The Calfornia Medical Association's annual House of Delegates (HOD) will convene in Anaheim October 15-17. The HOD is CMA's legislative body, which establishes the policies that govern the association. SFMS will be sending a delegation to represent San Francisco physicians at this event.
At this year's meeting, physicians from across the state will debate and set policy on important health care issues including vaccinations, disaster preparedness, health information technology, and peer review.
During the three-day meeting, the 500 delegates will address more than 100 resolutions on these and other key issues that affect the practice of medicine.
CMA invites all members to visit its online forum to discuss or comment on the resolutions and reports that will be considered by the delegates. To participate in the online discussion, log into your web account and click on "My Account
" at the top of the page. Once there, you will see a button on the left side called "House of Delegates
To provide online testimony on resolutions and reports, click on the "Resolutions and Reports
" tab, and then click on the "Post Comment" button below any of the resolutions on which you wish to provide testimony. You can also download the reports and resolutions in both Word (.doc) and Acrobat (.pdf) formats by clicking on the "Documents
Written testimony will be accepted until October 7, 2011.