Friday, June 17, 2011

AMA House of Delegates Meets This Weekend

The 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association House of Delegates begins tomorrow in Chicago. The House of Delegates is the policy-making body of the AMA, bringing together an inclusive group of physicians and medical students representing every state and specialty. More than 200 policy proposals will be considered on emerging issues in science, ethics, government, public health and business. In addition, a number of APA member psychiatrists are running for elective office at the meeting, including Jeremy Lazarus, M.D., currently the Speaker of the House, who is running unopposed for President of the AMA. Also running for office are Patrice Harris, M.D., a candidate for the Board of Trustees, John McIntyre, M.D., who is running for re-election to the AMA’s Council on Medical Services, and Stuart Gitlow, M.D., who is a candidate for re-election to the Council on Science and Public Health. For more information, see Psychiatric News,


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