President’s Message

Welcome to the Midwestern Medical Directors Association website!

The Annual Meeting and Scientific Session held on May 12-13, 2022 in Cincinnati was very enjoyable and well-received by the 30+ attendees.

Your MMDA officers have been very busy planning next year’s meeting on May 11 & 12, 2023 in St. Louis, MO (save the date!). The conference will be hosted by RGA and held at their global headquarters.  Featured speakers are former Longer Life Foundation grant recipients from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine as well as experts from our industry.

Attendees will be staying at the newly built and very modern AC Marriott Hotel across the street.  Please plan to attend the Thursday evening event at the beautiful Chandler Hill Winery, as well as the dinner on Friday at Ruth Chris, right next door to the hotel.  Transportation will be provided to all events.  Registration information will be sent out and open in January.

Other exciting updates:

  • Dr. Grace Davis is our new Secretary-Treasurer.  Welcome Grace!
  • MMDA is in the process of going fully digital!  Keep an eye out for online registration in January 2023.
  • The new membership dues and registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting, approved by MMDA members, will be $200
  • The website ( has been updated with the above information, pictures from last year’s meeting, and for those who attended, slide decks from our incredible 2022 speakers.

We would like to thank our 2022 Sponsors for their continued support of MMDA:

Lastly, we want to extend our gratitude to you all for continuing your membership to MMDA. We understand that your time is valuable—your choice to attend MMDA meetings and to support our regional organization is greatly appreciated. We hope to continue to exceed your expectations with the 2023 Annual meeting!


Your 2022-2023 MMDA Officers

Maryam B. Shapland, MD, DBIM                                             Nico van Zyl, MBBCh, MSc                          

VP and Medical Director, RGA                                                   VP and Chief Medical Director, Hannover

MMDA President                                                                       MMDA Vice-President

Grace Davis, MD, FACP                                                              David Kho, MD

VP and Medical Director, Mutual of Omaha                          Medical Consultant, Northwestern Mutual

MMDA Secretary-Treasurer                                                        MMDA Director of Digital Services