Summary of the Roy’s Restaurant PAMS Quarterly Meeting

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The first PAMS quarterly meeting of the year 2015 took place at Roy’s Restaurant in downtown Chicago.

The meeting was organized by our members and chaired by the President, Dr. K. Krol.  24 PAMS members were in attendance.

The event was sponsored by the Wealth Planning Network, represented by President Michael Jankowski and vice-president Larry Gatz.

The representatives of the Wealth Planning Network talked about creating sound financial plans for medical professionals, as well as retirement and estate-planning strategies.

Dr. Krol introduced a new member of PAMS: Dr. Kathy Tynus.  Dr. Tynus is also the President-Elect of the Chicago Medical Society, and she talked about the benefits of a CMS membership and future cooperation between the organizations.

A short summary of our 65th Physicians Ball was presented. The event turned out to be a great success and generated a lot of positive feedback. Over 500 guests attended. We were honored by the presence of the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner.

Our organization participated this year in many community events. On January 12, 2015, Dr. Krol was invited to the Governor Inauguration Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois. PAMS was one of the few Polonia organizations from Chicago invited to this event.

On March 2, 2015, Dr. Krol participated in the Pulaski Day Celebration at the Polish Museum of America.

PAMS was a co-sponsor of the 68th Annual  Midwest Clinical Conference organized by the Chicago Medical Society on March 13 and 14, 2015. This 2-day CME meeting was attended by Dr. E. Radwanska, Dr. Szpindor and Dr. K. Krol.

We also discussed the upcoming events for members of PAMS. Everybody was invited to take part in the Polish Constitution Day Parade on May 2, 2015.

After the official part of the meeting everybody enjoyed a delicious Hawaiian-style dinner.

Written by:

Dr. Kornelia Krol

President of the PAMS

PAMS Quarterly Meeting and Wealth Planning Advice @ Roy’s Restaurant

You are Cordially Invited to the Polish-American Medical Society’s March Quarterly Meeting & Educational Event, hosted by Wealth Planning Network. Please email: INFO@WPN360.com to RSVP by March 19th.

Sunday March 22nd at Roy’s Restaurant

720 N State St Chicago, IL 60654

www.RoysRestaurant.com

Agenda

3:00PM – Registration

3:30PM – Meeting opening by president Dr. Kornelia Król

3:40PM – Lecture: “ADDRESSING THE MAJOR FINANCIAL CONCERNS FOR PHYSICIANS” by Michael Jankowski and Larry Gatz, Wealth Planning Network

4:30PM – Summary of the 65th Physicians’ Ball by treasurer Dr. Adam Cios and President Dr. Kornelia Król

4:45PM – 2015 PAMS Events Calendar

5:15 – Open discussion with appetizers, salad, dinner and desert

“ADDRESSING THE MAJOR FINANCIAL CONCERNS FOR PHYSICIANS”

  • TAX MINIMIZATION: Your IRAS represent your highest taxable assets (up to 70% income and estate taxes). Learn how to effectively structure your retirement accounts to save you and your heirs from paying unnecessary taxes.
  • ASSET PROTECTION: Learn how family limited partnerships, LLCS, and children’s trusts can protect you and your family from malpractice, lawsuits, and divorce.
  • CHARITABLE GIVING: Learn how charitable trusts and private family foundations can substantially reduce your current income taxes by up to 50% and avoid estate taxes, all while leaving a legacy to your favorite charities.
  • MARKET VOLATILITY: Learn about the different investment options available, and about safe money options that provide upside potential while protecting your principal.

This educational event will be presented by Michael Jankowski and Larry Gatz of Wealth Planning Network. Michael and Larry have been named as “Top Financial Advisers for Doctors” by medical economics magazine, and are distinguished presenters and contributors to several local and national publications.

Wealth Planning Network is Chicago Magazine’s Five Star award winning firm, specializing in helping physicians meet their retirement objectives and maximize their estate planning goals.

PHONE: (708) 481-4000 EMAIL: INFO@WPN360.COM

WEBSITE: WWW.WPN360.COM

PLEASE Email: INFO@WPN360.COM to RSVP by March 19th

PAMS Quarterly Meeting 11/16/2014 at Shaw’s Crab House

On November 16th, PAMS met at Shaw’s Crab House for a general meeting. The meeting was sponsored by Medtronic Neuromodulation with representative Mr. Steve Willuweit in attendance. The meeting began with Dr. Lukas Chebes giving an informative presentation titled “Spinal cord stimulation: Percutaneous trial to permanent implantation”.

Dr. Kornelia Król summarized the activities organized by members of the board over the past year-and-a-half. She also reiterated our constant concern over the future of American students choosing to study medicine in Poland. As usual, this topic initiated an active exchange of opinions between the members. We are determined to gather accurate and sound information for students planning to study in Poland and later return to the US for postgraduate education.

Next, Dr. Adam Cios (Treasurer) presented the status of our back accounts. Out of 800 physicians on our mailing list, only 80 pay yearly dues. This is not enough to sustain our organization. We hope that more Polish American physicians will join us so we can further pursue our mission of educating young physicians and supporting multiple charitable events. Our next event is the 65th Polish Physicians Bal, which will take place on January 31st, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton in Chicago. You can purchase a ticket on our website.

After a delicious dinner, Dr. Orawiec invited all of our members to a skiing competition in Wilmot Mountain Wisconsin, as well as a trip to the Swiss Alps. Dr. Rudnicki also proposed we consider participating in the Kongres Polonii Medycznej Świata, which will take place in Wilno, Poland in September, 2015.

The time was spent productively and in good company. We gratefully and sincerely thank Dr. Chebes for organizing this meeting. We are proud of the youngest member of our board.

Written by Evelina Worwag, M.D.
Secretary

Quarterly PAMS Meeting – September 7, 2014

On September 7th, 2014, a third quarterly meeting of the Polish American Medical Society took place at Embeya restaurant in Chicago. 26 members participated. The event, sponsored by Synageva Biopharma Corp., was organized by the members of the Society and chaired by PAMS President, Dr. Kornelia Krol.

After welcoming notes, Dr. Krol introduced all invited guests and two new members:

*            Dr. Piotr Witkowski, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director, Pancreatic and Islet Transplant Program, The University of Chicago.

*            Dr. Agnes Hartuk

Also present were past presidents of PMA, Dr. A. Szpindor, Dr. J. Mazurek, Dr. M. Gawrysz, as well as a visiting from Poland, Dr. Jerzy Piwkowski.

Dr. Krol presented some of the more significant events which took place over the past 3 months:

*            “Lives in Medicine” Conference, organized by Society for Polish-American Pre-Health Professionals. During the conference, members of PAMS talked about various aspects of practicing medicine in US. Especially popular was a discussion directed towards young people attending medical schools in Poland.

*            XIX Family Picnic in Lake Villa, IL.

*            Quarterly meeting November 16,2014. A new sponsor will be discussed.

*            Urology Fellowship at the University of Chicago. A doctor from Poland will be able to study and research the most advanced techniques and procedures. Dr. Radwanska and Dr. Krol represents PAMS in discussions with UofC.

*            65th Physicians Ball – January 31, 2015 Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Dr. Krol introduced guest speaker, Dr. Ruba K. Azzam, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Hepatology, Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program, The University of Chicago. Dr. Azzam presented a lecture on “Fatty Liver in Children – Not All is NASH”. The 45-minute presentation and following discussion were well worth the trip downtown.

The official part of the meeting was followed by dinner, full of ensuing discussions about the role of the PAMS, incoming Ball, and meetings with young Polish students interested in studying medical sciences.

Kornelia Krol, M.D.

PAMS Quaterly Meetng at Embeya Restaurant

We invite all PAMS members to attend our quarterly meeting on Sunday, Sep 7th at 2.30 pm at Embeya Restaurant. All those who have not paid their annual membership dues yet: please bring your checks/cash.

Agenda:

Speaker introduction – Dr. K. Krol, President

Lecture – Dr. Ruba Azzam ( University of Chicago) Topic: “Fatty Liver in Children – Not All is NASH”-see more about our speaker below|

Introduction of new members

Summary of PAMS events for last 3 months:

XXIII  PAMS Tennis Tournament
Family picnic
Lives in Medicine Conference, Aug 23rd
Cooperation with University of Chicago
Report on progress in students clerkships:
Loyola University
University  of Illinois in Peoria

Website updates:
IMG’ info
Students inquires

PAMS November meeting
65 Physicians’ Ball – Jan 31, 2015
Membership

Time:
Sunday September 7th, 2014 – 3PM-7PM

Location:
Embeya Restaurant
564 West Randolph Street
(Corner of N Jefferson St and W Randolph St)
Chicago, IL 60661
http://www.embeya.com

Parking:
Valet Parking at Embeya – $12
Surface Lot ½ block before Randolph on left side of Jefferson at approximately 112 N Jefferson St – $7
Street Parking

Speaker:
Ruba K. Azzam, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Hepatology
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
University of Chicago

Ruba Azzam, MD, specializes in treating children with conditions related to hepatology, gastroenterology and nutrition. Her clinical interests include hepatobiliary diseases, liver transplantation, pancreatic disorders and the full range of gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Azzam has authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and book chapters focusing on liver-related research as well as general gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology. http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/physicians/ruba-azzam.html

Topic:
“Fatty Liver in Children – Not All is NASH”