Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
News for Young Physicians
Register for the next AMA-YPS meeting
Details about this year's AMA Young Physicians Section Interim Assembly Meeting, including information about travel arrangements, are now available online. The meeting will take place Nov. 8–10 in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Register (AMA login required) for the meeting by Oct. 22. After this date, you will have to register on site in Honolulu.
If you are interested in serving on the AMA-YPS reference, handbook or credentials committee for the meeting, please email Harley Grant of the AMA.
Conference to shed light on ACOs
Learn the latest insights about implementing and operating accountable care organizations (ACO) at the National ACO Congress, Oct. 30–Nov. 1 in Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by the AMA, the conference will feature experts with hands-on experience, including keynote speaker Jay Crosson, MD, the AMA's vice president of professional satisfaction—care delivery and payment. Physicians can attend in person or online.
Wanted: nominations to Joint Commission committee
The AMA is seeking nominations for its alternate representative position to the Joint Commission's Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) for Long Term Care accreditation program. PTAC members serve two-year terms and help the Joint Commission develop and refine accreditation standards, elements of performance and survey processes.
The PTACs are an integral part of the Joint Commission's advisory structure. By representing the views of a diverse group of professional associations and other interests and by providing expert advice, PTAC representatives assist the Joint Commission in the development and refinement of standards and elements of performance.
In addition, each PTAC provides observations regarding environmental trends, educational needs and other important issues facing each of the fields in which the Joint Commission offers accreditation services. PTAC meetings are conducted via conference call and are convened two to three times a year for one to two hours.
Contact Joe Ann Jackson of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-5201 for more information.