Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This Week's News
This Week's News
AMA Annual Meeting begins this week; follow events, policy debate online
Hundreds of physicians and medical students will debate dozens of proposed policies on important topics in medicine during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates to take place June 15–19 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Activities surrounding the meeting begin June 12 when the AMA sections and councils gather to discuss policy proposals, engage in education programs and participate in special events.
Of particular note are special events taking place June 14, including:
- The AMA's first "Innovations in Medicine" program, set for 4 to 5:30 p.m., will feature speakers who will create an intellectual chemistry that captures the audience's imagination and triggers exciting conversations. Speakers will share inspiring and thought-provoking talks that focus on innovations across health care and medicine. View the program and speaker list.
- The AMA Welcome Reception, which will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., offers a festive evening of lively conversation, food, drink and relaxation at the iconic Chicago Cultural Center, just a few blocks from the hotel. Attendees will find out which of the proposals to transform medical education submitted by more than 80 percent of the nation's medical schools have been selected as part of the AMA's $10 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
- A Doctors Back to School Health and Wellness Program, which will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Rachel Carson Elementary School in Chicago, will inspire students to consider a career in health care.
The reports and resolutions to be considered at this year's meeting touch upon a range of subjects, from evaluating the effect of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident work hour reforms to using poverty screening as a clinical tool for improving health outcomes.
On June 18, the inauguration of Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., will mark the beginning of her term as the 168th president of the AMA.