SOURCE: American Medical Association

American Medical Association

June 18, 2013 09:24 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: AMA Annual Meeting Begins Second Voting Session Today at 9 am (CT)

Nation's Physicians Gather to Lead Discussion on Emerging Medical and Public Health Issues

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 18, 2013) -  The nation's broadest assembly of physicians and medical students gather today in Chicago to shape the health care agenda of the American Medical Association (AMA), the country's largest physician organization.

The AMA's House of Delegates is the policy-making body at the center of American medicine, bringing together an inclusive group of physicians and medical students representing every state and medical field. The AMA uses a democratic process to create a national physician consensus on emerging issues in public health, science, ethics, business and government to continually provide safer, higher-quality, and more efficient care for patients.

Among the proposed policies likely to be considered during today's voting session include:

For a comprehensive list of the items to be considered by the House of Delegates, please visit the AMA website.

WHAT: Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Downtown Chicago

WHEN: The House of Delegates will convene today for its second voting session at 9 am (CT). Voting is expected to conclude today at 3:00 pm (CT). An additional voting session is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow morning, if needed.

SCHEDULE & AGENDA: The AMA Annual Meeting website has comprehensive information, including the schedule, travel information and a list of reports and resolutions.

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MEDIA CONTACT & CREDENTIALS: The AMA House of Delegates is open to credentialed members of the press. To arrange for press credentials, please contact AMA pressroom at (312) 239-4991.

INTERVIEWS: The AMA will have spokespeople available upon request to discuss the issues that have been voted on during today's meeting. To schedule an interview, please contact AMA pressroom at (312) 239-4991.

TODAY'S SPECIAL EVENTS: Events that may be of interest to reporters include:

Inauguration of the 168th AMA President
5 pm (CT) in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chicago
Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., will accept the highest elected office of the American Medical Association and present her inaugural address to a gathering of the nation's physician leaders.

About the American Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA, headquartered in Chicago, is committed to enabling a better health care system for patients and physicians to improve the health of the nation. Through its broad reach and deep relationships, the AMA is initiating partnerships to advance results-focused endeavors that improve public health, improve medical education and improve physician practice sustainability and satisfaction. Visit to learn more about the AMA.

Contact Information

  • Contact information
    Media Contacts:
    AMA Media Relations
    (202) 789-7421
    AMA Pressroom
    (312) 239-4991