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AMA-OMSS Meetings & Events

The 2014 AMA-OMSS Interim Meeting will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Meeting agenda & other downloads

Note: Although these documents are available to AMA members and non-members alike (including non-physicians), you must log in to your AMA account to download them. If you do not have an AMA account you will be prompted to create one.

Draft meeting agenda

Meeting handbook
Available on or around Oct. 10.

Education program presentations
Available Oct. 31

Governing Council Report A - OMSS Handbook Review
Available Oct. 31

Report of the Committee on Late Resolutions
Available Nov. 6

Reference Committee Report
Available Nov. 7


Online registration for the 2014 OMSS Interim Meeting will be available through Friday, Oct. 31.

Onsite registration at the meeting will open on Thursday, Nov. 6.

Hotel reservations

Meeting attendees are encourage to make hotel reservations early, as rooms may sell out. The last day to confirm new reservations is Oct. 13.

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 748-1200

Room rates: King/Double - $219; Deluxe King Room - $239 (Sales Tax 5.62% and Occupancy Tax 10%)

Airline Reservations

Airline discounts are available on both American Airlines and United Airlines.

To book your American Airlines reservation on-line and receive a 5% discount, go to www.aa.com. Once you have linked to AA.com:

  • Click on Refine Your Search
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter authorization code 92N4AZ in Promotion Code box

To book United Airlines reservation and receive a discount call United Airlines Meetings at 800.426.1122 and mention Z codeZRMH and Agreement code 761645.

The United discount may also be obtained on-line at www.united.com. Once you have linked to united.com:

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter ZRMH761645 in Offer Code box

Available flights will be displayed. When an available flight is selected the discounted fare will automatically be calculated. The discount is valid for travel 3 days prior to and 3 days after the official meeting date(s) (Wednesday, November 5 - Friday, November 14).

Resolution submission

Submission deadlines

Resolutions may be submitted by individual OMSS Representatives or by state society medical staff sections. Resolutions must be submitted to Keith Voogd (keith.voogd@ama-assn.org) no later than 40 days before the commencement of the Assembly Meeting at which they will be considered.

  • The resolution submission deadline for the 2014 OMSS Interim Meeting is Sept. 27.

Note: A state medical staff section that adjourns its meeting after or less than seven days before the 40-day deadline is permitted to submit resolutions up to 7 days after the close of its meeting. In any event, all resolutions must be submitted no later than 10 days before the AMA-OMSS meeting.

All resolutions submitted after the deadlines described above, but before 4:00 p.m. the day before the meeting begins, are considered “late” and require a 2/3 vote of the OMSS Assembly in order to be considered.

Resolution writing resources
The following resources are intended to help guide you through the process of writing a relevant, high-quality AMA-OMSS resolution:

  • OMSS resolutions should be written and submitted on the OMSS resolution template which, in addition to providing formatting guidance, contains helpful hints about what makes for a well-written resolution.
  • View a sample resolution.
  • The AMA House of Delegates has adopted extensive policy on a range of organized medical staff issues. Be sure to search existing policy using AMA PolicyFinder before writing a resolution. In particular, you may wish to consult the portions of AMA policy addressing medical staff issues.
  • Review the OMSS Internal Operating Procedures pertaining to the submission and consideration of resolutions.
  • Please contact AMA staff with any questions about the resolution process or for assistance in developing your resolution.

Education programs

Information about the education programs to be presented at the 2014 OMSS Interim Meeting will be available shortly.

OMSS Committees

Consider volunteering to serve at the 2014 AMA-OMSS Interim Meeting on any of the following AMA-OMSS committees:

  • Reference committee
  • Committee on late resolutions
  • Tellers committee

Contact Katie Pajak to volunteer to serve.

More information on OMSS committees

OMSS Advisors

You can also volunteer to be an advisor at the 2014 AMA-OMSS Interim Meeting. Advisors assist new AMA-OMSS representatives in becoming familiar with the assembly and policy-making process. To serve in this important capacity, please contact Katie Pajak.


Become an OMSS representative

Although all AMA members are invited to attend the OMSS meeting, only certified OMSS representatives are permitted to fully participate in the meeting (e.g., submit resolutions, make motions, vote).

OMSS representatives play a key role in the functioning of the Section. In addition to representing the interests and concerns of their medical staffs at biannual OMSS meetings, OMSS representatives serve as a two-way conduit for the transfer of vital information between the OMSS and medical staffs across the country. We hope that you will consider fully participating in the activities of the Section by becoming an OMSS representative today!

Contact the OMSS with any questions about becoming an OMSS representative.