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Addiction Medicine, Meet Physician Assistants

At the recent 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), the AAPA House of Delegates passed two important resolutions related to the treatment of opioid addiction and the safe prescribing of opiates for pain. The first...Show More Summary

Supreme Court to consider important North Carolina racial gerrymandering case in coming term

The Supreme Court announced this week that it would hear a case this coming term concerning racial gerrymandering in North Carolina’s congressional districts. Alongside a similar challenge to Virginia’s state House of Delegates districts...Show More Summary

Senators and delegates remain cool to ‘dump Trump’ plot

On cable news, Twitter  and a few conference calls, the debate over dumping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is fierce. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's insistence that delegates could vote their "conscience" is read as the high-sign to undo the primaries; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) musing about the same is a […]

Heads of All Political Groups in PACE Support Russia Delegation's Return

Heads of all political groups in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) stand for the return of Russia's delegation to the organization, Alexei Pushkov, the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman in the lower house of the Russian parliament, said Wednesday.

PACE Observers Barred From Duma Elections After Suspending Russian MPs

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will not be allowed to observe Russia's upcoming elections to the lower house of parliament following its decision to deprive the Russian PACE delegation of its rights.

Why MOC is broken and how to fix it

Wes Fisher recently took his case against MOC to the AMA House of Delegates.  Watch how it went. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.

Digital Health Will Only Become Our Generation's Snake Oil If We Let It

(PRNewsFoto/Connecticut Innovations Inc., Shutterstock) Ata recent meeting of the American Medical Association's House of Delegates, Jim Madara, the AMA's enlightened CEO, called some elements of the digital health world the “snake oil” of our generation. It was a chilling description and damning indictment worth exploring in some depth. To start—where does the term [...]

ProcureCon Marketing Day 2 — Agency-Side on Improving Procurement Relationships

Categories: We are back with coverage of last week's ProcureCon Marketing day 2 – it’s a full house again, and interested to hear such a large proportion of delegates from the continent – Swiss, French, Dutch, German – clearly this event is very popular across Europe (and beyond – a few American voices here too). Show More Summary

Ryan Won’t Stop Delegate Uprising Against Trump

“With a group of Republican delegates working to stop Donald Trump at next month’s convention, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-WI) has given no indication that he plans to stop them,” the Washington Post reports. Said Ryan: “It’s not my [...]

Paul Ryan: ‘It’s not my job to tell delegates what to do’

With a group of Republican delegates working to stop Donald Trump at next month's convention, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has given no indication that he plans to stop them. "It's not my job to tell delegates what to do," Ryan told NBC's Chuck Todd in an interview that aired Sunday on "Meet the […]

Video: The Gory Details of ABIM Maintenance of Certification

The Pennsylvania Medical Society posted the presentations made at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on 13 Jun 2016 this morning (please see that link for all of the presentations made). I post just two of those presentations here for your review. Show More Summary

Trump verbal volleys leave jarred GOP bracing for convention

[...] there's a longshot movement among conservative delegates and operatives — including supporters of Trump's vanquished rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — to change party rules so the convention can pick a different nominee. House Speaker...Show More Summary

The AMA calls for an immediate end to MOC

Shhh. I think this is supposed to be a secret, but this Wednesday at the super-elite AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago, where only the mostly highly connected and AMA devoted doctors get to attend, they actually stood up for us.  It is now AMA policy that the AMA opposes mandatory ABMS recertification exams. Crazy, right? […]

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in Washington D.C. Providing testimony that it poses an unreasonable risk to humans, animals, and the environment, scientists spoke at a closed meeting with EPA scientists and host Ted Lieu, (CA-33). Show More Summary

Greater Public Access to Bleeding Control Training and Kits Receives Strong Support Within the U.S. Medical Community

Yesterday the American Medical Association's House of Delegates approved a resolution introduced by the American College of Surgeons and other medical societies to train more professional first responders (i.e., police and firefighters)...Show More Summary

AMA House of Delegates MOC Session Recap

2 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

It was a beautiful day in Chicago yesterday: sunny, not too humid. I left home early. The sun had risen some time ago and could be seen reflecting off the lake to the front of the downtown skyscrapers highlighting every detail of their construction. Show More Summary

Dr. Wes Speaks At the AMA House of Delegates Meeting on MOC

2 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

This morning I will be speaking at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting in downtown Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 Upper East Wacker Drive, Columbus Room E-F at 09:00 AM CST to encourage the abandonment of ABMS MOC re-certification for other alternatives. For those unable to make the talk, you can download the full Powerpoint presentation here. -Wes

Hillary Clinton: Is She Ready for the White House?

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton claimed she has already won the primaries by securing enough number of Democratic delegates to be nominated presidential candidate, but despite euphoria in Clinton’s camp growing number of Americans want to see her no more in the White House.

Louisiana State Bar Association Takes a Stand for LGBTQ Equality

The Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates has passed a resolution affirming its support of LGBT equality and opposing anti-LGBT laws. The resolution was submitted at the association’s House of Delegates meeting on Thursday...Show More Summary

Behind the Curtain

3 weeks agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

On Monday morning (13 June 2016), I will enter "Crystal City" and speak to the men and women behind the curtain at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting here in Chicago. Today begins the first day of registration and the meeting carries through Wednesday morning. Show More Summary

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