AMA Wire

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

News for Senior and Retired Physicians

Register to attend this year's AMA-SPS Assembly Meeting

Register to attend this years AMA-SPS Assembly Meeting

Members of the AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) are invited to attend the inaugural AMA-SPS Assembly Business Meeting June 14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. All AMA members who are 65 years of age and older and anyone interested in senior physician issues are encouraged to attend.

AMA-SPS Chair, Claire V. Wolfe, MD, and Chair-Elect Richert (Rich) E. Quinn, Jr., MD, will present information on the new AMA-SPS bylaws as well as information on the online elections for the AMA-SPS Governing Council, which will open in early 2014. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 14 in Plaza A Room (East Tower, Green Level). Attendees should register in advance.

Attend joint educational program on the aging physician

The AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) is sponsoring a joint educational program at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, "The Aging Physician: Opportunities and Challenges," in conjunction with the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, Council on Medical Education, Organized Medical Staff Section, Section on Medical Schools, Women Physicians Congress and Young Physicians Section.

The program will focus on understanding impairment in older physicians as well as facilitating the planning of prevention strategies. The session will examine what role the AMA should play in determining competency measurements in an aging workforce. This program is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Register today (AMA login required). Be sure to select "AMA-SPS Assembly Meeting," which will appear after you choose to register for the AMA-SPS meetings. Also register for the joint educational program, under the "Educational Sessions" on June 15, titled "The Aging Physician, Opportunities and Challenges."

Be sure to select "register" once you have chosen all of the sessions you will attend. The AMA-SPS strongly encourages you to participate in as many programs as possible during this year's Annual Meeting. Register online by June 3; registration after that date will need to be completed on site.

If you have questions about the meeting or registering, please contact Alice Reed of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-5523.