Reference Committee hearings to discuss resolutions and other items of business that will be considered by the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2018 House of Delegates (HOD) will be held Saturday, March 24 at Society headquarters in Madison.
The Reference Committees will convene at 9 a.m. and will run consecutively. Members who are unable to attend in person may participate and provide live remote testimony via “GoToWebinar.” Advance registration is required, and participants will need both a telephone connection and a device that is able to access the Internet. To register or learn more about this option, click here.
Those who plan to participate in person do not need to register, but are asked to RSVP here to ensure an accurate lunch count.
Following the hearings, each Reference Committee will convene in closed session to provide recommendations to the HOD on the items of business before that committee. This format and timeframe is designed to provide members with more time to review Reference Committee reports in advance of the Annual Meeting April 14 in Madison. Reference Committee reports will be e-mailed to Delegates, Alternate Delegates and Society Officers, and made available to all members on the Society’s website no later than April 2.
Resolutions to be considered are available online through the Society’s Virtual Reference Committees (VRCs).* The VRCs provide an opportunity for Society members who are unable to participate in the live Reference Committees to express their views and submit comments to foster greater discussion. Comments must be submitted by 4 p.m. on March 23 for consideration by the Reference Committees. After the Reference Committees publish their reports, members and delegates will have the opportunity to comment online about individual items within the reports.
More information about VRCs, including instructions, is here.
Deadline for Annual Meeting hotel reservations is March 13
All Annual Meeting activities will be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center and hotel accommodations are available at the adjoining Hilton Madison. To receive a special room rate, you must make reservations by March 13. Visit the Annual Meeting web page for more information.
*(Member log-in is required to view the 2018 Annual Meeting section. Click here to access the log-in page. (You will automatically be redirected to the 2018 Reference Committee GoToWebinar instruction page upon logging in.) Additional member log-in information is here.)
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