Your Speaker is considering appointments to reference committees as this is written.  There is always room for more volunteers though – so if you want to forward your name for consideration there is still time!  The committees to be appointed are:

Governmental Affairs A and Governmental Affairs B
Public Health and Education
Reports of Officers and Administrative Matters
Socio-Medical Economics
Rules, Credentials and Order of Business

The House Committee on Bylaws is a permanently appointed committee that works throughout the year to consider issues from the previous House of Delegates.
  No changes are planned to the composition of the Bylaws Committee.

Please note that all reference committee hearings will be held virtually with dates and times established well before the hearings and likely taking place during the first two weeks of April.

Another important deadline is coming up NEXT WEEK.
  Resolutions you or your organization want to be considered at the HOD are due by 5 PM on Friday, February 25. This is a firm deadline and items of business received after that day and time will be forwarded to the Rules & Credentials Committee for consideration and recommendation.  Send your resolutions to Early submissions are very much appreciated.

We ask that resolutions be properly formatted, well thought out and constructed, and any research to document the author’s resolved clause is included. This is a
substantial help to reference committee staff.  Authors should include policy citations from MSSNY’s position statements but remember – resolutions that repeat existing policy will likely wind up on the reaffirmation calendar! Delegates can find helpful information on how to properly construct and format resolutions on the MSSNY website

Information regarding hotel reservations and the
link to access rooms has been sent to everyone and is also available on the MSSNY website. We are planning an entirely in-person meeting which will begin promptly at 8 AM on Saturday, May 21 and will continue until our business is completed. We think it very likely the House will continue into Sunday morning.

We are also making plans for the Ceremony of Presidents on Saturday evening AND the Presidents Dinner Dance. Please plan accordingly when making your hotel reservation.

Continuing medical education courses are being developed for Friday, May 20 and will begin early in the day (7:30 AM), continue until at least noon and then MLMIC will be offering programs of their own in the afternoon. All CME will be conducted virtually, HOWEVER, for those who wish, the opportunity to view on a big screen at the hotel will be available.

Don’t forget the date of March 8
– Physician Advocacy Day! This is your opportunity to hear from your legislators and interact with them.  It will start at 8 AM and registration is required for the virtual event. If you have not already done so, please click here to register to participate in the annual event that supports New York physicians and our issues! 

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