Governmental Affairs Conference

2019 Governmental Affairs Conference

Didn’t Make It to Washington? Here’s What You Missed!

As Alabama’s physicians met in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28-30, for the Medical Association’s 2019 Governmental Affairs Conference, one thing was on their agenda: Protecting and promoting medicine’s interests on Capitol Hill. This never-ending responsibility requires participation from physicians across all specialities, especially considering the magnitude of the health issues confronting Congress in today’s volatile world of health care.

The conference began with the President’s Forum on Monday before kicking into high gear Tuesday with several guest speakers.

  • Richard Deem, Vice President of Advocacy, AMA Advocacy Efforts & Health Policy for Physicians, spoke on Advocacy Efforts and Health Policy for Physicians
  • Jonathan Burroughs, MD, MBA, President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, spoke on Physician Leadership in Healthcare Transformations
  • Pierre Yong, MD, Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, delivered a CMS Update
  • Stuart Rothenberg, Publisher, The Rothenberg Political Report, delivered the Political Update

Physicians later had the opportunity to spend time speaking with their Congressional representatives: Rep. Gary Palmer, Rep. Martha Roby, Sen. Doug Jones, Rep. Terri Sewell, Rep. Mo Brooks and Sen. Richard Shelby. Many thanks to our Congressional Delegation and their staff for taking time out of their busy schedules to listen to the concerns of the true voice of medicine from Alabama’s physicians.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.