Plans are being made for the
Sixth Annual Thomas Langfitt, Jr. Memorial Symposium
to be held during the 2000-2001 academic year.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Dean for Medical Education, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and the Undergraduate Medical Education for the 21st Century (UME-21) Grant, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Last Symposium:
Unionization: How Will the AMA's New Policy Alter Health Care in the Future?
Tuesday, February 29, 2000 - 5:30 PM
Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall

A Moderated Debate

Susan Adelman, MD - Pro
President, Physicians for Responsible Negotiations,
American Medical Association

Martin Gaynor, PhD - Con
E.J. Barone Chair in Health Systems Management and
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

John Kelly, MD, PhD - Con
Director, Physician Relations, Aetna U.S. Healthcare

Robert Weinmann, MD - Pro
President, Union of American Physicians & Dentists

Arthur Caplan, PhD - Moderator
Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

Selected Background Information

Biographical Sketches of Participants
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Piece: Pro, by Michael and Lois Debakey
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Piece: Con, by Uwe Reinhardt
Interns Win Right to Unionize
Some AMA News Articles about Physician Unionization
AMA News link for more articles
Antitrust Relief News
FAQ About the Campbell Bill
AMA Talking Points: 
Antitrust Relief Needed 

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