September 26, 2023

Important Updates

  • September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and support people living with sickle cell disease. Help your community learn about sickle cell disease by sharing these resources from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
  • Speed Networking with Case Western Reserve Medical Students is back Oct. 12 & 14. Learn more and register.
  • Are you interested in supporting medical education and leadership?Apply to open positions on the Academy of Medicine Education Foundation's board for the Jan. 2024 - Dec. 2025 term. Applications are due Oct. 1st.

Bicentennial By-Line

As we approach our bicentennial year in 2024, our entire 200 year history is now showcased on our website. We also want to share with you what was happening with the AMCNO in each decade.  In 1940-44:


  • Health Museum and Academy begin first annual Pollen Count, still in operation today.


  • Academy begins collecting medical supplies needed to aid Britain and Greece in WWII.
  • Academy hosts the American Medical Association (AMA) national meeting.


  • Lakeside Unit leaves for service, 666 total personnel including 50 physicians, there are now over 350 Academy members serving in war.
  • Academy asked by County Commissioners to study tuberculosis situation in Cleveland after Cleveland Press announces hundreds of death a result of “ineptitude, incompetence and waste of tax payer funds,” in control of spread by the county.


  • Academy members in service in WWII now 550.


  • Over 600 Academy physicians now in service, first death reported, Capt. Leo Apanesewicz, MD.
  • Academy physicians respond to historic East Ohio Gas Explosion.

AMCNO Bicentennial Gala One Year Away

  • We are excited to share with you that we are one year away from our Bicentennial Celebration. Founded in 1824, the AMCNO is one of the oldest medical societies in the country. We will be celebrating this historic achievement with several events including a Bicentennial Gala on May 4, 2024 at the Cleveland History Center! A full listing of events leading up to the Gala, as well as an historical timeline of the AMCNO, can be found on our website.

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