The College’s House of Delegates is the conduit to and from local and state societies to the Advocacy Council and College. If you experience practice issues, reach out to your state delegate. All super-delegates and state delegates are listed on the HOD page on the College website.
The HOD has been busy this spring and summer in its grassroots efforts.
ACAAI Fellow Steve Dorman, MD, FACAAI was appointed and will serve as a super-delegate for the Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee) through 2027.
In addition, the following members were recently appointed as State Delegates:
- Massachusetts – Jonathan Bayuk, MD
- Nevada – Jason Bellak, MD
- New Hampshire – Erin Reigh, MD
- Pennsylvania – Sigrid DaVeiga, MD
The College’s House of Delegates (HOD) divided the U.S. into six regions. Each region has a super-delegate who coordinates discussions between states. State delegates work to build a network between state and local allergy societies. They connect the local/state networks with the College to better serve its members.
If you know of colleagues who would be good candidates for state delegates from the following states, they can contact Sue Grupe, ACAAI director of advocacy administration, for more information.
New England – Vermont
Mid-Atlantic – Delaware, Maryland
Southeast – Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Intermountain – Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming
West Coast – Hawaii, Washington
Great Lakes – Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Town Hall Meetings
Regional town hall meetings are held annual as virtual meetings and are open to all members. Issues such as telehealth, prior authorization, limitations on services, etc. have been discussed in small group settings. The last of this year’s meetings – Southeast Region’s Town Hall Meeting – is scheduled for September 12 at 6:00 pm ET. Register for the meeting now!
Don’t forget to attend the Annual Town Hall Meeting, Friday, Nov. 11, 4:30 – 5:45 pm ET, during ACAAI’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Louisville, KY. After a brief business meeting, we’ll present a program on Value-based Care. James Tracy, DO, FACAAI will present on Alternative Payment Models, Gary Gross, MD, FACAAI will cover Venom and Allergen Immunotherapy, and Matt Reiter will provide a 2022 Legislative Update. We look forward to seeing you there!