Welcome to the new IOMC website! We hope that you will be as excited as we are about the improvements and features you will find. Please take a few minutes to explore the site. Update your profile and upload a photo. It’s also possible to upload a Biosketch if you’d like. Let us know if there are elements you’d like to add. Among the new features is the forum. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on topics of importance. Right now, there are three topics ready for comment—healthcare reform/change,the opioid epidemic, and gun violence. Let us know if there is another topic of significance that you think IOMC fellows would like to discuss.
If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to sign up for the Leadership Breakfast coming up on April 5 th . The topic—Housing is Healthcare—continues the theme for this year of addressing issues that impact health, but are outside the realm of medical practice. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting and Dinner. It will be held on Thursday, June 8 th at the Union League Club.
Finally, take this opportunity to pay your 2017 dues if they are still outstanding. We know you’ll find the website site a much easier interface.
Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS
President, Institute of Medicine of Chicago