Fleur-De-Lis Connection Volume 26, Issue 12

News DECEMBER 2015 · VOLUME 25 & ISSUE 12 A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER LOUISVILLE MEDICAL SOCIETY WHAT’S INSIDE Page 1 - 2  015 AMA Meeting Page 2 - Board of Governors Page 3 - 2016 Spear Essay Contest Page 3 - 2016 Speed Networking Volunteers Needed Page 4 - MOST Legislation Enters Next Phase KENTUCKY PHYSICIANS LEAD AT AMA AS NEVER BEFORE At the recent AMA Interim Meeting held in Atlanta in mid-November, there were more leadership posts held by physicians and other representatives from Louisville and Kentucky than ever before. Six GLMS executive officers are now serving as AMA leaders in various posts with GLMS Board Chair, Bruce Scott, MD, leading the charge as AMA Vice Speaker of the House. Likewise, current AMA President, Stephen Stack, MD, an ER doctor from Lexington is joined by six other Kentucky physicians serving in prominent AMA positions while practicing out in the state. Even KMA’s Executive Vice President, Pat Padgett, is the new Chair of the AMA’s Litigation Center. Needless to say, Kentucky physicians are suddenly in a very unique position to help guide national medical policy and care in Page 5 - Supplies Over Seas Awarded Grant Dr. Scott officially began his duties as AMA Vice Speaker at the meeting; a position in which he expertly and successfully guided the house on several hot button issues. Perhaps the most substantial and controversial policy adopted at the meeting was a ban on television advertisements for prescription drugs and medical devices. The AMA released a statement claiming the marketing could be driving consumer demand for unnecessary and expensive treatments. The AMA joins other major health organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the National Center for Health Research, in pushing for the prescription drug (continued on page 8) Page 5 - CMS Approval for Advanced Care Planning Page 5 - GLMS Game Day with Medical Students America moving forward. GLMS Treasurer and AMA Delegate Frank Burns, MD, addressed the AMA Southern Delegation Doctors Robert “Bob” Couch, Bruce Scott and Frank Burns were joined by GLMS CEO Bert Guinn at the meeting in Atlanta. Page 6 - Policy & Advocacy GLMS Board Chair, Dr. Bruce Scott, fulfilling his role as Vice Speaker of the AMA. AMA President Dr. Steven Stack presented Lelan Woodmansee with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.