Physician Forums: Emerging Topics in Healthcare


Join your colleagues for MMA’s monthly Physician Forums – opportunities over the lunch hour to stay updated on the latest news, information, and resources on important topics affecting the practice of medicine.  Each forum will begin with a short presentation, with open discussion to follow. In this series, you will hear from experts on a variety of topics and engage with your peers from across the state of Minnesota. Members have free access to these forums; non-members will be charged a fee of $15. Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a receipt email from The Zoom meeting link will be included in that email.

Next Forum

Aug. 17 (Noon-1)  

Overview of the COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surveillance System and the Clinician's Role (partnership with Minnesota Department of Health)

Forum description: 

This session will provide an overview of the U.S. vaccine safety surveillance system and the role of the clinician in ensuring robust monitoring and reporting and providing support to persons that may have been injured from vaccination. 

At the end of this session the clinician will be able to:  

  • List four key elements of vaccine safety surveillance 
  • Describe legal reporting requirements that clinicians must observe. 
  • Discuss support measures and resources that can be offered to persons experiencing a life-altering event following vaccination.  


  • Lynn Bahta, R.N., MPH, CPH, COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach & Education, Vaccine Safety Coordinator, Immunization Clinical Consultant, Vaccine Preventable Disease Section, Minnesota Department of Health 


  • Nicholas Lehnertz, MD, MPH, MHS, Medical Specialist 2, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Register here

Upcoming Forums 

Date Topic
Sept. 14       Examining Maternal Mortality Through a Health Equity Lens (partnership with MN Chapter of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
Oct. 12 Topic TBA (partnership with University of Minnesota Medical School)
Nov. 9 Topic TBA

Accreditation and Credit Statements

The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates each internet live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A CME certificate of completion is emailed upon attending the activity and completing the evaluation. If you have questions about this process please email


The members of the faculty and planning committee for these activites have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity.

Thank you Sponsors!

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Interested in Sponsoring a 2022 Forum?

For more information regarding Physician Forum sponsorships, contact: 

Dom Weyker
Direct: 651-288-3435
Cell: 651-528-3569 

This Physician Forum, and all associated content, is being provided by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA). Content contained therein has been prepared for healthcare professionals and is for educational purposes only. Content is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s condition. The Physician Forum, and all associated content, may not be used for commercial purposes, nor may the content be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means without written approval by the MMA.