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Meetings

The next meeting of the Commission to End Health Care Disparities (CEHCD) will be held April 1–2, 2016, at the AMA Headquarters, 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60654.

Agenda
See the meeting agenda.

Registration
Online registration is now open.

Hotel Information
A block of sleeping rooms has been secured at the Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection, located at 350 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654.

Participants may reserve a hotel room online or by contacting the hotel directly at (312) 245-0333. When calling for a reservation, please refer to the “American Medical Association—Commission to End Health Care Disparities.”

The AMA-negotiated rate is $299 per night and is valid until March 4, 2016, or until the room block sells out, whichever comes first.

Doctors Back to SchoolTM
We are recruiting volunteers to speak to students about careers in medicine and allied health at a Doctors Back to School Program (DBTS) scheduled for Friday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers do not need to be physicians, and we encourage participation from allied health and health care administration professionals. Transportation will be provided to and from the school. Please contact Tanya Lopez for more information.

Mock Medical Interviews
We are also recruiting volunteers to serve as interviewers for students participating in medical school admissions mock interviews scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Student will get the opportunity to meet with physicians and health care professionals as they complete two mock interviews. Volunteers do not need to be physicians, and we encourage participation from allied health and health care administration professionals. This event will provide excellent opportunity for students to experience what it takes to successfully prepare for a medical school interview. Please contact Tanya Lopez for more information.

Travel waivers:
CEHCD members who will be requesting travel waivers (see below for eligibility information): Please have your CEO or organizational equivalent submit a formal request on your organization's letterhead addressed to the CEHCD Steering Committee explaining why the organization is fiscally unable to cover the cost for travel and lodging. Requests may be submitted via email to Tanya Lopez at tanya.lopez@ama-assn.org or faxed to (312) 464-4111 no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Please note it is the responsibility of the member representatives to follow up with their leadership if they anticipate they will need a travel waiver. The CEHCD will make decisions regarding all travel waivers on a case-by-case basis.