Senior Physicians

2024 SPS Annual Meeting highlights


The AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS) held its annual meeting on Friday, June 7 in Chicago.

SPS sponsored two education programs on Friday, June 7. "Confronting Ageism in Medicine" (PDF), featured Emily Cleveland-Manchanda, MD, MPH, director, social justice education and William Jordan, MD, MPH, director, heath equity policy, AMA Center for Health Equity. The program was moderated by Samuel (Sam) Lin, MD, chair of the SPS Governing Council.

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A second education program, "Bone Health & Osteoporosis: A Comprehensive Look from Causes to Treatment" (PDF), looked at reviewing bone density and providing differentiated recommendations for men versus women. Speakers were Pauline M. Camacho, MD, professor of medicine, Loyola University Medical Center; Jade Anderson, MD, assistant professor, Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD, associate professor, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. The program was facilitated by Edward T. Bope, MD, from the SPS Governing Council.

The SPS Governing Council reviewed House of Delegates (HOD) resolutions and reports related to senior physician issues, including the following SPS resolutions:

In the SPS Assembly, Marilyn J. Heine, MD, AMA board member, presented highlights of the AMA’s Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians. The SPS Assembly meeting included a discussion of policy items relevant to senior physicians as well as senior patients.