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I-13 Education Program

The 2013 AMA-OMSS Interim Meeting was held November 14-16, 2013, in National Harbor, MD. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is still available for those programs marked with an asterisk (*).

*Physicians Leading Change for Better Outcomes
The AMA’s Advocacy Efforts: Physicians' Voice in Washington

Faculty: Richard Deem, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, American Medical Association

The AMA is aggressively involved in advocacy efforts related to the most vital issues in medicine today, implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare physician payment reform, Meaningful Use and others. The AMA is America’s physicians advocate to assure that medicine has a cohesive voice in Washington before Congress and the Administration.

This program will discuss key initiatives in Washington, DC and summarize the status of AMA’s current advocacy efforts. Participants will learn practical strategies to engage others to actively promote the AMA’s efforts to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the AMA’s key advocacy efforts in Washington.
  2. Identify practical strategies to promote the AMA’s advocacy positions.

Maintenance of Certification and Licensure:

Improving the Quality of Health Care or a Burden to Physicians?

CME credit is no longer available for this program.

Moderator: Steven Stack, MD, Immediate Past Chair, AMA Board of Trustees


  • Hank Chaudhry, DO, MS, President and CEO, FSMB
  • Lois Nora, MD, JD, MBA, President and CEO, ABMS

In 2000, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) adopted Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as a framework for all boards to support the lifelong learning, self-assessment and practice improvement of their diplomates. Currently the Maintenance of Certification Committee of the ABMS is considering the next iteration of the MOC Standards, expected to be introduced in 2015.

Over the past several years the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and individual state boards have also been working to establish a framework and process for Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). Like MOC, MOL is intended to promote continuous professional development relevant to a physician’s area of practice and to improve quality care and patient safety.

This program will provide information on the current and evolving MOC requirements and associated issues as well as the status of MOL planning and pilot activities. This program will include a panel of informed faculty who will discuss issues surrounding the current MOC requirements and the direction of MOL.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the opportunities and challenges associated with MOC and MOL.
  2. Determine the impact both MOC and MOL have or may have on practicing physicians.
  3. Understand potential opportunities for improving the MOC and MOL processes.

Download Lecture Materials:

*The Role of the Physician as a Leader in Patient Safety and Quality:

Aligning medical staff and hospital interests for better outcomes

View the program description and register for access to the webcast.