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2023 Prescribing and Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs Conference

The Medical Association of Alabama hosted its annual meeting on November 18-19, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. The focal point of this gathering was the renowned “Prescribing and Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs Conference,” marking the 15th year of its occurrence and the 45th presentation of the 12-hour Prescribing and […]

Proposed Penalties for Information Blocking Violations

By: Kelli C. Fleming, Esq. with Burr & Forman LLP On October 30, 2023, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a proposed rule establishing penalties against healthcare providers who violate the information-blocking rules implemented under the 21st Century Cures Act. The information blocking rules prohibit a healthcare provider, among other “actors” as […]

2024 Advocacy Agenda

As the professional association for some 7,000 physicians of all specialties in Alabama, theMedical Association of the State of Alabama exists to serve, lead, and unite physicians inpromoting the highest quality of healthcare for the people of Alabama through advocacy,information, and education General Policies Supported The Medical Association supports the physician-led health team model and […]

Discussions with Decision Makers: Justice Greg Cook

Justice Gregory Carl Cook (“Greg”) was elected to the Supreme Court in 2022. Justice Cook is the son of Gene and Dottie Cook and is from Florence, Alabama. From an early age, his parents instilled in him faith, the value of hard work, and the importance of public service. Justice Cook attended Duke University on […]

Medical Association Awards Two Students with Underwood Minority Scholarships

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama awarded two $4,000 scholarships to minority medical students Desalyn Johnson and Elijah Morris to help pay the cost of medical school. The Underwood Minority Scholarship Award is named in honor of Dr. Jefferson Underwood, III, a Montgomery physician who was the first African-American man to serve as the Association’s president.  African-American students who are […]

Association Kicks Off 11 Regional Receptions Tour Across Alabama

This Fall, the Medical Association’s Governmental Relations team kicked off its Regional Receptions Tour across the state to bring lawmakers and physicians together to help discuss issues affecting medicine in Alabama.  Partnering with 9 medical specialty societies to put on these events, the Association is working to host 11 receptions reaching from Mobile to the […]

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