Sunday, November 13, 2011

Psychiatry Flexes Its Muscle at the AMA

Psychiatrist John McIntyre, M.D., was honored at a reception last night during the American Medical Association’s Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates in New Orleans. A past president of APA and former chair of the Section Council on Psychiatry, McIntyre is serving his second term on the AMA’s Council on Medical Services and continues to be active in the section council. He is pictured here with the current section council chair, Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D.  

In recent years APA’s delegation to the AMA has become among the most influential in the House of Medicine. At the annual meeting of the House of Delegates in June, psychiatrist Jeremy Lazarus, M.D., who is speaker of the house, was elected president-elect of the AMA and will assume the presidency in June 2012. Additionally, Patrice Harris, M.D., was elected to the Board of Trustees, and Stuart Gitlow, M.D., won re-election to the Council on Science and Public Health. For more information, see Psychiatric News.

(Image: Mark Moran)


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