AMA House of Delegates

You are represented at the American Medical Association.

AAPM holds a seat in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) and speaks for its members concerning issues critical to their pain practices. Representation in the HOD is apportioned to medical specialty societies based on the portion of its physician members who also maintains AMA membership. Because you and your peers have joined AMA, your voice is being heard.

If you are not currently one, we encourage you to become an AMA member.

AAPM Representation

AAPM is represented at the HOD by AMA Delegate Robert E. Wailes, MD, and AMA Alternate Delegate Donna M. Bloodworth, MD.

According to Dr. Wailes, “Our role as physicians includes looking at the bigger picture regarding healthcare. It is all of our responsibility to support the advancement of healthcare utilizing organized medicine through our specialty, state and national organizations. The AMA is the strongest voice for physicians on a national basis. It is very important that we maintain our specialty representation within the AMA which requires our AAPM members to also be part of the AMA.”

House of Delegates

The HOD is the principal policy-making body of the American Medical Association. This democratic forum represents the views and interests of a diverse group of member physicians from all 50 state medical associations and more than 120 medical specialty societies. Delegates meet twice per year to establish policies on health, medical, professional and governance matters, as well as the principles within which the AMA’s business activities are conducted.

Be heard.

Consider what issues are important to you and to let your AMA delegates know by contacting them through [email protected]. Dr. Wailes and Dr. Bloodworth would be happy to craft new resolutions to promote our concerns with the House of Delegates.

Reports from Recent House Meetings

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