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AMA-OMSS Meetings & Events

The 2014 AMA-OMSS Annual Meeting will be held June 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Draft agenda and other meeting downloads

Subscribe to the OMSS email list to be notified when additional meeting-related documents become available.

Draft agenda

Meeting Handbook
Available May 9

Governing Council Report A - HOD Handbook Review
Available May 30

Report of the Committee on Late Resolutions
Available June 5

Reference Committee Report
Available June 6


Online meeting registration will be open until Friday, May 30.

Attendees will also be able to register onsite at the meeting begining at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 5 (location TBD).

Hotel reservations and other travel information

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60601

Room rates:

  • Single $220, Regency Single $270, Limited Rooms
  • Double, $245, Regency Double, $295, Limited Rooms
  • City Tax 16.4%

Book online or call Hyatt reservations at 888-421-1442.

Please be sure to make your reservation by the cutoff date of May 2, 2014, to ensure that your requirements are met. We cannot guarantee room availability after the published cutoff date.

Airline Discounts

Airline discounts are available on both American Airlines and United Airlines. Discounts are valid for travel 3 days before and 3 days after the official meeting date(s).

To book your American Airlines reservation on-line and receive a 5% discount, visit www.aa.com and:

  • Select "Refine Your Choice"
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter authorization code 3364DN in Promotion Code box

To book your United Airlines reservation on-line and receive a 5% discount, visit www.united.com and:

  • Select "Advanced Search"
  • Enter origin, destination, and travel dates
  • Enter ZRMH761645 in the Offer Code box

Available flights will be displayed. When an available flight is selected the discounted fare will automatically be calculated.

You may also book your United Airlines reservation at a discounted rate by calling United Airlines Meetings at (800) 426-1122 and mentioning Z code ZRMH and Agreement code 761645.

Airport Shuttle Discount

Book your shuttle service today on Go Airport Express and receive a 10% discount by using the code AMA-2014. Airport shuttle services are offered at both O’Hare and Midway airports.

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.

Volunteer to serve on a meeting committee

OMSS is seeking volunteers to serve in the following leadership positions at the Annual Meeting:

  • Reference Committee
  • Committee on Late Resolutions
  • Tellers Committee
  • Candidate Interview Committee
  • Advisors to first-time meeting attendees

Learn more about these positions and their responsibilities. Contact Kathryn Pajak (kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org) by March 28 to volunteer.

Resolution submission

Resolutions should be drafted using the OMSS resolution template and submitted to Keith Voogd (keith.voogd@ama-assn.org) by April 26.

  • Exception: A state medical society OMSS that adjourns its meeting after April 19 is permitted to on-time submit resolutions up to 7 days after the close of its meeting. In any event, all on-time resolutions must be submitted no later than 10 days before the AMA-OMSS meeting.

Resolutions submitted after these dates will be considered late and will require a two-thirds vote of the Assembly in order to be considered.

Governing Council elections

Elections for all OMSS Governing Council positions for the 2014-2016 term will be held at the 2014 Annual Meeting:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Delegate
  • Alternate Delegate
  • Members at Large (2)

Learn more about the Governing Council positions and their duties. Although nominations from the floor will be accepted at the meeting, candidates' application forms must be received by May 6 if they wish for their information to be included in the meeting handbook.

Education programs

The following education programs will be presented at the 2014 OMSS Annual Meeting:

  • A global perspective on accountable care organizations
  • ICD-10: Key actions for practices to prepare for the regulatory mandate
  • Quality, access, and cost: Improving health care through physician-led interprofessional care teams
  • Joint Sections and Special Groups program on EHRs
  • Negotiating your employment contract

Program descriptions and learning objectives