President’s Message

Welcome to the Midwestern Medical Directors Association website!

Our last Annual Meeting and Scientific Session in May 2019 in Minneapolis was enjoyable and well-received by attendees and presenters alike. Thanks to our knowledgeable presenters for an excellent scientific session and thanks to our host companies, Prudential and Allstate, and all attendees for the fun and camaraderie. We especially enjoyed the musical entertainment by “Bob Coates and Friends” on Thursday evening. For attendees and MMDA members unable to attend the meeting, presentations slides from the conference are available in the Members Only section of the MMDA website.

In addition, we extend a special thank you to our 2019 corporate sponsors:

Although the last two annual meetings were canceled due to the pandemic, we are optimistic about hosting an in-person annual conference next spring in Cincinnati, Ohio. Please mark your calendar for May 12-13, 2022 for our Annual Meeting and Scientific Session. Your MMDA officers, Maryam Shapland and Nico vanZyl and I look forward to this opportunity for education and fellowship with our MMDA member colleagues. As a reminder, any dues paid for 2020 memberships have been extended through December 31, 2022. New memberships will be accepted and former memberships (from prior to 2020) can be renewed starting October 1, 2021. These memberships will also last through December 31, 2022.

I’m happy to share two more exciting MMDA updates. First, due to a significant increase in website hosting fees, we opted to change website hosting companies in July 2021. As a result, we were in dire need of a tech-savvy person to help us with this transition. My colleague, Dr. David Kho, graciously volunteered his time and talent in this area and did a superb job moving our website to a new host company. We are now able to make changes to the website ourselves, instead of paying a fee each time a change or update is needed. Second, in order to retain David’s tech services for our purposes, we named him our new MMDA Director of Digital Services in particular because he’s agreed to serve indefinitely and at no cost to MMDA. We are super excited to have him join our team! Check out his photo and contact info on the MMDA officers page.

That’s all the news I’ve got for now. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Finally, we hope to see many of you next May for a fun and informative 2022 MMDA Annual Meeting and Scientific Session. If you’ve never been to Cincinnati, here’s your chance to visit a beautiful and historic city!


Susan Stegman, MD, DBIM
MMDA President 2020-22
VP Medical Director
Northwestern Mutual