AMA Wire

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

For Minority Physicians

Apply for AMA-MAS Governing Council seats by March 8

Apply for AMA-MAS Governing Council seats by March 8

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) is soliciting qualified candidates for three positions on the AMA-MAS Governing Council: National Medical Association (NMA) appointee and two at-large representatives.

For the NMA seat, the NMA will determine who it will appoint. Candidates should email Monica Carter of the NMA for more information and application instructions. The incumbent is eligible for re-appointment.

Regarding the at-large representative seats, incumbents are eligible for re-election.

Eligible candidates for each of these AMA-MAS Governing Council positions also must email an AMA-MAS nominations application, a bio-sketch form and any organizational letters of endorsement by March 8.

All terms will begin June 15 at the conclusion of the AMA Annual Meeting. For more information, email the AMA-MAS or call Abu Muhammad of the AMA at (312) 464-4335.

April conference to cover research of disparities, disabilities

Join researchers, advocates and policymakers April 25–26 in Washington, D.C., for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) conference "Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability." Attendees will learn about barriers to health care and health promotion for people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups, share research work on the intersection of racial and ethnic disparities and disabilities, and discuss priorities for future research and action.

The AHRQ, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the Special Hope Foundation are sponsoring the conference.