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AMA leaders speak to physician audiences and diverse leaders throughout the country to detail the AMA's work to improve the health of the nation, address the opportunities in health care today and lead through this time of change.

2018 Annual Meeting Speeches

New AMA President: Physicians Must Cure Ailing Health Care System

AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD

Barbara L. McAneny, MD, in her inaugural speech as president of the AMA, explores the subject of leadership and how health care must run on the values of physicians. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

Surgeon general to AMA: Look upstream to prevent nation’s ills

Surgeon General to AMA: Look Upstream to Prevent Nation’s Ills

In an address at the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams calls on AMA members to lead the nation in a civil discussion—even when it comes to hot-button issues.

AMA president: Physicians must address gun violence head on

AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA

During his address at the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, discusses true physician leadership as he reviews examples of members moving medicine. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

Time to flip construct: Put patients & doctors first

AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD

In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting on Jun 9, 2018, AMA CEO James L Madara, MD, outlines the 3 strategic arcs of the AMA. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

2017 Interim Meeting Speeches

2017 AMA Interim Meeting -- AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA

AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA

David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, talks about winning teams and how the AMA has worked relentlessly to win for its members and for all physicians and patients while moving medicine forward. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

2017 AMA Interim Meeting -- AMA EVP/CEO James L. Madara, MD

AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD

AMA CEO James L Madara, MD, presents a speech to the House of Delegates detailing the possibilities of transforming medicine through innovation. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

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