68th Annual Meeting - Atlanta - 14.25 Hours CME
68th Annual Meeting - Atlanta - 14.25 Hours CME
Crowne Plaza Ravinia - Atlanta, Georgia

Join us :
September 28 -
October 1, 2011

AAPS 68th Annual Meeting:

Winning & Saving Private Medicine:
It's Up to Us

Register for Full Meeting or
Register for Individual Sessions

DATE: Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2011

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA - Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. - Atlanta, GA 30346
Group room block sold out.
Hotel Front Desk: (770) 395-7700
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COST: $525 AAPS member
$575 non-member
$625 new-member (includes 1st year's dues)
$250 spouse/guest registration
$45 optional Georgia Aquarium group tour
Residents, Medical Students click here for scholarship info.
Partial Registration Options Available

Register for Full Meeting or Register for Individual Sessions


Wednesday Sept 28, 2011

8am - 6pm
Board of Directors Meeting

7pm - 9pm
President's Welcome Reception


Thursday Sept 29, 2011

Section I Physicians Leading the Fight for Freedom Ravinia ABC

8am - 8:45am
President's Welcome Message - Lee Hieb, M.D.

8:45am – 9:00am
Introduction of Candidates, Resolutions, Administrative Reports

9:00am – 9:30am
Executive Director's Message - Jane Orient, M.D.

9:30 – 10a
President Elect's Keynote Address – Alieta Eck, M.D.

10a – 10:15a BREAK

10:15am – 11:00am
AAPS Legal Activities Update - Andrew Schlafly, Esq.

11:00am – 11:30am
AAPS Activities in DC - Michael Ostrolenk

11:30am – Noon
The Medical Marketplace, Free and Unfree - Andrew Foy, M.D.

Noon to 2pm Luncheon

Ravinia D Update from Capitol Hill - Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (Invited)

Free Market Health Care Solutions - the proposals their prospects in DC
Grace Marie Turner, Galen Institute,
co-author Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America

Optional Group Trip to the World's Largest Aquarium - The Georgia Aquarium


Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

8:00am to 11:00am

Section II Legal Attacks Against Physicians
& Defense/Preparedness Strategies
Ravinia ABC

Panel Moderator - Andrew Schlafly, Esq.


  • Dwight Lundell, M.D.
    Pioneer in "Off-Pump" heart surgery & Beating Heart Hall of Fame
  • Ronald Libby, Ph.D.
    Professor, Univ. of North Florida & Author America's War on Doctors
  • Andrew Wakefield, M.D.

    9:30am - 9:45am BREAK

  • Tom Dawson, Esq.
    Medical/Legal strategies for prosecuted physicians (Invited)
  • Peter Leone
    Revelations of a Malpractice Insurance Executive

10:45am - 11am
Questions for Panel

11am - Noon
Government-Funded Science Run Amok:
The Women's Health Initiative - Lee Vliet, M.D. www.herplace.com

Noon to 2pm Luncheon - Ravinia D

Update From Capitol Hill - Rep. Tom Price, MD (Invited)

Communicating with the Public about ObamaCare: A physician's experience as a talk show host - Elaina George, MD

Section III Government Interference vs. Physician Independence Ravinia ABC

Documentary Screening: Sick & Sicker

3pm - 3:30pm
Practice Guidelines - More harm than good? - Richard Amerling, M.D.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Case Studies in Third Party Free Practices - Kristine Soly, M.D. www.DrSoly.com; Tim Ryan, M.D. ThePhysiciansPractice.com; Howard Long, M.D., Pleasanton, CA

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Why Obamacare Will Be Worse than Canadian Healthcare Lee Kurisko, M.D. author,
Health Care Reform: The End of the American Revolution?


Banquet - Ravinia D

Update on Grassroots Activism from Tea Party Organizers - Amy Kremer & Jennifer Hulsey

The Tragedy of American Compassion, Part Two: The Book I Should Have Written.
Marvin Olasky Editor-in-Chief World Magazine, advisor to Pres. George W. Bush


Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

8am - 8:30am

Section IV Lessons from Failed & Successful Solutions Ravinia ABC

8:30am - 9:30am
History and Economics of Utopian Communistic Communities - Ken Christman, M.D.

9:30am - 10:30am
Health Care Sharing & Physician-Run Charity Clinics - Alieta Eck, M.D., James Lansberry, Larry Guyette

10:30am - 10:45am - BREAK

10:45am - 11:00am
Medical society opposition to PPACA - Donald J. Palmisano, Jr., CEO MAG

11:00am - 11:15am
The Lucidicus Project - Jared Rhoads

11:15am - NOON
Free Market Health Insurance vs. Government Supported Third Party Payment Schemes - Ralph Weber

Noon Adjourn

Board of Directors Meeting



Ground Transportation

Transportation Options from Hartsfield Intl. Airport (ATL) to the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel.

Shuttle service available at the airport without reservations:

1) Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle - $30/person one way, $55/person round trip. Mention AAPS to get this rate. Vans leave every 30 minutes.

2) There are other shuttle services. The above appears to be the best option.

Taxi service available at the airport. $40-60 per cab with small additional charge per person.

Rapid Transit: Ticket to anywhere in the system is $3/person
MARTA is the local rapid transit system. There is a station in the airport terminal that goes to a station that is ¾ mile from the hotel. Shuttle service between the rail station and the hotel runs every 15 minutes between 7 AM and 7 PM, but will come and pick guests on request after 7 PM. Train selection is very important. Take the Red Line with North Springs destination, get off at the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs station and follow directions down to the lower level to get the shuttle. If it is after 7 PM use your cell phone to call the hotel for pickup.


Special Events:

Optional Group Tour of World's Largest Aquarium - The Georgia Aquarium:

Screening of Documentary:


*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Wright State University (WSU) and AAPS. WSU designated this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The ideas and opinions expressed during this educational event do not necessarily reflect those of Wright State University or the Boonshoft School of Medicine.



Grace Marie-Turner
President, Galen Institute
Author: Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America

Elaina George, MD Medicine On Call Radio Show

Marvin Olasky, PhD Advisor to Pres. George W. Bush, author Compassionate Conservatism

Jane Orient, MD
AAPS Executive Director

Hon. Tom Price, MD (invited) R-GA

Alieta Eck, M.D.
AAPS President-Elect

Hon. Paul Broun, MD (invited) R-GA

Amy Kremer
Tea Party Express

Jennifer Hulsey American Grassroots Coalition

Peter Leone
Former Malpractice Carrier Executive

Lee Hieb, M.D.
AAPS President

Lee Kurisko, M.D.
former Canadian physician & author

Lee Vliet, M.D. www.herplace.com
AAPS Board Member

Andrew Schlafly, Esq.
AAPS General Counsel

Ralph Weber Medibid.com

Kristine Soly, M.D.

Tim Ryan, M.D.
The Physicians Practice

Dwight Lundell, M.D.
Pioneer Cardiac Surgeon

Richard Amerling, M.D.
author, Physicians' Declaration of Independence

Andrew Foy, M.D.
Contributor, Mises.org

Michael Ostrolenk
AAPS DC Relations

Ronald Libby, PhD
Professor, University of North Florida

Larry Huntoon, MD, PhD
Chair, AAPS Committee to Fight Sham Peer Review