161st (2019) Session of MSMA's House of Delegates
The 161st Session of the MSMA House of Delegates will meet April 5-7, 2019, at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City.
The House will convene at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5. The opening session is scheduled to conclude around 10:00 a.m. and will consist of reports, awards, speeches, and consideration of acceptance of late resolutions. On Sunday, April 7, the House will convene at 8:15 a.m. to hear reports from the Reference Committees and install officers.
Instructions for Delegates
Delegates MUST register at the Registration Booth and identify themselves as a Delegate. The Delegate will then receive the Delegate’s badge. Each Delegate elected to the House of Delegates by his/her component medical society will be included on a Delegate’s List at the MSMA Registration Desk. If the elected Delegate is unable to be present at the Annual Convention, his or her duly elected Alternate Delegate will then be entitled to register as a Delegate.
Resolutions & Reference Committees
View 16oth (2018) Resolution Actions
Write/Submit a Resolution
Read more on "How to Submit a Resolution." Deadline for submitting a resolution is February 19, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.
Resolutions submitted after February 19 are considered late resolutions. The individual or society introducing a late resolution must supply sufficient copies, printed in standardized format, for the entire House of Delegates at its opening session (plus 10 copies delivered to the MSMA Secretary at the time of its introduction). Late resolutions will be accepted as business of the House at the Opening Session, but will be referred to a Reference Committee only if approved by two-thirds of the Delegates voting.
Serve on a Reference Committee
Reference Committees A and B will stagger their starting times, with Reference Committee A beginning immediately following the first House of Delegates at 10:00 a.m. and Reference Committee B beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Learn more about the process and build knowledge of the issues. Serve as one of five members on Reference Committee A or Reference Committee B. MSMA staff will provide the background and instructions. Contact Patrick Mills or call 800-869-6762 if interested.
For more information about the House of Delegates, contact Cheri Martin or call 800-869-6762.