TMA Suspends 2020 House of Delegates Meeting


Because of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees has voted to suspend the 2020 TMA House of Delegates meeting, either virtual or in-person, until an appropriate time in the future when the crisis has subsided. 

The meeting had been scheduled for May 1 and 2 during TexMed 2020, which also has been canceled because of the pandemic. 

The 500-member House of Delegates is the legislative and policymaking body of TMA. It is made up mostly of elected county medical society delegates.

All contested elections for TMA leadership positions have been postponed until the board determines the health crisis has concluded and the House of Delegates is able to function. 

However, the Board of Trustees will transition current TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD, to immediate past president, and President-Elect Diana L. Fite, MD, (pictured above) to president. Trustees also will elect uncontested candidates by acclamation.

The board made these actions after declaring itself a Disaster Board (TMA Bylaws 4.292), which gives it authority to make decisions regarding TMA policy and elections during national catastrophes. 

“Your Disaster Board is very much aware of the many serious problems you now face, including maintaining the viability of your practice and obtaining personal protective equipment. The entire TMA family is working hard each and every day to address those issues,” Dr. Fleeger and other TMA leaders wrote in an email to house members.

Find the latest news, resources, and government guidance on the coronavirus outbreak by visiting TMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center regularly.

Last Updated On

August 31, 2023

Originally Published On

April 10, 2020

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