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Oct. 26-28, 2023 – AAPS 80th Annual Meeting

The Revival of American Medicine: Great Awakening After the Pandemic

Location: Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle
3300 Championship Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177 (23 miles from DFW).

Meeting Registration: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/q1do30ka0rpb4rm/

Student and Resident Scholarship Application: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/zxii8bw009ridj/

Hotel Reservations: The meeting hotel is currently close to capacity for our meeting dates.

A limited number of rooms may be available at the standard rate here:


If you would like help with finding rooming options, please write [email protected] or call/text AAPS Business Manager Jeremy Snavely at 520-270-0761. (Click here for a map of other nearby hotels.)


Thursday, OCTOBER 26, 2023

8am–5pm – AAPS Board of Directors Meeting

4pm – Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

5:30pm – Welcome Reception & Dinner

6:30pm – Opening Ceremonies, Business Meeting

(Resolution 2023-01 – https://aapsonline.org/meeting/resolution-2023-01-who.pdf)

7pm–9pm        Module I

Updates from AAPS Leadership: Overcoming Legal & Ethical Challenges Facing Physicians and Patients in 2023 and Beyond.

  • Andrew Schlafly, JD
    AAPS General Counsel
  • Lawrence Huntoon, MD, PhD
    Chair, AAPS Committee to Combat Sham Peer Review
  • Jane M. Orient, MD
    AAPS Executive Director


7am–8am  Opening Breakfast

8am–9:15am        Morning Medical Lecture

  • Transgender Belief: A Call to Heal Minds, Embrace Bodies & Save Lives
    Michelle Cretella, MD

Pediatrics, Providence, RI


(includes 30 min. break to visit exhibits)

Eschewing External Interference with Ethical Patient Care at the Beginning and End of Life:

  • Ethics and Safety of Mifepristone
    Ingrid Skop, MD
  • Brain Death and Organ Harvesting
    Heidi Klessig, MD
  • Respect for Human Life & Dignity in Nursing Home and Hospice Settings
    David Capper, MD

12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon & Keynote

House of Medicine on Fire

2:15pm – 4:15pm       

Reclaiming Pediatrics and Our Children:

Pediatricians Placing Patients above Political Agendas

  • Pediatrics Freed From 3rd-Party Control
    Gina Fowler, DO
  • COVID Vaccines Injuries & Functional Medicine in Pediatrics
    Krishna Doniparthi, MD
  • Science, Ethics, & Masking Kids
    Monica Wehby, MD

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Presentations by Early Career Physicians

6:30pm – 9pm

Reception, Banquet & Keynote

A Noble Profession-If You Can Keep It

  • Jane M. Hughes, MD
    AAPS President Elect

Restoring the Oath of Hippocrates as a Foundation of American Medicine

  • Donna Harrison, MD
    American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists


7am to 8am Networking Breakfast

8am to 9:00am Morning Medical Keynote

  • Diagnosing and Treating Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) in a Patient-Centered Setting
    Carey Penniston, DO

9:00am – 9:30am Business Meeting & Election (in-person voting only)

9:30am – 10:00am – Break/Exhibits
(Exhibit hall closes at 10:30am)


Reclaiming The Patient-Doctor Relationship: Through Direct Care in 2023 and Beyond

  • Roger Moczygemba, MD
    Direct Med Clinic, San Antonio, TX
  • Claire Zengerle, DO
    Zengerle Medical Clinic, Cuero, TX
  • Grace Torres-Hodges, DPM
    Torres Hodges Podiatry, Pensacola, FL
  • Steve Lantier, MD
    Surgery Center of Oklahoma

11:45am-Noon Wrap Up & For Good of Order

Noon     Adjourn

1pm–5pm – AAPS Board of Directors Meeting

* CME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT 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 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A limited number of exhibit spaces are available at $1500. The space fee includes a 6ft table and meeting registration for 1 person. Write [email protected] call 520-270-0761 to inquire.

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