Coming up: 2012 ISMS House of Delegates
Make your voice heard at the ISMS policy-making House of Delegates meeting Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, 2012. As you advocate on behalf of your peers and your profession, plan also on attending the free educational sessions and listening to inspiring and informative guest speakers. For more information, go to www.isms.org .
Resolution Submission Deadline: March 6, 2012
The deadline to submit resolutions is 45 days before the first day of the annual HOD meeting.
The ISMS House of Delegates meeting is fast approaching, and submitting a resolution is the best way for members to impact ISMS policies and actions! The resolution submission deadline will be the close of business, 4:45 p.m., March 6, 2012. Resolutions must be received at ISMS headquarters on or before that date; a postmark of March 6 is not sufficient.
Resolutions received after March 6 will be considered late resolutions and must be approved by the Committee on Rules and Order of Business or by a two-thirds vote of the HOD before they will be considered as business of the House.
No late resolutions will be accepted after the close of business (4:45 p.m.) on the Wednesday prior to the opening session.
Strengthen your voice with a resolution
CMS physicians regularly contribute resolutions to the ISMS policy-making table.
In fact, many resolutions sponsored at the county level propel action at the state and national level. ISMS and AMA policies on health system reform, reimbursement, medical education, and many public health issues germinated in county medical societies across Illinois and the U.S.
If you feel passionately about changing the status quo, or want your medical societies to take action, consider sponsoring a resolution.
CMS (like ISMS and AMA) has guidelines members are encouraged to follow. Attention to these matters will streamline the process and make your message more effective.