We are writing to let you know that the reference committee reports have been posted to the website early! Please click here and you may begin to post your comments. We encourage you to do so. 

Because we are unable to meet in person, the process for submitting an amendment to a reference committee report will need to change.  As you may remember, any amendments would be provided to staff on a triplicate form before the reports were discussed in the HOD General Session.  We will continue to provide delegates/delegations with the opportunity to amend the reference committee recommendations contained in the reports, but we ask that you do so IN WRITING.  We feel strongly this will expedite the discussion of the reports during the HOD session on September 18 and make for a smoother, and more transparent experience. 

If you wish to submit an amendment to a reference committee report: 
Communicate by email to the appropriate staff person for the reference committee.  The contact information is listed below: 
HC Bylaws Report- 2020 Resolutions: Laurie Mayer lmayer@mssny.org 
Governmental Affairs (A): Moe Auster mauster@mssny.org 
Governmental Affairs (B): Zina Cary zcary@mssny.org 
Public Health & Education: Pat Clancy pclancy@mssny.org 
Reports of Officers and Admin Matters:  Sandy Bennett sbennett@mssny.org 
Socio-Medical Economics:  Moe Auster mauster@mssny.org  

Indicate in the email subject line: 
AMENDMENT Ref Com (title, ie A, B, PHE, ROAM, SME) 

In the body of the email provide the following: 
Your name and your delegation 
The item number from the ref com report 
The resolution #   
The page and line # your amendment relates to 
Clearly indicate your amendment language and whether it is in addition to, a deletion and addition, or simple deletion to the existing recommendation in the report.  Best practice would be to copy the existing text and indicate where your amendment is to be placed, underlining additional language or striking out language to be deleted.
Indicate if your amendment is from you as an individual or for your delegation. 

The steps outlined above are exactly what would be required on the triplicate form usually submitted at an in-person meeting.
 

Amendments you wish to make to the content of the recommendations should be submitted in writing by
 Wednesday, September 15, at 5 PM. 

The Order of Business for the House of 
Delegates  discussion of reference committee reports will be published on the MSSNY website. Each reference committee Chair will be asked to present their report.  Once the report has been introduced, the Speaker will ask for extractions. Please be prepared to raise your Zoom hand and extract the resolution for which you have submitted an amendment.  If you do not extract that item, the resolution will be addressed through the consent calendar for that reference committee and therefore, not discussed further.
 

ELECTIONS 
Today is the last day to credential delegates so they may vote! Credentialing for the purposes of voting MUST be completed today by 3 PM. 
Members of the House will elect New York Delegates/Alternates to the AMA from September 1 through September 14.   

Each 
credentialed delegate will receive an E-Ballot on September 1 with a unique identification number which allows them to access the ballot and cast their vote.  Each delegate should vote for 10 people listed on the ballot.  You may vote for fewer than 10, but not more than 10.  The balloting period will extend through 9 PM on Tuesday, September 14 at which time the polls will close. 

Please be certain that your credentialing is complete.  If you are a credentialed delegate for your organization, your name will appear on the list posted to the MSSNY website:  
Click here to view the 2021 credentialed delegates 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION EVENTS 
CME events originally planned for Friday, September 17 will continue to take place—they will move to a virtual platform as well.  Information about the different programs and registration links have been posted to the MSSNY website for some time.  We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to earn your CME credits. 
Click here for more information and to register  


HOD PRACTICE SESSIONS
 
Your Speakers will hold two practice sessions for the HOD meeting. Feel free to participate in either or both.  They will take place Tuesday, September 14 at 7 PM and on Wednesday, September 15 at 7 PMPlease click the date(s) to register for the practice sessions. 

The House of Delegates will commence at 8 AM on Saturday, September 18 and the meeting link will be sent to all credentialed delegates as the meeting gets closer.  Guests and staff will receive a separate link which will allow them to view the proceedings. We 
strongly recommend that delegates planning to participate join by desktop or laptop computer(possibly tablet). And please do NOT join or prepare to participate while driving! 

We may require more than one day for the House of Delegates because the virtual methodology tends to be a bit slower than live testimony, so we ask that you try to leave some time on Sunday, 9/19 
for completing our HOD business if it is needed.
 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the House of Delegates! 

Bill                            Maria 
William R. Latreille, MD              Maria A. Basile, MD 
Speaker                                      Vice Speaker