June 2022 Branch Meeting Training Sessions

Join your colleagues in person to program on the topics that interest you most. All times are central. Details of the CME, room locations and additional information will be posted as they become available.

10:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

How to Approach Global Health as a Medical Student, Resident, and Physician

As recent crises influence the ability to contribute to global health and as interns reflect on how they can assist, this program will explore the complex global health landscape and offer tangible steps by which interns can advocate in favor of vulnerable populations.

Panelists

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

4:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Make trauma-informed care the standard of care

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

Panelists

  • Audrey Stillerman, MD
  • Anastasia Roubakovic

8:15–9:30 a.m.

IPPS – Private equity acquisition of medical practices: a case study and a case for ethical guidelines

Private equity firms are increasingly buying stakes in medical practices. A new study published in JAMA internal medicine suggests that the involvement of private equity can lead to large price increases which could result in higher insurance premiums and cost sharing for patients. 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
  • Ambar LaForgia, PhD
  • Russell Libby, MD
  • 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 of the AMA Medical Education Unit in staffing and planned work to help advance both internally and externally the need for improve health equity across the continuum of medical education, in alignment with the AMA Center for Health Equity.

Panelist

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

9:45–11:30 a.m.

Scope of Practice: Hattiesburg Clinic Case Study and WADA Advocacy

This program features a speaker from the Hattiesburg Clinic discussing the results of the organization’s study of the impact of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and the changes made by the organization as a result of this study. The program also features senior staff from the AMA Advocacy Resource Center discussing the important work the AMA does to advocate for the doctor as the leader of the healthcare team.

Panelists

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

10am-10.30am

History of medical experimentation and 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 story will hopefully provide insight and valuable information to better understand, listen to and advocate for patient concerns.

Panelists

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

PPPS – Private Equity Acquisition of Medical Practices: A Case Study and Business Case for Ethical Guidelines

Private equity firms are increasingly buying stakes in medical practices. A new study published in JAMA internal medicine suggests that the involvement of private equity can lead to large price increases which could result in higher insurance premiums and cost sharing for patients. Presenters, including study author Professor Ambar LaForgia, PhD, and JAMA commentator Francis J. (Jay) Crosson, MD, will share their findings and insights.

Panelists

  • Francis (Jay) Crosson, MD
  • Ambar LaForgia, PhD
  • Russell Libby, MD
  • Narayana Murali, MD

Noon – 1 p.m.

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

As citizens of the world, we are aware that armed conflicts have an impact on patients and our profession. What is the role of medicine and the doctor in armed conflicts? How can we take care of our patients and ourselves in the context of a global military crisis? What is the doctor’s obligation to treat soldiers and refugees?

Panelists

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

12:15–1:45 p.m.

What medical staff should know about salaried doctors

The session will discuss the impact that the employment of doctors has had on the traditional model of medical personnel. Participants will learn how to manage potential conflicts between employment contracts and medical staff regulations, preserve the role of independent physicians within the medical workforce, and the implications for hospital specialists.

Panelists

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

1:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

AIDS Foundation Chicago: Policy, Housing, Health Equity

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

Panelists

  • Craig W. Johnson, Group Leader, AMA Minority Affairs Section; Chairman of the Board of the AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • John Peller, President and CEO, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Kim Hunt, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy Operations and Executive Director, Pride Action Tank, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Nadeen Israel, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Peter Toepfer, Vice President of Housing and Executive Director, Center for Housing & Health, AIDS Foundation Chicago
  • Terrance Weeden, MD, AFC Board Member; Fellow in Adolescent Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

2:30 p.m.–3 p.m.

Find out the latest on Medicare drug price negotiation for seniors in the US healthcare system

The subject of Medicare drug price negotiation has been up and down 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 expenses. Todd Askew, the AMA’s senior vice president of advocacy, will join us for discussion.

Panelist

  • Todd Askew, AMA Senior Vice President of Advocacy

3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

Protecting and advancing care for transgender patients

The purpose of this session is to shed light on the trials and tribulations of a patient seeking gender affirming care and provide insight into navigating the healthcare system. The session will engage the learner through real 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 Early to Mid-Career Pipeline

Female physicians face unique obstacles while advancing in their careers, navigating professional advancement, and seeking to balance professional and personal responsibilities. Moreover, there remains a growing need for best practices at the individual, institutional, and system levels to overcome these gender inequalities among physicians.

Panelist

4-5 p.m.

Surgery in the Elderly is a Risky Business: Learn More About Optimizing Perioperative Brain Health

Delirium is a common but often undiagnosed complication in the elderly following major surgery. These changes in thinking may show up as confusion after surgery or deterioration in cognitive function. Recent research has shown that more than 50% of older people will undergo surgery and 20% will suffer from 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, Ph.D.
  • Amit Ghose, MD
  • Matthew D. Gold, MD

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Racial/ethnic identity and data collection in medicine

Racial and ethnic identity is often very complicated in the United States For the continuum from medical student to practicing physician, the way race and ethnicity are captured varies widely and fails to capture the complexity of the situation for many. Worse, without consistent data collection and reporting, it is difficult to determine where underrepresented medical students, residents/fellows, or practicing physicians are struggling professionally. This session will use a highly interactive approach to exploring the nuances of racial/ethnic identity. Next, we will describe how policy reform can better capture the complexity of racial and ethnic identity along the continuum to becoming a practicing physician.

Panelists

  • Siobhan Westcott, MD
  • Mr. Alec Calec
  • Liz Valencia, MD, JD
  • William McDade, MD, Ph.D.
  • Tripti Kataria, MD
  • Erick Eiting, MD

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Leadership in the Era of DEI Evolution

The approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is maturing; therefore, the role of change leaders within healthcare organizations must be ready to operationalize this change. This program will help understand how DEI leadership is evolving and needed to improve patient outcomes.


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