Call for 2024 FMA reference committee nominations

County and specialty medical societies are invited to nominate eligible physicians to serve on the FMA’s reference committees. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. (EDT) Friday, May 17.

Each reference committee is composed of at least five voting members of the FMA House of Delegates (HOD) who are not current FMA officers or members of the Board of Governors (BOG). Committee members are selected by the FMA Speaker and Vice Speaker to conduct open hearings on proposed resolutions before they are presented to the full HOD at Annual Meeting.

Once a reference committee has received direct feedback on the resolutions being considered, the committee members deliberate privately to make a group decision about each resolution before presenting their recommendations in a detailed report to the HOD. A resolution that passes the House and is adopted by the BOG becomes FMA policy.

Online testimony will be open to delegates on Monday, July 1, and close on Friday, July 12. Delegates may submit testimony on any properly filed resolution. Delegates who choose to submit testimony must indicate their support or opposition of each respective resolution.

Reference committees will meet in executive session during the week of Monday, July 15, to create their reports. The reports will be published online before Annual Meeting begins on Friday, Aug. 2. Delegates will have the opportunity to debate the committees’ recommendations during in-person reference committee hearings on Saturday, Aug. 3.