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AMA-SPS Meetings & Events

AMA-SPS Meeting
Saturday, June 11
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, IL
Room: Columbus K/L

Print out a copy of the flier for the program.

11:30 a.m.–noon, Download a copy of the Handbook for discussion
Assembly Business.
Open invitation to all 65 years of age and older to attend. The Senior Physicians Section (SPS) will discuss AMA House of Delegates’ business items and future AMA-SPS activities. A light lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m.—first-come, first-served.

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, Chancellor’s Professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, philanthropy, and medical humanities and health studies
Indiana University.

Moderator: Barbara A. Hummel, MD, chair, Senior Physicians Section

Title: Burning Up, Burning Out, or Burning Brightly?

A joint educational program of the APS/OMSS and SPS

The American Medical Association Senior Physicians Section (SPS) invites you to this joint educational program with the Academic Physicians Section during the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting. We hope you can join us and enjoy the fellowship of your senior physician colleagues.

Program description:
Many physicians are experiencing increasingly high levels of dissatisfaction with their profession due to more intense work environments, more time spent on less meaningful activities, the introduction of new quality standards and electronic health records, among other stressors. While aging can bring declines in some areas of performance, senior physicians are also particularly well-equipped to contribute in ways that enhance work experience. What should senior physicians—and physicians at all stages of development—focus on in order to reconnect with their calling, find professional fulfillment and offer their patients high-quality care? This educational session will explore how senior physicians who are confronted by challenges can thrive and continue to make a difference. 

Objectives: Upon completion of this session the physician will be able to:

  • Describe the risk factors for professional burnout.
  • Identify approaches that promote professional fulfillment.
  • Develop strategies to reduce burnout and promotefulfillment for self and colleagues.

The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Future Meeting Schedule

House of Delegates Annual Meetings
June 11-15, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.
June 10-14, 2017 - Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.

House of Delegates Interim Meetings
Nov. 12-15, 2016 - Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 11-14, 2017 - Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii