In light of concerns regarding the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on physicians and their patients, the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cancel the face-to-face meeting of the 2020 House of Delegates which was to take place this October in Hershey. Plans for alternative meeting formats are currently under development.

Additional information, including focused agenda topics, will be provided as it becomes available.

 

Resolutions 

2019 resolutions and submitted background material are located in the Resolutions section. 

Submit Your HOD Resolutions Online by July 31 here.


Resolutions 101

  • During the annual meeting, delegates from all over the state will review, debate, and vote on a variety of resolutions that have been submitted for consideration.

  • If these resolutions are adopted during the HOD, they become PAMED policy. Learn more about the process of writing a resolution in the video below and in our Resolution Writing Toolkit:

  • Every resolution has required elements:
    • A title
    • A primary author (must be a PAMED member)
    • Who is introducing the resolution (must be a voting delegate)
    • A fiscal note if funds are required
    • Whereas statement(s)
    • Resolved(s)
  • A resolution has two basic parts: the "Whereas" statements and the "Resolved(s)."

    • Whereas statements: The author explains the rationale for what is being asked of PAMED.
    • Resolved(s): The author states the requested action of PAMED (or the AMA if the author is requesting the resolution go to the AMA)
  • Voting delegates may submit resolutions either as individuals, or on behalf of their county medical society, specialty society, or section.

  • The resolution deadline is July 31. 

  • Late resolutions will be posted on the website prior to the meeting, as feasible. These resolutions will require a two-thirds favorable vote of the House at the opening session to be accepted as House business.

Submit a 2019 Resolution 
Please submit all resolutions online
Resolution Deadline is July 31



All of the resolutions and any additional reference documents submitted for consideration by the PAMED House of Delegates require PAMED membership and a login/password in order to access. If you need assistance logging in, contact our Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or knowledgecenter@pamedsoc.org.

Additional Reference Committee Materials

2019 Resolutions Progress - Get updates on resolutions that were acted on at the 2018 House of Delegates.