Wanted: Your Ideas for Resolutions
Want to impact the practice of medicine? One of the best beginning steps is to write a resolution. The St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society is inviting its members to begin drafting resolutions for the 2022 annual convention of the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), scheduled for April 1-3 at the St. Louis Airport Renaissance Hotel.
Resolutions are a wonderful illustration of organized medicine working for physicians. If you’re considering a topic for a 2022 resolution, even if it’s still in its conceptual stage, SLMMS invites you to bring it forward in accordance with the following schedule:
– For a resolution to be introduced and sponsored by SLMMS, it must be presented and reviewed twice by our body of delegates. The first opportunity will be at the SLMMS Delegates’ Briefing Session on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom. All District 3 delegates will receive an email announcing this meeting, but all SLMMS members, including medical students, are invited to participate.
– Resolutions drafted or accepted at that meeting will go forward for a second review to be held in conjunction with the monthly SLMMS Council meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Resolutions receiving final approval at this meeting will be submitted as sponsored by SLMMS.
– The deadline for submitting resolutions to MSMA for inclusion in 2022 convention materials is Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
If you are a member of MSMA, you are free to submit your resolution on your own, but for it to be reviewed and sponsored by SLMMS, the above-referenced process must be followed.
The SLMMS Political Advocacy Committee has drafted the Society’s 2022 Legislative Priorities, and they were approved by the SLMMS Council in December. They have been posted on the SLMMS website HERE.
If you are researching or planning a resolution, please notify the SLMMS office for it to be included in the January 18 meeting agenda. If you have questions, or if you wish to register for the annual Delegates’ Briefing Session, please contact Dave Nowak at email@example.com and the Zoom link and meeting materials will be forwarded to you.