WCMS General Session Meeting Notice – November 9, 2010

This is a reminder that our next General Session is scheduled for
Tuesday, November 9, 2010.  The program is being held at the Ann Arbor City
Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor.  The Social hour will begin at 6:00
p.m., Dinner at 6:45 p.m., and the program at 7:30 p.m.

The evening's program is the "Mirror Neurons and Empathy:  A New Approach
to Treating Difficult Patients Who Push Our Buttons,"  Evangeline J.
Spindler, MD, Past President, Michigan Psychoanalytic Society; Training and
Supervising Analyst, Michigan Psychoanalytic Council; and Faculty,
University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute,
Ann Arbor, is the featured speaker.

The following are the educational objectives of the program:

  • Describe the difficult patients' emotional reactions to illness and theirtroubled relationship with their physician.
  • Identify the diagnostic value of the negative feelings evoked in us by these patients.
  • Explain the role of mirror neurons in our feelings and reactions, and their link to empathy.
  • Describe a new approach to optimize our care of difficult patients.

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.  The MSMS designates this educational
activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) .  Physicians
should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
in the activity.

Nurses: The ACCME is approved by the Board of Nursing as an acceptable
provider of continuing education for license renewal or relicensure.

The general session is supported by the Washtenaw County Medical Society
and the MSMS Physicians Insurance Agency.

Please make your reservations with the Society Office at (734)668-6241
or email your response to


-- Sallie Schiel

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