Academic Physicians

Academic Physicians Section (APS) meetings & events 


The Academic Physicians Section (APS) convenes biannually to consider business such as policymaking and the election of governing council members. APS business meetings are held in advance of each Annual and Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

  • 2024 APS Annual Meeting: June 7, Chicago
  • 2024 APS Interim Meeting: Nov. 8, Orlando, Florida

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Physician Unionization: Might Physician Unions be a Useful Solution to Help Restore Physician Autonomy?

April 3, 2024, 3-4 p.m. Central

Join the Academic Physicians Section and Barak Richman, JD, PhD, author of the 2022 JAMA editorial, “Restoring Physician Authority in an Era of Hospital Dominance,” for a balanced discussion of the potential advantages and disadvantages of physician unionization in the academic medical center.

Also hear from Jay Hochsztein, MD, an attending radiologist at Jacobi Medical Center and second vice president at Doctors Council, a physician union in the New York City area, and Anna Yap, MD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, who led the creation of a residents' and fellows' union while a resident at UCLA. This is an exclusive, members-only session.

Register now.

Additional webinars

APS members also are invited to register for upcoming webinars and view recordings of past webinars from the AMA ChangeMedEd webinar series.