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
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.
- List changes in cognition that are associated with the normal aging process.
- Appraise some potential screening assessment tools for the elder physician population.
- 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