Saturday, October 26, 2019
5:00 - 11:00pm
Brick South, Thompson’s Point,
Portland, Maine
Please join us this fall when the Maine Medical Association celebrates the past 65 years of consecutive leadership and their accomplishments.

The evening will begin with a cocktail social with MMA membership past and present, friends and dignitaries from across our state and beyond. You’ll see historical videos from 2003 & 2013 with interviews and key points from the Association’s rich history.

The evening will commence with a sit-down dinner followed by noted speakers leading off with our Governor, the Honorable Janet Mills, to a short video of friends who could not attend.

The evening will be capped with dancing and fun for all.

This is a unique occasion to mingle with your peers in a relaxed social setting that you won’t want to miss.
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Celebrating Our Leaders

Gordon H. Smith, 1993-2019

Mr. Smith, is a native of Winthrop, Maine and a graduate of the University of Maine and Boston College Law School. He began a 39-year relationship with MMA when he was appointed outside legal counsel in September of 1979. He became in-house counsel in 1981 and Executive Vice President in 1993 and retired in January of 2019.

Frank O. Stred, 1979-1993

Mr. Stred was a native of Pennsylvania and came to Maine first to attend Bates College. Following graduation from Bates College he earned a Master's Degree at Bradley University and began a successful career in business including positions at General Mills and Central Maine Power Company. He served as Executive Director of MMA from 1979 to 1993.

Daniel F. Hanley, MD. 1955-1979

Dr. Hanley, was a native of Massachusetts and served as the first full-time Executive Director of the Maine Medical Association from 1955 to 1979. He also maintained a family practice in Brunswick, was the Bowdoin College physician and was a physician for the U.S. Olympic Committee. Following his work at MMA, Dr. Hanley became Executive Director of the Maine Medical Assessment Foundation which he founded.

MMA Mission Statement

The Association works to support Maine physicians, to advance the quality of medicine in Maine and to promote the health of all Maine citizens.

Our goal is to be the premier healthcare organization in Maine, recognized by all physicians and the public as the leader and voice of the physician community.

Evening Agenda

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Brick South, Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME.
Free Valet Parking at the door
5:00 to 6:30pm
Cocktail Party
Norman, Hanson & DeTroy Sponsor

6:30 to 7:30pm

Medical Mutual, Table Wine Sponsor

Sponsorship recognitions by Andrew MacLean

7:30 to 8:30pm
Remarks / Speakers - Event Emcee Gary Crocker
The Honorable Janet T. Mills
Governor of Maine
The Honorable Angus S. King
United States Senator, Maine
Robert McAfee, MD
Past American Medical Association & Maine Medical Association President
Steven R. Michaud
President, Maine Hospital Association
D. Brent Mulgrew
Past Executive Director of Ohio Medical Association
Andrew B. MacLean
Chief Executive Officer, Maine Medical Association
8:30 to 11:00pm
Dancing with live band Plush

MMA History

The Maine Medical Association was founded on April 28, 1853 when 27 physicians met at the Tontine Hotel in Brunswick pursuant to a call “addressed to a portion of the medical profession throughout the state.” The objectives of the Association were stated to be the “promotion of medical science and the regulation of the practice of medicine and surgery in this state.” Dr. James McKeen of Topsham was chosen as its chairman and Dr. John D. Lincoln, Secretary. Dr. Isaac Lincoln was chosen to serve as President until the first annual meeting, which was scheduled for June 9, 1853 in Augusta. In its first year, the membership consisted of 82 physicians.

The Association has met at least annually since 1853. During the Second World War, the Office of Price Administration prohibited the annual conventions at various resort hotels for three years because of restrictions on fuel and travel. However, an annual business session was held each of these years.

From 1955 to the present time, the Association has had consistent leadership and a very stable staff and has become a strong advocate at the State House and in the regulatory agencies. Membership is currently at 4,300 with over 3,000 active members. With a budget of $1.3 million and a staff of 15 hard-working individuals, MMA has become a modern, knowledge-based organization, operating two nonprofit foundations, managing nearly a dozen medical specialty organizations and a fully staffed Medical Professional Health Program serving physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and other health professionals. Offering a wide range of programs, educational resources, products and services to its members, the organization is well respected both in Maine and nationally.

Fun Facts: The MMA seal was developed by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, father of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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