The College’s House of Delegates (HOD) continues its mission to work with local and state societies, relaying important information from them back to the College.
The HOD has divided the country into six regions – New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Great Lakes, Intermountain, and West Coast. Each region is led by a super-delegate and most states have state delegates. These College members represent you and are your private connection to the College. Learn who they are.
In the last few months, super-delegates have held regional town hall meetings. These are informal gatherings of like-minded allergists discussing issues of importance to them. This year, the top five most important issues discussed across the country were:
- Limits on services
- Prior authorization
- Workforce shortages
- USP Chapter 797
During the meetings, experiences and solutions to issues are shared. Next year, when you see announcements for regional town hall meetings in your area, join us!
Think about how you can be involved in the HOD. Reach out to your state delegate or super- delegate. How can you help your colleagues’ voices to be heard? Find out what it takes to be a state delegate or a super-delegate. After Jan. 1, we’ll begin recruiting for the remaining 20 state delegates and West Coast super-delegate. Applications will be accepted from Jan. 15 – Feb. 28. Watch the College Insider for more detailed information.
The HOD’s annual business meeting on Friday, Nov. 10, 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Anaheim, California, will include an exciting presentation – The Future of Allergy – My Perspective, moderated by Melinda Rathkopf, MD, FACAAI. You’ll hear three 20-minute presentations from the perspective of a small, solo practitioner – Travis Miller, MD, FACAAI; from an academic institution practitioner – Alan Baptist, MD, MPH, FACAAI; and a practitioner from a large, national group – Weily Soong, MD, FACAAI. They will each address their individual strategies to:
- Help make a practice more efficient.
- Improve revenue streams.
- Foster cooperation between community and academic allergists.
We hope to see you there!