Association, ATTN: Mary Branham, 9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 850, Louisville, KY 40222-5178.

Reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Louisville (1-888-421-1442)

Hyatt Regency Louisville Floor Plan

List of officer, trustee and AMA positions to be filled for the 2018 Association year to be elected by the KMA House of Delegates on August 27. Email Jenny Parks at parks@kyma.org to submit a nomination.


Leadership in Action: Take the Lead
in Solving the Opioid Epidemic

KMA Annual Meeting Speakers

Attendees at the education portion of the KMA Annual Meeting -- The Kentucky Physicians Leadership Academy -- can earn CME credits for House Bill 1. The afternoon session will include several presentations:

  • Use of opioids in an inpatient setting
  • Prescribing statistics and trends, as well as an overview of KASPER
  • Prescribing limitations and an overview of House Bill 333, which passed in 2017
  • Stories of medically assisted treatment, as told in the KET documentary, "Inside the Opioid Epidemic"

Phillip Chang, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
UK HealthCare

Dave Hopkins
Program Manager

Sarah Spurlock
Stites and Harbison

KET Producers
"Inside the Opioid Epidemic"

Get Your Mandated CME
It's the end of the three-year cycle. Have you met the mandated CME for these topics? Register for KMA's Meet the Mandates, free to members, to get all the hours you need in one day.

House Bill 1      Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma           Domestic Violence


House Bill 1

Take the lead in solving Kentucky's opioid epidemic and earn the mandated 4.5 hours CME credit on House Bill 1 during Friday's Meet the Mandates.

Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland”, named one of the best books of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal and Slate.com., will discuss the origins of opioids, the use of these pain killers as recreational drugs and how they connect with the explosion in heroin use.

Ivana Grahovac will speak on recovery support and addiction disorders from her own personal experience in long-term recovery from substance abuse.

Sarah Spurlock will speak about House Bill 333, which limits issuance of a prescription for a Schedule II controlled substance for treatment of acute pain to a three day supply. 

Renee Shaw, Justin Allen and Laura Krueger, KET producers who cover the public health crisis surrounding prescription painkillers and heroin in Kentucky and the nation, will share their insights. Session will also include a panel discussion with experts in the field.

Sam Quinones
Author and Journalist



Renee Shaw
KET producer

Ivana Grahovac
 Facing Addiction, Inc.



Justin Allen
KET producer

Sarah Spurlock Attorney, Stites and Harbison



Laura Krueger
KET producer

Pediatric Head Trauma

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Christina Howard, M.D., FAAFP
Chief of Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine at the University of Kentucky

Dr. Howard, a child abuse pediatrician, will educate physicians on the signs of abusive head trauma and child physical abuse and provide guidance on what they can do. House Bill 157 requires pediatricians, radiologists, family practitioners, and emergency medicine and urgent care physicians to complete 1 hour of training on this subject that is approved by the KBML prior to December 31, 2017.

Pediatric Head Trauma

Domestic Violence

Caitlin Willenbrink Training coordinator at The Center for Women and Families

Willenbrink will discuss the challenges facing domestic violence victims—along with statistics and reporting requirements of physicians. Primary care physicians, who are granted licensure after July 1, 1996, are required to successfully complete the course within three years of the date of initial licensure.