Young physicians from across the country discussed priority issues and worked on shaping American Medical Association policy during this year’s AMA Young Physicians Section (AMA-YPS) Annual Meeting.
The AMA-YPS immediately forwarded two items of business to the House of Delegates Resolution 027: Model Legislation for ‘Mature Minor’ Consent to Vaccinations and Resolution 532: Dispelling Myths of Bystander Opioid Overdose.
In addition, the AMA-YPS has four other items of business being considered in the HOD:
- Resolution 402: Bullying in the Practice of Medicine
- Resolution 403: White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
- Resolution 502: Destigmatizing the Language of Addiction
- Resolution 702: Peer Support Groups for Second Victims
C. Clayton Griffin, MD, Memorial Luncheon
During the AMA-YPS C. Clayton Griffin, MD, Memorial Luncheon, US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, MD provided an inspirational and informative talk. He discussed a wide range of topics including his efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, reduce stigma and ensure patient access to life-saving naloxone.
Lastly, the AMA-YPS elected Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD as chair-elect and L. Carlos Zapata, MD as speaker.