House of Delegates (2016)

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Dayna Jackson

678.303.9262

djackson@mag.org

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HOD Details

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) primary legislative and policy-making body.

The HOD consists of delegates who represent county medical societies, specialty societies that meet minimum membership requirements, and a number of sections – including International Medical Graduates, Medical Students, Organized Medical Staff, Resident Physicians, and Young Physicians.

MAG’s 2016 HOD meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. MAG’s Board of Directors will meet at the Hyatt in Savannah on Friday, October 14.

MAG has an app to keep attendees updated throughout HOD. In the app, attendees will find the schedule, reports, lodging information, and MAG's social media updates, among other items. Please be sure to accept notifications so MAG can inform delegates of any last minute changes.

HOD meeting attendees who need assistance with accommodations should contact Anita Amin at aamin@mag.org or 404.299.7700.

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Schedule

Friday, October 14

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
MAG Foundation Breakfast
Scarborough 1 & 2

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
MAG Foundation Meeting
Scarborough 1 & 2

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
MAG Board of Directors’ Lunch
Regency Ballroom

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
MAG Board of Directors’ Meeting
Regency Ballroom

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
HOD Registration
Lobby

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
GAMPAC Board of Directors’ Meeting
Verelst Room

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Garden Terrace (4th floor)

5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
GPLA Reception & Dinner
Windows Room

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
MAG Past Presidents’ Reception & Dinner
45 Bistro (123 E. Broughton Street)

Saturday, October 15

6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HOD Registration
Registration Desk (Mezzanine)

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
HOD Breakfast
Mezzanine

7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Colorectal Cancer CME
Regency Ballroom

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
House of Delegates (first session)
Regency Ballroom

10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
HOD Group Photo
Lobby

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reference Committee A
Scarborough Ballroom 3

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reference Committee C
Scarborough Ballroom 4

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reference Committee F
Verelst Room

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reference Committee S
Scarborough 2

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
MagMutual Lunch - All Delegates Welcome
Regency Ballroom

12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
MAG Student Abstract Competition & Exhibit
Lobby

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Reference Committees (continued, if needed)
Same rooms as morning

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MAG IMG Section Meeting
Vernon Room

4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
MAG MSS Meeting
Percival Room

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
MAG President’s Installation
Scarborough 1

7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
MAG Awards Cocktail Reception
Rgency Ballroom

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
MAG Awards Dinner
Regency Ballroom

Sunday, October 16

6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Registration & distribution of reference committee reports
Registration Desk

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
AMA Delegation Meeting
Vernon Room

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Cobb CMS Breakfast
Scarborough Ballroom 4

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
DeKalb, Gwinnett-Forsyth & Hall CMS Breakfast
Scarborough Ballroom 2

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Medical Association of Atlanta Breakfast
Scarborough Ballroom 1

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Richmond CMS Breakfast
Scarborough Ballroom 3

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
HOD Breakfast (non-caucus)
Mezzanine

7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Bibb CMS, Muscogee CMS & Georgia MS Breakfast
Windows Room

8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
House of Delegates (second session)
Regency Ballroom

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
GAMPAC Lunch - GAMPAC Members Only
Scarborough 1-3

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
House of Delegates (continued, if needed)
Regency Ballroom

Upon Adjournment
MAG BOD Organizational Meeting
Percival

Contacts

HOD Meeting
Dayna Jackson
djackson@mag.org
717.317.8065

HOD Lodging
Anita Amin
aamin@mag.org
678.386.2585

HOD Reports & Resolutions
Kimberly Ramseur
kramseur@mag.org
404.985.9704

HOD Registration
Angela Boltz
aboltz@mag.org
404.295.6621

Speaker
Frank McDonald Jr., M.D.
fmcdonald@icloud.com
770.241.9345

Vice Speaker
Edmund Donoghue Jr., M.D.
donoghue1@aol.com
678.949.7448

MAG Office

The following is the list of candidates who have announced their plans to run for MAG office for 2016-2017 to date…

– President-elect: Frank McDonald Jr., M.D.  [Click to read letter] [Click for support letter]

– Second Vice President: Lisa Perry-Gilkes, M.D.

– Speaker of the House of Delegates: Edmund R. Donoghue Jr., M.D. [Click to read letter] [Click for support letter]

– Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates: James W. Barber, M.D. [Click to read letter]

– AMA Delegate (for the seat that is held by Joy A. Maxey, M.D., that expires in 2018): Joy A. Maxey, M.D. [Click to read letter] [Click for support letter]

– AMA Alternate Delegate (for the seat that is held by John S. Antalis, M.D., that expires in 2018): John S. Antalis, M.D. [Click to read letter] [Click for support letter]

– AMA Alternate Delegate (for the seat that is held by Jack M. Chapman Jr., M.D., that expires in 2018): Jack M. Chapman Jr., M.D. [Click to read letter] [Click for support letter]

MAG President-elect Steven M. Walsh, M.D., will be installed as MAG’s president on October 15, while MAG’s Second Vice President Steven M. Huffman, M.D., will automatically become MAG’s first vice president. 

Student Abstract Competition

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) will host a medical student abstract competition for MAG student members in conjunction with its annual House of Delegates meeting – an event that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah on Saturday, October 15.

The competition will have four categories, including basic science/bench work, clinical research, public health, and case studies.

Just one winner will be selected in each category, and the winning abstracts will be published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia.

Every student will also be given the opportunity to participate in a “Best Pitch Competition,” where they will have 45 seconds to “pitch” a panel of physician judges. The winner of this competition will be featured on MAG’s website.

Contest details…

– The deadline for the abstracts of 350 words or less is the end of the day on Friday, September 9. 

– The contest is open to every MAG student member in every class in every medical school in the state.

– Submissions are limited to one abstract per primary author.

– Acceptance emails that include additional details will be distributed by September 21.

– Contestants must set up their poster exhibits in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Savannah no later than 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

The posters should…

– Not exceed 36 inches by 48 inches. 

– Include a title in all capital letters that is brief and clearly states the abstract’s content.

– List the presenting author’s name first.

– List the name and just one degree (e.g., BA or MPH or M.D.) for each author.

– List names of the authors’ institution(s), city, and state.

Participants must attend the meeting in Savannah, they must set up their posters, and they must be a MAG student member. 

Contact Dayna Jackson at djackson@mag.org with questions.

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