DALLAS/FORT WORTH (August 27, 2014) – Artemis Medial Society announced today that Merrill Lynch has agreed to serve as the exclusive financial services sponsor of its inaugural conference in Dallas, Texas.  The conference will take place September 26 to 28, 2014 at the Westin Galleria Dallas hotel.  For the full conference itinerary visit

“We are very excited that Merrill Lynch has agreed to become the exclusive financial services sponsor of our inaugural conference,” said Dr. Myiesha Taylor, President, Artemis Medical Society.  “They bring the trust, expertise and solutions our members are seeking in a financial services provider.  It is an honor to have their support for our inaugural conference.”

“We are delighted to sponsor this organization as part of our commitment to women, to diversity and to serving the needs of the medical profession,” said Jeff Markham, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Greater Texas Market Executive.  “Physicians are a vital part of the communities in which we do business, and we are proud to be among this organization’s strongest supporters.”

“Merrill Lynch’s sponsorship demonstrates how non-profit organizations and corporations can work together to bring positive change to our society,” said Dr. Donna Hamilton, Vice President for Communications, Artemis Medical Society.  “Our membership greatly appreciates that Merrill Lynch was willing to learn about our organization, members and mission.  Having their support of Artemis’ inaugural conference will allow us to continue to work together in creating greater physician diversity that our society needs.”

Artemis Medical Society helps promote an environment in medicine where women of color from around the world can come together to support and learn from each other across all medical specialties. Since their formation they have worked diligently to create a supportive environment by fostering a strong sense of community among their membership. Artemis Medical Society believes women physicians of color are a vital part of an effective physician workforce that is responsive to, and aims to deliver quality healthcare to our increasingly diverse communities. Through mentoring, networking and advocacy, the organization is providing the foundation necessary to create a diverse physician workforce vital to our rapidly changing society.

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