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Annual Meeting - House of Delegates

 

House of Delegates Business Meeting – Mark Your Calendars

The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) House of Delegates Meeting will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 9:00 am - noon (Arizona time). After much deliberation and consideration, we have decided to transition to a virtual platform this year. While not our traditional format, we look forward to convening our delegates for a streamlined meeting.

The ArMA House of Delegates is our premier policy-making event, when the approximately 100 voting members (delegates) gather to debate resolutions and determine policy for the association. Any Active ArMA member is eligible to serve as a delegate at this meeting.  

The House of Delegates is comprised of delegates from the two county medical societies, rural counties, qualified state specialty societies, members of the ArMA Board of Directors, and other designated positions, including medical students and resident physicians.

All business of the House is conducted according to parliamentary procedures as outlined in “Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.” The Speaker of the House is Ronnie Dowling, M.D. The Vice Speaker of the House is Marilyn Laughead, M.D.

Policymaking at the meeting is primarily driven by resolutions. A resolution is a proposal asking ArMA to take a position or act on an issue. The deadline for submitting resolutions to the 2020 meeting has passed. This year, given the virtual setting of the meeting, the House will only vote on new resolutions that are related to the pandemic or are time sensitive in another way. Additional information on the House can be found here

If you are interested in participating in this meeting as a delegate, please take a moment to register today!

How the House of Delegates Operates

The House convenes its opening session on Friday afternoon of the ArMA Annual Meeting. The House Holds a second session on Sunday morning. The reference committees present their reports for consideration by the House on Friday and Saturday. 

What are Delegates Required to Attend?

More information to come.

View the full agenda for the ArMA Annual Meeting.

 

Virtual Reference Committees and General Discussion Forum

ArMA offers password-protected online reference committees for all members to review and comment on resolutions prior to the ArMA House of Delegates.