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

November 13-15, 2016
Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia

Complete the brief sign-in process, then check “Minority Affairs Section” to select each function you will attend from the drop-down list.

Draft agenda

Please check back for a PDF of the final agenda book around November 1.  In our effort to comply with AMA policy on paperless meetings, MAS will not print full versions of the agenda book.

Online Discussion Forum
The resolutions below have been proposed by MAS members for consideration by the MAS Governing Council (MAS GC) for the Interim Meeting in November.

Resolution 1: “Addressing Sexual Violence & Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Women’s Health Outcomes”

Resolution 2: “Protecting Social Media Users By Updating FDA Guidelines”

As required by the AMA House of Delegates (HOD), the MAS GC will consider putting forth resolutions to the HOD during Interim Meetings that are focused on advocacy and legislative issues. Advocacy is defined as:

Active use of communication and influence with public and private sector entities responsible for making decisions that directly affect physician practice, payment for physician services, funding and regulation of education and research, and access to and delivery of medical care.

The feedback of MAS members is important in the development of AMA policy.  The MAS GC urges all section members to review each resolution and share comments via the online discussion forum (a.k.a. virtual reference committee).  Click here to launch the Online Member Forum, the site where MAS members have the opportunity to provide testimony, to offer edits, and to formally express their intention to “support” or “not support” the resolution.  The last day to offer commentary via online discussion forum is Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

The MAS GC will review all testimony and will post the amended versions of each resolution on this web page September 23 – 30 for final ratification by MAS members.

Call for Judges: AMA Research Symposium
Interested in volunteering as a judge during the AMA Research Symposium on Friday afternoon, November 13? Visit the Symposium web page, then click “Call for Judges” to sign up as a volunteer.

Housing and Transportation
Visit the AMA House of Delegates Meeting page.

Atlanta Restaurant Guide

Direct inquiries to MAS staff via email at mas@ama-assn.org.