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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.

2017 Annual Meeting Speeches

2017 Inaugural Address of David O. Barbe, MD, MHA

AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA

David O. Barbe, MD, in his inaugural speech as president of the AMA, explores the subject of leadership saying, "I submit to you that physician leadership is less about a title or position and more about being a positive influence in whatever setting we find ourselves." Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF) .

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

AMA CEO James L Madara, MD

In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting on Jun 10, 2017, AMA CEO James L Madara, MD, outlines the intersections among AMA's strategic work in U.S. health care. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

2017 AMA Annual Meeting -- AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD

AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD

During his address at the 2017 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, talks of standing on AMA's principles to fix what's broken in medicine. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

2016 Interim Meeting Speeches

2016 AMA Interim Meeting -- AMA EVP/CEO James L. Madara, MD

AMA CEO James L Madara, MD

In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 12, 2016, AMA CEO James L Madara, MD, discusses leadership amid change. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

2016 AMA Interim Meeting -- AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD

AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD

AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, presents a speech to the House of Delegates detailing the values behind the policies of the AMA. Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF).

Dr. Bennet Omalu accepts Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award

Pathologist Bennet Omalu, MD, MBA, MPH, receives the AMA's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award for being the first to recognize brain abnormalities in NFL players. Watch the video or read the AMA Wire® article.

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