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Physician Health Services (PHS) Tribute to Michael Palmer, MD

October 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

palmer_michaelThe sudden, untimely, and tragic loss of Michael Palmer, MD, in October leaves a void that will never be filled. Michael’s heartfelt dedication to the relief of human suffering animated his career as a healer of patients and their doctors; he was a central and seminal figure in the physician health movement. Please join us in paying tribute to his legacy.

In addition to his trailblazing work on physician health, Dr. Palmer was an accomplished author of 19 suspense novels, including several New York Times bestsellers. His work has been translated into 35 languages.

Until the moment of his death, Dr. Palmer continued to be a thoughtful leader and spiritual godfather serving in his role as associate director emeritus.

He spoke openly about his own recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. In a 1996 New York Times article he said, ‘You’re taught from the day you start medical school that you’re a god, that you can have power over life and death. So when your life starts to crumble and the highest power you see is looking back in the mirror ‘ and you know that power is flawed ‘ it is very hard to get past that. . . . The doctor’s intelligence is often a barrier to recovery. But once he gets into recovery, it’s a huge asset because he sees the logic.’

We are honored to announce that PHS will continue the legacy of Dr. Palmer by offering lectures in the name of Dr. Palmer to each medical school in Massachusetts to create a culture of better self-care in support of the health of future physicians.

Join us at the Tribute to Michael Palmer, MD Event on October 19, 2014 and honor his memory
  • Offer a Dedication to Dr. Palmer in a Special Tribute Book
  • Make a Donation to PHS

  • Join us for the Tribute to Michael Palmer, MD Event

    Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Massachusetts Medical Society Headquarters, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451 (View Directions)

    Event Program: (Click the names below to read the presenter bios)

    Tribute Book Dedication 

    A special tribute book will be available to all attendees to honor his memory. Space is available for your message or advertisement.

    Donation per Tribute or Advertisement

    Gold Sponsor (Tribute or Advertisement on Inside Front Cover)

    • $10,000 ‘ Two Pages
    • $7,500 ‘ One Page

    Silver Sponsor (Tribute or Advertisement on Inside Back Cover)

    • $5,000 ‘ Two Pages
    • $2,500 ‘ One Page

    PHS Tribute Book Ad SamplesBronze Sponsors (Tribute or Advertisement Inside Book)

    • $1,000 ‘ Two Facing Pages
    • $500 ‘ Full Page (4.5″
    • $300 ‘ ½ Page (4.5″.75″)
    • $150 ‘ ¼ Page (4.5″5″)
    • $50 ‘ Name Only (50 Character Maximum)

    ** Please contact PHS Outreach and Education Manager Jessica Vautour at jvautour@mms.org or (781) 434-7903 to discuss additional sponsorship toward the event, or if you would like to donate or participate in a more significant monetary way.

    Download the Ad sizes here (PDF, 1 page)

    Download sample Ads here (PDF, 1 page)

    Guidelines for High Resolution PDF Tribute or Advertisemen”

    • File Guidelines ‘ The preferred method of submitting your advertisement is to send a high resolution Acrobat PDF file and send it at the exact size specified herein.
    • Black and White Only ‘ Your tribute or advertisement should be submitted in grayscale since they will be printed in black ink only. As a convenience, we are able to convert your color submission to grayscale if necessary.
    • Border ‘ You do not need to include a border with your submission; we will frame your advertisement.
    • Font ‘ Text size should be no smaller than 8 point. Fonts must be embedded.
    • Screens ‘ 300 dpi is preferred for halftones. Halftone minimum screen tone value is 10%.

    Guidelines for Word File Tribute or Advertisement
    Supply Word document with text and high-resolution logos or graphics (if applicable).

    Send files by attaching them to an email by Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to michaelpalmertribute@mms.org. Please indicate if you will be a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor in your email as well was what will be your ad size. 

    Payment: Submit your Payment through Pay Pal

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    October 19, 2014
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    Massachusetts Medical Society Headquarters
    860 Winter Street
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