Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
Advocacy conference to help shape future of health care
Join your colleagues in the nation's capital to advance key issues in medicine during the AMA's annual National Advocacy Conference, Feb. 11–13 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.
Participating in the conference empowers physicians to be powerful advocates for their patients and the profession. At the conference, you'll hear from political insiders, industry experts and members of Congress on health system reform refinement and implementation, and take part in discussions that will shape the AMA's advocacy efforts.
This year's featured speaker is Chuck Todd, political director and chief White House correspondent for NBC News and host of the Daily Rundown on MSNBC. The master of ceremonies for the Dr. Nathan Davis Awards will be Terry Moran, co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline.
Other speakers include Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and David Walker, founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former comptroller general of the United States.
View a preliminary agenda for the conference.
Reforming care delivery: Is employment the only option?
An AMA webinar at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday will share ways physicians can better coordinate care through clinical integration. Register today.
Physicians from the AMA's Innovators Committee will offer insights about their experience improving care coordination without moving to an employment model. This webinar will help physicians:
- Identify a path toward more integrated care delivery that does not involve employment.
- Define what it means to provide virtually, vertically and horizontally integrated care.
- Recognize the operational structure of independent physician associations and cloud-based systems for data sharing.
- Use technology solutions to improve care coordination within and outside of their practices.
Physicians can earn continuing medical education credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by participating in this webinar. Registration is free for AMA members; nonmembers can sign up for $30. If you're not an AMA member, join today.