2018 ASMAC Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL

Staying at the Hyatt Regency Chicago? Be sure to request the AMA group rate.
Monday June 11, 2018 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus I/J
Time: 1:00pm – 5:30pm (CST)
Registration: $150
Reception to follow in the Big Bar

Program Agenda

LITIGATION CENTER: 2018 OPEN MEETING  9:15 am to 11:15 am  |  Regency Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency Chicago
The meeting will discuss Freedom of Speech for physicians.  Find out whether the AMA, even when it disapproves of what is said, will defend the right to say it. Litigation Center Pass

Creating a Culture of Excellence in Light of the #MeToo Movement 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm  |  Columbus I/J

  • David Gabor, Esq., Partner, The Wagner Law Group
  • Alecia Sanchez, Senior Vice President, Center for Executive Management, California Medical Association

This session goes beyond employment law to explore the impacts harassment has on medical societies. The panel will provide practical tips for building an organizational culture that creates a safe and inclusive working environment. The panel will discuss the effect of power and bias, explore ways medical societies are responding to #MeToo, and present tips for engaging in meaningful change in the workplace.

Tax Law Update: The Implications for Non-Profits and Physicians 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm  |  Columbus I/J

  • Tom Vance, JD, LLM, ORBA
  • Jason Flahive, CPA, Director, ORBA

This session will highlight recent tax law changes and the anticipated impact of tax reform on physicians and physician practices.

Litigation Center 101: Strategies and Tools for Having a Presence in the Courts  3:45 pm to 4:45 pm  |  Columbus I/J

  • Leonard Nelson, Esq., Senior Division Counsel, American Medical Association
  • Francisco Silva, Esq., Senior Vice President, California Medical Association

This session will address how national and state medical societies can develop a strategy for advocacy in the courts, either in partnership with the AMA Litigation Center or independently. The panel will discuss the cases and approaches taken by several societies and outline the options available to societies pursuing legal solutions to physician issues.  

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A limited number of scholarships are available for members who would like to attend but have limited funding for professional continuing education.  ​Application for Financial Assistance

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: For hotel, flight and transportation discounts, visit the AMA meeting website:  AMA Hotel Information

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