AAPS 70th Annual Meeting: Summit to Save American Medicine
AAPS 70th Annual Meeting: Summit to Save American Medicine

Up to 12.75 Hours of Category I CME Credit Available*
September 25-28, 2013
AAPS 70th Annual Meeting
SUMMIT To Save American Medicine

Join your freedom-minded colleagues at this important meeting!

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 you can make a difference, including steps you can take now to free your practice and your patients from ObamaCare, while others wait around for politicians to “fix” American medicine, and much more.

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DATE: September 25-28, 2013

LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver
3203 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207

NOTE: There are TWO Double Tree Hotels on Quebec St in Denver. Make sure you make reservations at the Doubletree at 3203 Quebec St NOT the one at 4040 Quebec St.

Hotel Reservations:
Click Here to book hotel reservations OR
Call (303) 321-3333 and Mention "AAPS"
to receive group room rate of $119/night.

COST: $525 AAPS member (Increases to $575 on 9/24)
$575 non-member (Increases to $625 on 9/24)
$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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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

8am - 5pm
AAPS Board of Directors Meeting (Crystal I)

3:30pm - 5:30pm Registration / Badge Pick-Up (Grand pre-function area)

7:00pm to 9:00pm
President's Welcome Reception (Grand I, II)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

7am - 8am Continental Breakfast (Crystal I, II)

8am - 8:20am (Grand I, II)
President's Welcome Message - Juliette Madrigal-Dersch, M.D.

8:20am – 8:30am
Introduction of Candidates and Resolutions

8:30am – 9:00am
Executive Director's Message. Free Markets vs. Third-Party and Government Constraints: a Case Study in Traumatic Brain Injury. - Jane Orient, M.D.

9:00am – 9:30am
President Elect's Message. Recovering Medicine's Noble Ethic.
Thomas Kendall, M.D.

9:30am – 10:00am
AAPS Activities in DC. The Importance of Early Action Advocacy.
Charles Sauer, Market Institute.

10a – 10:15a BREAK

10:15am – 11:15am
Legal Actions by AAPS to Protect Private Medicine. - Andrew Schlafly, Esq., AAPS General Counsel

11:15am – Noon
Medicare 101 - Lawrence Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D.

Noon to 2pm Luncheon. (Crystal I, II)
What Islam Teaches about Medicine, Science, Law, and Government.
Usama Dakdok, The Straight Way of Grace Ministry, translator of Qur’an.

2pm to 3pm
Constitution Jeopardy Game with Albert Tieche (Grand I, II)

Free Afternoon and optional Group tour and dinner - Banjo Billy Bus Tour with dinner at Wynkoop Brewing Company (Details Below)

Friday, September 27, 2013

7am - 8am Continental Breakfast (Crystal I, II)

8:00am to 8:20 am (Grand I, II)
What Vermont’s Single Payer System Means for Access to Medical Care. Darcie Johnston, Vermonters for Health Care Freedom.

8:20am to 8:40 am
A Non-insurance Model for Providing for Medical Needs. James Lansberry - Samaritan Ministries.

8:40 am to 10am
Transitioning to Third Party Free Practice - Josh Umbehr, MD & Doug Nunamaker, MD of Atlas MD
Provisioning for the Opt Out Journey - David Richardson, MD - Ophthalmologist, LA, CA

10am - 10:15am BREAK

10:15am to 10:45am
Ethical Question in EPA’s Air Pollution Research. Steve Milloy, JunkScience.com

10:45am to 11:15am
Fetal Therapy for Down's Syndrome. Paddy Jim Baggot, M.D., independent physician, obstetrics & gynecology

11:15am to NOON
Medical Information and Bureaucracy: F.A. Hayek and the Use of Medical Knowledge. Timothy Terrell, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC.

Noon to 2:00pm - Luncheon (Crystal I, II)
Merchants of Despair: the Fatal Cult of Anti-humanism. Robert Zubrin, author, president of Pioneer Astronautics.

2:00pm-2:30 pm (Grand I, II)
Outlook for Medicine from a Cardiovascular Physician’s Perspective. Francis Thandroyen, M.D. independent physician, cardiology.

The End-of-Life Agenda: When It Happens to You. Tracy Leenman

3:00pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Urine Profiling through Mass Spectrometry: Potential for Early Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring. Arthur Robinson, Ph.D., Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.

4:15pm to 4:45pm
Pitfalls in Pay for Performance. Linda Gorman, Independence Institute.

6:00pm Pre-Banquet Reception (Grand pre-function area)

6:30pm - Banquet (Grand I, II)
AmericanDoctors4Truth: Drs. Kris Held and Jane Hughes

A Congressional Checkup: A Congressman, Doctor, and AAPS Member’s View on What Congress Should Do Next - Paul Broun, MD

ObamaCare: The Road Map to Repeal. Chuck Baldwin, 2008 presidential candidate, Constitution Party

Saturday September 28, 2013

7am - 8am Continental Breakfast (Crystal I, II)

8am - 8:30am (Grand I, II)
Elections / Business Meeting

8:30am - 9:00am
The 3c's: Cash, Catastrophic Insurance, & Charity Lee D. Hieb, M.D., spine surgeon, past president, AAPS.

9:00am - 9:30am
International Options for Medical Freedom and Privacy. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., former AAPS director, International Health Strategies.

9:30am - 10:00am
Pull the Plug on ObamaCare. Howard Hyde, author.

10:00am - 10:15am BREAK

10:15am to 10:45am
Update on ObamaCare and Medical Privacy. Twila Brase, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom.

10:45am - 11:30am
What does Maintenance of Certification (MOC) do for physicians, patients, healthcare and the certification industry? Paul Kempen, M.D, Ph,D., anesthesiologist.

11:30 am - noon.
Wrap Up. Tom Kendall, M.D., For the Good of the Order.

Noon: adjourn

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m (Crystal I)
Board of Directors Meeting

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver is located six miles from downtown and near a selection of excellent shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. Enjoy our complimentary shuttle service to The Shops at Northfield and the convenience of our complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport to help you arrive and leave on time. Spend the day exploring fashionable stores, specialty shops and welcoming restaurants. Entertain the family at Denver Zoo and view over 700 species. Roam through naturalistic habitats and view lions, leopards, gorillas and black rhinos. Experience the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and view fascinating and unique exhibits. Enjoy lectures on a variety of scientific subjects. View Egyptian mummies, learn about human evolution and take the children to the discovery zone—the museum’s hands-on educational center. Enjoy an open-air concert at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and watch a soccer game or go to a concert at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Optional Thursday Afternoon Group Event

Banjo Billy's Bus Tour & Dinner at famous Wynkoop Brewing Company ($48/person, includes dinner)
Banjo Billy’s gives history tours of Denver, from an old school bus tricked out to look like a traveling hillbilly shack. You won’t forget this bus tour!

As the Queen City of the Plains, Denver has long been a destination for those traveling west. But it’s been a rocky road from mining town to metropolis. Join us on our 90 minute Denver tour to learn about Denver’s corrupt past, promising future, and the ghosts and criminals who still form our identity today. Here are just some of the things we cover:

  • How Denver’s corruption led to a war right in front of our city hall.
  • Ever wonder if the US Mint has ever been robbed? It depends on who you ask.
  • Why people in Victorian clothing wander through Cheesman park.
  • How Denver got it’s name for the price of a barrel of whiskey.
  • The real story of Molly Brown, before and after that boat incident.
Following the tour, enjoy dinner with your colleagues at Denver's first brewpub, the Wynkoop Brewing Company. Wynkoop was founded in 1988 by a group of young entrepreneurs and urban pioneers led by former Denver mayor and current Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper.


* This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint sponsorship of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. RMCHCS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.



Juliette Madrigal
-Dersch, MD

AAPS President, Marble Falls, TX

Josh Umbehr, MD
Founder Atlas.MD

Kris Held, MD AmericanDoctors4Truth

Jane Hughes, MD, Author

Howard Hyde, Author
Pull the Plug on ObamaCare

Lee Vliet, M.D.
International Health Strategies

Rep. Paul Broun, MD
Congressman, GA-10

Chuck Baldwin
Constitution Party Presidential Nominee

Linda Gorman Director of Health Care Policy
Independence Institute

Twila Brase, RN
Founder Citizens Council for Health Freedom

James Lansberry
Samaritan Healthcare Sharing

Robert Zubrin, PhD
Author, Merchants of Despair

Jane Orient, MD
AAPS Executive Director

David Richardson, MD
3rd-Party-Free Ophthalmology

Andrew Schlafly, Esq.
AAPS General Counsel

Charles Sauer
The Market Institute

Darcie Johnston
Vermonters for Healthcare Freedom

Usama Dakdok

Tom Kendall, MD
AAPS President-Elect

Steve Milloy

Art Robinson, PhD

Lee Hieb, MD
AAPS Past-President

Larry Huntoon, MD, PhD