Physician concerns regarding Maintenance of Certification and Maintenance of Licensure will be the topic of the annual Hippocrates Society Lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Ces & Judy’s Catering, 10405 Clayton Rd.
Paul Kempen, MD, PhD, will present, “Certification, Regulation and Organized Physician Resolve: Past, Present and Future.” Dr. Kempen has been a leader in investigating and illuminating the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) programs since 2010, and actively educates and informs physician groups to help understand the available choices and opportunities necessary to preserve physician autonomy.
An anesthesiologist, Dr. Kempen is now in private community practice after decades in academic practice in the United States. American born, with medical school education and training in Germany and with additional residency training at the University of Michigan, he repeatedly identifies the absence of the ABMS and FSMB programs in other countries without any detriment to quality care. He has introduced the economic term “regulatory capture” to refer to the use of laws to create compliance with corporate self-serving programs.
Invitations to the Hippocrates Society Lecture will be mailed to the SLMMS membership in late August. The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., then a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. immediately followed by the lecture. CME credit will be available for the lecture. The event is free to SLMMS members, but this year there will be a $40 charge for spouses, guests and any non-members. An RSVP is required. Contact the SLMMS office for more information.