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


Professional Peer Group (PPG) Meetings

The following PPGs met during the CMSS Spring Meeting:


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


  • Chief Operating Officers (COO) and Human Resources (HR)
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines Developers (CPG)
  • Governance Support
  • Membership
  • Publishing
  • Quality
  • Simulation