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AMA leaders speak to physician audiences and diverse leaders throughout the country to detail the AMA's work to improve the health of the nation, address the opportunities in health care today and lead through this time of change.

2019 Interim Meeting speeches

AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD

Patrice A. Harris, MD, explores how physicians continue to maintain high levels of trust with patients by meeting the three dimensions of trust—competency, honesty and compassion.

Read Dr. Harris' 2019 Interim speech transcript (PDF). 

AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD

In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) Interim Meeting, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, tells the AMA House of Delegates that the human touch will always drive the future of medicine, and the powerful new tools that will define the new era of personalized patient care.

Read Dr. Madara's 2019 Interim speech transcript (PDF). 

2019 Annual Meeting speeches

AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD

In her inauguration address to the House of Delegates at the AMA Annual Meeting on June 11, 2019, Patrice A. Harris, MD, called on AMA members to continue to commit to move medicine forward and emphatically state that health, in all its dimensions, is a basic human right. Dr. Harris is the first African-American woman to hold the office.

Read Dr. Harris' 2019 Annual Meeting inaugural address transcript.

AMA Past President Barbara L. McAneny, MD

Barbara L. McAneny, MD, explores with pride the work physicians are doing to repair our country’s broken health care system. 

Read Dr. McAneny's 2019 Annual speech transcript

AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD

In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting on June 8, 2019, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, tells the AMA House of Delegates that efforts to reshape medicine won’t succeed unless they put equity front and center.

Read Dr. Madara's 2019 Annual speech transcript