American Medical Association Meeting

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

Meeting News

AMA supports efforts to combat ‘dangerous’ synthetic, injectable drugs

June 13, 2017
AMA delegates at the annual meeting underway in Chicago voted to back several efforts to close a gap in the nation’s ability to identify…

Oncologist chosen as American Medical Association’s president-elect

June 13, 2017
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, an oncologist in New Mexico, has been chosen president-elect of the AMA. McAneny — who will assume the…
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AMA’s CEO says group is focused on ‘three strategic arcs’

June 12, 2017
The AMA has been focused on three strategic areas — enhancing professional satisfaction and practice sustainability, developing the medical…
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AMA president stresses advocating for patients, fellow physicians at annual meeting

June 12, 2017
Andrew W. Gurman, MD, president of AMA, urged the nation’s physician and medical leaders to champion the causes of their patients and…

AMA employs principles to promote secure, accurate mHealth apps

November 21, 2016
The AMA recently developed a list of principles to guide coverage, payment and financial incentive mechanisms that support the use of mobile health…

AMA: Fundamentals of drug pricing must be altered

November 18, 2016
To address and improve the current prescription drug pricing issue in the U.S. market, drugs should be priced based on value, thereby reducing costs…

AMA implements policies to support well-being of physicians-in-training

November 18, 2016
The AMA recently adopted new policies for physicians-in-training to receive timely and confidential medical and mental health services during their…

AMA adopts new policies to study CTE, other head injuries

November 18, 2016
Citing the quarter of a million Americans who experience concussions each year, the AMA implemented new policies it hopes will increase research on…
Meeting News Coverage

AMA adopts policy cautioning against use of nootropics

June 24, 2016
Delegates at the annual AMA meeting have voted in favor of a new policy against "the nonmedical use of prescription drugs for cognitive enhancement…
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AMA calls for public, private health plans to cover CDC diabetes prevention program

June 24, 2016
The AMA during its annual meeting in Chicago announced a new policy encouraging both private and public health care plans to include the CDC’s…