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September 18-21, 2019 – AAPS 76th Annual Meeting – The Heart, Soul, and Survival of American Medicine

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Stand with your colleagues, September 18-21, 2019 in scenic Redondo Beach, California, and be a part of the solution to save the heart and soul of American medicine.

Register for the Full Meeting: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/q1w8onju0bvanuf/

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Book a Hotel Room: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxtr-torrance-marriott-redondo-beach/

CME: up to 12 hours*

Meeting Program: 

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Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA (10 miles from LAX)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

8:00am to 5:30pm — Board of Directors Meeting (Pier 5)

7:00pm to 9:00pm — President’s Reception (Salon E)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

7:00am to 8:00am Get Acquainted Breakfast (Salon E) 

8:00am to 8:30am Opening Ceremonies & President’s Welcome: Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD (Salons A, B, C, D)

8:30am to 8:45am Introduction of Students, Candidates, Nomina- tions, and Resolutions — Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

8:45am to 9:45am — Healing the Heart and Soul of Patients in Pain and the Physicians Who Care for Them

Pain patients and the doctors doing their best to take care of these individu- als are too often innocent casualties in the war on opioids. This panel will explore whether more rational policies are on the horizon.

8:45a Shari M. Ling, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, CMS

9:00a Molly Rutherford, MD, MPH, Bluegrass Family Wellness

9:15a Vanila M. Singh MD, MACM, Immediate Past Chief Medical Offi cer, HHS; Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Univ. School of Medicine

9:30a Questions and Answers with Panel

9:45am to 10:00am — Break

10:00am to 11:45am — The Legal Fight for the Heart & Soul of American Medicine

Hospitals, health plans, medical boards, and others are increasingly on the attack. AAPS has your back and fights daily to protect the rights of physicians to offer personalized, excellent care.

10:00a Legal Update: Fighting for Physicians & Patients. Andrew Schlafly, JD

10:30a Sham Peer Review Update. Lawrence Huntoon, MD, PhD

11:00a Key Controversies Regarding Physician Health Programs. Kernan Manion, MD, Center for Physician Rights

11:30a Questions and Answers with Panel

Lunch: 12:00pm to 1:45pm (Salon E)

The Urgency of Physician Entrepreneurship — G. Keith Smith, MD, Surgery Center of Oklahoma

 2:00pm to 3:15pm — Media Training Workshop. (Salons A, B, C, D)

The mainstream media has proven it is no friend to medical freedom. Yet reaching the public with our message is more critical than ever. This workshop, led by media veterans, will explore winning tactics for reaching Americans and messaging strategies that will win the debate.

2:00p Joel Strom, DDS, Fellow, Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics, USC

2:30p Michael S. Emerson, Producer, Director, and Author of Mastering the Art of  Media Messaging

3:00p Questions and Answers with Panel

3:15pm to 3:30pm — Break

3:30pm to 5:00pm — Physicians Speaking Out With Hope to Heal a Broken System.

This module features your colleagues who are getting the word out, in both traditional and innovative ways, about the problems facing patients and doctors, and the solutions.

3:30p The American Hospital: Historical Perspective and Current Challenges, Craig M. Wax, DO

3:50p Physician-Author Spotlight: A New Dawn on the Horizon of Health Care: Hope for Health Insurance Reform, David Westbrock, MD

4:10p Physician-Author Spotlight: Curing the Cancer in U.S. HealthcareDeane Waldman, MD, MBA

4:30p Patient Video Testimonials for Communicating Directives for Life-Saving Care, Ferdinando L. Mirarchi, DO, Institute on HealthCare Directives

Friday, September 20, 2019

7:00am to 8:00am  —  Networking Breakfast  (Salon E) 

8:00am to 11:45am — Exposing and Excising Racketeers Corrupting the Heart and Soul of American Medicine (Salons A, B, C, D)

Middlemen are pocketing record profits by interfering in, and driving up the cost of, patient care. Two panels will explore the extent of the problem along with what can be done to restore true market principles that encourage competition and reward value. 

Panel I: Group Purchasing Organizations & Pharmacy Benefits Managers

8:00a Robert Campbell, MD, Physicians Against Drug Shortages

8:30a Rosemary Gibson, Author: ChinaRx, Exposing the Risks of Dependence on China for Medicine

9:00a Jim Thomas, MD, MBA, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiologist

9:20a David Balat, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Free 2 Care

9:40a Questions and Answers with Panel

10:00am to 10:15am — Break

Panel II: The Maintenance of Certification Cartel

10:15a Paul M. Kempen, MD, PhD, AAPS Board Member

10:35a Karen Sibert, MD, Past-President California Society of Anesthesiologists

10:55a Charles P. Kroll, Forensic Accountant &

Elizabeth Tremblay, Research Analyst

11:25a Questions and Answers with Panel

Lunch: 12:00pm to 1:45pm (Salon E)

The False Promise of Single Payer Health Care — Sally Pipes & 2019 Essay Contest Winners Announced

2:00pm to 5:00pm — The Heart and Soul of the Patient-Physician Relationship, Professionalism, and Medical Ethics (Salons A, B, C, D)

The medical profession is a calling which in the past meant taking an oath to put patients first and do no harm. Physicians are now under increasing pressure to scrap these sacred vows and place the interest of society ahead of individual patients. What will be the result and what is needed for the profession to survive and return to a patient-focused ethic?

2:00p The Battle for America’s Soul. C.L. Gray, MD

2:30p What Happened to the Physician’s Spirit? Robert Sewell, MD

3:00p Complications of Abortion. Ingrid Skop, MD

3:30p BREAK

3:45p Licensure’s Impact on the Physician Patient Relationship and the Profession’s Hippocratic commitments. Michel Accad, MD

4:15p Valuing Ourselves and Our Profession. Robert Emmons, MD

4:45p Questions and Answers with Panel

Reception: 6:30pm to 7:00pm & Banquet: 7:00pm to 9:00pm (Salon E) Shining Scalpel Award: Marcy Zwelling, MD

Speaker: Chris Jacobs, author of The Case Against Single Payer

Saturday, September 21, 2019

7:00am to 8:00am — Until We Meet Again Breakfast (Salon E)

8:00am to 8:30am Executive Director’s Message: The Fundamentals Needed to Make American Medicine Great Again. Jane Orient, MD (Salons A, B, C, D)

8:30am to 8:45am — Business Meeting / Elections

8:45am to 11:15am Innovations that Empower Physicians & Patients

As the government and insurers insinuate themselves into our medical practice, direct payment, and other financing tools for catastrophic needs have become the beacon of light on the horizon. What’s new and what’s next for solutions that cut out the middlemen?

Panel I: Resources and Reforms that Put Patients First

8:45a Ralph Weber, MediBid.com

9:05a Beverly Gossage, HSA Benefits Consulting

9:25a Questions and Answers for Panel I

9:45am to 10:00am — Break

Panel II: Physician-led Innovations that Put Patients First

10:00a Tom LaGrelius, MD, American College of Private Physicians

10:20a Lee Gross, MD, Docs4PatientCare Foundation

10:40a Josh Umbehr, MD, AtlasMD

11:00a Questions and Answers for Panel II

11:15am to 11:45am Incoming President’s Message: Advocacy for the Blessings of Liberty to Practice Hippocratic Medicine in 2019 and Beyond. Kris Held, MD

11:45am to Noon — Wrap Up and Adjourn

1:00pm to 5:00pm — Board of Directors Meeting (Pier 5)

* Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.  Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Credit Statement: RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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