The AANEM is seeking a neurologist interested in policy-making, legislation, and scope of practice issues to represent it in the AMA House of Delegate (HOD). The AANEM delegation consists of the Delegate, the Alternate Delegate, and the AANEM Policy Analyst. One neurologist and one physiatrist make up the physician members of the AANEM delegation.
The newly appointed Alternate Delegate will join William Pease, MD, (physiatrist) who is the incoming AANEM HOD Delegate at the bi-annual HOD meetings. The HOD Delegate and Alternate play important roles in coordinating advocacy activities with the other neuroscience based specialties as well with their state delegations for the advancement and protection of medical practice in general and NM and EDX physicians and their practices in particular. The person selected for this role will have the opportunity to gain hands-on, in-the-trenches understanding of the process and politics involved in policy-making by the AMA. The opportunities for professional networking are significant.
For a more detailed explanation of HOD, see the AMA HOD webpage
Responsibilities of the HOD Alternate:
Be a member of the AMA
Be open to exposure to wide ranging issues / policies affecting current & future medical practice
Be open to mentoring in the procedures of the HOD by Dr Pease, Millie Birr and delegates / staff of organizations like the AAN & AAPMR
Be available to attend the bi-annual HOD meetings – in June (Chicago) and in November (location varies year-to-year but tends to be in a warm location). The meetings are 4-5 days in length, usually beginning Saturday morning and ending on Tuesday at noon.
Be able to review proposed resolutions and council reports distributed by the AMA prior to the HOD meetings and work with the AANEM staff, as well as with partner associations, such as AAN and AAPM&R, to decide on support or opposition of proposed resolutions or council reports
Be available to work with AANEM staff and physician experts in other like-minded delegations to develop resolutions.
All travel expenses are paid by AANEM.
To indicate your interest in this opportunity:
Please email the following no later than March 15, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief statement of interest with current contact/bio information
Please be sure to put "HOD" in the subject line