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Smith sees common issues at AAMSE

Varied medical societies must confront many of the same problems, such as doctors lacking time, Smith says

July 12, 2019
By Martin Berman-Gorvine

Steve Smith is CEO of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, a midsized Chicago-based association with annual revenue of $7.2 million. But its members’ problems, Smith said, are much the same as those of physicians and medical professionals in myriad other specialties.

Addressing those common issues is Smith’s mission as he becomes the next board president of the American Association of Medical Society Executives at its annual conference in Pittsburgh July 24-26.

“We’re wanting to help our members anticipate where health care is going, and its impact on physicians at the state level, county level, national level,” he said. At AAMSE, he said, “we have a trend identification report that we’re working on that we’ll be releasing to, again, help staff be better equipped to work with our members.”