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AMA-SPS Meetings & Events

AMA-SPS Meeting
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Please print out a copy of the flier here.
Slides are available from the program (this set is without the animated cartoons shown onsite)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Assembly Business (Open invitation to all 65 years of age and older to attend.) Download a copy of the Assembly Handbook in advance of the meeting.
Please join us for the AMA-SPS Assembly Meeting!  We will discuss CME Report 5-A-15, ‘Competency and the Aging Physician.’  A light lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m. – first come, first served.

12:00 – 1:30 pm, The Aging Physician: Possibilities and Perils
Moderator: Barbara S. Schneidman, MD, MPH, AMA-SPS Governing Council
Keynote Speaker, Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
Facilitator: Nancy W. Dickey, MD, Former AMA President
Reaction panelists: Louis J. Kraus, MD, Chair-Elect, Council on Science & Public Health (CSAPH); David J. Welsh, MD, Vice-Chair, Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS); Lt. Col. (CA) Ronit B. Katz, MD, Chair, International Medical Graduates (IMG)

Approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American Medical Association Senior Physicians Section (SPS) invites you to this special program during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. This year's assembly meeting will include discussion of AMA House of Delegates' business items and future AMA-SPS activities. The educational program will begin at 12:00 pm, immediately following the Assembly.

The Aging Physician: Possibilities and Perils

Program description:
For most of us the practice of medicine is a calling and not simply a job. Recent surveys of physicians indicate that late-career physicians, compared to those in early- or mid-career, are generally the most satisfied and have the lowest rates of distress. Perhaps it is the profound gratification medicine offers physicians that makes aging a challenge. Being a physician is often the core of the doctor's identity. For many doctors trying to slow down or retire may equate with losing one's sense of purpose in life and even one's self-image. Hence, physicians frequently struggle with retiring gracefully. In this educational session the difficulties and gratifications of the "golden years" will be discussed. Research on successful aging will be considered and recommendations offered.


  1. Identify the common psychological characteristics of physicians.
  2. Describe the challenges that aging and retirement present to physicians.
  3. Propose strategies to deal with the balancing of work and leisure time as one enters retirement age.

We hope you can join us and enjoy the fellowship of your senior physician colleagues.

Advanced registration is appreciated. Register online (AMA login required) before May 26, 2015 (11:59 pm).

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Future Meeting Schedule

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

House of Delegates Interim Meetings
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