2014 AMA Annual Meeting
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“Inspirations in Medicine” – Don’t miss the AMA-HOD kick-off event!

The 2014 AMA Annual Meeting events will begin with a special “Inspirations in medicine: The physician/patient perspective” program and welcome reception on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m.

We invite you to join us at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. (directly west of AMA headquarters), as physicians share wisdom and insights into what has inspired them throughout their career, impactful moments with patients and the role of physician leadership in furthering health care. Also, you’ll hear the patient perspective on the importance of their personal relationship with their doctor.

Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The reception will begin immediately following the program, and will include music, refreshments, light hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to explore the museum’s exhibits highlighting communications through the decades.

Three-time Emmy award-winning journalist Sylvia Perez will host the program. Perez specialized in medical reporting for more than two decades in Chicago and Houston.

Attendees also will hear from:

•  William Lynn Weaver, MD, senior associate dean at Ross University School of Medicine Dominica Campus. Dr. Weaver formerly served as professor, chair and residency program director of surgery at Morehouse University School of Medicine.

•  Robert Alan Probe, MD, chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Scott and White Clinic and Memorial Hospital and professor in the department of surgery at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. Dr. Probe is a past president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and member of its board for the past 11 years. Dr. Probe will also speak at 9:15 a.m., Friday, June 6, at the AMA Organized Medical Staff Sections' "Quality, access, and cost: Improving health care through physician-led interprofessional care teams." He'll discuss how Scott & White Healthcare has expanded and optimized the role of advanced practice providers within physician-led interprofessional care teams, and how this unique model has served to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. Please refer to the Speaker's Letter for more information on this session, which offers continuing medical education credit.

•  Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, is the director of the University of Chicago Medicine's Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine, which is designed to identify, prevent and treat sexual health problems in female cancer patients. Dr. Lindau focuses on patient care, research, education and advocacy related to the health of aging women and urban populations. She is the also the director of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies at the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative.

AMA Expo to showcase resources

Be sure to visit the Riverside Exhibit Hall (down the escalators outside the Grand Ballroom), where you will find the AMA Expo. This year's exhibit will showcase new AMA resources and enhancements now in development—resources that support physicians in their efforts to put patient care first while responding to the challenges of an evolving health care system.

Learn what's new in The JAMA Network. A full roster of AMA MVP Program participants will also be in attendance. Stop by to learn about these valuable AMA resources. Enjoy complimentary coffee, lattes and cappuccinos, too.

The AMA Expo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 6, and from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 7.

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