CMSS 2022 Spring Meeting:
Specialty Societies Supporting Members during Challenging Times

April 20-21, 2022
Chicago IL and Virtual

Meeting Theme

The erosion of trust in medicine and science and threats to physician autonomy during the pandemic have led to moral injury in the physician workforce. Consolidation and corporatization of medicine and excessive administrative burdens from payers and health systems have threatened physician autonomy to effectively meet the needs of the patients we serve. Recognizing the impact of the medical industrial complex on individual physicians, specialty societies have stepped up to support their members during these challenging times

At the CMSS 2022 Spring Meeting, speakers will address current threats to the physician workforce, professionalism, and autonomy and specialty society leaders will share promising practices and strategies deployed to support members during the pandemic and beyond.

Learn more about what to expect at the Spring Meeting in this video from CMSS CEO Dr. Helen Burstin

Plenary Speakers

We are delighted that the following confirmed speakers will join us at the CMSS Spring Meeting:

Opening Session:
Strategies to Counter Moral Injury
Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, MD, US Surgeon General

Recognizing and Mitigating Member Stress and Trauma
Kemia M. Sarraf, MD, MPH
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; ACGME EquityMatters faculty; Lodestar
Mark Del Monte, JD,
CEO & EVP, American Academic of Pediatrics
Salandra Thomas,
VP, IDSA; Co-Chair, CMSS DEI Professional Peer Group
Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA,
CEO, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care

Barriers to Quality Care: Reducing the Burden of Prior Authorization
Donna Cryer, JD, CEO, Global Liver Institute
Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, SonarMD
Jared Robins, MD, MBA, Executive Director, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Strategies to Support Meaningful Measurement and Improvement
Jessica Dudley, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Press Ganey
Thom Mayer, MD, NFL Players Association and LogixHealth

Navigating the Corporatization and Consolidation of Healthcare
Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, The Radiology Leadership Institute, American College of Radiology; UPMC
Janis Orlowski, MD, Chief Health Care Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges

Closing Session: 
Countering the Assault on Science and Evidence
Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Event Details

The CMSS Spring Meeting will be a Hybrid Meeting.

The in-person event will take place at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile and the adjacent American College of Surgeons Headquarters. Please note that due to limited capacity, the in-person event is limited to CMSS Members and Invited Speakers only.

The virtual event will include live-streamed session content and options to participate virtually with the CMSS Professional Peer Groups. The virtual event is open to members and non-members, however, only CMSS Members may participate in Professional Peer Group meetings.

Program Schedule

The schedule at a glance is below. Please note that all times are in CENTRAL time.

Professional Peer Group (PPG) Meetings

Please find below the planned participation for each CMSS Professional Peer Group (PPG). If a PPG is not listed below, they will not be meeting during the 2022 CMSS Spring Meeting.


The following PPG meetings will include both an in-person and virtual (Zoom) component. Hybrid PPG Meetings will all begin at 8:30am CT. For those attending in-person at ACS HQ, please note that breakfast will be available from 7:30am-8:30am CT prior to the start of PPG meetings. Please join us on the 28th Floor. For those attending virtually, please join the PPG Zoom room at 8:30am CT.

  • CEO Council
  • Chief Information Officers (CIO)
  • Continuing Professional Development Directors (CPD)
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)


The following PPG meetings will meet virtually only (via Zoom). The format of these meetings will be similar to the past several CMSS virtual meetings. You will receive a calendar invite closer to the meeting with Zoom details. If you are attending the CMSS Spring Meeting in-person, please join us for lunch at 12:45pm CT at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile.

  • Chief Operating Officers (COO) and Human Resources (HR) (10:00am – 11:30am CT)
  • Communications and Marketing (11:00am – 12:30pm CT)
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines Developers (CPG) (9:00am – 12:30pm CT)
  • Governance Support (9:30am - 11:30am)
  • Membership (10:30am – 12:30pm CT)
  • Publishing (8:30am – 11:30am CT)
  • Quality (9:00am - 12:00pm CT)
  • Simulation (time TBD)

Participation Details

Registration: Click here for Registration Details

Hotel & Travel: Click here to make your Hotel Reservations

Event Health & Safety Protocols (for in-person attendees): Click here to review complete event Health & Safety Protocols, including instructions for smooth badge pickup using CLEAR Health Pass.

To ensure safety for all in-person participants in Chicago, and unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, the CMSS Spring Meeting is a COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED event for all attendees, exhibitors, and staff. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. In the event one is not fully vaccinated due to health or religious reasons, results of a daily (taken within 24 hours prior to each meeting day) negative test must be submitted each day of participation. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.

CMSS recommends that masks be worn by all attendees, exhibitors, and staff at all times when not actively eating or drinking.

Vaccination Definition: CMSS uses the CDC definition of “fully vaccinated”. According to the CDC, a person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series (Moderna or Pfizer) or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

CMSS reserves the right to update these Health & Safety Protocols in advance of the event and will notify all registrants of any changes.