2014 HOD and Reference Committee Information

House of Delegates
Governance meetings will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

HOD meeting materials will be posted at the Governance Resources for Members page under the "2014 Governance Year" header as soon as they become available. The HOD Handbook will be posted by September 26, 2014.

House of Delegates, Session I
Sunday, October 12
8 a.m. – Hilton Riverside, Grand Ballroom
This session will include award presentations and remarks by the President and President Elect. Nominations of 2015 Officers will be made from the floor of the House.

Reference Committee Hearings
Sunday, October 12
1:15 p.m. – Hilton Riverside, Grand Salons

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.

2014 Reference Committee Members

Administrative Affairs
1:15-5 p.m.

Professional Affairs
1:15-5 p.m. 

Scientific Affairs
1:15-5 p.m. 

1:15-5 p.m.

House of Delegates, Session II
Wednesday, October 15
8 a.m. – Hilton Riverside, Grand Ballroom
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.

October Interim Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 15
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 2015 governance year.

Candidates' Visits to Caucuses
Saturday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 14
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.