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2016 Interim Meeting of the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS)


Dolphin / Swan Resorts at Disney World
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32830
Special rate: $235–$285 (cut-off date is Oct. 17)
Book hotel reservations
If you need to change a reservation, please contact the reservations department at (800) 227-1500 or (407) 934-4000).

* Subject to change

Friday, Nov. 11

7:30–11:30 a.m. Doctors Back to School™ program
Local high school (TBD)

  • Volunteer physicians and medical students are welcome.
  • MAS will partner with Mentoring in Medicine.
  • Wear lab coats or scrubs.
  • Roundtrip transportation is provided. Bus will depart from Dolphin main entrance.

Noon–4 p.m. MAS Governing Council meeting
Swan Hotel (closed meeting)

4:15–6:30 p.m. MAS Reception / Business Meeting / "Education Session on Gun Violence"
Swan Hotel, Meeting Rooms 7-8

  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • Policy discussion facilitated by MAS delegate to the HOD
  • Keynote speaker: Roger A. MitchellJr., MD, FASCP, Chief Medical Examiner, District of Columbia

Saturday, Nov. 12

7–8:30 a.m. MAS GC meeting
Swan Hotel (closed meeting)

9–10 a.m. "Education session on gun violence – Part II"

Dolphin Hotel—Southern Hemisphere III
Camara Jones, MD, PhD, MPH, president of the American Public Health Association
Rex Archer, MD, health director for the Kansas City Health Department. 

The session is approved for 1.15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Objectives are as follows:

  • Physicians will be able to describe the social determinants of health and equity that influence the disparities in the experience of gun violence in the United States. 
  • Physicians will be able to recognize the community and public health implications of gun violence in their practice and list the key features of the epidemiology of gun violence.
  • Physicians will be able to give examples of family, neighborhood, government and faith-based policies and actions which can help reduce gun violence.
  • Physicians will be able to describe specific actions they can take to prevent, and respond to, gun violence amongst all age groups within their patient populations and in their communities.

2-6 p.m. House of Delegates Opening Session (Rules of Order, Speeches, Awards)

Sunday, Nov. 13

8–8:30 a.m. House of Delegates Second Opening Session
(Business – Introduction of Reports and Resolutions, Extraction of Informational Reports, Supplementary Report of the Committee on Rules and Credentials)
8:30–noon  Reference Committee Hearings