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Make a Difference
Represent Orange County Medical Society at this year's FMA House of Delegates
The Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting is taking place August 4-6, 2017 at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando. The deadline to submit our list of delegates and any proposed resolutions is June 9, 2017.
The OCMS is entitled to send 30 delegates to the 2017 Annual Meeting to represent the association in the House of Delegates. OCMS will be the largest county society delegation. We will also be seeking Alternate Delegates. Delegates must be active dues paid members of the Florida Medical Association.
If you commit to serve as a delegate you will be asked to attend the Central Florida Caucus meeting prior to the Annual Meeting as well as participate in additional Caucus Meetings, Reference Committees and the House of Delegates throughout the weekend. The meeting will end at Noon on Sunday, August 6th. Please take this time commitment into consideration as you weigh if you are interested in serving as a delegate.
Any Active OCMS Members interested in serving on the Delegation should contact the OCMS office (Email OCMS) and let us know if you are willing and able to serve on the Delegation for the FMA Annual Meeting.
To the Members of the Orange County Medical Society
Our medical society has one of the most politically influential delegations at the Florida Medical Association. It is through this delegation that we are able to bring issues to the FMA. Many issues will become lobbying points with the Florida House and Senate. Issues we have addressed in the past included such things as state-mandated licensure requirements, regulations regarding physician reimbursement and practice, and other issues of importance.
The delegates from Orange County are comprised of volunteers from our ranks. These are people like you, your friends and colleagues. They are aware of the issues impacting our practices and our lives as physicians. But they have busy practices as well. Because of this they may miss some important issues that need to be championed at the state level.
Please help us by letting us know of any issues that you believe the Florida Medical Association may be able to impact by its lobbying efforts.
Specifically, some on the board have heard of some questionable practices by purveyors of medical record software solutions. If you have the perception that you may have seen or experienced some sort of unfair practice by these vendors; then please send us your experiences and thoughts on how we might resolve those issues.
Comments or concerns regarding medical record vendors and their license as well as other topics that might be of political concern which may be impacted by our efforts of the FMA should be directed to Fraser Cobbe.
We are always interested in any issue that affects our membership and the community. However, to have time enough to research and compose resolutions for this year’s upcoming congress we will need input from our members as soon as possible. The deadline for new issues to this years House of Delegates for the Florida Medical Association is June 9. So, if you feel there are some pressing issues I encourage you to send them to us immediately.
And if you were interested in becoming personally involved in representing your County Medical Society please contact Fraser Cobbe at the OCMS Office. Email Fraser
Thank you for your interest and participation.
Thomas Prince, M.D.
2017 FMA Annual Meeting & Conference
August 4-6, 2017
at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando