A Note from the President
January 9, 2018
Dear Baltimore Guild Members, Friends and Colleagues in Health Care,
As the new term president of the Baltimore Guild-Catholic Medical Association (BG-CMA), I am delighted to catch you up on the Guild’s efforts and status of our 2018 program! Besides offering our own program, the BG-CMA serves as a local area network of the national Catholic Medical Association (CMA), and shares communications from other guilds as well.
Many of you discovered the CMA and the BG-CMA in your own personal search for a Catholic Faith connection, dialogue, and support from and among fellow physicians and the broader health professions field. That was my journey, also, over 10 years ago. I’ve appreciated the forum for discussing common societal ethics and healthcare issues challenging the practice of medicine in Faith, along with the spiritual support and development enjoyed in this professional fellowship. The CMA serves, too, as a Faith and Medicine education/support source for our medical and health professions students. The BG-CMA itself supports efforts of two Catholic Medical Student Association (CMSA) medical school chapters — one at the Univ. of Maryland, the other at Johns Hopkins.
Enclosed below is our current 2018 schedule of planned/projected activities. Please save the dates on your calendar and look for email announcements and flyers as events near.
Enclosed, too, is the BG-CMA membership registration and annual renewal form.
Our programs are open attendance; however, it is your sustained membership, along with program participation, that gives the BG-CMA voice and visibility. To keep the light of the BG-CMA brightly visible, we also need to grow our membership. Please share this information with your friends and colleagues! (Dues where applicable, remain nominal to encourage membership and growth.)
The Guild seeks your input for guild program and activities. All offerings result from the efforts of a working board of volunteer guild members, including representatives of our larger health professions demographic. We want to keep our program in tune with the needs and interests of our membership and our larger Faith community. We look to hold a brief membership meeting on one of our activity dates, for in person dialogue with you.
Please visit our website, www.bg-cma.org, for information and event postings. You may also submit inquiries and contact requests on the website.
Shirley Reddoch, MD, FAAP
BG-CMA, President 2018-2019
BG-CMA Activities 2018 planned/projected
Saturday AM, January 27, 2018—BG-CMA Fellowship Mass and breakfast. Mass at 9AM, St. Philip Neri Church, Linthicum, MD. Fellowship breakfast follows at local diner (pay as you go). For breakfast seating, RSVP to Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday AM, March 24, 2018 – Mass, Speaker (CME projected), discussion following (Details in future flyer)
Saturday AM, June 9, 2018 – Mass, Speaker (CME projected), discussion following (Details in future flyer)
Sunday, October 14, 2018 –Annual White Mass at Baltimore Basilica w/post Mass activity (Details in future flyer)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Advent Retreat hosted by BG-CMA Chaplain
(Details in future flyer)
The BG-CMA also encourages participation in the annual March For Life
(January 19, 2018, Washington, DC)
National Catholic Medical Association
Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp
June 18 -24, 2018
87th Annual Educational Conference
September 20 – 22, 2018
Visit www.cathmed.org for further information on national CMA programs