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AMA-SPS Meetings & Events

AMA-SPS Annual Meeting Program held Saturday, June 7, in Chicago

AMA-SPS Assembly Meeting (Download a copy of the materials)
11:00 a.m. – Noon

SPS Educational Program (Download a copy of the slides from the program)
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Title: Evaluating Impairment in the Senior Physician: Assuring Patient Safety and Physician Well-Being

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL; Columbus K/L

Program Description:
This program will review current discussions on assessing physician competency and the maintenance of skills. This session will focus on how institutions are evaluating physicians and developing screening procedures for assessments of physical and mental health. Physicians will be able to examine the continuum of support services available to them that are designed to help them to practice safely and for as long as possible.


  1. List changes in cognition that are associated with the normal aging process.
  2. Appraise some potential screening assessment tools for the elder physician population.
  3. Summarize the continuum of services to support physicians as they transition into retirement due to compromised capacity.

Approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Paul H. Wick, MD, AMA-SPS Governing Council

David E.J. Bazzo, MD, clinical professor, family medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Mary Yarbrough, MPH, MD, associate professor, internal medicine and assistant professor, preventive medicine, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean, health policy, University at Buffalo School of Medicine

Future Meeting Schedule

House of Delegates Annual Meetings
June 6-10, 2015 - Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.
June 11-15, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.
June 10-14, 2017 - Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.

House of Delegates Interim Meetings
Nov. 8-11, 2014 - Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas
Nov. 14-17, 2015 - Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 12-15, 2016 - Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 11-14, 2017 - Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii