Hot topics covered at CME sessions during AMA Interim Meeting
Don't miss educational events in trending health care topics at the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting, Nov. 7-10 in Dallas. Learn from experts about your role as a physician during in-flight medical emergencies, a recently reversed medical liability case, issues in population health and more.
All sessions will be held at the Hilton Anatole, and several are continuing medical education (CME) activities, including:
- Improving Health Outcomes: National and local approaches to population health. Learn about the AMA's Improving Health Outcomes initiative, the implications of population health on the practice of medicine and how one practice is improving health outcomes. This session will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Nov. 8 in Senators Lecture Hall.
- How new hospital regulations will affect you and your staff. Participants will learn about a new Medicare rule revising conditions of participation for hospitals that could impact physicians' role in hospital governance and patient care activities. This session will be offered twice: from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Nov. 8 in Grand Ballroom D-E, and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9. in Grand Ballroom A-B.
- A hospital's success through physician-led quality improvement initiatives. This session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 8 in Grand Ballroom D-E.
- Communication as a conflict management tool. Andrea Jones, executive managing director of eWomen Network Dallas/Ft. Worth, will present. This session will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Governors Lecture Hall.
- Litigation Center Open Meeting. Hear a physician discuss a recent medical liability lawsuit brought against him and how his state medical society and the Litigation Center of the AMA and State Medical Societies helped reverse an adverse ruling. The event also will feature a panel discussion of Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida, which considers whether a Florida statute restricting the ability of physicians from discussing gun ownership with their patients is valid under the first amendment. This session will be offered from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Wedgewood Ballroom.
- Infection control for Ebola: An update from the field.This session will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Central time Nov. 9. Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for health care-associated infection prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, will discuss how to prepare for and manage Ebola patients in hospital and ambulatory care settings. This presentation can be viewed in person or via live streaming.
- Trends worth watching. Learn how current and emerging trends in health care could affect your patients and practice, with a focus on eight sectors of the health care system: health economics, public health infrastructure, health care resources and physician payment, science and technology in medicine, global health care, health status of the U.S. population, medical practice and quality, and medical education. Presented by the Council on Long Range Planning and Development, this session will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in Grand Ballroom C.
- Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs open forum. Physicians who attend can introduce issues to be considered for possible inclusion in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, including topics specifically dealing with continuity of care in complex health care systems and the ethical obligation to provide competent care. This session will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 10 in Grand Ballroom D-E.
- Stop paying to get paid: Effective electronic payments. A national expert will help physicians understand how to avoid unnecessary fees and hassles in receiving payment from health insurers. This session will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 10 in Grand Ballroom A-B.
Claim your CME credit by Dec. 19:
Visit the AMA Online Learning Center, then sign in with your AMA login or create a free account. Select your activity from the list and use the code given during the education session when registering. Paper forms will not be provided at the sessions.
If you have questions regarding your AMA username and password, or if you need to create a username and password before or during the meeting, contact the AMA Unified Service Center, Delegate Hotline at (800-337-1599), Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time, and during same timeframe on Saturday and Sunday during the meeting.
Other educational sessions of interest include:
- In-flight medical emergencies. Learn about the pathophysiologic considerations of in-flight medical emergencies, the role of the flight crew and the legal implications for physicians who provide medical care during such situations. This session will be offered from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in Senators Lecture Hall.
- An update on the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. This session will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 in Grand Ballroom A-B.
- An update on the AMA Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability initiative. This session will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 in Grand Ballroom D-E.
If you're attending the meeting Nov. 7, check out the following CME sessions offered by AMA sections and special groups:
- A shift in payment models may alter physician compensation: How patient satisfaction scores and physician ratings affect this change. This session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Grand Ballroom D-E.
- What does big business want? Creating a compelling business case for integrated care. This session will be held from 8:45 a.m. to noon in the Plum Blossom Room.
- Medical staff engagement of community physicians: A case study on how community physicians can improve care processes in the hospital. This session will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Grand Ballroom D-E.
- Protect your online reputation. This session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Coral Room.
- Engaging physicians in integrated care. This session will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Plum Blossom Room.
- Contemporary context of family building: What physicians need to know. This session will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan Room.
For more information, consult the 2014 Interim Meeting Speakers' Letter (log in).