Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting education sessions


The education sessions for the 2024 Annual Meeting will take place June 6, 7, 9 and 10. Join your colleagues for programming on the topics that matter most to you. All times are Central.

The list of CME sessions will be posted once available.

Noon–1 p.m.

War, Violence & Displacement & Their Effects on Population Health

This program will use case studies of refugees navigating the United States health care system, covering trauma's short and long-term effects, generational and cultural impacts, and its repercussions. It will provide crucial context for culturally competent refugee treatment and effective advocacy strategies in the United States.

Noon–1 p.m.

Members Moving Medicine: Health Care Think Tank Competition

A 5-Minute Talk Competition for medical students to enhance presentation skills and address pertinent issues in policy, education and medicine. It encourages innovative ideas and community engagement, prioritizing topics needing solutions or action. Talks will  empower students to contribute meaningfully to the medical community.

1–7:30 p.m.

Business of Medicine for Private Practice Physicians Workshop

Physicians are required to complete several years of clinical schooling and training before practicing medicine without supervision. However, physicians are taught very little about the business side of medicine. Recent studies show that a majority of the challenges physicians face in practice are related to business, administration, finance and leadership. This workshop will provide business insight for practicing physicians.

CME information will be provided once available.

3–4:30 p.m.

Navigating Physician Employment: Empowering Medical Staff in a Hospital-Led Environment

Physician employment within hospitals presents unique challenges for medical staff self-governance. While medical staff decision-making should ideally prioritize clinical concerns, the authority of hospital administrations to hire and terminate decision-makers is a prevalent reality nationwide. In this workshop, a panel of experts will delve into the complexities of this dynamic, discussing both the problems and potential solutions for maintaining medical staff autonomy in the face of hospital oversight.

Drawing from their experience in navigating the legal and political landscape surrounding medical staffs, the panel will explore key topics such as conflict of interest requirements, alternative funding strategies, and mechanisms for protecting medical staff leaders. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions to engage in a collaborative dialogue aimed at empowering medical staff within the framework of physician employment.

CME information will be provided once available.

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8:30–9:45 a.m.

Value-Based Care—Update on the AMA-AHIP-NAACOS Collaborative

Advancing successful Value-Based Care (VBC) payment and delivery models remains a top priority of the IPPS. Learn how the IPPS is shaping the AMA’s VBC agenda by contributing to its most recent effort with AHIP and the National Association of ACOS to improve VBC payment methodologies and implementation through the identification of voluntary best practices. Join Carol Vargo, vice president, AMA Practice Sustainability, and a distinguished panel of IPPS members who participated in this endeavor including: Narayana Murali, MD, Geisinger Health, and Stephen Parodi, MD, The Permanente Medical Group. The group will discuss best practices in attribution, benchmarking, risk adjustment and other key domains.

CME information will be provided once available.

9–10:00 a.m.

AI & Your Medical Staff: The Good, The Bad & The Unknown

In this session, participants will explore the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care. Utilizing insights from presentations by Margaret Lozovatsky, MD, AMA's vice president of Digital Health Innovations, on the current state and future trajectory of AI, this session will look into the ethical considerations surrounding AI implementation, its integration within hospital settings as a complementary tool for physicians, and strategies for optimal preparedness amidst the uncertainties of AI in medicine.

CME information will be provided once available.

9:30–10:30 a.m.

From Vision to Victory: A Workshop Empowering Medical Student Advocates

This advocacy workshop offers students an opportunity to explore diverse advocacy methods and engage with experienced advocates. With presentations from peers on impactful techniques and interactive small groups, students gain practical insights into advocacy as a medical student. This program will empower students to become effective advocates.

10–11:05 a.m.

Health System Impact—Reducing Physician Burnout

Reducing physician burnout is essential to high-quality patient care and a sustainable health system. Health systems are uniquely positioned to address this challenge given their scope of services, organizational complexity and volume of care. Health systems can become incubators for leading-edge solutions to potentially share and scale. Hear how Marshfield Clinic, in Wisconsin, and Sanford Health, in South Dakota, are driving solutions to reduce physician burnout. And learn from the AMA’s Jill Gin, MD, senior physician advisor, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, about the AMA’s work to support physician well-being.

An on-demand recording will be available post event.

CME information will be provided once available.

10:30 a.m.–Noon

Augmented Intelligence and Medical Education

Join the Academic Physicians Section for an overview of the interface of augmented intelligence (AI) and medical education—both what physicians need to know about how AI is influencing the delivery of health care and how AI is altering various processes of the medical education enterprise itself. Following presentations by experts in AI and its application to medical education, participants will engage in shared learning discussions about their experiences with and plans for integrating AI across the medical education continuum.

CME information will be provided once available.

11 a.m.–Noon

I Am a Small Practice… So Many Hats

Running a private practice often means wearing multiple hats, from clinical care to practice management. Join the Private Practice Physicians Section and Asa C. Lockhart, MD, MBA, principal with Golden Caduceus Consultants, as he discusses  the various "hats" required to run a successful practice, and provides practical advice and strategies to navigate financial management, growth planning, contracting, and human resources.

CME information will be provided once available.

11:15–11:40 a.m.

Innovation Lightning Rounds: IPPS Physicians Leading Healthcare Transformation

Join us for rapid-fire presentations where two esteemed IPPS members, Bryan Batson, MD, from Hattiesburg Clinic and Sidney “Beau” Raymond, MD, from Ochsner Clinic, will showcase pioneering projects spearheaded within their institutions. Dr. Batson will unveil Hattiesburg Clinic's groundbreaking studies exploring ambient AI, while Dr. Raymond will delve into Ochsner Clinic's innovative endeavors in remote patient monitoring. Engage in an interactive Q&A session following each presentation, where you can delve deeper into these transformative initiatives shaping the future of health care.

Noon–1 p.m.

Navigating Family Planning & Fertility Preservation in Medical Training

A panel of medical students and physicians will share first-hand experiences of having children during different stages of medical training as well as the process of fertility preservation. This program will be a space for medical students to ask questions in order to make informed decisions about family planning.

Noon–1 p.m.

Improving Efficiency in Practice: Utilizing Technology and Other Resources to Improve Clinical Care

This session will focus on how technology and strategies for optimizing resources can be used to improve the efficiency of clinical practice. We will review the latest trends in artificial intelligence and optimization of the electronic health record. We will explore strategies to maximize the use of resources such as staff, equipment and facilities. Additionally, the session will highlight real world challenges faced in clinical practice and provide actionable strategies to implement within clinical practice immediately to improve efficiency.

2–3 p.m.

The Business of Medicine—Private Equity in Health Care

This one-hour education session delves into the intersection of private equity and health care, focusing on egregious lawsuits involving private equity within the health care sector. With a spotlight on cases where the involvement of the AMA has been prominent, attendees will gain insights into the complexities, challenges and ethical considerations surrounding private equity investments in health care.

2–2:30 p.m.

Hypertension Control …As a Nation We Are Trending in the Wrong Direction!

Micheal Rakotz, MD, vice president of health outcomes at the AMA, discusses how the AMA MAP™ Hypertension evidence-based quality improvement (QI) program provides a clear path to significant, sustained improvement in BP control, which has demonstrated as much as a 10% improvement in BP control in as little as six months, with sustained results at one year.

CME information will be provided once available.

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Understanding Holistic Review in Residency Application

Join the Medical Student Section for a panel discussion on holistic review of residency applications, featuring leaders from residency programs and medical schools. This program will help future residency applicants understand the landscape of holistic review of residency applications and develop strategies to optimize their approach to developing residency applications.

An on-demand recording will be available post event.

2:30–3 p.m.

Confronting Ageism in Medicine

Research has shown that there is a strong link between ageism, in the form of negative stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, combined with power imbalances, and risk for one’s physical and mental health. Ageism can be implicit, intersect with structures marginalizing other identities, and exist at multiple levels, from the individual to the institutional or societal. This session will examine how ageism developed as a concept and is expressed in health care today, the disparate impacts on older physicians and patients, and what strategies health care professionals might use to address ageism in the health care system at different levels, in the pursuit of optimal health and health work for older people.

CME information will be provided once available.

2:30–3 p.m.

Innovation Lightning Rounds:  Physicians Leading Health Care Transformation

Join us for rapid-fire presentations with Bryan Batson, MD, from Hattiesburg Clinic, and Sidney “Beau” Raymond, MD, from Ochsner Clinic, who will showcase pioneering projects. Dr. Batson will unveil Hattiesburg Clinic's groundbreaking studies exploring ambient AI, while Dr. Raymond will delve into Ochsner Clinic's innovative endeavors in remote patient monitoring. Engage in an interactive Q&A session following each presentation.

3–4:30 p.m.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Comprehensive Look from Causes to Treatment

Osteoporosis is a preventable disease, and can often be reduced, eliminated or prevented by following healthy lifestyle guidelines. As we age, our bones become less dense and can lose strength, which increases the risk of breaks or fractures. The health care costs associated with osteoporosis are expected to grow as life expectancy increases. This program will include information on diets that support bone health, review imaging and bone density studies, and provide differentiated recommendations for women and men. We will also cover the impact and types of exercise required for optimal bone health.

CME information will be provided once available.

3:30–5 p.m.

Approaches to Indigenous Health Equity

Join the LGBTQ, MAS and MSS for a discussion surrounding the unique social determinants of health, health care access barriers, and specific cultural considerations faced by individuals identifying as both Indigenous and transgender or gender diverse. 

Attendees will learn how to implement a culturally humble and intersectional framework for the creation of safe spaces and unbiased health care delivery for Indigenous gender diverse individuals.

1–2 p.m.

Health Equity Open Forum Part 1 – Being Strategic in Advancing Health Equity

Part 1 of the three-part Health Equity Open Forum will feature presentations on and discussion of the AMA’s health equity accomplishments between 2021 and 2023, and planned actions between 2024 and 2025, amid the current landscape.

CME information will be provided once available.

2–3 p.m.

Health Equity Open Forum Part 2 – Contribution of International Medical Graduates

Part 2 of the three-part Health Equity Open Forum will feature special considerations related to international medical graduates (IMGs) in advancing health equity. Presenters will include leaders among physician and medical student AMA members.

CME information will be provided once available.

8–9 a.m.

Envisioning Medical Education's Equitable Future

What does an equitable medical education system look like? In 2021, the HOD called for the AMA to commission a forward-looking, cross-continuum, external study of 21st century medical education focused on reimagining health equity and racial justice in medical education, improving the diversity of the health workforce and ameliorating inequitable outcomes among minoritized and marginalized patient populations. Elsevier is publishing this study in October 2024, and this education session will explore how the AMA gathered a nine-member external independent editorial panel to select the more than 70 authors who comprise the teams that wrote this study’s 17 chapters. These authors were selected from hundreds of physicians, medical students, other health professionals, and community members who submitted abstracts. This session will include how authors were selected and then empowered to communicate their ideas as they saw fit and how the AMA will fund and enact some of this study’s recommendations.

CME information will be provided once available.

8:15–9:45 a.m.

Training Physicians in the Art of the Public Forum

Resolution 606 was introduced to the AMA House of Delegates by the delegation from New Jersey to investigate a proposal that the AMA should “establish a program for training physicians in the art and science of conducting public forums in order to ensure that the public is well informed on the health care system of our country.” 

This session, hosted by AMA Enterprise Communications, will provide physicians with tools and techniques to effectively dispel medical misinformation and engage the public on important issues. It will help physicians from all backgrounds and specialties become better advocates—for themselves and their patients, push back on the rampant spread of medical misinformation, and prepare for public speaking opportunities and interviews with local media. 

CME information will be provided once available.

8:30–10 a.m.

Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality—Working Together as a House of Medicine

Maternal morbidity and mortality rates remain high in the United States. More than 80 percent of maternal deaths are preventable, and the top three causes are mental health, anemia, and cardiac disease/hypertension Reducing maternal morbidity and mortality will require expertise and collaboration across specialties. Attendees will learn about evidence-based recommendations to improve maternal health, the latest policy conversations, and opportunities to reduce disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality.

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Council on Medical Education—Exploring the Impacts of Current Political Debates on Medical Education

AMA policies such as AMA Stance on the Interference of the Government in the Practice of Medicine H-270.959, Government Interference in Patient Counseling H-373.995, and Freedom of Communication Between Physicians and Patients H-5.989 emphasize the AMA’s position on protecting the physician-patient relationship from political interference. However, the domain of medical education nonetheless experiences downstream effects from a variety of political debates within the United States, even in the absence of specific federal or state policies. Medical educators must navigate complex and sensitive issues, such as gun safety, reproductive health care, and gender-affirming care, in the effort to provide adequate training to medical education learners across the continuum.

This Council on Medical Education session, presented by expert speakers in the medical education domain, will highlight concerns regarding how wider political debates can create complications in the training of future and current physicians, and will offer strategies and insights to promote effective medical education in the face of these challenges.

CME information will be provided once available.

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Health Equity Open Forum Part 3 – Moving from Ableism to Full Inclusion

Part 3 of the three-part Health Equity Open Forum will feature special considerations to physicians and medical students with disabilities in advancing health equity. Presenters will include leaders among physicians and medical student AMA members.

CME information will be provided once available.

9:30–11:30 a.m.

Litigation Center Open Meeting

The presentations will concern litigation efforts (a) to compel the Food and Drug Administration to ban the manufacture of menthol-flavored cigarettes, (b) to challenge a West Virginia regulation that would permit optometrists to perform surgery on eyelids, and (c) to support state laws that protect physicians from malpractice liability on account of their care for patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

10–11:30 a.m.

Health Care Strategies for Firearm Injury Prevention

Injuries and deaths from firearms are a public health crisis. In 2020, firearm injuries became the leading cause of death in children and adolescents in the United Sates. While this is a topic that physicians should openly discuss with patients, physicians may find counseling patients about firearm injury prevention difficult. Furthermore, options for intervening when patients are found to be at risk of self-harm or harm to others may vary by state. In this session, we will explore the epidemiology of firearm morbidity and mortality, discuss factors that increase the potential for firearm injury and death, and learn about evidence-based interventions. Attendees will hear directly from physicians and health systems that are a part of the AMA’s Firearm Injury Prevention Task Force that are working to normalize conversations about firearm safety and build comprehensive models of care that address the intersectional nature of trauma, social determinants of health and violence.

CME information will be provided once available.

10:15–11:45 a.m.

Circle of Hope

Program hosted by FASD.


Marginalized Perspectives on Restorative Justice in Medicine

The session will begin with an overview of the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) truth and reconciliation initiative and perspectives from minoritized physician group leaders on how lessons learned from the experiences of Canadian physicians might be applied in the U.S.

Roundtable discussion participants will include leaders from the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP); GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality; the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP); the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA); and the National Medical Association (NMA).

CME information will be provided once available.

10:30 a.m.–Noon

Palliative Care Futurist—Transforming the Care of Serious Illness

Palliative medicine is a recently established subspecialty and has spread rapidly to hospitals and health systems across the United States in the last 20 years. Focused on addressing the pain, symptoms and practical and existential stresses of serious and complex illness, it is delivered at the same time as all other appropriate curative and life prolonging treatments. Multiple studies demonstrate its beneficial impact on symptom distress, quality of life, family caregiver burden and spiritual well-being across age groups and disease types. Because of these outcomes, it reduces reliance on emergency departments and hospitals for management of symptoms and other complications of chronic complex illness.

CME information will be provided once available.

11 a.m.–Noon

Leadership Evolution, Unlocking Your Transformative Potential

Transformational leaders work to effect change by inspiring empathy, supportive relationships, motivation, and belief in a shared vision results in job satisfaction, improved morale, collaboration, increased productivity and further engagement with that shared vision. This program is designed to equip individuals with the skills and mindset needed to become effective leaders who inspire and motivate others to achieve positive results.

CME information will be provided once available.

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