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AMA-RFS Annual & Interim Meetings

Next Meeting
AMA-RFS 2014 Interim Assembly Meeting, November 6-8, 2014
Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

Please see Chair's Letter for details

General Meeting Information

AMA-RFS 38th Interim Assembly Meeting

November 6-8, 2014
Hilton Anatole - Dallas, TX

Chair's Letter 

American Medical Association (AMA) Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) Annual Assembly Meeting is your opportunity to voice your concerns, share ideas, develop leadership skills and form coalitions to affect positive change.

Registration

AMA-RFS 38th Interim Assembly Meeting

Registration is now open through Friday, October 31

Agenda

AMA-RFS 38th Interim Assembly Meeting

Agenda is now available.

Housing and Airline Information

AMA-RFS 38th Interim Assembly Meeting

Hotel Information

Hilton Anatole
2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

King/Double   $219     Deluxe King Room   $239
Sales Tax  5.26%       Occupancy Tax 10%

To book your reservations on-line go to www.ama-assn.org/go/interim2014.

Please be sure to make your reservation by the cutoff date of October 6, 2014 to insure that your requirements are met.  We cannot guarantee room availability after the published cutoff date.

Airfare Information

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 code ZRMH 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).

Convention Committee Applications

Due - September 29, 2014

If you are interested in serving on one of the convention committees, email an application to rfs@ama-assn.org. Applications due September 29, 2014

Positions on the following committees are available:

  • Reference Committee: Conducts an open hearing on items of business referred to it (resolutions and reports), and makes recommendations to the Assembly for disposition of its items of business through the preparation of reference committee reports for consideration by the RFS Assembly.
  • Credentials Committee: Responsible for consideration of all matters relating to the registration and certification of delegates including credentialing delegates for business meetings, verifying a quorum is present, and distributing ballots for elections.
  • Rules Committee: Reviews late and emergency resolutions and makes recommendations to the RFS Assembly on whether or not to consider them as business of the Assembly. The Rules Committee shall also be familiar with the Rules of Order such that they can assist residents throughout the business meeting. Also responsible for collecting and tabulating ballots for RFS elections.
  • Hospitality Committee: Aids the Speakers and Governing Council in providing an as member-friendly experience as possible for attendees of the conference.  

Submitting Resolutions to the RFS Assembly

Due - September 15, 2014

Submit your resolution to rfs@ama-assn.org 

We require that you research current AMA and AMA-RFS policy for your resolutions, state whether or not pertinent policy exists and cite this policy in your resolution. You can download the AMA Policy Finder and find detailed information on how to write a resolution here. The AMA-RFS Digest of Actions can be found here. For assistance with AMA policy or other aspects of your resolution, contact AMA-RFS staff at (312) 464-2421. 

NEW! Virtual Reference Committee

At the 2014 Interim meeting, the RFS will be implementing a Virtual Reference Committee (VRC) to complement its in-person Reference Committee. The VRC is a response to the increase in resolution submissions, and it will enable residents and fellows to access, view and comment (or “testify”) on items of business in advance of the meeting.

All comments will be considered by the Reference Committee, who will write its report based on the totality of testimony presented both virtually and on-site. This report serves as the basis for extraction, discussion, and voting at the RFS Assembly. The Virtual Reference Committee offers two benefits. First, it allows for additional testimony and programming during the Meeting. Second, the VRC gives interested delegates and other RFS members equal opportunity to provide testimony regardless of their ability to attend the meeting.

Comments to the VRC should be prepared as if they are being presented to the Reference Committee in-person and should address the item under consideration and include specific suggestions for changes, if appropriate. Comments should not be directed at previous comments or individuals. Also, since your community username may not necessarily be your full name, please sign all comments with your full name. If you list your position or residency institution, note that you are doing so in an individual capacity. Only list your state or specialty society if you have permission to speak on behalf of that group. The 2014 Interim Meeting Virtual Reference Committee will open for comment October 6 and close October 17.

Questions, please contact AMA-RFS staff at (312) 464-2421.

Reference Committee Report
AMA-RFS 38th Interim Assembly Handbook

AMA-RFS Interim Assembly handbook is now available.

RFS Quality Improvement Forum and Database

The AMA is excited to announce its newest resource for resident and fellow physicians, the Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Forum and Database. The webpage allows residents and fellows to share ideas about QI initiatives, and contains learning modules and resources to help you get started with your QI project. Now we need your help to begin populating the database with your QI project ideas, so visit the Forum and submit your projects now!

12th Annual Research Symposium

The 12th Annual AMA Research Symposium will be held on November 7, 2014 at the AMA-RFS Interim Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The Research Symposium Abstract Book can be view here.

Program Director Letters and Meeting Evaluation

If you would like a letter from the Chair of the RFS Governing Council to be sent to your Program Director(s) to thank them for allowing you the time to participate, fill out this Program Director Letter request form. Also please take a minute to complete the Annual Meeting Evaluation to let us know what you liked about the meeting and what could be improved.