American Medical Association Meeting

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AMA announces new policies on conversion therapy, transgender EHR practices

November 20, 2019
The AMA announced policies on several issues at their interim House of Delegates meeting, including one that supports state and federal bans on…
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AMA: End non-medical vaccine exemptions

June 14, 2019
The AMA voted to expand its previous policy to advocate for programs or legislature that incentivize states to end nonmedical exemptions for mandated…
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AMA: Augmented intelligence should be implemented in medical practice, training

June 14, 2019
At the AMA annual meeting, the AMA House of Delegates voted to adopt two policies about the inclusion of augmented intelligence in both medical…
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AMA inaugurates Patrice A. Harris, MD, as president

June 13, 2019
Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist based in Atlanta, was inaugurated as the 174th president of the AMA at their annual meeting. Harris is the…
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AMA passes policies to end non-opioid treatment barriers

June 13, 2019
The AMA approved multiple opioid-related policies at their annual meeting that aim to make patients the focus of pain treatment rather than third…
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AMA adopts anti-transgender violence, minor vaccination consent, human trafficking policies

June 12, 2019
The AMA adopted new policies to prevent anti-transgender violence, support the ability of mature minors to consent to vaccinations and to increase…
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AMA names new president-elect, speaker of the House of Delegates, board members

June 11, 2019
Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist and immunologist based in Fort Worth, Texas, was voted in as president-elect of the AMA at the…
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AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…
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AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
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AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…