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AMA speeches

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 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, M.D., 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 Jun 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

2018 Interim Meeting speeches 

AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD

Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the AMA, explores the subject of dysfunction in health care. 

Read Dr. McAneny's 2018 Interim speech transcript

AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD

AMA CEO James L Madara, MD, presents a speech to the House of Delegates discussing medicine’s moment of truth. 

Read Dr. Madara's 2018 Interim speech transcript