American Medical Association Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from American Medical Association Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AMA, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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AMA calls for increased HIV prevention, PrEP education

June 23, 2016
The AMA has adopted policies focused on improving physician education on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection, according to a…
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AMA announces new policy on lead in drinking water

June 22, 2016
The AMA during its annual meeting in Chicago adopted a new policy aimed at protecting the public from further exposure to lead in drinking water, and…
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AMA adopts new opioid policies

June 21, 2016
The AMA announced new policies aimed at reducing the opioid epidemic in the United States at its annual meeting, according to a press release from…
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AMA calls for ban on powdered alcohol

June 20, 2016
The AMA, during its 2016 annual meeting in Chicago, adopted a policy supporting federal and state legislation banning powdered alcohol in the United…
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AMA calls for equal health care access for eating disorders

June 20, 2016
Delegates at the AMA annual meeting adopted new policy on equal health care access and payment for eating disorders, according to a press release…
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AMA strengthens gun control policies on waiting periods, background checks

June 17, 2016
The AMA voted in favor of bolstering firearm safety policies to include background checks and waiting periods for all gun purchasers, according to a…
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AMA votes to modernize Code of Medical Ethics

June 17, 2016
The AMA has voted to adopt a modernized version of its Code of Medical Ethics, capping an 8-year process to update the guideline for relevance…
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AMA inaugurates Andrew W. Gurman as new president

June 15, 2016
The AMA has sworn in Andrew W. Gurman, MD, as the 171th president of the organization. According to a press release from the AMA, Gurman will focus…

AMA ratifies ethical guidance on telemedicine, telehealth

June 14, 2016
The AMA adopted new guidance for the ethical practice of telemedicine at its annual meeting, according to a press release issued by the organization…