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AMA-SPS Meetings & Events

AMA Senior Physicians Section (AMA-SPS) Meetings & Events

AMA-SPS Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 12
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Orlando, Florida
Room: Americas Seminar (Dolphin)


11 a.m.–noon
Assembly Business -
Open invitation to all physicians 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. on a first-come, first-served basis

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Program: Stay Young, Stay Fit, Avoid Burnout

Robert L. Hatch, MD, professor, director of medical education at the Department of Community Health & Family Medicine, University of Florida medical school

Robert M. Wah, MD, faculty, reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics/gynecology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health and former president of the American Medical Association (2014-2015)

Moderator: Barbara S. Schneidman, MD, MPH, chair, SPS

Program details:
Physicians are role models for their patients, which makes their own personal health important in promoting healthy lifestyles. The well-being of physicians can have a positive impact on patient care, especially in counseling their patients to adopt healthier behaviors for the prevention of chronic disease. This program will look at creating a more positive, strength-based approach for physicians to take charge of their own health, and find sources of support before burnout occurs. rved basis.

To recognize and support physician health at each stage of professional development, Dr. Hatch will speak on how to ensure that physician wellness is not forgotten in academic medicine today, especially among physicians in-training. As a family doctor working with the geriatric population, he will also discuss how senior physicians can be proactive in avoiding burnout when approaching semiretirement and retirement.

Dr. Wah’s presentation will address the AMA’s recent policy established by the World Medical Association on physician health, which was developed during his year as president of the American Medical Association.

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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. 12-15, 2016 - Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 11-14, 2017 - Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii