69th Annual Meeting - San Diego
69th Annual Meeting - San Diego

Join your freedom-minded colleagues at this important meeting!

The Supreme Court has ruled and physicians MUST & WILL intensify the fight to save patient-centered medicine. The upcoming months could be the best opportunity in our lifetimes to reverse the current course and start placing control of medicine back in the hands of patients and their physicians. Will it be easy? No. Does it have to be done? Yes! Doctors must lead the charge to stop the subjugation of patient care to the interests of the government and third parties. This must-attend meeting will arm you with the tools you'll need to help in this fight.

Learn how doctors can make a difference in the 2012 election, and the steps you can take now to free your practice and your patients while others wait around for politicians to “fix” American medicine, and much more.

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DATE: October 4 - 6, 2012

LOCATION: San Diego, CA - Bahia Resort
998 West Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 92109

Hotel Reservations:
CLICK HERE to book online
or call (800) 576-4229 and Mention "AAPS"
to receive group room rate of $99/night.

COST: $575 AAPS member
$625 new-member (includes 1st year's dues)
$250 spouse/guest registration
Residents, Medical Students
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Partial Registration Options Available

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Thursday October 4, 2012

8am - 1pm
Board of Directors Meeting (Shell Room)

12:30 pm
Registration / Name Badge Pick Up Opens (Mission A & B Ballroom)

All sessions in Mission A & B Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

Section I: Physicians Leading the Fight for Freedom

2pm to 2:40pm
Health Care Reform Without the Smoke and Mirrors - Alieta Eck, M.D.

2:40pm to 3:00pm
President Elect's Message - Juliette Madrigal Dersch, M.D.

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Legal challenges to ObamaCare and other attacks on patients & physicians. Andrew Schlafly, Esq.

Break 4:00pm to 4:15pm

4:15pm to 4:45pm
EHR Privacy and Security: Mission Impossible Craig M. Wax, D.O. - Host of Your Health Matters.

4:45pm to 5:30pm
Physicians Running for Congress Wayne Iverson, M.D.; Marilyn Singleton, M.D.

5:30pm to 6:00pm
Difficult Airway Management; Pain Control by Needle Curtis Caine, M.D. (AAPS Senior Member)

6:00pm to 6:15pm
Business Meeting to Introduce Candidates and Resolutions

7:00pm to 9:00pm
President's Welcome Reception (Del Mar Room)


Friday, October 5, 2012

7:30am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast (Mission A & B Ballroom)

Section II: Goverment-Created Damage to Patient-Physician Relationship

8am to 8:20am
Physicians Must Lead, Not Wait for Congress to “Fix” Medicine Jane Orient, M.D.

8:20am to 8:50am
Update from the ground in D.C. & Action items and tips for communication with Congress. Charlie Sauer, The Market Institute

8:50am to 9:30am
CMS Guidelines for Sale? Adam Harris, M.D.

9:30am to 10:15am Par8o - facilitating direct collaboration between patients and physicians Daniel Palestrant, MD & Adam Sharp, MD founders of Par8o and Sermo.

10:15am to 10:30am BREAK

10:30am to 11:15am
Individualized v. One-size-fits-all Guidelines: Men’s Health for the Future, Not Yesterday Lee Vliet, M.D.

11:15am to Noon
Abuse of Maintenance of Licensure and Certification Ron Benbassat, M.D., ChangeBoardRecert.com

12:15pm - 2pm Lunch
(Bay C & D Ballroom) Free Markets are the Moral Solution for Medical Care - Yaron Brook, Ph.D.

Section III: Patient and Physician Centered Solutions

2:10pm to 2:35pm
A Medical Resident's Perspective on Health Care Reform Jason Fodeman, M.D.

2:35pm to 3:00pm
Paving the Road to Health Care Freedom by Reframing the Moral Narrative.
Beth Haynes, M.D. Executive Director, Benjamin Rush Society

3:00pm to 3:45pm
Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis John Goodman, Ph.D. Research Fellow, the Independent Institute; President, National Center for Policy Analysis

3:45pm to 4:00pm - Break and Book Signing

4:00pm to 5:15pm
Case Studies in Third Party Free Practices Kathy Brown, M.D., Jack Brown, Keith Smith, M.D.

6:30pm Reception

(Bay E Ballroom) 7pm - 9pm Banquet
(Bay E Ballroom) Trevor Loudon Former Leader of New Zealand Conservative Party


Saturday October 6, 2012

7:30am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast (Mission A & B Ballroom) 8am to 8:30am
Business Meeting / Election of Officers and Resolutions

Section IV: More lessons: What Works and What Doesn't

8:30am to 9:10am
Medicine and the Vampire Economy Lee Hieb M.D.

9:10am to 9:25am
Vermont's Experiment with Single Payer Robert Emmons, M.D.

9:25am to 10:00am
Leadership in Medicine: Tales from The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons
Donald J. Palmisano, M.D., J.D., Past-President, AMA

10:00am to 10:15am BREAK & Book Signing

10:15am to 10:45am
New Directions For Down Syndrome Research Paddy Jim Baggot M.D.

10:45am to 11:30am
How Hospitals Destroy Competitors Bob Christman

11:30am to Noon
Call to the Audience / Meeting Wrap-up. Outgoing President Alieta Eck, M.D. & Incoming President Juliette Madrigal-Dersch, M.D.

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (Shell Room)

Secluded on a 14-acre peninsula, the Bahia Hotel surrounds you with sun-drenched luxury in a year-round Mediterranean climate. Because our scenic location is in the heart of San Diego’s famous Mission Bay, spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean can be enjoyed from all the vistas at our beach hotel. Discover our lush tropical gardens, winding walkways, gentle ocean breezes and warm, San Diego beaches. You’ll be close to all the major attractions, adventure and recreation such as SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, as well as culture and excitement of bustling downtown San Diego.

The Bahia Hotel is approximately 10 miles or 15 minutes from the San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field. The Bahia Hotel uses Cloud 9 Shuttle. The cost is $13.00 per person each way. Reservations are only needed when leaving the hotel for the airport.



Alieta Eck, MD
AAPS President

John Goodman, PhD
NCPA & Author Priceless

Jane Orient, MD
AAPS Executive Director

Daniel Palestrant, MD
Co-Founder of Par8o

Yaron Brook, PhD
Exec. Dir., Ayn Rand Center

Donald Palmisano, MD, JD
Author, Past-President AMA

Marcy Zwelling, MD
Exec. Dir., AAPP

Trevor Loudon
NewZeal Blog

Beth Haynes, MD
D4PC & Co-Founder of DocSquads

Andrew Schlafly, Esq.
AAPS General Counsel

Juliette Madrigal
-Dersch, MD

AAPS President-Elect, Marble Falls, TX

Adam Harris, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

Kathy Brown, MD
Oregon Coast Dermatology

Ron Benbassat, MD

G. Keith Smith, MD

Craig M. Wax, DO
Medical Economics

Lee Hieb, MD
AAPS Past-President

Wayne Iverson, MD
CA Chapter Coordinator

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

Charles Sauer
The Market Institute