A Note from the President

January 2017

Dear Baltimore Guild Member / Potential Member:

In 2017, the Baltimore Guild of the Catholic Medical Association (BG-CMA) plans to present a variety of local area educational talks in addition to religious and social events. Last year’s expert talks on Rights of Conscience and Genetic Engineering received excellent feedback.

The BG-CMA is a physician-led organization. Membership in our guild affords the opportunity to fellowship with dedicated, like-minded colleagues and receive spiritual support to help us navigate our way through ethical challenges. We aim to strengthen and broaden our understanding of contemporary issues involving the medical profession, looking through the lens of our Catholic faith.

We are proud to offer CME’s for qualifying educational conferences through Saint Agnes Healthcare, Inc., and we are pleased to extend membership to nurses, allied health professionals, and members of the clergy and religious life, and medical and allied health students, etc.

You will note that the 2017 Membership Registration Form affords opportunities for additional donations, beyond the annual dues. Designated medical student contributions will be used only to help defray the cost of sponsoring the attendance of medical students from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland for special CMA sponsored events. Additional donations, beyond the annual membership help defray other expenditures (i.e. speaker fees, site usage fees, printed materials, White Mass expenses).

Your generosity is always appreciated.

As always, I look forward to seeing you at our local events throughout the upcoming year and at our national meeting in Denver, September 2017.

Sincerely yours,
Robert Sawyer, M.D.
Baltimore Guild-Catholic Medical Association