Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
Attend the AMA-SPG meeting and luncheon in Hawaii
The next AMA Senior Physicians Group (SPG) Liaison Meeting will take place Saturday in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. The meeting will include a discussion about assessing clinical competency, featuring Paul H. Wick, MD, of the AMA-SPG Governing Council and moderated by Claire V. Wolfe, MD, chair of the AMA-SPG Governing Council.
AMA Immediate Past President Peter W. Carmel, MD, and Barbara S. Schneidman, MD, a member at large on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board of Directors, have been invited to serve as panelists.
For further information or to verify a contact member for your state, contact Alice Reed of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-5523.
Nominate a colleague by Nov. 16 for volunteerism award
If you know a senior physician who has volunteered to provide treatment to U.S. patients who lack access to health care, then nominate him or her for the Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award for Excellence in Volunteerism.
Last year's winner, Robert Bowers, MD, was an activist in organized medicine and community outreach his entire career. Dr. Bowers decided he was not going to slow down as a senior physician, and at age 80, he continued his commitment to improving the health of the uninsured of Chattanooga, Tenn., by serving as the medical director of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (VIMC). To date, VIMC has logged over 28,000 patient visits. Watch a video about Dr. Bowers' work.
The Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award is part of the AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Awards, which honor a select group of physicians, residents, fellows and medical students who represent the highest standards of volunteerism, public service and leadership. The Excellence in Medicine Awards are presented in association with Pfizer Inc.
Nominations are due Nov. 16. Visit the Excellence in Medicine Awards Web page to access a nomination form and to learn more about the awards.