Welcome to the 2020 Virtual House of Delegates

Welcome to the House of Delegates website. We designed this site to make it easy for our members to access everything related to PAMED’s annual House of Delegates meeting in one central location.

Important Notices

Recording: ORB Webinar and Training:
View the recording 

Speakers' Letter, Official Call, Election Manual and more documents are available:
View these documents and more on the Official Reports Book page 

Have a question about the 2020 House of Delegates?
Click here to review the HOD FAQ
2020 Resolutions and Proposed Bylaws Amendments are available for viewing:
Click here to review 
Click here to read the Board Review of 2020 HOD Proposals

Section Election Results
Please visit the section pages to view the results

The Lawrence John, MD Challenge is Underway!
Click here to Learn More and Donate

House of Delegates 2019 Passed Resolutions:
Click here to view the list of final dispositions

Past Deadlines

May 27, 2020:
Submit Proposed Bylaws Amendments for Bylaws Committee Guidance/Technical Assistance

July 26, 2020:
Submit Resolutions for Administrative Review by Reference Committee Staff: Resolutions submitted after July 26 (but before Aug 25) may not benefit from Reference Committee and staff review/guidance and may not be in order if improperly formatted.

July 26, 2020:

Deadline to Submit Proposed Bylaws Amendments without Bylaws Committee Guidance/Technical Assistance (must be complete and properly formatted)

July 26, 2020:

Deadline to submit candidates for PAMED Officer/Trustee positions to be included in the Official Call

August 16, 2020:

Submit Names of Delegates/Alternates and Delegate Seating Authorization Forms

September 14, 2020 12:00 PM

Timely formatted resolutions published online/platform for virtual testimony opens

September 15, 2020

ORB review webinar/training on virtual HOD platform
This meeting will include policy resolutions, proposed Bylaws amendments, and training on the remote meeting platform being used.
Review the ORB Webinar and Training

September 22, 2020 5:00 PM

Election Manual published online (includes Official Call candidate speeches/statements, bios, endorsements, and COIs)

October 1, 2020 5:00 PM

Deadline for requests for additions or changes to submitted delegate/alternate lists

October 1, 2020 5:00 PM

Deadline for candidates to schedule appt for video assistance with recorded speeches

October 2, 2020 5:00 PM

Proposed Standing Rules published online/Rules & Credentials Committee virtual testimony opens

October 5, 2020 7:00 PM

HOD Webinar Training Session

October 7, 2020 5:00 PM

Virtual testimony for Standing and Reference Committees closes

October 13, 2020 7:00 PM

HOD Webinar Training Session

HOD News:

  • Jun 22, 2020, 16:40 PM

    2020 House of Delegates Update
    In light of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, 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 in Hershey. Plans for an alternative remote meeting format are tentatively targeted for the same weekend of October 24-25, 2020. Details are still being developed using possible virtual platforms with helpful input from a Speakers’ Advisory Panel. READ MORE
  • Jun 22, 2020, 09:19 AM

    2020 Speaker's Letter - June 22, 2020
    This is a letter from the Speakers regarding the known updates to the 2020 HOD.
  • Jan 31, 2020, 10:07 AM

    2020 Delegate Allocations are Now Available
    The 2020 Delegate Allocations have been posted to the ORB. Click to learn more.