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AMA-WPS Meetings

AMA-Women Physicians Section
Annual Business Meeting
June 6-7, 2014
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Ill.


Online meeting registration will be open until Friday, May 30.

WPS Meeting Schedule

Please note that the times, events and rooms below are tentative and may change as programming progresses.  A full schedule is available.

Friday, June 6

3:30 – 5:10 p.m.

AMA Board Candidate Interviews


6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

AMA Opening Reception
Inspirations in Medicine: The Physician/Patient Perspective

Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.

Saturday, June 7

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Interprofessional Education (IPE)
"Learning as a Team"


9–10:30 a.m.

Joint Sections and Special Groups Educational Program – "Optimizing Electronic Health Records to Enhance Physician Satisfaction"


10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

MAS Education Session
"Everyone's Using Social Media: Should I?  Social Media Overview and Twitter 101"

Crystal C

Noon – 1 p.m.

AMA Foundation Program: Keynote Address
Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA
Former Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services
(Box Lunches Available for Purchase)

Regency Ballroom A-C

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Joint Sections and Special Groups Educational Program – The Aging Physician: Opportunities and Challenges
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


2–6 p.m.

AMA House of Delegates (AMA-HOD) Opening

Grand Ballroom

5:30 – 6 p.m.

WPS Networking Reception

Water Tower

6 – 7:30 p.m.

WPS Business Meeting - Welcome/Introductions/ Program Overview

Water Tower

Sunday, June 8

8–8:30 a.m.

AMA-HOD Second Opening

Grand Ballroom

8:30 a.m.–Noon

Reference Committee Hearings

  • Reference Committee A (Medical Service)
  • Reference Committee B (Legislation)
  • Reference Committee E (Science and Technology)
  • Reference Committee F (AMA Finance and Governance)


1:30–5:30 p.m.

Reference Committee Hearings

  • Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws
  • Reference Committee C (Medical Education)
  • Reference Committee D (Public Health)
  • Reference Committee G (Medical Practice)


Monday, June 9

7 – 8:30 a.m.

WPS Liaison Breakfast and Business Session

Skyway 269

8 – 11:00 a.m.

Education Sessions

See Master Schedule of Events

2 – 6 p.m.

House of Delegates Business Session

Grand Ballroom

Tuesday, June 10

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.



9 am – 3 p.m.

House of Delegates Business Session

Grand Ballroom

5 p.m.

Inauguration of Robert Wah, MD
169th President of the AMA

Crystal Ballroom

6:30 p.m.

Inaugural Reception and Dinner Dance

Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, June 11

9 a.m. – close

House of Delegates Business Session

Grand Ballroom


The resolution deadline for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the AMA-WPS is March 31.

Resolution Guidelines

Resolutions must be submitted to the AMA-WPS by the announced deadline date. Resolutions submitted after March 31 and before June 6 will be deemed "late" resolutions. Time permitting, late resolutions will be referred to the AMA-WPS Governing Council for a recommendation to accept or not.

Each resolution submitted to the AMA-WPS Assembly will result in either a directive for action by the Governing Council or a resolution to the AMA-HOD. With this process, the AMA-WPS welcomes resolutions that offer a clear directive to the Governing Council (e.g., work with AMA staff to integrate women physicians into AMA activities), resolutions that seek to create new AMA policy, or resolutions that seek to amend existing AMA policy. Resolutions that seek to create AMA-WPS projects that require additional resources will not be accepted. However, resolutions that ask the AMA-WPS to ask the AMA to implement a similar project will be accepted. The AMA-WPS will not accept for discussion any resolution that is identical to one submitted to the AMA-HOD.  Rather, that item will be discussed in the AMA-HOD Handbook Review Session to determine official AMA-WPS action. Once a resolution is submitted to the AMA-HOD, or the Governing Council undertakes the desired action and reports back to the AMA-WPS membership, the adopted resolution will be sunset.

To ensure your resolution has the best chance for adoption, the AMA-WPS suggests that the following be taken into consideration:

  • Make certain that the proposed action benefits physicians and/or their patients, or women physician members in particular.
  • Review the AMA PolicyFinder to determine whether current policy already exists.
  • Make sure that the resolution’s title appropriately reflects the action for which the resolution calls.
  • Be certain that the whereas statements of the resolution clearly state the need for the action you are seeking in the RESOLVED statement.
  • The RESOLVED portion of the resolution must be a definitive statement that is able to stand alone.
  • If appropriate, indicate in the RESOLVED portion at which AMA-HOD meeting you’d like the resolution to be considered. Unless the resolution is of some urgency, it should wait until the following meeting so that it can be included in the delegates’ handbook and they can properly prepare to discuss it.
  • Include a fiscal note. AMA-WPS staff can assist with the development of fiscal information.

Hotel & Airline Information

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Single $224, Regency Single $275, Limited Rooms
Double $250, Regency Double $301, Limited Rooms
City Tax 16.4%

Book your reservations online or call Hyatt reservations at (888) 421-1442.

Please be sure to make your reservation by the cutoff date of May 2, 2014 to insure that your requirements are met. We cannot guarantee room availability after the published cutoff date.

Airline Discounts

Airline discounts are available on both American Airlines and United Airlines.

To book your American Airlines reservation on-line and receive a 5% discount, go to www.aa.com. Once you have linked to AA.com:

  • Select "Refine Your Choice"
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter authorization code 3364DN in Promotion Code box

To book United Airlines reservation and receive a discount call United Airlines Meetings at (800) 426-1122 and mention Z code ZRMH and Agreement code 761645.

The United discount may also be obtained on-line at www.united.com. Once you have linked to united.com:

  • Select "Advanced Search"
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter ZRMH761645 in Offer Code box

Available flights will be displayed. When an available flight is selected the discounted fare will automatically be calculated. The discount is valid for travel 3 days prior to and 3 days after the official meeting date(s).

Previous Meeting Highlights

The inaugural business meeting of the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS), held on November 16 in National Harbor, was very productive.  During the session, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, AMA President, provided an update on the adoption of the World Medical Association policy on the HPV vaccine.  The AMA-WPS was a part of the working group that contributed to the development of this policy. In addition to updating the AMA-WPS on this important policy work, she congratulated the AMA-WPS on their new section.  Other current and past AMA leaders, including the first woman to serve as AMA President, Nancy Dickey, MD, shared memories of the Women Physicians Congress and provided insights on the future of the WPS.  The AMA-WPS also honored physician mentors through its annual physician recognition program.

The business meeting concluded with a review of the AMA-HOD Handbook and AMA-WPS items of business.  Resolution 1, Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy Consents, co-sponsored by the AMA-WPS and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and CCB Report 2, AMA Women Physicians Section - Additional Bylaws, were both adopted by the AMA House of Delegates.

Finally, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) hosted an education session, "Women Utilizing Their Political Capital to Improve Health," presented by Nan Hayworth, MD, former US Congresswoman from New York.