AMA Wire

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

News for Senior and Retired Physicians

June luncheon to explore opportunities, challenges for aging doctors

June 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 Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The session will cover the physiology of aging and its implications for physicians. It also will examine positive ways in which physician leaders might welcome new guidelines for addressing the special circumstances and needs of senior physicians.

Registration will open later this month, so watch AMA Wire for details. For additional information, contact Alice Reed of the AMA at (312) 464-5523.

Papers wanted for JAMA's upcoming medical education issue

Physicians are invited to submit manuscripts to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) for its December theme issue on medical education. Topics of interest include models for funding of undergraduate and graduate medical education, measurement of core competencies, continuing professional development, physician re-entry programs, the appropriate use of medical literature, the roles of the humanities in educating students and the use of interdisciplinary approaches to learning.

To receive highest priority, submissions should be original research papers, systematic reviews and scholarly viewpoints addressing medical education. Manuscripts received by May 15 will have the best chance of being considered.

View a recent JAMA editorial for more information.