Interim Meeting

Interim Meeting education sessions


The education sessions for the 2023 lnterim Meeting will take place Nov. 9, 10 and 12. Join your colleagues in person for programming on the topics that matter most to you. All education session times are Eastern.

0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • Dietary Supplements for Seniors Considerations for Safety and Support (Nov. 10)

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • Beyond Apology to Restorative Justice—A Pathway to Health Equity (Nov. 12)
  • CEJA Open Forum Should the AMA Code of Ethics Speak to Health Care Systems (Nov. 12)
  • Demystifying Medicare for Patients Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage (Nov. 10)
  • Finding Success as an Academic Physician Leader (Nov. 12)
  • Health Systems Success for the Future Physician Executive Perspectives (Nov. 10)
  • Integrating Community Physicians into the Hospital Setting (Nov. 10)
  • Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship Health Equity Capstone Project Presentations (Nov. 12)
  • Professionalism, Peer Review, and Employment Contracts (Nov. 10)
  • Thinking Differently: Innovative Strategies for Private Practice Success (Nov. 10)
  • Two Sides of the Same Coin: Physician Employer and Physician Employee Perspectives on Employment (Nov. 10)

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • Building Sustainable Value-Based Payment: Data Sharing and Other Practical Steps for Success (Nov. 12)

1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • Augmented Intelligence: Beyond the Hype and Doom (Nov. 10)
  • Embedding Racial Justice and Advancing Health Equity AMA's 2024-2025 Equity Strategic Plan (Nov. 12)
  • Preserving Employed Physician Autonomy and Collective Action in Health Care-OMSS Dual Workshops (Nov. 9)
  • Show Them What You’re Worth Educational Value Units (EVUs) in Academic Medical Practice (Nov. 10)
  • The Climate Crisis Pathways to Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector (Nov. 12)

See the specific session listed on this page for the accreditation, designation, disclosure, MOC statements and instructions on how to claim credit.

To claim CME visit the AMA Ed Hub™. Deadline to claim credit is Dec. 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Central.

Noon–12:45 p.m.

Sexual Assault Survivor: What Happens in a Forensic Evaluation and Exam?

Understanding trauma-informed care is essential in effectively supporting sexual assault survivors. Attendees will learn and discuss what happens during the forensic evaluation and exam, how to approach survivors through a trauma-informed care lens, and how to create a mutual understanding of needs and expectations.

Noon–12:45 p.m.

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, An Overview

While it shares much of its foundation with allopathic medical education, osteopathic medical education curriculum is supplemented with osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) used to facilitate homeostasis. This program will provide insight into the history and usage of OMT as well as hands-on demonstrations of how various techniques can benefit patients.

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2:30–4 p.m.

Preserving Employed Physician Autonomy and Collective Action in Health Care: OMSS Dual Workshops

Join us for this OMSS session, featuring two distinct workshops:

Workshop 1: Preserving Physician Autonomy in Hospital Settings

The first workshop will delve into the challenges physicians face maintaining autonomy in a hospital environment where most physicians are employed. Join us to discuss industry examples and strategies for autonomy development within various health care organizations.

Workshop 2: Collective Action and Bargaining in Health Care

The second workshop shifts the focus to defining and understanding collective action and collective bargaining within the context of health care organizations. Join us to identify challenges and opportunities and engage in discussions on effective strategies that empower medical staff to advocate for their interests in the health care landscape.

8:15–9:45 a.m.

Augmented Intelligence: Beyond the Hype and Doom

Augmented intelligence (AI) in health care holds immense promise for enhancing diagnostics, patient care, decreasing administrative burdens on physicians and much more. However, for all its promise, AI is not without risks. As leaders of health systems, what does this technology call us to do? Join our panel of chief medical information officers from Integrated Physician Practice Section (IPPS) member organizations for a moderated discussion and Q&A. Learn how cutting-edge health systems are currently using AI, their vision for its future, and the challenges posed by this emerging technology.

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Professionalism, Peer Review, and Employment Contracts

Join the Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) and Elizabeth A. Snelson, Esquire, author of the AMA’s newly revised Physicians’ Guide to Hospital Employment Contracts, for a discussion of the unique challenges posed by physician employment arrangements to peer review, professionalism, and other areas of concern to hospital/health system medical staff.


  • Elizabeth A. Snelson, Esquire

10:20–11:50 a.m.

Show Them What You’re Worth: Educational Value Units (EVUs) in Academic Medical Practice

Join the Academic Physicians Section (APS) at this session to learn about educational value units (EVUs), a mechanism that aims to quantify and support the contributions of academic physicians within their institutions. Often overshadowed by relative value units (RVUs), these contributions may be undervalued in the eyes of C-suite leadership accustomed to bottom-line thinking. Join us to discover how implementing EVUs in your institution can serve as a countermeasure to this common misperception.

11 a.m.–noon

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Physician Employer and Physician Employee Perspectives on Employment Contracting 

Join the Private Practice Physicians Section (PPPS) and Elizabeth A. Snelson, Esquire, author of the AMA’s newly revised Physicians’ Guide to Hospital Employment Contracts, for a discussion on the differing perspectives of physician employers and physician employees on employment arrangements and contracting. Gain valuable insights that will help you navigate the intricacies of physician employment contracts and foster better working relationships in your medical practice.


  • Elizabeth A. Snelson, Esquire

11 a.m.–noon

Health Systems Success for the Future: Physician Executive Perspectives

Health systems are expanding as hospitals and physician practices seek to engage in value-based payment initiatives, develop sophisticated information systems, find safe harbor from changes in payment systems and regulations, and increase negotiating power with payors. In this changing environment, health systems have the potential to improve the quality and control the cost of care, but evidence shows they also have the potential to devolve into organizations whose practices result in higher cost and lower quality care, poor patient experience, and accelerated physician burnout. How can physician executives guide their health systems toward the bright side of this equation and into a more promising future? What are their guiding principles that we could all learn from? Join this fireside chat with J. Stephen Jones, MD, president and CEO, Inova Health System, Virginia, and IPPS Chair, Adnan Munkarah, MD, president, Care Delivery System and chief clinical officer, Henry Ford Health, Michigan, as they discuss their vision for the future of health systems.


  • J. Stephen Jones, MD, president and CEO, Inova Health System, Virginia
  • Adnan Munkarah, MD, IPPS chair; president, Care Delivery System and chief clinical officer, Henry Ford Health, Michigan

Noon–1:15 p.m.

Medicine in Motion: How Physicians Can Get Involved Politically

Political involvement is inherent in the practice of medicine and advocacy is a central tenant of physician leadership. Because of their comprehensive training and position in the community, physicians are uniquely equipped to serve their communities in the political realm. Currently, the U.S. spends approximately 20% of its GDP on health care-related services. To better manage this cost, it is vital that physicians be a part of the conversation regarding health care. The greatest way for physicians to impact health care today is by getting involved in local, state and federal politics. Physicians should be engaged in political discussions surrounding the future of health care. This session will explore the complexities of identifying and running for an elected position and how physicians can impact the political and policy process through active engagement in political office.

Noon–12:45 p.m.

Stepping Outside the Four Walls: Understanding Street Medicine

Street medicine is a unique service offered by local organizations to address health and social service needs of people experiencing homelessness (PEH) by going directly to their environments. Attendees will create kits for PEH while learning about the barriers to care for unhoused populations and how students can get involved.

Noon–12:45 p.m.

Talking Trans Advocacy

Advocating for gender diverse patients in states with gender-affirming care restrictions is becoming a widespread issue in the United States. This program will provide students with the reality of being a trans advocate in such states, and present lived experiences advocating for trans patients despite many obstacles.

1–2 p.m.

Thinking Differently: Innovative Strategies for Private Practice Success

PPPS presents a panel discussion with Daniel Choi, MD, Carolyn Francavilla, MD, and Barbara McAneny, MD, on how each has used innovation to broaden their private practice, stay competitive in their markets, and maintain passion for their careers. The panelists will discuss their strategic thinking around practice expansion, social media marketing, mentorship and staffing, and a variety of other topics that have contributed to successful and thriving practices. Join us to explore these innovative strategies and equip yourself with practical insights for optimizing your own medical practice.


  • Daniel Choi, MD
  • Carolyn Francavilla, MD
  • Barbara McAneny, MD,

1–2 p.m.

Integrating Community Physicians into the Hospital Setting

Community physicians, both specialists and generalists, based outside of a hospital or unemployed by a hospital, can experience disconnects with hospitals and other health care facilities. This disconnect can exacerbate issues with continuity of care, create barriers to ongoing patient interaction, and restrict professional opportunities for non-employed physicians. In this session, we will revisit the OMSS's 2013 exploration of this topic, which resulted in the report Medical Staff and Hospital Engagement of Community Physicians. Join us to explore the report’s five recommended engagement strategies for improving community physician interactions with health care facilities and engage with opportunities for strategic brainstorming and discussion.

1:30–5:30 p.m.

Diversity in Medicine

Through a series of reports from leaders in medicine and health equity, guest speakers will share updates on organizational strategies and programmatic initiatives to improve diversity in medical education, particularly in light of the recent SCOTUS decision to ban affirmative action as part of the medical school admissions process.  Sessions will include "Pathway Program Success: Experiences of Native Americans / Alaska Natives;" "Updates from AAMC and the Evolving Diversity within Medical Education," and Updates from URM Medical Society Partners."  Speakers will include representatives from AAMC, AAIP, NHMA, NMA, as well as AMA business units including Medical Education and Center for Health Equity.  All AMA meeting attendees are welcome!

2:30–3 p.m.

Dietary Supplements for Seniors: Considerations for Safety and Support

With dietary supplements widely available and marketed to seniors, it’s important to be prepared to support seniors in making informed decisions about supplement use. In this session, we will explore seniors’ motivations for supplement use, provide insights into the diverse range of supplement types, and discuss safety considerations and essential frameworks that will help physicians ensure the well-being of their senior patients.

3–5 p.m.

LGBTQ Federal and State Health Policy Update

Hear from leading organizational experts on the rapidly changing landscape of federal and state legislation impacting LGBTQ health care and access.

4–5 p.m.

Demystifying Medicare for Patients: Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage 

The Medicare landscape is evolving rapidly, marked by the expansion of Medicare Advantage plans which offer private alternatives to traditional Medicare. Today, seniors are faced with an overwhelming array of plans to choose from, and as a result, the decision-making process is growing increasingly complex. In this session, we’ll discuss the benefits of simplified information and tools that empower seniors to make informed decisions about their health care coverage.

4:15–5 p.m.

Unpacking the stranger: Xenophobic Experiences of Arab women in Academic Medicine

Our presenters will discuss their qualitative phenomenological interpretive research study that aims to explore the experiences of immigrant female Arab physicians about challenges that they have faced in the U.S. academic medical system, through in-depth interviews. The results will identify problems faced by the “un-seen” category of Arab women in academic medicine and at a national level will aid program directors and faculty affairs leadership to develop scaffolding support across the continuum. In current times with increasing nationalism, it is particularly important for academic medicine to highlight the impact of xenophobia.

8:15–9:45 a.m.

Embedding Racial Justice and Advancing Health Equity: AMA's 2024-2025 Equity Strategic Plan

This session will present AMA and Federation achievements during the initial AMA Health Equity Strategic Plan period 2021-2023, based on internal AMA data and the Health Equity in Organized Medicine Survey. The presentation will outline the (AMA and Federation) successes and challenges in advancing health equity during this period, and how it has informed the AMA's 2024–2025 Strategic Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health Equity.

2–3 p.m.

CEJA Open Forum: Should the AMA Code of Ethics Speak to Health Care Systems?

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics currently provides physicians’ ethical guidance on the provision of patient care. As the practice of medicine transitions to physician’s becoming more employed within complex health care systems, physicians’ ability to uphold fundamental professional commitments to patient well-being are being challenged. This 90-minute, session features a panel of Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD,MPH, Michael Tutty, PhD, MHA, and Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, of our AMA, who will discuss the role of health care system ethics from different perspectives in relation to the AMA Code of Medical Ethics. This forum, hosted by the Council of Ethical & Judicial Affairs (CEJA), will explore the ethical dilemmas physicians face while working in an evolving health care ecosystem and identify the diverging values among physicians and health care administrators.


  • Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD,MPH
  • Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA
  • Michael Tutty, PhD, MHA

2–3:30 p.m.

Finding Success as an Academic Physician Leader

In the ever-evolving health care landscape, leadership is crucial for shaping the industry's future. However, existing physician leadership programs have mainly focused on skill development, interpersonal dynamics, and team management. In a systematic review of 45 studies on leadership programs for physicians, 42% were centered on single-residency or fellowship programs. These predominantly targeted resident physicians or mid-level managers, indicating a notable gap in leadership development for physicians in top-level roles. With this gap in mind, how can physicians in academic positions acquire the necessary skills to become effective leaders? Join us in exploring the dynamic landscape of health care leadership development, and gain insights into how we can equip the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and competencies they need to excel in academic medicine.

2–3 p.m.

Pandemic Preparedness and Response Town Hall

Thirty-thousand-foot overview of lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing risk of future biologic threats, plans to mitigate that risk, and an opportunity for members of the HOD to provide feedback as we stand up this office and revise federal policies on health care workforce, supply chains and health system resilience.


  • Major General (retired) Paul Friedrichs, MD, FACS, deputy assistant to the president director, Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy

2:15–3:45 p.m.

The Climate Crisis: Pathways to Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector

Hosted by Health, Science and Ethics in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine.

Climate change is increasingly affecting people’s health and the ability of the U.S. health care system to effectively respond to increases in extreme climate-related events. Improving the carbon footprint of the entire health ecosystem can drastically lower the approximately 8.5% of U.S. carbon emissions for which it is responsible, while also having significant health, social and economic benefits. To address a threat of this magnitude, it is critical to activate all parts of the health care sector to drive individual practices, organizations, and the entire system towards more sustainable practices. The National Academy of Medicine’s Grand Challenge on Climate Change, Human Health, and Equity (Climate Grand Challenge) is a multi-year global initiative to improve and protect human health, well-being and equity by working to transform systems that both contribute to and are impacted by climate change. There is a need to activate all parts of the health sector for sustainable change.

All individuals in the health care sector, no matter their position, have the ability to drive individual practices, organizations, and the entire sector towards more sustainable practices. In this session, attendees will learn about the public-private programs that the National Academy of Medicine has launched to lead in this space, as well as how to become an active participant in this global initiative. This session will also share innovations, best practices and lessons learned from health care leaders, front-line faculty, and learners who have established successful sustainable approaches to the challenge of how to collectively move the health sector.

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship: Health Equity Capstone Project Presentations

The Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a collaborative educational initiative between the AMA’s Center for Health Equity and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine.  The fellowship is a unique, first-of-its-kind post-doctoral fellowship designed to enhance physicians’ advocacy leadership skills to improve health outcomes and advance health. Using an anti-racist, equity-centered learning framework, the fellowship provides a training platform that equips participants with the foundational skills, tools and knowledge to engage in institutional and political health advocacy.  During the 15-month-long program, fellows used the knowledge and skills gained to inform the development of a project concept that aims to address a systemic and/or structural determinant of health via policy and/or advocacy efforts. In this session, fellows from the inaugural cohort and current cohort will present their project concepts, followed by a Q&A.

3:30–5:30 p.m.

Litigation Center Open Meeting: Advancing AMA Policies in the Courts

The Litigation Center will discuss recent court cases in which it is supporting AMA policy. Topics will include scope of practice, physician tort liability, tobacco control, and physician hospital privileges.

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Beyond Apology to Restorative Justice—A Pathway to Health Equity                                                       

This presentation will provide a general overview of truth and reconciliation principles and practices to promote health equity for marginalized populations. Faculty will discuss the implementation of AMA’s strategic health equity approach to foster pathways for truth, racial healing, reconciliation transformation for the AMA’s past. An update on the launch of the AMA Truth, Reconciliation, Healing and Transformation Task Force will also be provided. 

3:45–5 p.m.

Building Sustainable Value-Based Payment: Data Sharing and other Practical Steps for Success

As our health system emerges from the acute phase of the COVID 19 pandemic, efforts to adopt sustainable value-based payment (VBP) arrangements have begun anew across the industry. While meaningful strides have been made over the past decade, adoption of these models has been slowed.

The AMA has partnered with AHIP and the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) to explore how to overcome key barriers and sustain momentum for and grow broad-based participation in VBP arrangements. In this session, a diverse panel of subject matter experts will discuss opportunities and best practices based on their real-world experiences. Discussion will build on the initial phase of work focused on data sharing, in addition to other key building blocks such as payment methodologies and specialty-primary care coordination.

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