Dr A.J. Cummings has been attending the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), House of Delegates meeting for many years. This years meeting was this past weekend in Oak Brook. Here is where members meet to discuss Illinois State health policy and public health issues. A recurrent theme is assuring patients have good access to care and to help make the public aware of health issues. It is also a time for the physicians to interact and socialize. The various County Medical Societies make us the ISMS. The Peoria Medical Society, in which Dr Cummings has been president of twice, was established in 1848.