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AMA-SPS Meetings & Events

AMA-SPS Meeting
Saturday, June 11
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago
Room: TBD

11:30 a.m.–noon
Assembly Business.
Open invitation to all 65 years of age and older to attend. The Senior Physicians Section (SPS) will discuss AMA House of Delegates’ business items and future AMA-SPS activities. A light lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m.—first-come, first-served.

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, Chancellor’s Professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, philanthropy, and medica humanities and health studies at Indiana University.

Moderator/Facilitator: Barbara A. Hummel, MD, chair, Senior Physicians Section

Title: Burning Up, Burning Out, or Burning Brightly?

Program Description:
Recent studies demonstrate that many physicians are experiencing high levels of dissatisfaction with their profession. Factors include more intense work environments, increasing time spent on less meaningful activities and the introduction of new quality standards and electronic health records, among others. While aging can bring declines in some areas of performance, senior physicians are also well equipped to contribute in distinctive ways that enhance work experience. What should senior physicians—and physicians at all stages of development—focus on most intently to connect with their calling, find professional fulfillment and care for their patients in ways that can give them pride? This educational session will explore ways that senior physicians who are confronted by such challenges can thrive and continue to make a difference.


  • Describe the risk factors for professional burnout
  • Identify approaches that promote professional fulfillment
  • Develop strategies to reduce burnout and promote fulfillment for self and colleagues

We hope you can join us and enjoy the fellowship of your senior physician colleagues.

Hosted by the American Medical Association Senior Physicians Section.

Future Meeting Schedule

House of Delegates Annual Meetings
June 11-15, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.
June 10-14, 2017 - Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.

House of Delegates Interim Meetings
Nov. 14-17, 2015 - Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 12-15, 2016 - Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 11-14, 2017 - Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii