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AMA-OMSS Meetings & Events

The 2015 OMSS Interim Meeting will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Hilton Atlanta.


Online meeting registration will be open through November 6.

Housing information

The 2015 AMA Interim Meeting will be divided between two adjacent hotels connected by a skybridge, the Marriott Atlanta Marquis and the Hilton Atlanta. When making your hotel reservation, please bear in mind that all Organized Medical Staff Section events will be held at the Hilton Atlanta, while House of Delegates events will be held at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis.

Airline information

Airline discounts are available on United Airlines.

The United discount may be obtained online at www.united.com.  Once you have linked to united.com:

  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter ZTXM362176 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 three days prior to and three days after the official meeting dates.

A discount may also be obtained by calling United Airlines Meetings at 800-426-1122 (a service fee will apply) and mention code ZTXM and Agreement code 362176.

Agenda and other meeting materials

Note: You must log in to your AMA account to download these documents. If you do not have an AMA account you will be prompted to create one. Creating an AMA account is free and open to both physicians (AMA member and non-member) and non-physician members of the public.

Draft agenda

Meeting handbook
Available October 30

Education program presentations
Available November 6

Report of the Commitee on Late Resolutions
Available November 12

Reference Committee Report
Available November 13

Education programs

The OMSS will present education programs on the following topics at the 2015 Interim Meeting:

  • Update on Avera Marshall legal case (contractual status of medical staff bylaws);
  • Common problems in medical staff bylaws and how to fix them;
  • Ethical and legal issues in telemedicine;
  • The future of quality;
  • Communicating effectively with non-physician administrative leaders;
  • Washington update; and
  • Update on AMA work around professional satisfaction and practice sustainability.

Subscribe to the OMSS email list to be notified when additional information about these programs becomes available.

Submit a resolution

Resolutions may be submitted by individual OMSS Representatives or by state society medical staff sections. Resolutions should be drafted on the OMSS resolution template and must be submitted to the AMA Department of Organized Medical Staff Services no later than 40 days before the commencement of the Assembly Meeting at which they will be considered.

  • The resolution submission deadline for the 2015 OMSS Interim Meeting is October 2.

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.

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.