AMA Ambassador events are a mixture of social and educational events. These events are part of the AMA Ambassador Virtual Boot Camp series which strives to produce the most knowledgeable ambassadors possible. Boot camp content is delivered live by AMA subject matter experts and some sessions will be recorded for asynchronous viewing.

All events are Central time unless otherwise indicated. To register for a session, follow the instructions related to the specific session that you wish to attend. If you have questions or future topic suggestions, email the Ambassador Program staff at [email protected].

AMA Recovery Plan for America's Physicians: Fighting scope of practice expansion

7:30-8:45 p.m.

Join us as we take a deeper dive into the AMA Advocacy Resource Center’s work and partnerships to fight inappropriate scope of practice expansion. Submit your questions in advance when you register.

Advance registration is required. Feel free to share this event.

Featured presenter:

  • Kimberly Horvath, JD, senior attorney II, AMA Advocacy Resource Center


  • Jennifer Bryan, MD, chair of the Mississippi Delegation to AMA House of Delegates, past board chair, Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Barb Smith, chief executive officer, South Dakota Medical Association
  • Robert Allison, MD, delegate, South Dakota Delegation to the AMA House of Delegates
  • Maria Bowen, vice president, of government relations, Louisiana State Medical Association

Physician addiction: A health care crisis

5-6:00 p.m

This webinar was organized by AMA Ambassador Steven Mandel, MD, and the Physician Wellness Committee: Jill Baron, MD, Harris Stratyner, MD, Stuart Gitlow, MD, Paul Earley, MD, Jeffrey Selzer, MD, and Chris Bundy, MD.

Addiction in physicians is an extremely serious problem. It is estimated that up to 15% of physicians will develop a substance use disorder (SUD) during their lifetime. A patient has a significant chance of being treated by a physician who has a SUD (which includes illicit drugs and prescription drugs such as Adderall, cough suppressants, and tranquilizers) — or who suffers from alcoholism. Job stress and comorbidities, especially post–COVID symptoms, have led many to turn to drugs and other substances to alleviate their anxiety.

This program aims to provide education and a safe platform for physicians who may be struggling with substance use and to educate our physician members about the signs and symptoms of substance use and addiction, so they can better identify patients with these conditions.

Registration is required.

Accreditation statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine and the New York County Medical Society. The Westchester Academy of Medicine is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live webinar activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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