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AMPAC Announces 2015 Belle Chenault Winner

AMPAC is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 AMPAC Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation, Kimberly Moser of Kentucky. As a committed activist on behalf of physicians across the Bluegrass State, Kim has served as Chair of Kentucky Physicians’ PAC (KPPAC) since September 2013 and has been a dedicated volunteer on several campaigns important to medicine. According Nancy Swikert, MD, Treasurer of KPPAC, “[Kim Moser’s] dedication, zeal, political contacts, and unmatched political acumen have revitalized KPPAC since she assumed the role of chair just over a year ago.” In just her first year as KPPAC Chair, KPPAC receipts grew by 16%!


Upcoming Events

2015 Candidate Campaign School in Nevada-Register NOW!

Thinking about running for public office or helping out on a campaign? Every year physicians facing crises in medical liability, electronic medical records and scope of practice realize that involvement in the political process is no longer a luxury—it is a necessity. As a result, across the country, dozens of physicians and their spouses either seek public office or work to elect other friends of medicine to public office. At the 2015 Candidate Campaign School, held Sept. 25–26 in Las MORE

2016 Political Education Program Dates Announced!

AMPAC is pleased to announce dates for the 2016 Candidate Workshop and Campaign School, beginning the fourth decade of AMPAC’s Political Education Programs for AMA-member physicians, students, spouses and state medical society executives. The Candidate Workshop will be held February 19-21, 2016 and the Campaign School will be held April 13-17, 2016. Both programs will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. For both programs, all costs for AMA members, except transportation to the Washington, D.C., metro–area, MORE

AMPAC Hosts 2015 Campaign School

On April 15-19, AMPAC (the AMA’s political action committee) hosted the 2015 edition of the Campaign School in Arlington, VA. The passage of the SGR repeal (H.R. 2) in the U.S. Senate on April 14 set the tone for a very excited and engaged group of participants. There were a total of 28 participants: 19 physicians, 4 medical students, 4 spouses and one state society staffer. The participants came from 18 states: AZ, CA, DC, HI, IL, KS, KY, LA, MORE