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AMA-MSS Region 4 Meetings

2014 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting

The 2014 AMA-MSS Region 4 meeting will be held the weekend of February 7th-9th at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. It is being hosted by the Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Medical College of Georgia.  This year's meeting theme, "The Art of Medicine", will focus on showcasing medicine's creative side.  Register Now!

The conference will include numerous exciting events, as well as, a keynote address by Dr. Otis W. Brawley, M.D., F.A.C.P., the Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society.  There will also be several breakout sessions including an ultrasound skills lab, an interactive session on quality improvement initiatives, a presentation on the artistic representation of the diseased body by a Savannah College of Art and Design professor and much more!

Region 4 is also partnering with the Savannah College of Art and Design in order to organize a health fair at the Atlanta Children's Museum.  The service project will include educational sessions, posters, coloring books, arts and crafts, and activities for children that focus on healthy lifestyles.  It will also include separate educational sessions for adults on promoting childhood wellness.  The event ties in the theme of "The Art of Medicine" by utilizing student designed visual effects as well as promoting the AMA focus on healthier lifestyles.

Lastly, we will also be hosting social events both Friday and Saturday nights of the conference to allow for you to explore Atlanta and meet fellow students from across the region!

Registration is currently open for this year’s meeting and it is advised that you register early.  A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Doubletree hotel close to campus at a discounted rate.  Please reserve your rooms by January 17th to lock in the discounted rate.

Questions?
Contact Michael Metzner or Jonathan Gillig with any questions.

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2014 AMA-MSS Region 4 Agenda

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Friday

4:00 - 7:00 PM          Check-in at Hotel (Doubletree Hilton)
7:30 - 10:30 PM        Social Event (TBA)

Saturday

8:00 AM     Light Breakfast (provided)

9:00          Meeting Call to Order
                   -Introduction
                   -Welcome Address

10:00        Keynote Address:
                Otis W. Brawley, M.D., F.A.C.P.
                Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society

11:00        Health Reform Update:
                Donald Palmisano, M.D., JD
                Executive Director & CEO
                Medical Association of Georgia

12:00 PM   Lunch (provided)

1:00          Various Workshops/Educational Sessions including
                  - Suture Lab
                  - Ultrasound Lab
                  - Healthcare Reform
                  - An artistic representation of the diseased body
                  - Quality Improvement interactive session

3:00         Community Service Event:
                Atlanta Children’s Museum (ending at 6PM)

7:00         Dinner (provided)

9:00         Social Event

Sunday

8:00 AM    Light Breakfast (provided)

8:30         Region Business Meeting

11:30       2014 AMA Legislative and Advocacy Priorities

12:00 PM  Adjournment

2013 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting

The 2013 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting was held Jan. 25-27, 2013, in Columbia, S.C., hosted by the AMA-MSS at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Nearly 100 students gathered to hone their advocacy skills at the Region's "Hands on Advocacy" meeting. Highlights included keynote speaker Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, some rousing health care jeopardy, and a speech on the importance of organized medicine by President-Elect of the South Carolina Medical Association, Dr. Bruce Snyder.



2012 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting

The 2012 AMA-MSS Region 4 Meeting was held Jan. 13-15, 2012, in Davie, Fla., hosted by the AMA Medical Student Section at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Over sixty-five medical students attended the Conference in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. At the conference, students had the opportunity to talk with local physicians and meet medical students from across the southeastern United States. Conference attendees learned about the current political and economical issues facing healthcare, the projected cut in Medicare reimbursement rates, outcomes of creating Accountable Care Organizations and various topics about international medicine. They also attended a leadership skills workshop, had a meeting on loan repayment options, learned how to practice MacGyver medicine and were taught how to more effectively write resolutions and lobby for patient advocacy. Many students also helped the elderly play bingo at the Regional service project and competed in the Research Symposium. All in all, it was a great conference weekend.