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2015 Annual Meeting of the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS)

June 5 – 6, 2015
Hyatt Regency Chicago

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MAS Agenda

Doctors Back to School ™ Program
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Fri. June 5 | Hyatt Lobby, board bus

Members of the MAS and the Medical Student Section will visit three elementary/middle schools in Chicago to share their passion for their profession and encourage healthy lifestyles. Less than 9% of all physicians in the US are African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native, however these three racial/ethnic groups make up over 33% of the US population. The MAS created the Doctors Back to School™ program to encourage minority students to consider careers in medicine. If you would like to nurture the next generation of physicians, join us on Friday morning. Transportation will be provided, no need to RSVP.

MAS Reception, Keynote Address – The Honorable Robin Kelly, and Minority Scholars Presentation
4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Fri. June 5 | Columbus K-L

The members of the MAS and all AMA HOD meeting attendees are invited to attend the AMA-MAS Annual Business Meeting. The MAS Governing Council, along with the AMA Foundation, will present the 20 recipients of the 2015 Minority Scholars Awards. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Robin Kelly of Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District. Congresswoman Kelly, who serves as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Health Braintrust, will highlight CBC Health Braintrust priorities and provide updates on their initiatives that address health disparities. Attendees will also discuss the items of business before the AMA House of Delegates.

The New Science of Unconscious Bias
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Sat. Jun 6 | Stetson D

David Hunt, Esq., an expert on diversity and cultural competence in healthcare, will address issues of racial and ethnic disparities in health care and the legal aspects of providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care in the context of unconscious bias. He will discuss the Harvard Implicit Bias Test, a tool that helps to uncover hidden cognitive biases, which may unknowingly distort the objective evaluation and treatment of others based upon race, gender, religion, culture, etc. Mr. Hunt will then explore behavioral steps to help interrupt some of those biases in physicians’ performance and interactions. Space is limited for this session.

Social Medial Guru Bar(sponsored by Sections and Special Groups)

9:00 a.m., Friday, June 5 - 11:00 a.m., Sat. June 6 | Regency Ballrooms Foyer 1:00 p.m., Sat. June 6 - 3:00 pm Tues. June 9 | Grand Ballroom Foyer

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Housing Information

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60601

Single $229, Regency Single $279, Limited Rooms
Double, $254, Regency Double, $304, Limited Rooms
City Tax 16.4%

Book your reservations online or call Hyatt reservations at 888-421-1442888-421-1442.

Please be sure to make your reservation by the cutoff date of May 10, 2015 to insure that your requirements are met. We cannot guarantee room availability after the published cutoff date.

Special Airline Discount

An airline discount is available on United Airlines. The United discount may be obtained on the United website.

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Enter ZTXM362176 in Offer Code box

Available flights will be displayed. When an available flight is selected the discounted fare will automatically be calculated. The discount is valid for travel 3 days prior to and 3 days after the official meeting dates.

A discount may also be obtained by calling United Airlines Meetings at 800-426-1122800-426-1122 (a service fee will apply) and mention Z code ZTXM and Agreement code 362176.

Special Shuttle Discount

GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between O'Hare and Midway Airports and downtown Chicago hotels.

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$19 each way from O'Hare
$15 each way from Midway

These fares are only available through this reservation portal. Make your airport shuttle reservations.

2015 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates

June 5 – 6, 2015
Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Tentative agenda

Business of the AMA House of Delegates 2015 Annual Meeting

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