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Doctors Are In Webinar #8: Rethinking State Control of Licensure Amidst a Pandemic

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dear AAPS Members and Friends,

We are pleased to announce:

The current pandemic has made many more Americans aware of the improper interference state medical boards exert into the patient-doctor relationship. On August 20 join us for our next “Doctors Are In” webinar. It will feature scholars from CATO and the Goldwater Institute presenting innovative alternatives to break the status-quo that hands government the ultimate power to control the practice of medicine. This is sure to be a lively discussion you won’t want to miss!

Presentation Title:
“Rethinking Licensure Amidst a Pandemic: Solutions to Freeing the Practice of Medicine from Government Control”


  • Shirley Svorny, Ph.D. – CATO adjunct scholar and professor of economics at California State University, Northridge.
  • Murray Feldstein, M.D. –  Visiting fellow at the Goldwater Institute and emeritus faculty at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8:30pm to 10pm Eastern Daylight Time

Registration Link: 

Earn 1.5 Hours Category 1 CME*

Please feel free to invite your non-AAPS colleagues to attend.

You will be able to participate from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. There will also be a dial in only option provided in your registration email if you prefer to listen only.

If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, you may want to visit their tutorial before the meeting, watch the short video, and download the correct Zoom app for your device: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Also there are some Webinar specific tips here you may find useful to review: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004954946-Joining-and-participating-in-a-webinar-attendee-

Faculty Bios:

Dr. Svorny is professor of economics at California State University, Northridge. An expert on the regulation of health care professionals, including medical professional licensing, she has participated in health policy summits organized by Cato and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Her related publications include articles in Econ Journal Watch, Contemporary Economic Policy, Public Choice, Applied Economics, The Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and Economic Inquiry, chapters in health policy volumes (What Can States Do to Reform Healthcare, American Health Care: Government, Market Processes and the Public Interest) and chapters on medical licensing in the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics and The Half‐​Life of Policy Rationales: How New Technology Affects Old Policy Issues.

Dr. Murray Feldstein is a visiting fellow at the Goldwater Institute. The first graduate of the urology residency at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, he started his Urology practice in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1974 and practiced there actively until 2000. He then joined Mayo Clinic Arizona as a urologic consultant and engaged in clinical, educational, and research activities. Retiring in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Urology, he remains on the emeritus staff. Dr. Feldstein has participated in many professional and civic activities. He was twice elected to the Flagstaff City Council and was Vice-Mayor for two years. He was on the Board of Directors of the Flagstaff Medical Center for 8 years. He served in the medical corps of the United States Army, 82nd Infantry (Airborne), from 1968 through 1970.


August 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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