2021 KMA Annual Meeting
Planning is underway for an exciting and informative 2021 KMA Annual Meeting, to be held virtually in August. The meeting will offer education sessions, elections, and a virtual KMA House of Delegates.
The theme for this year’s meeting, “Better Together: Transforming the Landscape of Care,” will speak to the challenges overcome by the physician community over the last year, as well as the changes in healthcare that will likely become part of the future of medicine.
Call for Resolutions
The 2021 KMA House of Delegates will be held virtually. In accordance with KMA bylaws that were adopted by the 2014 House of Delegates, all resolutions being submitted for consideration during the 2021 KMA Annual Meeting were due no later than July 25, 2021.
Reference Committee Hearing
A virtual reference committee hearing was held Saturday, August 21, 2021 via Zoom Webinar.
The reference committee report is available here.
Extractions to the reference committee report and sunsetting policy will be accepted Monday, August 23-Saturday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. EDT via Annualmeeting@kyma.org
KMA Elections and Delegate Information
KMA officers and trustees for the 2021-2022 Association year will be elected virtually during the 2021 KMA Virtual Annual Meeting. Uncontested nominations will be considered elected by acclamation. Vacancies created by elections or contested elections will be voted on by the HOD on Sunday, August 29.
A listing of positions to be filled is available here. Nominations were accepted until Thursday, August 26 at 5:00pm EDT.
Verified delegates must be registered for the Annual Meeting by July 25 in order to participate in elections. Registered delegates should have receive their voting credentials and virtual Delegate Handbook. Delegates should check their email frequently to receive more specific information on the elections process and important dates.
KMA Virtual House of Delegates Information
Data on the Spot, or DOTS, will provide the voting platform for the KMA Virtual House of Delegates. Registered delegates should have received their voting credentials. We encourage members to become familiar with the DOTS platform by watching this training video. Registered delegates can learn more about DOTS here.
A short video tutorial is available here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO5cn4BxwoMn
Click here for a voting tip sheet.
If you have questions about DOTS or how to participate in voting, please contact Miranda Mosley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For previously extracted Reference Committee Report items, motions longer than 25 words must be emailed to AnnualMeeting@kyma.org no later than 11:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, August 29, prior to the start of the House of Delegates meeting. Motions longer than 25 words that arise during debate on the House floor can be submitted to the Speakers through the Q&A feature in Zoom. Such motions will be displayed on the Zoom webinar screen during the debate in order to provide transparency and allow delegates the opportunity to review the wording of complex amendments.
Click here for a message from AMA Senior Delegate J. Gregory Cooper, M.D.