Governance Meetings (at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017)

House of Delegates (HOD)

HOD meeting materials and handbook will be posted at the Governance Resources page under the "2017 Governance Year" section (members only), when available.

Please note that times and locations are subject to change.

House of Delegates, Session I

Sunday, October 22
8 a.m. – Ballroom West, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

This session will include award presentations and remarks by the President and President-Elect. Nominations of 2018 officers will be made from the floor of the House.

Reference Committee Hearings

Sunday, October 22
1:15 p.m. – Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Open hearings will be conducted by each of the appointed Reference Committees. Each committee will consider the reports attributed to it in the delegates' handbook. These sessions are required to remain open until at least 3 p.m., but must conclude no later than 5 p.m.

Administrative Affairs
1:15–5 p.m. Grand Ballroom C-E

Professional Affairs
1:30–5 p.m. Grand Ballroom B

Scientific Affairs
1:45–5 p.m. Grand Ballroom A

2–5 p.m. Commonwealth Ballroom

House of Delegates, Session II

Wednesday, October 25
8 a.m. – Ballroom West, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

This session renders decisions on actions of the Board of Directors and new business brought before the governing body prior to announced deadlines. Officers are elected and installed.

The second session of the HOD is scheduled to begin at Wednesday at 8 a.m. and goes until business has concluded, which is difficult to predict precisely. In the past two years, the meeting lasted three to four hours. Therefore, planning to remain at the hotel until approximately noon would probably be sufficient.

October Interim Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, October 25
Ballroom West, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

The October Interim Board of Directors meeting immediately follows the House of Delegates, Session II. This session elects the committees of the Board and conducts other business that will set the tone for the 2018 governance year.

Candidates' Visits to Caucuses

Saturday, October 21, and Tuesday, October 24
Candidates in contested elections will address the five regional caucuses at their regularly scheduled sessions. Each candidate will be assigned times and locations so that no two candidates are in the same venue simultaneously. The amount of time that each candidate may address the caucus and engage in a Q&A session will be determined by the number of candidates who have announced their intent to seek elected office prior to the July deadline.

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