• A
  • |
  • A
  • Text size

Meetings

AMA-Minority Affairs Section
Annual Business Assembly Meeting
Friday, June 6, 2014
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, IL

Registration
MAS Business Meeting and Reception Agenda
MAS Business Meeting and Reception Agenda Book

The AMA-MAS Business Meeting and Reception Agenda Book will be available soon.

Previous Meetings Highlights

2013 Annual AMA-MAS Meeting

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) held two exciting programs in conjunction with its section business meeting and reception.

The AMA Minority Affairs Section held its business meeting on Friday evening. The keynote speaker was Linda Rae Murray, MD, chief medical officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health. You may view her presentation entitled "Health Equity for the Practicing Physician". The meeting also featured an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients.

The AMA-MAS discussed a variety of issues that impact minority physicians and patients and submitted resolutions on the following topics:

  • Strategies to increase diabetes prevention.
  • Physicians and members in training as examples for their patients to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles.
  • Strong opposition to cuts in federal funding for the Indian Health Service.

Please view a summary report of AMA-MAS resolutions at the 2013 Annual Meeting.

An awards presentation honored eight medical students who received the 2013 Minority Scholars Awards. Recipients won $10,000 scholarships from the AMA Foundation, made possible from Pfizer Inc. These scholarships recognize scholastic achievement, financial need and personal commitment to improving health care disparities among students in groups defined as historically underrepresented in the medical profession.

The newly elected officers for 2013-14 for the MAS Governing Council are Dionne Hart, MD, chair and Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD, vice-chair. Finally, Kevin McKinney, MD, received an award for his commitment to his patients and the profession.

Doctors Back to School

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS), along with the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) and the AMA Alliance, conducted a Doctors Back to School™ (DBTS) visit on the morning of Friday June 14, 2013. This collaborative effort involved over 650 students in fourth through eighth grades from Carson Elementary School. The DBTS program is an effective way for physicians and medical students to introduce minority children to careers in medicine.

2012 Interim Meeting Highlights

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (AMA-MAS) Governing Council held three programs in conjunction with its section business meeting and reception.

The AMA-MAS and the AMA Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) conducted a successful Doctors Back to School™ (DBTS) visit at Keiwai Elementary School. The program reached out to one hundred Hawaiian fourth and fifth graders, presenting healthy lifestyle choices (diet, physical activity, and reducing alcohol and tobacco use) and showing how medicine is an attainable profession. The DBTS program is a tangible way that physicians and medical students introduce and inspire minority children to consider careers in medicine.

Dr. S. Kalani Brady, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine was the keynote speaker at this year’s AMA-MAS section business meeting. His highly engaging presentation addressed changing the narrative when we talk about racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. The meeting also featured an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients.

The MAS, in collaboration with other AMA sections and specialty groups, hosted a CME educational program. Jeffrey Gold, MD, Provost & Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean, University of Toledo College of Medicine, was the keynote speaker. The session featured an interactive discussion and panelist commentary on the AMA’s efforts in reshaping and accelerating physician medical education in the U.S. and strategies on how to implement various approaches to improving the medical education system.

Doctors Back to School

The AMA Minority Affairs Section, along the AMA Medical Student Section, held a Doctors Back to School™ (DBTS) visit November 9 at Kaewai Elementary School in Honolulu. This collaborative effort involved reaching out to area elementary school students, presenting healthy lifestyle choices (diet, physical activity, and reducing alcohol and tobacco use) and showing them that medicine is an attainable career.

The DBTS program is a tangible way that physicians and medical students can introduce and inspire minority children to consider careers in medicine.

If you would like to volunteer for future events, email mas@ama-assn.org or call Cynthia Norwood at (312) 464-4743.

Educational Programs

Dr. S. Kalani Brady, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine was the keynote speaker at this year's AMA-MAS section business meeting. His highly engaging presentation addressed changing the narrative when we talk about racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. The meeting also featured an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients.

View Dr. S. Kalani Brady's presentation