2009 AMA-MSS Interim Meeting
Nov. 5-7, 2009
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel
More than 650 medical students attended the 2009 AMA-MSS Interim Meeting, which offered 25 educational programs on a range of topics including leadership skills, community outreach programs, health system reform, medicine and the marketplace, and grant writing. Keynote speaker Catherine DeAngelis, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, JAMA, spoke on "Conflicts of Interest in Medicine."
National Service Project
The AMA-MSS kicked-off its 2009-2011 National Service Project, AMA Healthier Life Steps™ Program, by hosting a health fair on Saturday, November 7, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More than 35 medical student volunteers provided basic health screenings for over 100 adults and educated many more on CPR and stroke, resources for the uninsured, and the four key behaviors of the Program - poor diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and risky use of alcohol.
More than 70 medical students participated in the Seventh Annual AMA-MSS/RFS Joint Research Symposium. Shaun Patel, University of Michigan Medical School, was awarded the overall poster presentation prize. Kimberly Hoang, Ohio State University College of Medicine, and Nathaniel Schuster, University of Michigan Medical School, were awarded the overall oral presentation prizes in the Basic Science and Clinical Research/Health Policy categories, respectively.
The AMA-MSS is pleased to announce the election of the AMA-MSS Chair-elect, Christopher Bucciarelli, University of Florida College of Medicine, and the Medical Student Trustee, Meredith Williams, Baylor College of Medicine, whose terms commence after the 2010 Annual Meeting.
The AMA-MSS Assembly considered 35 items of business spanning a wide range of issues, including medical student participation in year-out research programs, medical student involvement in disaster medicine, physician reporting of adverse drug and medical device events, and efforts to quantify medical tort reform, among others. Twenty-one of these items were adopted, fourteen of which will be forwarded to the AMA House of Delegates for consideration at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
- Proceedings of the 2009 AMA-MSS Interim Meeting