Timeline for Resolutions, Online Member Forum and Virtual Assembly
Please note the following dates for the 2014 Interim Meeting:
Friday, September 5 – Resolution Deadline
SPS Resolutions must be submitted by September 5 for the 2014 Interim Meeting. Any SPS member may submit a resolution within the published deadlines for Governing Council review and approval. By authoring a resolution, you can become involved in the SPS and raise awareness of senior issues. Resolutions must be submitted via e-mail to the following address: email@example.com. A resolution template is available for your use.
Each resolution submitted to the Virtual SPS Assembly may result in either a directive for action or a new policy statement to be transmitted to the AMA House of Delegates (HoD) for consideration. Please plan to discuss SPS resolutions on the online member forum.
September 10 - 24 – Online Member Forum
Resolutions will be posted to an online member forum that allows senior physicians from across the US to access, review, and comment on them. Please enter testimony on resolutions and be sure to specify how the proposed action benefits senior physicians and/or their patients.
For this meeting, the forum will focus on the revised AMA-SPS Intermal Operating Procedures (IOPs) only. SPS members will receive an e-mail invitation letting them know when to provide their testimony or comments during the open forum period. Your feedback will help in determining the appropriate actions for the Virtual SPS Assembly.
Thursday, September 25 – Virtual SPS Assembly (8 pm EDT)
Following the online member forum, consensus opinions on SPS reports and resolutions will be developed during the Virtual SPS Assembly. The Virtual Assembly meeting is open to all SPS members and will convene via teleconference prior to the HoD handbook deadline. Meeting details will be posted on the SPS website and sent electronically in advance of the meeting to SPS members who have a valid e-mail address on file.For this meeting, senior physicians will develop consensus opinions on the AMA-SPS Internal Operating Procedures. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 22 to receive the call information. A majority vote of those present via teleconference will guide the actions of the section Delegate on SPS items of business to be submitted to the AMA-HoD.
Saturday, November 8 – SPS Assembly Meeting and Educational Program
The SPS will hold its next Assembly meeting during the AMA's Interim Meeting in Chicago. Any physician 65+ years of age or those interested in senior physician issues are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held on Saturday, November 8, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. Any SPS member who attends will be considered part of the voting assembly. Those present may introduce new items of business related to the Section's mission and review items in the HoD Handbook.