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Frank MacMillan and McKinley Glover

McKinley Glover IV, MD, MHS, vice speaker (L), Frank MacMillan Jr., MD, FACG, speaker (R)

Welcome from Your Speakers

Your Speakers invite you to participate in the MMS 2018 Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD), November 30-December 1, 2018, at the MMS Headquarters and the Westin Hotel, Waltham. (Please note: HOD sessions will start at their previous, traditional time of 9:00 a.m.).

Delegates must pre-register for all Interim Meeting business meetings, luncheons, special events, and educational programs. 
 

Please note these important dates and deadlines relevant to this meeting:

October 16, 2018 – Resolution/Report Deadline

October 22, 2018 – Hotel Deadline at the Westin Hotel, Waltham

November 6, 2018 – Opt-In Deadline for a paper Delegates’ Handbook

November 6, 2018 – Delegates’ Handbook to post online

November 9, 2018 – Delegates’ Handbook to mail (to those delegates who opted in)

November 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – Late-File Resolution and Report Deadline

November 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – Pre-Registration Deadline

November 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – House of Delegates First Session

November 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – Reference Committee Hearings

December 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – House of Delegates Second Session

Kligler_Coombs

Roger Kligler, MD; MMS Delegate and Alice Coombs, MD; MMS Past President and MMS Delegate

 

Submitting a Resolution to the HOD

MMS members are encouraged to submit resolutions for consideration by the House of Delegates.  Resolutions must be submitted electronically and include all required information using the template at www.massmed.org/resolutions.We strongly recommend that you get input on your draft from your district or the appropriate MMS committee before submitting your resolution. The deadline is October 16, 2018.  For more information on submitting a resolution please visit www.massmed.org/resolutions. For questions, please contact Annemarie Tucker at atucker@mms.org or at 800-322-2303 ext. 7332. 

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    Alain Chaoui, MD; MMS President and Delegate and Lynda Young, MD; MMS Past President and Delegate

     

    Delegates’ Handbook

    All resolutions and reports for the upcoming meeting, plus any other business before the House, are published in the Delegates’ Handbook.

    The Delegates’ Handbook is available electronically, in PDF format, below:

    Smith

    Vincent Smith, MD; MMS Delegate

    Late File Resolutions and Reports

    If you missed the resolution deadline but need to submit an urgent resolution for the 2018 Interim Meeting, the deadline is November 14, at 5:00 p.m.  Late-file resolutions must be submitted online with all required information in the template at www.massmed.org/resolutions. Late file resolutions and reports are reviewed by the Committee on Late and Deferred Resolutions and must meet specific criteria.  (Please see MMS Procedures of the House of Delegates , Procedure 4.) 

    Late files will be available electronically by Monday, November 26, 2018. 

    • Late File Resolutions and Reports
    • Late File Informational Reports

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    Lynn Black, MD; MMS Member and 2018 Award Winner, David Barash, MD; MMS Member, Alan Woodward, MD; MMS Past President and MMS Delegate, and Elise Woodward.

     

    HOD Handouts

    Save a tree and download your HOD Handouts.  HOD onsite handouts will be posted by November 30.  

    • HOD Handouts First/Second Session Handouts


    Reference Committee Reports

    Reference Committee reports will be available electronically on Saturday, December 1, 2018. 

    • Final Report- Reference Committee A
    • Final Report- Reference Committee B
    • Final Report- Reference Committee C
    • A, B, C Reports Combined
     

    Final House Votes

    Outcomes on resolutions/reports will be available the week following Interim Meeting.

     

    Opt-In for a Print Delegates’ Handbook

    If you have already informed us that you would like a printed copy, there is no need to contact us.  To add your name to the opt-in list, please email us at houseofdelegates@mms.org.

     

    Online Tutorial for Delegates’ Handbook
    The online handbook is easy to use.  View the online tutorial here.

    Online Testimony
    Members can testify online at http://www.massmed.org/hodcommunity/home. This online option supplements traditional on-site reference committee hearings.  We encourage people to use (and to read) online testimony, especially for lengthier commentary, given that now, per your HOD speakers, onsite testimony will be two minutes, two times to microphone.

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    Samia Osman, MD; MMS Delegate and Mr. Matthew Young; MMS Delegate

     

    House of Delegates Remote Observation
    Delegates and MMS members can remotely observe the HOD first and second session via the internet. Remove observation allows delegates who are unable to attend the meeting to follow the proceedings, but does not count as attending and does not allow for participation (testifying, voting) during the sessions. For more information, please see attachment here.

     

    Family-Friendly Space

    MMS members with children or family members have the option to remotely view the proceedings of the House of Delegates Second Session.  The meeting space will be available during the HOD Second Session, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pre-registration is required. 

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      Frank Carbone, MD; MMS Delegate, Christopher Garofalo, MD; MMS Delegate; Michael Sinha, MD; MMS Delegate, and Subramanyan Jayasankar, MD; MMS Delegate

       

      New Delegate Orientation Luncheon
      November 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

      All interested delegates are invited to attend the New Delegate Orientation Luncheon on Friday, November 30. This orientation explains roles and responsibilities and also basic information on parliamentary motions and how to testify at the HOD. This luncheon is perfect for newly elected delegates and also those who are wishing to brush up on their parliamentary knowledge…and also get some practice!  All are welcome.  Download the New Delegate Orientation Luncheon brochure here.

      Caucus Meetings 

      Individual districts and groupings of districts by regional area will have the opportunity to caucus prior to First and/or the Second Sessions of the House of Delegates.

      Friday, November 30 - MMS

      7:00 AM - 8:45 AM:  Berkshire/Franklin/Hampshire District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Med Student & Resident/Fellow Section Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Norfolk District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Suffolk District Caucus    

      Saturday, December 1 - Westin

      7:00 AM - 7:30 AM:  Finance Committee
      7:00 AM - 8:45 AM:  Berkshire/Franklin/Hampshire District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Charles River District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Essex North & South District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Hampden District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Med Student & Resident/Fellow Section Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Middlesex District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Middlesex Central & North District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Middlesex West District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Norfolk District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Southeast Regional District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Suffolk District Caucus
      7:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Worcester & Worcester North District Caucus

       

      Delegate Resource Books

      Please click here to access the MMS Policy Compendium, Procedures of the HOD, and Bylaws.
       
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      Online Delegates’ Handbook

      All resolutions and reports for the upcoming meeting, plus any other business before the House, are published in the Delegates’ Handbook.

      View Here »

      Online Testimony for All Reference Committees

      No need to wait until the meeting to weigh in on resolutions and reports. You can testify online now for all resolutions and reports.

      Testify Here »

      Registration 

      The 2018 Interim Meeting will be held on November 30-December 1 at MMS Headquarters and the Westin Hotel, Waltham.

      Register Here »

      Hotel Reservations

      A block of rooms is being held at the Westin Hotel, Waltham. Click here to book your hotel room online before the MMS Hotel Deadline of Monday, October 22, 2018.

      Save the Date for These Upcoming Meetings

      • 2019 Annual Meeting- May 2-4, 2019 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston 
      • 2019 Interim Meeting- December 6-7, 2019 at MMS Headquarters and the Westin Hotel, Waltham

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