Held each spring, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting is a key venue for the development of new Society policies and member enrichment. The Society’s primary policymaking body—the House of Delegates (HOD)—conducts its business during the Annual Meeting, which also provides a valuable opportunity for members to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit and network with colleagues.
Delegates to the HOD are members of county medical societies, the Society’s young physician and resident sections, medical student section and special and specialty sections who are elected to represent the interests of their respective groups on policy and other important issues. They also elect Directors, Nominating Committee members, Society officers and AMA Delegates and Alternate Delegates.
In addition to serving as delegates to the HOD, many Society members serve on Reference Committees and other HOD committees to consider and make recommendations to the HOD regarding resolutions, reports of officers, councils and committees and financial and other matters. To learn more about resolutions, click here.
The business of the HOD is just one aspect of the Annual Meeting. The Society also conducts CME programs in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, and the Society’s president is sworn in during the inaugural ceremony, which features awards presentations as well. The President’s reception provides attendees an opportunity to relax and get to know Society officers and members, and participants can learn about the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s initiatives during a kick-off event that also recognizes the achievements and generous spirit of physician members and business partners. (Learn more about the Foundation here.)
For information about the 2016 Annual Meeting, being held April 2-3 in Madison, click here.