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President's Message

Dear Members,

The time is approaching for the Illinois State Medical Society’s House of Delegates meeting. There are a number of interesting resolutions being proposed coming from our county and as well as others. Those resolutions will be available for anyone to read a few weeks prior to the April meeting. Any and all comments would be welcome.

Looking ahead, we will have the pleasure of hearing Dr. Azmey Matarieh talk on “Reducing the Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and for the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism,” coming up on Thursday, March 10th. He will educate us on the drug Xarelto. The program, sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will be eye-opening for those doctors that have patients with blood clot and stroke risks. I’ve seen him in action and have heard him speak, and he is both informative and entertaining.

If you would like to bring a potential member, please call the office and reserve a spot. A quick reminder, since it is being sponsored by a pharmaceutical company, only licensed healthcare workers will be able to attend.

As always, if you have any concerns, ideas, or suggestions please contact the office or one of the board members.


Dr. Andrew Ward

KCMS President

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