Young physicians from across the country discussed priority issues and worked on shaping policy during this year’s AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) Interim Meeting.
The YPS debated several items of business during its business session. The YPS Assembly adopted and immediately forwarded one resolution to the House of Delegates (HOD) on “Preserving childcare at AMA meetings” that became Resolution 602. In addition, the YPS adopted resolutions on “Increasing public umbilical cord blood donations in transplant centers” and “Fertility preservation benefits for active-duty military personnel” that will be sent to the 2020 HOD Annual meeting.
The theme for the C. Clayton Griffin, MD, Memorial Luncheon was "Family detention in U.S. immigration: the interface of medical ethics and advocacy. This session featured a riveting panel discussion by Scott Allen, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, University of California, Riverside; Sarah “Sally” Goza, MD, 2019 president-elect, American Academy of Pediatrics; and Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, president of the American Medical Association.