June 6 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The IPPS June 2021 Meeting was held on a virtual platform. All times are Central.

IPPS Meeting highlights

Read highlights from the IPPS June 2021 Meeting, including election results, educational sessions and adopted resolutions.

June 5: 9–10:15 a.m.

As more people are vaccinated and our communities reopen, we can all start to wonder how health care will change after the pandemic ends. Join us on June 5 for a discussion with Shantanu Nundy, MD, author of “Care After COVID: What the Pandemic Revealed Is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It,” and a panel of AMA experts as we explore what health care advocacy, equity, innovation and outcomes will look like in our post-pandemic world.

Section meeting registrants will automatically receive an email with a Zoom link to join the plenary session. If you did not receive an email with your Zoom link, please register now.

Review the AMA Code of Conduct for ensuring professional and ethical behavior at AMA events and functions, and the association's zero tolerance for any type of harassing conduct.

Contribute to IPPS policymaking efforts by submitting a resolution for consideration at the 2021 IPPS June Meeting. The resolution submission deadline was April 26. Direct any questions to [email protected].

New to the policy-making process? Access our education module, "How AMA Policy is Made," and learn how IPPS members influence the AMA’s policymaking efforts.

Access the IPPS online member forum to review the comments submitted on policy proposals that will be discussed at the 2021 IPPS June Meeting.

Programs and activities of the IPPS are directed by a nine-member governing council elected by members of the section. Positions up for election at the 2021 June meeting include:

  • Chair 
  • Vice chair 
  • Delegate 
  • Alternate delegate 
  • Large group slotted seat 
  • Small/medium group slotted seat 
  • Member at-large 

Visit the IPPS elections page for information on the candidates, including nomination forms, videos and COIs.

IPPS representatives bring the perspective of their integrated practices to the IPPS. Currently, more than 50 organizations (PDF) from across the country are represented in the section. Become an IPPS representative by submitting the certification form (PDF) to [email protected].

Mergers & acquisitions: How did we get here and how can we do better?

June 6, 11 a.m.–Noon

COVID-19 has exposed health systems and physician practices to greater vulnerability to merger and acquisition activity.  Additionally, private equity acquisitions are growing, and financially vulnerable health systems could be ripe targets for these firms. Co-authors David Dranove, PhD and Robert Burns, PhD share insights from their new book "Big Med: Megaproviders and the High Cost of Health Care in America." They’ll shed light on the market forces driving M&A activity and the potential impact on physicians and physician leaders.


  • David Dranove, PhD
  • Robert Burns, PhD

For information on additional educational sessions, visit the education sessions page

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