AMA Wire

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

News for Senior and Retired Physicians

Luncheon to explore opportunities, challenges for aging doctors

Luncheon to explore opportunities, challenges for aging doctors

Physicians attending the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates are invited to an educational program and luncheon titled, "The Aging Physician, Opportunities and Challenges," which will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Central time June 15 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The program will focus on understanding impairment in older physicians as well as facilitating the planning of prevention strategies. Participants also will examine what role the AMA should play in determining competency measurements in an aging workforce.

The AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) is sponsoring the session in conjunction with the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, the AMA Council on Medical Education, the AMA Organized Medical Staff Section, the AMA Section on Medical Schools, the AMA Women Physicians Congress and the AMA Young Physicians Section. The program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Visit the AMA-SPS Annual Assembly Meeting Web page for more details.

Inaugural AMA-SPS assembly meeting set for June

The AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) will hold its first annual assembly meeting June 14 in conjunction with this year's Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. The assembly meeting will provide an opportunity to speak candidly about issues affecting senior physicians.

The AMA-SPS is reaching out to physicians age 65 or over in a five-state area to attend the meeting in its efforts to grow the section. Beginning in 2014, there will be online elections for the AMA-SPS Governing Council. The governing council developed an internal committee to complete its Internal Operating Procedures, which have been submitted for the next AMA Board of Trustees meeting. Plans for an election manual and protocol for submitting resolutions are under way.

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