AMA-SPS Meetings & Events
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Registration opens March 23.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Assembly Business
12:00 – 1:30 pm, The Aging Physician: Possibilities and Perils
Keynote Speaker, Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Clinical College of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
The American Medical Association Senior Physicians Section (SPS) invites you to this special program during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. This year's assembly meeting will include discussion of AMA House of Delegates' business items and future AMA-SPS activities. The educational program will begin at 12:00 pm, immediately following the Assembly.
The Aging Physician: Possibilities and Perils
For most of us the practice of medicine is a calling and not simply a job. Recent surveys of physicians indicate that late-career physicians, compared to those in early- or mid-career, are generally the most satisfied and have the lowest rates of distress. Perhaps it is the profound gratification medicine offers physicians that makes aging a challenge. Being a physician is often the core of the doctor's identity. For many doctors trying to slow down or retire may equate with losing one's sense of purpose in life and even one's self-image. Hence, physicians frequently struggle with retiring gracefully. In this educational session the difficulties and gratifications of the "golden years" will be discussed. Research on successful aging will be considered and recommendations offered.
- Identify the common psychological characteristics of physicians.
- Describe the challenges that aging and retirement present to physicians.
- Propose strategies to deal with the balancing of work and leisure time as one enters retirement age.
We hope you can join us and enjoy the fellowship of your senior physician colleagues.
Advanced registration is appreciated. Register online (AMA login required) before May 26, 2015 (11:59 pm).