MSDC Annual Meeting 2021

2021 MSDC Annual Meeting and Gala October 29, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


1735 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC, USA

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Join your friends and colleagues for a celebration as we "design the future of medicine" at the 2021 MSDC Annual Meeting and Gala. This year's annual meeting will once again be in-person and full of opportunities to connect with your colleagues! 

Dr. Bathgate and the Dr. EppsWe are delighted to again host live a DC tradition older than the cherry blossoms and Washington Monument - the annual gathering of members. This year the event will have a different feel, as we are focusing more on community and less on a formal agenda. That means more opportunity for you to meet and mingle with DC medical luminaries and your colleagues. After a rough two years, we want to provide a fun experience - so much so that we encourage you to bring your spouse, significant other, or guest (work or friend) to join you at a special discounted rate.

Update - the early bird deadline is extended until September 27. Grab your best rate today!

Event Date, Time, and Location

This year's annual meeting will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the American Institute of Architects Courtyard and Event Center.

View of AIA façadeOur annual meeting and reception will take place under the stars, mere steps from the White House in downtown DC. The AIA Courtyard and Event Center is one of the District's most historic and beautiful venues. Sip a beverage under the stars in the spacious courtyard or step inside for a socially distant and architecturally unique venue.

Our event will be in the shadow of The Octagon, one of the District's most famous buildings. MSDC member and founder Dr. William Thornton designed it and it was the home to President and Dolly Madison after the White House was burned in 1814. Called one of DC's most haunted venues, you may see a ghost or two keeping an eye on you just days from Halloween!

Meeting and Gala Schedule
6:00 - 7:15 PM: Enjoy some quality time with friends and colleagues at our Opening Reception. See old friends and make new ones in the open air of the AIA courtyard. Open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available as networking fuel (or much needed after work sustenance). We will also have two VIP experiences available (see more below).

Dr. Pineda swears in Dr. Emanuel as president7:15 - 7:45 PM: Join us for a the newly formatted MSDC annual meeting. Hear the annual MSDC President's speech by E.W. Emanuel, MD; congratulate the new MSDC Board members; and celebrate the inauguration of Kirstiaan Nevin, MD, as MSDC's 157th President.

7:45 - 9:00 PM: The ever popular closing reception. Enjoy live music, food and drink, and the chance to say hello to those who have not yet seen at the event. You'll have the opportunity for more conversation under a beautiful DC sky while celebrating the new MSDC leadership. One more VIP experience will be available to participants.

VIP Experiences

Knight_Willarda_FaggettWhat are the annual meeting VIP experiences? This year MSDC is offering a unique opportunity to participate in special "events-within-an-event" to raise money for our charitable endeavors and provide a more spacious social opportunity. Each VIP experience is designed for small groups (35 participants max) to ensure even more social distancing but also offer a cool event that will be especially fun. All proceeds from each VIP experience will benefit one of MSDC's charitable endeavors. Two VIPs will be offered during the opening reception and one will be offered during the closing reception.

6:15 - 7:00 PM - Regional wine tasting, supporting the MSDC Healthy Physician Program. Take a fun-filled brief tour of French wines in an expert-led, down-to-earth wine tasting session. Study the regions they come from and the different flavors and character of wine using all your senses. All you need to do is keep a few things in mind, and in your glass.  

6:30 - 7:15 PM - Ghost tour of the Octagon House, supporting the Physician Health Program

8:00 - 8:45 PM - Spirits tasting

Ticket Prices and Early Bird Discounts

Your ticket to the meeting and gala includes the following: valet parking, open bar (including non-alcoholic beverages), heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, access to tickets to the VIP experiences, and entry into the event.

Dr. Parungao and guestMSDC is encouraging all attendees to bring a guest this year. Whether it is a spouse, significant other, friend, or work colleagues, we want you to enjoy your profession's gala with a partner. A "registration + guest" ticket includes the price of a discounted second ticket, which can be up to half off the regular ticket price!

Also back this year is our popular early bird option. Register by September 27 and save 25% on your ticket price. If you need any assistance registering for the meeting, call 202-466-1800 x103 or email

 MSDC annual meeting ticket prices 


Register for the annual meeting here (and make sure to log-in to get the member rate) or contact MSDC to register via phone. If you want to bring a group of 5 or more, call the MSDC office for special discounted rates.

Support the Gala - Corporate Support Options

Sponsor table AM19There are numerous options for companies, practices, and health systems to show their support for the physician community and make connections to physician leaders. Check out the prospectus below and contact MSDC for more information.

Annual meeting prospectus

Special announcement by MSDC President Dr. EW Emanuel on the health and safety precautions in place at the annual meeting.

Thank you to our event sponsors!



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