- The evolving role of the physician. Get a glimpse into the physician of the future and learn to "skate to where the puck is going" with a special education session on the AMA's work in its three focus areas. Attendees will learn about training, resources and relationships that will help physicians succeed and their patients thrive into the future, including topics on care delivery and payment models, new medical education curriculum models, and improving health outcomes around type 2 diabetes and hypertension. The session will be offered from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 9 in Crystal Ballroom A.
- Evaluating senior physicians. This session will take a look at evaluating impairment in older physicians in a way that ensures patient safety and physician well-being. Presenters will focus on how institutions are evaluating physicians and developing screening procedures for assessments of physical and mental health. Attendees will be able to examine the continuum of support services available to them, which will enable them to practice safely for as long as possible. The session will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 7 in Columbus K-L.
- Mock hearing of patient safety case. Attendees will witness a mock hearing of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, a case now pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. Expert trial lawyers will argue whether a state licensure board can be liable under federal antitrust laws, and attendees will learn why the AMA believes this case could affect the ability of state medical boards to regulate the practice of medicine and protect public health. This session will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. June 9 in Regency Ballroom A.
- What payment reform means for your practice. Members of the AMA Innovators Committee, along with AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, will lead an interactive panel discussion. Attendees will hear how physician innovators handled their own real-world payment reform experiences and how their practices have changed or remained the same. Committee members will discuss the merits of a global budget versus bundled payment, how payments flow to individual physicians and other health care professionals under new models, and other practical information. The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 9 in Regency Ballroom B.
- Getting paid for quality. Attendees will learn how the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is more than "alphabet soup." Presenters will offer tips for reporting accurate and appropriate data, including the type of documentation necessary for reporting co-morbidities. The session will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 9 in Crystal Ballroom A.
Each of these educational activities has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Participants do not need to be AMA members to claim credit, but an AMA username and password are required to complete the CME activity evaluation forms and save certificates in the AMA Online Learning Center. Have your AMA login information ready if you are attending the 2014 AMA Annual Meeting. No paper evaluation forms will be available.
If you have questions regarding your AMA username and password, or if you need to create a username and password before the meeting, contact the AMA Unified Service Center at (800) 621-8335.
Other education sessions of interest include:
- Physician re-entry into medical practice. This session will explore the demand for clinically inactive physicians to resume practice and define the needs for medical education. The session will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. June 6 in the Toronto Room.
- Telemedicine. Attendees will learn what the AMA Councils on Medical Service, Legislation, and Ethical and Judicial Affairs are doing to investigate this growing field. The session will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. June 7 in the Grand Ballroom.
- Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs Open Forum. Lend your voice to the discussion surrounding the updated AMA Code of Medical Ethics by attending this session or commenting online. The forum will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 9 in Regency Ballroom D.
- Financial planning. This session will offer smart financial moves for retirement, including estate and legacy planning. Attendees will learn key financial decisions to make in pre- and post-retirement years and how to create an estate plan. The session will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. June 9 in the Horner Room.
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