Serving in TMA’s House of Delegates is the best way to get involved in your association and make a difference in medicine. TMA needs your voice and your experience to help develop relevant, meaningful policy that benefits Texas physicians and patients.
Next Meeting of the House of Delegates:TexMed 2016 • April 29-30 • Hilton Anatole, Dallas
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2016 Speakers' Letter
Information for NEW House of Delegates Members
Welcome to the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates! The House of Delegates is the legislative and policymaking body of the association and is made up of about 500 voting members. The following information will help you become familiar with your new role and will help you understand house functions, business, procedures, and protocol.
Welcome brochure and important Information about the house Understanding action reports, resolutions, and how the house functions Visual graphic of voting positions in the House of Delegates The Speakers' New Member Orientation Presentation How to Write a Resolution
What to Expect at the House of DelegatesOn Friday of TexMed, the house and its four reference committees consider reports and resolutions dealing with TMA financial and organizational affairs, medical education, science and public health, and socioeconomics that are important to physicians, medical students, and patients. Plan to attend your scheduled caucus meeting.
Reference committees meet immediately following recess of the opening session of the House of Delegates on Friday to hear testimony on each item of business referred to them. Any TMA member may testify on issues before reference committees. Reference committees present their reports and recommendations to the full house when it reconvenes on Saturday morning. Caucuses can pick up reference committee reports in the Reports Room at the Hilton Austin early Saturday morning.Four reference committees consider the following issues:
Please plan to attend the 2015 New Member Orientation Session for new physician and medical student members of the House of Delegates from 6:30 to 7:30 am Friday, May 1, in Room 412 of the Hilton Austin.
2015 CMS Officer and Delegate Reporting Forms Attention county medical societies: Report officers and delegates to TMA annually.
Financial and Organizational AffairsMedical EducationScience and Public HealthSocioeconomics
For more information, contact Pam Hale at TMA at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1304, or (512) 370-1304.