Friday, June 7, 2019

Scale versus quality: Systems and the physician leadership challenge

8:15–11:15 am

Join James Orlikoff, nationally known author and speaker, for a discussion focused on pressing health care quality issues confronting physician organizations. Orlikoff will present on how integrated physician groups and integrated systems can best assure and improve quality of care. And, he will address the issues associated with the growing wave of consolidations and the resulting dynamics of scale versus quality.  

A question of ethics: Perspectives on end of life care and the role of medical aid in dying

8:30–9:15 am

Join us for a discussion on the ethical, legal, and logistical perspectives of implementing medical aid in dying as guest speakers Dr. Daniel Sulmasy and Dr. David Grube explore the current structure and form of state policies regulating medical aid in dying and debate the medical dilemmas associated with this topic. 

More than a pain in the neck: Correcting ergonomic stress in your practice setting

9:30–10:30 am

Every day, physicians deal with ergonomic stressors that threaten patient safety and their own health. These stressors can result from both poor physician habits and suboptimal workplace/equipment design and configuration. Join the Organized Medical Staff Section to learn how ergonomic stressors impact physicians and patients, and how you can make improvements in your practice setting.

What's the future of Medicare quality measurement? CMS has a vision

11:30 am–1 pm

In 2017, CMS announced a signature initiative called “Meaningful Measures” intended to streamline the quality measures that physicians and health systems report, and move to a smaller set of more impactful measures that assess outcomes rather than processes. Please join Michelle Schreiber, MD from CMS as she outlines progress on “Meaningful Measures” and shares the agency’s vision for the future of quality measures.  A reaction panel with physician leaders from three health systems will illuminate the potential impact of CMS’s quality measurement initiatives and the challenges confronting physicians and health systems.

Public health practice: Becoming a more involved physician

1–2 pm

Join our panel of public health experts will convene for a Q&A session and open forum discussion on incorporating public health practice into an existing career. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of current opportunities and resources for additional training to further develop competency in various public health disciplines.

The winners and losers of climate change: Impacting the health of communities

1:30–2:15 pm

Join us for an interactive lecture on climate change science and its impacts on public health and medicine to be followed by group discussions on the ethics of climate change’s unfair burden on vulnerable populations.

All hands on deck: Medical staffs mobilizing communities

1:30–2:30 pm

The organized medical staff is responsible for advocating for the interests of patients and, more broadly, the community. But is there also a role for the community to advocate for itself, and where does the medical staff fit into any such efforts? Join the Organized Medical Staff Section to learn how your medical staff can successfully mobilize the community to ensure that hospital policies promote safe, high quality patient care.

A new integrated primary care model for Medicare adults: Oak Street Health

2–3 pm

Chicago-based Oak Street Health has built a model based on value-based primary care for older adults in underserved urban neighborhoods, while leading the industry in patient satisfaction, quality metrics and reduced hospitalizations. One might wonder, “How is that possible?” Join David Buchanan, MD, Chief Clinical Officer as he illuminates the unique Oak Street Health success story.

Is there a vaccine for burnout? Perspectives on resiliency and wellness

2:15–3:15 pm

Burnout seems to be the new buzzword in medicine. Join us for a panel discussion with some of the AMA's foremost experts on burnout research, practicing physicians, and residents as we explore what burnout, resiliency, and wellness look like in medical school, residency training, and beyond. Get tangible tips and success strategies for handling the challenges and stresses of medicine, both as a student and throughout your career. Hear personal perspectives on how physicians in various stages of their medical journey incorporate wellness into their practices.

Debunked! Myths — and truths — about Joint Commission accreditation

2:45–3:45 pm

In order to effectively advocate for their patients, physicians must have a good understanding of the regulatory environment in which they practice. Join the Organized Medical Staff Section and Edward Pollak, MD, medical director and patient safety officer at The Joint Commission, for a discussion of some of the most pressing issues in hospital accreditation.

#MeToo in medicine: Sexual harassment in the health care industry

3:15–4 pm

Join us for a look at the realities of sexual harassment in the healthcare industry with particular focus on data surrounding physician trainees. This will be an interactive session with breakout discussions on how to work with administration on common goals like implementing new resources for victims of sexual harassment and how to make existing resources visible and widely known by your home institution's student body, as well as understand barriers to using these resources.

Nevertheless, she persisted: Women leaders in medicine

4–5 pm

The Women Leaders in Medicine Panel features Women Physicians Section council members who will share their unique challenges and experiences regarding their pathway to leadership in medicine. Facilitated by the WPS student representative and Women In Medicine Committee, the panel will promote discussion amongst medical students regarding growth as a female in the medical field. Come prepared with questions for a Q&A session with our panelists.

Signed, sealed, certified: Understanding FDA certifications for wearables

4:45–5:15 pm

Join the AMA-MSS for a seminar on wearables in the health care market that will provide a sketch of the current wearable device landscape before diving into the FDA approval process using The Apple Watch Series 4 (ECG) as a real-world example.

PrEP to end HIV by 2030

4:45–5:15 pm

Join the LGBTQ Advisory Committee as we explore current public education campaigns and discuss effective strategies to expand access to, and the impact of, PrEP with the goal to eliminate HIV by 2030.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

All things being equal: Creating gender equity within the workplace

7:30–8:30 am

Gender inequity in health care influences physician satisfaction and the quality of care that is delivered to patients. While this is a system level issue, there are actions that physicians and physician leaders can take to counter its effects. Learn what you can do to make a difference.

The physicians guide to advocacy

8:40–9:40 am

In our current political climate, it can be difficult to navigate the most pressing issues impacting health care. Join the AMA Advocacy group to learn what action you can take today to make a difference.

Back in the black: Personal finance for the young physician

9–10 am

Personal finance can be tricky enough at the best of times, but it can be particularly difficult for residents and medical students juggling loan repayments on top of other financial concerns. Join the Resident and Fellow section for an in-depth discussion on repayment strategies, insurance, sustainable budgeting, retirement planning and more.

Where do we go now? The medical student debt crisis

9–10 am

Medical student debt can have long-lasting negative effects on physicians’ careers, and the amount of debt students accrue continues to rise. Join us in an interactive discussion with experts in the field on how we’ve reached the depths of our medical student debt crisis, ways to disrupt the trend, and how to personally manage debt as students, young physicians, and beyond.

Differences in sex development (DSD): Clinical and ethical implications for providers, patients, and parents

9:45–10:45 am

Differences in Sex Development (DSD) is an umbrella term for conditions where elements of genetic, anatomical, or hormonal characteristics are neither strictly male or female according to conventional medical definitions. This patient population (up to 1.7% by some estimates) has a unique set of ethical and multi-disciplinary care delivery challenges. Join us to learn what you can do to improve care for this important population.

What does the science say about opioid management?

10–1 0:45 am

With the U.S. in the midst of an opioid epidemic, this session will bring some much needed clarity on the state of current scientific data on opioid and non-opioid pain management. Attendees will learn best-practices on differentiating when opioid prescription is acceptable and when it should be avoided and get a look forward at the future of pain management.

Health care think tank: Medical students leading change

10:30–11:30 am

This TED Talk-style spotlights the passion and innovation of our student members. Each 10-minute presentation will be on a hot topic in medicine with recommendations for action. Come for the passionate students, stay for the innovative solutions to pressing problems in health care, and leave feeling inspired.

Central American forced migration: Public health knowledge for care delivery and advocacy

11:30 am–12:30 pm

This session will explore the public health implications of Central American forced migration through case-based, interactive programming. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small-group discussions to work through thoughtfully constructed cases highlighting pertinent psychosocial and epidemiologic factors that impact many Central American migrants. Facilitators will include key experts on the topic as well as medical student members from the Minority Issues Committee.

Down a road and back again: Making a late-life transition into a meaningful retirement

Noon–1:30 pm

Retirement planning is complicated for all, but especially for physicians whose personal identity is often tied to their profession. The education and training required to become a physician often leaves little time to think about, or develop, outside interests. This program will look at how investing time and resources into facilitating late career succession planning strategies can honor a physicians’ lifelong commitment to medicine.

Improving the health of all through academic medicine

5:45–6:15 pm

Join the IMG Section for an update on AAMC activities, a look at physician workforce predictions and a dive into AAMC's Transition to Residency Initiative.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Busharat Ahmad, MD Leadership Development Program: Physicians, take the lead: The importance of driving change within health care systems

10:45–11:45 am

This program will address how physicians must be prepared to serve as leaders and advocate at the individual community and societal levels. They are often in a unique position of insight and provide important and useful perspectives which are valuable even outside of the scope of medical practice.

Get the overview

Visit the House of Delegates (HOD) Annual Meeting overview page and the groups (sections) overview page to stay current on meeting information.

HOD Annual Meeting

Groups (Sections) Meetings

Friday, June 7, 2019

Scale versus quality: Systems and the physician leadership challenge

8:15–11:15 am

Join James Orlikoff, nationally known author and speaker, for a discussion focused on pressing health care quality issues confronting physician organizations. Orlikoff will present on how integrated physician groups and integrated systems can best assure and improve quality of care. And, he will address the issues associated with the growing wave of consolidations and the resulting dynamics of scale versus quality.  

A question of ethics: Perspectives on end of life care and the role of medical aid in dying

8:30–9:15 am

Join us for a discussion on the ethical, legal, and logistical perspectives of implementing medical aid in dying as guest speakers Dr. Daniel Sulmasy and Dr. David Grube explore the current structure and form of state policies regulating medical aid in dying and debate the medical dilemmas associated with this topic. 

More than a pain in the neck: Correcting ergonomic stress in your practice setting

9:30–10:30 am

Every day, physicians deal with ergonomic stressors that threaten patient safety and their own health. These stressors can result from both poor physician habits and suboptimal workplace/equipment design and configuration. Join the Organized Medical Staff Section to learn how ergonomic stressors impact physicians and patients, and how you can make improvements in your practice setting.

What's the future of Medicare quality measurement? CMS has a vision

11:30 am–1 pm

In 2017, CMS announced a signature initiative called “Meaningful Measures” intended to streamline the quality measures that physicians and health systems report, and move to a smaller set of more impactful measures that assess outcomes rather than processes. Please join Michelle Schreiber, MD from CMS as she outlines progress on “Meaningful Measures” and shares the agency’s vision for the future of quality measures.  A reaction panel with physician leaders from three health systems will illuminate the potential impact of CMS’s quality measurement initiatives and the challenges confronting physicians and health systems.

Public health practice: Becoming a more involved physician

1–2 pm

Join our panel of public health experts will convene for a Q&A session and open forum discussion on incorporating public health practice into an existing career. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of current opportunities and resources for additional training to further develop competency in various public health disciplines.

The winners and losers of climate change: Impacting the health of communities

1:30–2:15 pm

Join us for an interactive lecture on climate change science and its impacts on public health and medicine to be followed by group discussions on the ethics of climate change’s unfair burden on vulnerable populations.

All hands on deck: Medical staffs mobilizing communities

1:30–2:30 pm

The organized medical staff is responsible for advocating for the interests of patients and, more broadly, the community. But is there also a role for the community to advocate for itself, and where does the medical staff fit into any such efforts? Join the Organized Medical Staff Section to learn how your medical staff can successfully mobilize the community to ensure that hospital policies promote safe, high quality patient care.

A new integrated primary care model for Medicare adults: Oak Street Health

2–3 pm

Chicago-based Oak Street Health has built a model based on value-based primary care for older adults in underserved urban neighborhoods, while leading the industry in patient satisfaction, quality metrics and reduced hospitalizations. One might wonder, “How is that possible?” Join David Buchanan, MD, Chief Clinical Officer as he illuminates the unique Oak Street Health success story.

Is there a vaccine for burnout? Perspectives on resiliency and wellness

2:15–3:15 pm

Burnout seems to be the new buzzword in medicine. Join us for a panel discussion with some of the AMA's foremost experts on burnout research, practicing physicians, and residents as we explore what burnout, resiliency, and wellness look like in medical school, residency training, and beyond. Get tangible tips and success strategies for handling the challenges and stresses of medicine, both as a student and throughout your career. Hear personal perspectives on how physicians in various stages of their medical journey incorporate wellness into their practices.

Debunked! Myths — and truths — about Joint Commission accreditation

2:45–3:45 pm

In order to effectively advocate for their patients, physicians must have a good understanding of the regulatory environment in which they practice. Join the Organized Medical Staff Section and Edward Pollak, MD, medical director and patient safety officer at The Joint Commission, for a discussion of some of the most pressing issues in hospital accreditation.

#MeToo in medicine: Sexual harassment in the health care industry

3:15–4 pm

Join us for a look at the realities of sexual harassment in the healthcare industry with particular focus on data surrounding physician trainees. This will be an interactive session with breakout discussions on how to work with administration on common goals like implementing new resources for victims of sexual harassment and how to make existing resources visible and widely known by your home institution's student body, as well as understand barriers to using these resources.

Nevertheless, she persisted: Women leaders in medicine

4–5 pm

The Women Leaders in Medicine Panel features Women Physicians Section council members who will share their unique challenges and experiences regarding their pathway to leadership in medicine. Facilitated by the WPS student representative and Women In Medicine Committee, the panel will promote discussion amongst medical students regarding growth as a female in the medical field. Come prepared with questions for a Q&A session with our panelists.

Signed, sealed, certified: Understanding FDA certifications for wearables

4:45–5:15 pm

Join the AMA-MSS for a seminar on wearables in the health care market that will provide a sketch of the current wearable device landscape before diving into the FDA approval process using The Apple Watch Series 4 (ECG) as a real-world example.

PrEP to end HIV by 2030

4:45–5:15 pm

Join the LGBTQ Advisory Committee as we explore current public education campaigns and discuss effective strategies to expand access to, and the impact of, PrEP with the goal to eliminate HIV by 2030.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

All things being equal: Creating gender equity within the workplace

7:30–8:30 am

Gender inequity in health care influences physician satisfaction and the quality of care that is delivered to patients. While this is a system level issue, there are actions that physicians and physician leaders can take to counter its effects. Learn what you can do to make a difference.

The physicians guide to advocacy

8:40–9:40 am

In our current political climate, it can be difficult to navigate the most pressing issues impacting health care. Join the AMA Advocacy group to learn what action you can take today to make a difference.

Back in the black: Personal finance for the young physician

9–10 am

Personal finance can be tricky enough at the best of times, but it can be particularly difficult for residents and medical students juggling loan repayments on top of other financial concerns. Join the Resident and Fellow section for an in-depth discussion on repayment strategies, insurance, sustainable budgeting, retirement planning and more.

Where do we go now? The medical student debt crisis

9–10 am

Medical student debt can have long-lasting negative effects on physicians’ careers, and the amount of debt students accrue continues to rise. Join us in an interactive discussion with experts in the field on how we’ve reached the depths of our medical student debt crisis, ways to disrupt the trend, and how to personally manage debt as students, young physicians, and beyond.

Differences in sex development (DSD): Clinical and ethical implications for providers, patients, and parents

9:45–10:45 am

Differences in Sex Development (DSD) is an umbrella term for conditions where elements of genetic, anatomical, or hormonal characteristics are neither strictly male or female according to conventional medical definitions. This patient population (up to 1.7% by some estimates) has a unique set of ethical and multi-disciplinary care delivery challenges. Join us to learn what you can do to improve care for this important population.

What does the science say about opioid management?

10–1 0:45 am

With the U.S. in the midst of an opioid epidemic, this session will bring some much needed clarity on the state of current scientific data on opioid and non-opioid pain management. Attendees will learn best-practices on differentiating when opioid prescription is acceptable and when it should be avoided and get a look forward at the future of pain management.

Health care think tank: Medical students leading change

10:30–11:30 am

This TED Talk-style spotlights the passion and innovation of our student members. Each 10-minute presentation will be on a hot topic in medicine with recommendations for action. Come for the passionate students, stay for the innovative solutions to pressing problems in health care, and leave feeling inspired.

Central American forced migration: Public health knowledge for care delivery and advocacy

11:30 am–12:30 pm

This session will explore the public health implications of Central American forced migration through case-based, interactive programming. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small-group discussions to work through thoughtfully constructed cases highlighting pertinent psychosocial and epidemiologic factors that impact many Central American migrants. Facilitators will include key experts on the topic as well as medical student members from the Minority Issues Committee.

Down a road and back again: Making a late-life transition into a meaningful retirement

Noon–1:30 pm

Retirement planning is complicated for all, but especially for physicians whose personal identity is often tied to their profession. The education and training required to become a physician often leaves little time to think about, or develop, outside interests. This program will look at how investing time and resources into facilitating late career succession planning strategies can honor a physicians’ lifelong commitment to medicine.

Improving the health of all through academic medicine

5:45–6:15 pm

Join the IMG Section for an update on AAMC activities, a look at physician workforce predictions and a dive into AAMC's Transition to Residency Initiative.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Busharat Ahmad, MD Leadership Development Program: Physicians, take the lead: The importance of driving change within health care systems

10:45–11:45 am

This program will address how physicians must be prepared to serve as leaders and advocate at the individual community and societal levels. They are often in a unique position of insight and provide important and useful perspectives which are valuable even outside of the scope of medical practice.

Get the overview

Visit the House of Delegates (HOD) Annual Meeting overview page and the groups (sections) overview page to stay current on meeting information.

HOD Annual Meeting

Groups (Sections) Meetings