The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene Sunday, April 19, as part of the Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. Society members may submit for HOD consideration resolutions to help shape Society policy on important medical issues. The deadline is 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 3.*
More information about the resolution process and guidelines is available in this Medigram Article. Resolutions will be debated prior to the HOD via district caucus meetings, which are being scheduled now. Dates and locations will be posted on the Society’s website as they become available. In addition to the district caucuses, members will be able to weigh in on resolutions through virtual references committees, which will be accessible online beginning Feb. 20, and during reference committees, which are being held at the Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Road, Madison on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 9 a.m. Members also will be able to participate via gotowebinar.
Resolutions received after the Feb. 3 deadline will be considered “late resolutions,” unless it is presented by the Board of Directors, the Speaker, Vice Speaker, constitutional officer or by a council or committee of the Society or the HOD. All “late resolutions” will be forwarded to the Rules Committee for review. The Rules Committee will make recommendations to the HOD regarding the acceptance of any “late resolutions” at the April 19 opening session.
Submit resolutions for the 2020 House of Delegates to CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, Wisconsin Medical Society, PO Box 1109, Madison, WI 53701 or via email to Noreen Krueger.
*According to the Society’s Bylaws, members must submit resolutions in proper form to the CEO’s office on Feb. 1 or 60 days prior to the first session of the HOD at its Annual Meeting, whichever date is earlier… If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday observed by the Society, the filing deadline shall be the next regular business day.
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