Recently inaugurated 2017-18 American Medical Association (AMA) President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, of Mountain Grove, MO will present the annual SLMMS Hippocrates Lecture on Wednesday, October 4, at Spazio Westport.
His topic will be “How the AMA Affects Everyday Practice – What Have You Done For Me Lately?” Dr. Barbe will discuss how physicians face many challenges as they practice medicine in today’s world: record-keeping and regulatory burdens imposed by government and other payers; technology that does not always function properly; and a patient population increasingly struggling with chronic conditions.
Dr. Barbe will describe how the American Medical Association is playing a lead role in developing solutions to these and other practice challenges, and how AMA advocacy is making a positive difference in physicians’ and patients’ lives. He will also explain ways participation in organized medicine can benefit individual physicians in their daily lives. The lecture will be followed by Q & A with Dr. Barbe.
2017 SLMMS Hippocrates Lecture
Wednesday, October 4
Spazio Westport, 12031 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. – Buffet dinner immediately followed by lecture
This event is free to SLMMS members; $40 for non-members and guests
Reservations are now being accepted and are required by Wednesday, September 27, and can be made by contacting Liz Webb at 314-989-1014, ext. 100 or email@example.com