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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

For Minority Physicians

Attend the AMA-MAS business meeting Nov. 15

Attend the AMA-MAS business meeting Nov. 15

If you're planning to attend the AMA Interim Meeting in November, join the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) for meetings and events.

The section is planning Doctors Back to School™ visits from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at two schools in Washington, D.C.: Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys and Bell High School. Transportation will be provided. If you would like to volunteer to share your passion for your profession with the next generation of minority physicians, RSVP by sending an email to the AMA-MAS.

The AMA-MAS business meeting and reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Keynote speaker J. Nadine Gracia, MD, director of the Office of Minority Health and deputy assistant secretary for minority health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss how to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

The meeting also will feature an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients. All are welcome to attend. Register today (AMA login required).

If you have questions about the meeting or registering, email Abu Muhammad of the AMA or call (312) 464-4335.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting American women, second to lung cancer as a leading cause of cancer death among women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer or dying from breast cancer varies by race and ethnicity.

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) encourages all physicians to remain committed to ongoing education about options for breast health and helping women become more informed so they can make educated choices about breast cancer health care.

Email the AMA-MAS if you have a project or idea that can prevent health disparities or heighten awareness regarding breast cancer prevention.