House of Delegates

Frank MacMillan and McKinley Glover

McKinley Glover IV, MD, MHS;Vice Speaker (L) and Frank MacMillan Jr., MD, FACG; Speaker (R)

Welcome from Your Speakers

Your Speakers invite you to participate in the MMS 2019 Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD), December 6-7 2019, at the MMS Headquarters and the Westin Hotel, Waltham at 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 22, 2019 – Resolution/Report Deadline
  • October 28, 2019 – Hotel Deadline at the Westin Hotel, Waltham
  • November 12, 2019 – Opt-In Deadline for a paper Delegates’ Handbook
  • November 12, 2019 – Delegates’ Handbook to post online
  • November 15, 2019 – Delegates’ Handbook to mail (to those delegates who opted in)
  • November 20, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – Late-File Resolution and Report Deadline 
  • December 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – House of Delegates First Session
  • December 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – Reference Committee Hearings
  • December 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – House of Delegates Second Session

Interim 2018 House of Delegates

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 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 22, 2019.  For more information on submitting a resolution, please visit For questions, please contact Annemarie Tucker at or at 800-322-2303 ext. 7332. 


    Maryanne C. Bombaugh, MD, MSc, MBA, FACOG; MMS President, Alain A. Chaoui, MD; MMS Past President, and David A. Rosman, MD, MBA; MMS President-Elect

    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 will be available electronically in PDF format on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.


    Vincent Smith, MD; MMS Delegate

    Late File Resolution

    Late file resolutions and reports must meet specific criteria for importance, urgency, timeliness, and other criteria (please see MMS Procedures of the House of Delegates, Procedure 4) and are reviewed by the Committee on Late and Deferred Resolutions.

    The late file deadline is November 20, at 5:00 p.m.  Late file resolutions must be submitted online with all required information in the template at


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

    Reference Committee Reports

    Reference Committee reports will be available electronically on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  

    Opt-In for a Print Delegates’ Handbook

    If you have already informed us that you would like a printed copy of the Delegates’ Handbook, there is no need to contact us.

    To add your name to the opt-in list, please email us at

    Online Tutorial for Delegates’ Handbook

    The online handbook is easy to use.  View the online tutorial here.

    Carl Streed

    Carl Streed, Jr., MD, MPH; MMS Delegate

    Online Testimony

    Beginning Tuesday, November 12, members can testify online at 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.

    House of Delegates Remote Observation

    Delegates and MMS members can remotely observe the HOD 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 click here.

    Family-Friendly Space and Mothers' Rooms

    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.

    Private rooms will also be available to nursing mothers on both days.  Access to these rooms is available by request at the Registration Desk.

      New Delegate Orientation Luncheon

      Friday, December 6, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

      All interested delegates are invited to attend the New Delegate Orientation Luncheon on Friday, December 6. 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 brochure here.

      Med Student and Resident Fellow Section

      MMS Medical Student and Resident/Fellow Sections

      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, December 6 at MMS Headquarters
      • Saturday, December 7 at the Westin Hotel

      Delegate Resource Books

      Click here to access the MMS Policy Compendium, Procedures of the HOD, and Bylaws.

      Final House Votes

    • Reference Committee A Final Votes (.pdf, 9 pages)
    • Reference Committee B Final Votes (.pdf, 11 pages)
    • Reference Committee C Final Votes (.pdf, 10 pages)
    • ABC Combined (.pdf, 30 pages)

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      Delegates' Handbook 

      Read the Online Delegates' Handbook.

      Click 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. 

      Click here to testify »


      The 2019 Interim Meeting will be held on Friday, December 6, at MMS Headquarters, and Saturday, December 7, at the Westin Hotel, Waltham.

      Register Here »

      House of Delegates

      Learn more about the MMS’ policy-making body, the House of Delegates.

      Save the Date for These Upcoming Meetings

      • 2020 Annual Meeting – Thursday, April 30 - Saturday, May 2, 2020, Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston
      • 2020 Interim Meeting – Friday, December 4 - 5, 2020, MMS Headquarters and the Westin Hotel, Waltham

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