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Annual Meeting - House of Delegates

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About the House of Delegates

The ArMA House of Delegates is our premiere policy-making event, when the approximately 100 voting members of the ArMA House of Delegates gather to debate and determine policy for the association, elect officers & directors, and network with colleagues. All members are welcome to attend the ArMA House of Delegates to network and learn more about the association.

The House of Delegates is comprised of elected delegates from each county medical society, qualified state specialty societies, members of the ArMA Board of Directors, and other designated positions. There are two resident delegates and two student delegates.

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 serves as parliamentarian. The speaker of the House is Ronnie Dowling, MD. The vice speaker of the House is Marilyn Laughead, MD.

Policymaking at the meeting is primarily driven by resolutions. A resolution is a proposal asking the ArMA to take a position or act on an issue. Learn more about resolutions and how to submit one.

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?

  • Friday afternoon caucus meetings
  • Friday afternoon and Saturday morning HOD sessions

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.