MAS meeting: Nov. 8, 1-3 p.m. All times listed are Central.

Saturday, Nov. 7, 9-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a discussion with Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and James Madara, MD, AMA CEO and EVP, as they explore COVID-19 and what lies ahead for physicians and medical students. Following the interview, a panel of experts will discuss the AMA’s ongoing work in the areas of health equity, physician wellness and practice sustainability, medical education, advocacy and more.

Sections November 2020 Meetings

Find additional information for the sections' meetings taking place Nov. 5-7 & 12.

The sections' meetings will be held on the Lumi, Teams and/or Zoom virtual platforms. Review information on how to use the Lumi (PDF) and Zoom (PDF) platforms to access the meetings.

Join the meeting (Zoom platform)

1:00 p.m.

Welcome and chair’s opening remarks

  • Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MAS chair

1:05 p.m.

AMA, COVID, and vaccinations

  • Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, secretary, AMA Board of Trustees

1:10 p.m.

Reports of MAS committee chairs and workgroups

  • Luis Seija, MD, MAS delegate and MAS Advocacy Committee co-chair
  • Bukky Akingbola, co-chair, MAS Engagement Committee
  • Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, liaison, MAS Governing Council and LGBTQ Advisory Committee workgroup

1:20 p.m.

AMA Foundation report

  • Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, AMA Foundation board of directors

1:25 p.m.

AMA Health Solutions Group report

  • Kenyetta Jackson, MPH, health equity laison, AMA Health Solutions Group

1:35 p.m.

AMA Center for Health Equity report

  • Mia Keeys, MA, DrPh(c), director, Health Equity Policy & Advocacy
  • Joaquin Baca, MSPH, senior health equity policy analyst

1:45 p.m.

Medical student reports

  • Avneet Soin and Sarah Joseph, co-chairs, MSS Minority Issues Committee
  • Caitlin Jacobs, central region representative, Association of Native American Medical Students
  • Donald Rodriguez, president, Latino Medical Student Association
  • Osose Oboh, MPH, president, Student National Medical Association

2:00 p.m.

Post-election policy perspectives of medical society leaders on the future of minority health


  • Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MAS chair


  • Patrice Harris, MD, MA, immediate past president, American Medical Association
  • Leon McDougle, MD, MPH, president, National Medical Association
  • Mary Owen, MD, president, Association of American Indian Physicians
  • Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, president/CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

3:00 p.m.

MAS “Doctor’s Lounge” networking event

Join the meeting (Zoom platform)

All are welcome to turn on your video, unmute your audio and join our informal networking session.

  • HostFatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MAS chair

3:30 p.m.


9:00 a.m.

Minority Affairs Section and International Medical Graduates Section joint caucus meeting

House of Delegates Handbook review

Download the agenda to review, print or save (PDF).

Nov. 8, 4-5 p.m.

Unwind from the section meetings, learn a little bit about the AMA Ambassador Program and connect virtually with your AMA section peers without having to make a motion or an amendment. Come as you are, bring your favorite beverage and end the weekend with us. There will be surprises, prizes and breakout rooms for optimal mingling. Everyone is welcome to attend.

RSVP by emailing [email protected], to receive your calendar invitation, a reminder email and the access link.

Nov. 13-17

Visit the HOD Special Meeting site for details.

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