amaThe Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association House of Delegates will be November 14-17, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.  You are encouraged to share any topics or issues that you would like the AMA Section Council on Pediatrics to consider.  The AMA House of Delegates formulates policy for organized medicine and AAP’s delegation has an opportunity to submit resolutions to this body for discussion and approval.

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Because of the strong efforts of a number of pediatricians serving as delegates and alternate delegates on state delegations and the support of the Section Council on Pediatrics’ members at Reference Committees, AAP resolutions have had more significant acceptance in the House deliberations. This ultimately results in enlarging the scope of influence to improve child health care in our nation.

Please let contact Charles J. Barone, MD, FAAP  (cbarone1@hfhs.org) by September 18 on any issues, topics, suggestions, or resolutions that you would like considered.

Remember that the submitted resolution should reflect pending or existing AAP policy. Please review AAP policies under your purview that might be appropriate for submission as an AMA resolution. Please be advised that the AMA Interim Meeting is devoted to consideration of advocacy or legislative resolutions only. All Resolutions for the Interim session will be screened by a House Committee to ensure that they are related to advocacy. Those that are not will be deferred for consideration during the Annual meeting the following June.

When drafting your resolutions, please follow the procedures outlined in the attached “Guidelines for Submission of Resolutions.” All AAP resolutions will be reviewed and must be approved by the AAP Executive Committee prior to their submission as AAP resolutions to the AMA.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either Katie Friedman (kfriedman@aap.org) at the Central Office or Dr. Barone at cbarone1@hfhs.org.