June 10-13, 2015 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) continued its 40th anniversary celebration at the 122ndAnnual Georgia State Medical Association‘s (GSMA) Convention and Scientific Assembly in Hilton Head, SC. MSM’s presence was big at the annual event as faculty (both current and former) made presentations, speeches and held receptions.
MSM sponsored the 122nd GSMA’s Welcome Reception, where MSM President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice spoke and gave a warm welcome to all the attendees. Dr. Rice also spoke at the Annual Family Health Luncheon, where she promoted healthy eating and exercise – two of Dr. Rice’s passions. Additionally, MSM’s Dr. Yolanda Wimberly gave an in-depth presentation updating attendees on Graduate Medical Education. And in the spirit of celebrating MSM’s 40thanniversary, MSM’s first president, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, whose book “Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine” won him the 2015 Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, hosted a Presidential Reception and book signing.
The annual GSMA convention, which began in 1893, features several programs, workshops and discussions where medical and science professionals educate and share the latest information on medical treatments, finances, scientific developments, technology, and ways to reduce health disparity.