American Medical Association Meeting

The latest news from the AMA annual meeting along with researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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AMA releases ethical guidance on medical tourism

June 13, 2018
At its annual meeting, AMA adopted new ethical guidance to assist physicians in understanding their role in caring for patients who are seeking or…

AMA announces APA member Patrice Harris, MD, as president-elect

June 12, 2018
Patrice Harris, MD, MA, long-time member of the American Psychiatric Association, was elected president-elect of the American Medical Association…
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AMA looks to expand colorectal cancer screening

June 12, 2018
To make colorectal screening more affordable and available, AMA delegates endorsed an advocacy effort at their annual meeting today that supports…
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AMA declares drug shortages a public health crisis

June 12, 2018
Physicians at the AMA Annual Meeting adopted a policy to further combat national drug shortages that jeopardize patient care and safety. Many common…
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AMA advocates to protect, improve affordability of health insurance

June 12, 2018
During its annual meeting, AMA took action to protect and sustain ACA marketplaces and enhance affordability in the health insurance exchanges. …
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AMA adopts policy to make long-term care more affordable

June 12, 2018
To address the rising costs of long-term services and supports, the AMA adopted a new policy during its Annual Meeting to simplify long-term care…

AMA passes ACC resolution about gender equity in physician compensation

June 12, 2018
The House of Delegates for the AMA passed a resolution proposed by the American College of Cardiology to take steps to reduce the gender gap in…
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AMA advocates for family leave, prisoner housing changes for LGBTQ people

June 12, 2018
Delegates at this week’s AMA annual meeting in Chicago took several actions that furthered the association’s work towards helping members…
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AMA approves policies on social media use, screen time

November 15, 2017
Noting the negative impact on health from excessive use of social media and electronic devices, AMA encouraged primary care physicians and schools…
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AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…