Health care reform is sure to be a prominent topic at this year's meeting, especially as the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is expected any day now and may well be announced while the House is in session.
Psychiatry has grown to have enormous influence in the House of Delegates. At last year’s meeting, Lazarus was elected president, and psychiatrist Patrice Harris, M.D., was elected to the AMA Board of Trustees. Additionally, former APA President and Assembly Speaker John McIntyre, M.D., won election to a second term on the AMA's influential Council on Medical Service. And Stuart Gitlow, M.D., Ph.D., won reelection to the Council on Science and Public Health.
Look to Psychiatric News for coverage of this year’s meeting. For more information about psychiatry’s influence at the AMA, see Psychiatric News here.