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Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2021 – AAPS 78th Annual Meeting

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - October 2 @ 12:00 pm

Register today for the 78th Annual Meeting of AAPS planned to be held in Pittsburgh, PA. Both in-person and online participation options are available.

Earn up to 10.0 hours of Category 1 CME credit*.

AGENDA OVERVIEW (scroll down for detailed draft agenda with speakers and Topics)

Thursday, Sept. 30: Board of Directors Meeting (8am to 6pm)

Thursday, Sept. 30:  Welcome Reception/Dinner (7pm to 9pm)

Friday, Oct. 1: General Session (8am to 9pm)

Saturday, Oct. 2: General Session (8am to Noon)

Saturday, Oct. 2: Board of Directors Meeting (1pm)


In-Person Meeting Registration Sold Out. Call or text 520-270-0761 for waiting list.

Remote attendance registration still available at: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/q1do30ka0rpb4rm/


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219, USA.

Detailed Draft Agenda:

Thursday, September 30:

6:30pm Welcome Back! President’s Reception & Dinner

7:00pm Opening Ceremonies & Remarks from AAPS President. – Paul Kempen, MD, PhD

7:30pm to 8:00pm AAPS General Counsel Legal Update – Andrew Schlafly, JD

8:00pm to 8:30pm Sham Peer Review Update. – Lawrence Huntoon, MD, PhD

8:30pm to 8:45pm Q&A

8:45pm Introduction of Candidates for AAPS Leadership Positions (Board and Officers)

Friday, October 1:

7am Networking Breakfast

Section I: The Science of Medicine – Innovations in 2021 and Beyond

8am to 8:45am The Leading Edge of Cancer Research in 2021 and Beyond, – Adam Brufsky, MD, UPMC

8:45am to 9:45am Emerging Infectious Diseases, What’s Next? What Physicians Should Know – Richard Oberhelman, MD

9:45am to 10:00am BREAK

10:00am to 11:00am COVID, the Medical Industrial Complex, and Medical Ethics – Many Emperors Have No Clothes – Lee Merritt, MD

Medical Ethics Keynote:

11:00am NeuroTechnology & Medical Ethics: Is the Brain the Battlefield of the Future? James Giordano, PhD

Noon- Lunch: Medical Diagnosis: Bridging Art and Science – Jane M. Orient, MD

Section 2: Bridging Patients to the Art and Science of Medicine

2pm to 3:45pm: Free Market Medicine Solutions in Academia and Clinical Practice

  • 2pm to 2:15pm – Joe Dougherty, MD – Free Market Medicine and Post Graduate Medical Education
  • 2:15pm to 2:45pm – Natalie Gentile, MD – DPC How I did it and You Can Too
  • 2:45pm to 3:00pm  Kyle McCormick, PharmD – Insurance Free Pharmacies and Your Patients
  • 3:00pm to 3:15pm Kim Corba, DO – DPC Reform in PA and Across the U.S.

3:15pm to 3:45pm Q&A

3:45pm to 4pm Break

Section 3: Reinforcing Foundational Concepts in the Art and Science of Medicine (Part 1)

4pm to 5:30pm Inflammation: a Return to Basics and New Tools for Your Patients

  • 4pm to 4:30pm COVID, Inflammation, and Repurposing Drugs – Richard Urso, MD
  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm Alternative Inflammation Therapies: Mimi Hernandez, RH(AHG), Executive Director, American Herbalists Guild
  • 5:00pm to 5:30pm Q&A

6pm Dinner

Dinner Keynote: KrisAnne Hall, JD, Constitutional Educator, Speaker, Author (invited)

Saturday, October 2, 2021

7am ‘Until Next Time’ Breakfast

8am Business Meeting & Election (in-person voting only)

Section 4: Reinforcing Foundational Concepts in the Art and Science of Medicine (Part 2)

8:15am – A Primer on Informed Consent – Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA

8:45am – How Certificate of Need Impedes Patient Access to Care and What Can Be Dompne About It – Todd Rice, MD

9:15am – Break

Section 5: Fitting it all together: Healing Patients During a Pandemic: the Imperative of Not Separating the Art and Science of Medicine

9:30am to 11:45am Healing Patients and Our Nation in the Time of COVID or What Went Wrong And What Physicians Are Doing to Fix It.

  • 9:30am to 10:00am Michael J. A. Robb, MD – COVID Treatment in the Community and Neurological & Other Pearls All Physicians Should Know
  • 10:00am to 11:00am – Peter McCullough, MD – Winning the War Against Therapeutic Nihilism and the Rush to Replace Trusted Treatments with Untested Novel Therapies.
  • 11:00 to 11:30am – Q/A with panel moderated by Craig M. Wax, DO

11:30am to 11:45am Closing Message – AAPS President-Elect, Jenny Powell, MD

11:45am to Noon For Good of Order

Noon Adjourn

Continuing Medical Education: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) through the joint providership of MNI Great Lakes ECHO, LLC (MGLE) and (name of program sponsor). MGLE is accredited by MSMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MGLE designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


September 30 @ 6:30 pm
October 2 @ 12:00 pm
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