June 2022 Section Meetings education sessions

Join your colleagues in person for programming on the topics that matter most to you. All times are Central. Details on CME, room locations and additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

10:30–11 a.m.

How to approach global health as a medical student, resident and physician

As recent crises influence the capacity to contribute to global health and as trainees reflect on how they may lend assistance, this program will explore the complex global heat landscape and offer tangible measures by which trainees can advocate for vulnerable populations.

Panelists

  • Allison Berndtson, MD
  • Chi Chiung Grace Chen, MD, MHS
  • Dhruv Puri
  • Lynn Midani

4:30–5 p.m.

Establishing trauma-informed care as the standard of care

Trauma-informed care has been shown to increase trust between patient and provider, improve treatment adherence, and ameliorate long-term health outcomes in patients. This program aims to address the effects of trauma on health and medical equipment students with a framework to provide trauma informed care in clinical interactions.

Panelists

  • Audrey Stillerman, M.D.
  • Anastasia Rubakovic

8:15–9:30 a.m.

IPPS – Private equity acquisition of physician practices: A case study and argument for ethical guidelines

There is a growing trend in private equity firms acquiring interests in physician practices. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests private equity’s involvement can result in steep price increases that could lead to higher insurance premiums and patient cost-sharing. Presenters, including one of the study’s authors, Professor Ambar LaForgia, PhD and JAMA commentator, Francis J. (Jay) Crosson, MD, will share their findings and insights.

Panelists

  • Francis (Jay) Crosson, MD
  • Amber LaForgia, Ph.D.
  • Russell Libby, M.D.
  • Narayana Murali, MD

9:25–9:40 a.m.

AMA medical education support for diversity, equity and belonging

Joaquin Baca, MSPH, will discuss the conscious and intentional investment by the AMA medical education unit in staffing and planned work to help carry forward both internally and externally the need for improved health equity throughout the continuum of medical education, in alignment with the AMA Center for Health Equity.

Panelists

  • Joaquin Baca, MSPH, director of MedEd Diversity Equity and Inclusion

9:45–11:30 a.m.

Scope of practice: Hattiesburg Clinic’s case study and AMA advocacy

This program features a speaker from the Hattiesburg Clinic discussing the results of the organization’s study on the impact of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and what changes the organization made because of that study. The program also features lead staff from the AMA’s Advocacy Resource Center discussing the important work the AMA is doing to advocate for the physician as the leader of the health care team.

Panelists

  • Bryan Batson, MD
  • Michaela Sternstein, J.D.
  • Kimberly Horvath, J.D.
  • Adnan Munkarah, MD
  • Gregory Fuller, M.D.

10–10:30 a.m.

History of experimentation and medical abuse

This program is co-sponsored by MAS and will address the history of racism, experimentation and malpractice in medicine, as well as the long-term implications of these violations of the Hippocratic oath. Knowing this history will hopefully bring enlightenment provide valuable insight to better empathize, listen and advocate for patient concerns.

Panelists

  • Michael Knight, MD, MSPH
  • Luis Seija, MD
  • John Paul Sanchez, MD, MPH
  • Joshua Carrasco
  • Tsola Efejuku

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

PPPS- Private equity acquisition of physician practices: A case study and argument for ethical guidelines

There is a growing trend in private equity firms acquiring interests in physician practices. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests private equity’s involvement can result in steep price increases that could lead to higher insurance premiums and patient cost-sharing. Presenters, including one of the study’s authors, Professor Ambar LaForgia, PhD, and JAMA commentator, Francis J. (Jay) Crosson, MD, will share their findings and insights.

Panelists

  • Francis (Jay) Crosson, MD
  • Amber LaForgia, Ph.D.
  • Russell Libby, M.D.
  • Narayana Murali, MD

Noon –1 pm

The role of medicine in armed conflict: ethical and professional impacts

As global citizens, we are aware that armed conflict impacts patients and our profession. What is the role of medicine and the physician in armed conflict? How can we care for our patients and ourselves amidst global military crisis? What is the physician obligation to care for soldiers and refugees?

Panelists

  • Audiey Kao, MD, PhD
  • Zaher Sahloul, MD

12:15–1:45 p.m.

What medical staff need to know about employed physicians

The session will address the impact physician employment has had on the traditional medical staff model. Participants will learn about handling potential conflicts between employment contracts and medical staff bylaws, preserving the role of independent physicians on the medical staff, and implications on hospital specialists.

Panelists

  • Libby Snelson, J.D.
  • John Flores, MD
  • Nancy Mueller, M.D.
  • Steven Edelstein, M.D.
  • Elizabeth Davlantes

1:15–2:30 p.m.

AIDS Foundation Chicago: policy, housing, health equity

The session aims to explain how the AFC addresses housing as a social determinant of health and homelessness as a public health crisis among Chicagoans who are living with, or vulnerable to HIV and other chronic health conditions; discuss with physician leaders and legislators the significance of intersectional health policies related to HIV prevention (eg, testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis), treatment as prevention (TasP); and describes AFC’s approaches to racial and health equity.

Panelists

  • Craig W. Johnson, group manager, AMA Minority Affairs Section; chair, AIDS Foundation Chicago Board of Directors
  • John Peller, President & CEO, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Kim Hunt, senior director of policy & advocacy operations and executive director, Pride Action Tank, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Nadeen Israel, vice president of policy & advocacy, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Peter Toepfer, vice president of housing and executive director, Center for Housing & Health, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Terrance Weeden, MD, member AFC Associate Board; Adolescent Medicine Fellow, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

2:30–3 p.m.

Learn the latest on Medicare drug price negotiation for seniors in the US Health Care System

The topic of negotiating Medicare drug prices has ebbed and flowed for many years and has recently been debated again in Congress. Allowing CMS to negotiate drug prices on behalf of its beneficiaries and private plan enrollees would help reduce out-of-pocket spending. Todd Askew, AMA senior vice president of advocacy, will join us to discuss.

Panelists

  • Todd Askew, AMA senior vice president of advocacy

3:30–4 p.m.

Protecting and advancing care for transgender patients

The goal of this session is to shed light on the trials and tribulations of a patient seeking gender-affirming care and provide insight on navigating the healthcare system. The session will engage the learner through real-world encounters of transphobia and homophobia in the healthcare system and abroad.

3:45–4:45 p.m.

Women physicians in transition: learning to navigate the pipeline from early to mid-career

Women physicians face unique obstacles while progressing through their careers, navigating career advancement and seeking balance between professional and personal responsibilities. In addition, there remains a growing need for best practices at individual, institutional and systemic levels for overcoming such physician gender inequities.

Panelists

4–5 p.m.

Surgery in older adults, A risky undertaking: learn more about optimizing perioperative brain health

Delirium is a common but often undiagnosed complication in seniors following a major operation. These changes in thinking can appear as confusion after surgery or as deterioration in cognitive function. Recent research has shown that over 50% of seniors will undergo a surgical procedure and 20% will experience delirium. It is therefore important for seniors to be aware of these changes as they age. This session will help physicians understand postoperative cognitive dysfunction and its effect on cognitive decline.

Panelists

  • Susana Vacas, MD, PhD
  • Amit Ghose, MD
  • Matthew D. Gold, M.D.

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Racial/Ethnic identity and data collection in medicine

Racial and ethnic identity is often highly complicated in the US For the continuum from medical student to practicing physician, how race and ethnicity are captured varies widely and falls short of capturing the complexity of the situation for many. Worse, without consistent data collection and reporting, it is difficult to determine where underrepresented med students, residents/fellows, or practicing physicians are experiencing career difficulties. This session will employ a highly interactive approach to explore the nuances of racial/ethnic identity. Then we will frame how policy reform can better capture the complexity of racial and ethnic identity along the continuum to becoming a practicing physician.

Panelists

  • Siobhan Wescott, MD
  • Mr. Alec Calec
  • Liz Valencia, MD, JD
  • William McDade, MD, PhD
  • Tripti Kataria, MD
  • Erick Eiting, MD

2–3 p.m.

Leadership in times of DEI evolution

The approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is maturing; therefore, the role of those in charge of driving change within health care organizations must be ready to operationalize this change. This program will help to understand how DEI leadership is evolving and necessary to improve patient outcomes.


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