Each year, the Academy hosts a variety of events and programs to educate, inform and encourage members to strengthen connections within the Nashville medical community. Use the scrolling arrows below to view previous events or upcoming events with the Nashville Academy of Medicine.

Doctors Day on the Hill
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

TMA’s annual policy briefing and lobby day in Nashville connects physicians directly with lawmakers so they can advocate for their patients and discuss major issues affecting the medical profession in Tennessee.

Learn more and register here –


Doctor’s Day 2017
Mar 30 all-day
Reminder: Professional Privilege Tax due June 1, 2017
May 1 – Jun 1 all-day

Tennessee physicians with active licenses are required to pay an annual professional privilege tax by June 1. Invoices are not distributed by the licensing board / Department of Revenue.

The Department of Revenue has updated the way the privilege tax is paid with a new website.  The new website requires each individual to set up a new logon even if you have created one in the past.

Exemptions from Payment of the Tax:  
There are three exemptions available for physicians:

  1. Filing an affidavit of retirement with the appropriate licensing board
  2. Inactivation of the medical license (available only for physicians practicing solely outside of Tennessee)
  3. Active military service

Many physicians in the past have called the TMA thinking that no tax was due because he/she had retired from practice. As long as the medical license is active, a physician is responsible for the tax. The license must be retired before the June 1, 2017 due date. By filing an affidavit of retirement, a physician may no longer engage in the active practice of medicine, including writing a prescription or treating the occasional patient.

How to Pay the Tax: To electronically file the professional privilege tax return, you must have either your Social Security Number or your professional privilege tax account number. If you do not know your account number, you can access this information on the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s website

Use this link to pay the individual privilege tax:

Penalty for Nonpayment: A licensee that does not pay the tax is assessed a monetary penalty by the Department of Revenue. Continued nonpayment of the tax could result in the revocation of an individual’s license.

If you have problems paying your tax, contact Becky Morrissey, Paralegal, at TMA.  Her email address is and her phone number is 1-800-659-1862, option 1, extension 1645.

Riding the Payment Reform Wave @ Baker Donelson Event Center
May 16 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

“Riding the Payment Reform Wave” will give you the tools you need to make sure your practice is successful as the transition to value-based reimbursement continues. The roadshow will teach you about care coordination tools, understanding and interpreting your data, advanced payment models, telehealth and more.

Preparing for these changes can improve your practice outcomes and make sure you get properly reimbursed.

Daytime Events for Medical Offices

These programs are designed for practice managers, healthcare administrators and other medical office staff. A diverse lineup of speakers will cover a range of payment-related content, including understanding data, Tennessee’s primary care transformation strategy including TennCare episodes of care, using telehealth for mental health and primary care, and MIPS and federal advanced payment models. The program meets AAPC guidelines for 5.5 CEUs.

Registration: 7:30 – 8:15 AM
8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
$149 for NAM/TMA Members or staff of Members / $199 for Nonmembers

AMA Annual Meeting
Jun 10 – Jun 14 all-day
Feedback Session: new PA licensure track @ NAM Office
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Nashville Academy of Medicine’s Board of Directors requests your participation at a presentation to the membership about Lincoln Memorial University’s Doctor of Medical Science degree program for physician assistants by Sen. Richard Briggs, MD and John Lacey, III, MD. This will take place on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the NAM Office (3301 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203). Dinner will be provided.

NAM’s board has concerns about this legislation and needs your feedback before they can accurately represent you in state-wide conversations with the TMA about this legislation.

Please RSVP here. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Ringenberg at or 615-712-6236.

NAM Night at the Ballpark @ First Tennessee Park
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm

NAM Night at the Ballpark! Purchase your tickets below!

Nashville Sounds vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
at First Tennessee Park

Join the Nashville Academy of Medicine for an evening of baseball, food, and fun with your colleagues and family! You’ll find us in the Vanderbilt Picnic Place so everyone can mix, mingle, and move around! Residents, fellows, medical students, and children will receive an additional discount. Fireworks following the game!

$25 NAM Members – Practicing & Retired ($44 value!)
$15 Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, & Children (17 & under)

  • General Admission Seating
  • All-you-can-eat Picnic
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages & Discounted Beer

Purchase your tickets below today:

  • Only a few tickets are left!
  • Tickets will be emailed directly to you.

Sponsored by:

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Members may purchase one additional adult ticket at their price for a guest.

*Registrations that do not meet the above criteria will be refunded.

**Priority will be given to NAM Members. Registrations from physicians who are not of NAM members will be processed as space allows.

Contact Nikki Ringenberg at or 615-712-6236 for more information or for assistance purchasing tickets.
TriMED Health Care Education Summit @ Music City Center
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day

The TriMED Healthcare Education Summit brings together healthcare groups from across the state to offer more than 50 hours of continuing education on the most critical topics for healthcare providers.

Registration for the event is now open at

NAM Medical Student and Resident Happy Hour @ Nashville Academy of Medicine
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All medical students, residents, and NAM members are invited to a Happy Hour at NAM on Tuesday, September 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Are you interested in having a voice in the state of medicine?  Do you want to learn how to get involved in organized medicine, from the local to the national level?  Or, do you just want to know more about the Nashville Academy of Medicine (NAM)?  Join us for all of the above, drinks, and light hors d’oeuvres at NAM’s office.

Click here to RSVP.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Nikki Ringenberg at or 615-712-6236.

Legislative Update: Advocacy, Policy, and Medicine @ NAM Office
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Legislative Update:  Advocacy, Policy, and Medicine

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TMA’s legal and advocacy experts are bringing their annual legislative report to Nashville. This 1-hour CME session features a summary of their work on Capitol Hill during the most recent sessions of the Tennessee General Assembly, including a detailed analysis of new healthcare laws.

Learning Objectives:

  • Relevant laws affecting medical practices in Tennessee
  • New compliance and other legal requirements
  • Recent legislative highlights
  • 2018 legislative priorities and how they may impact you

Tell us your pain points. TMA’s government affairs team will gather and use attendees’ feedback for 2018-2019 legislative advocacy planning.

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(NAM Members are free with an RSVP)


*Due to limited space, the event is only open to physicians and practice managers and no other allied healthcare professionals. AAPC CEU is not available for this workshop. Physicians can earn 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

1AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education by the Tennessee Medical Association.

Tennessee Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Tennessee Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.