Section News

Section News is a monthly e-newsletter featuring updates from AMA member sections.

When section presidents (or their representatives) have news ("Section Updates"), events and educational opportunities they want to tell their members about, they use AMA Section News. It's a quick, convenient way to stay current regarding the news of your and your colleague's section(s). (See Submission Guidelines, below)

Current Issue - June 2021

In this issue:

Section of Generalists in Mental Health

  • Calling all Generalists in Mental Health: Your section needs you!

Section of Anesthesia

  • Health technology assessment: Ownership through shared responsibility and accountability - sugammadex as an example

Section of Pediatrics

  • Section of Pediatrics Annual General Meeting - Save the date!

Section of General Psychiatry

  • Advocacy
  • Glenda M. MacQueen Memorial Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry

Section of General Surgery

  • AAGS Review in the Rockies 2021 - November 5-7

General news

  • Specialty Care Alliance - Quarter Summary

Submit an article to AMA Section News

Submission Guidelines

All AMA sections (via their section presidents or representatives) may make submissions to AMA Section News by emailing AMA Section Services.

Examples of typical submission topics include:

  • Practice information (new policies, procedures)
  • Governance announcements, developments
  • Reports on past meetings, conferences and other events or announcements of upcoming meetings, conferences and events

Formatting

  • Per standard format for e-newsletters, articles should be a maximum of 200 words in length
  • To enable the reader to find out more about subjects, e-newsletter articles commonly include hyperlinks to website pages or other newsletters, articles, contact emails, etc.
  • Articles may be edited (by the AMA Section News editor) for compliance with the AMA writing style guide and other elements/factors that contribute to engaging electronic content.
  • Common web writing standards include:
    • Brief, engaging copy.
    • Avoid over-use of acronyms, colloquialisms and jargon
    • Begin your article by clearly and concisely identifying the information that is most relevant and of the greatest benefit to your reader. Follow with more details.
    • The use of sub-heads (sub-titles), bulleted lists and bolded words are common techniques in e-newsletters, acting as "alerts" to the reader who may be quickly scanning the e-newsletter.
  • Submissions may include related graphic images. Please provide an .eps file, if available; .jpeg files should be at least 300 x 300 pixels, to allow for cropping.

Section News: Submission Deadline Reminder (email)

AMA Section Services emails section presidents (or their representatives) once a month, to remind them of the submission deadline for the upcoming edition of AMA Section News.

Who do news items get submitted to?

Email your section's submission to: AMA Section Services

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