Feb. 21, 2019 MONTGOMERY ─ The Medical Society of Montgomery County hosted Dr. Barbara L. McAneny, president of the American Medical Association as its keynote speaker for its regular quarterly meeting at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
During the reception before her lecture, Dr. McAneny had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with many local physicians from a variety of different specialties about their concerns for medicine not only in Alabama, but also on the national stage.
Speaking to a packed house, Dr. McAneny spoke to more than 75 local physicians and guests highlighting some of the AMA’s recent advocacy work and strategic priorities, including issues with physician burnout, access to care, regulatory burdens, increased consolidation, the opioid epidemic, technology and the increasing cost of medical care.
While in Montgomery, MSMC President Stephen Suggs, M.D., and his wife, DeDe, had the opportunity to escort Dr. McAneny to some local landmarks, such as the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Before she left Montgomery, Dr. McAneny also visited with the 42nd Medical Group at Maxwell Air Force Base for a mission briefing and tour of the campus.