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AOA Communication  |   June 2015
Official Call: 2015 Annual Business Meeting of the American Osteopathic Association
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AOA Communication   |   June 2015
Official Call: 2015 Annual Business Meeting of the American Osteopathic Association
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 2015, Vol. 115, 358. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.074
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 2015, Vol. 115, 358. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.074
To the Officers and Members of the American Osteopathic Association and the Presidents and Executive Directors of AOA Affiliates (Divisional, Specialty, and Non-Practice): 
You are hereby notified that the 2015 Annual Business Meeting and House of Delegates (HOD) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) will be held July 14, 2015, through July 19, 2015, at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel in Illinois. 
AOA Board of Trustees Meeting
The annual business meeting of the AOA Board of Trustees (BOT) will begin Tuesday, July 14, and conclude Thursday, July 16. 
Divisional or society groups planning to have rep-resentation at the BOT annual meeting should visit the Annual Business Meeting webpage (http://www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/events/annual-business-meeting/Pages/default.aspx) to download and print the representation form. This form should be completed and returned to the AOA office via e-mail to cbaggett@osteopathic.org or via fax to (312) 202-8317 no later than Monday, June 15. 
Reports and any other items of business for the BOT annual business meeting may be received at any time, but no later than Tuesday, June 16, to be included in the initial online posting of materials. All reports and items of business must be submitted electronically to cbaggett@osteopathic.org. 
The BOT meeting agenda will be available on the AOA Annual Business Meeting Web page approximately 2 weeks in advance of the meeting. 
AOA House of Delegates Meeting
The HOD Committee on Credentials will begin registering delegates and alternate delegates the afternoon of Thursday, July 16, and the morning of Friday, July 17. The AOA HOD will convene its annual meeting Friday, July 17, and conclude its sessions Sunday, July 19. 
Reports, resolutions, and any other items of business for the HOD meeting may be received at any time, but no later than Tuesday, June 16, to be included in the initial online posting. All reports, resolutions, and items of business must be submitted electronically to cbaggett@osteopathic.org. 
Notice
Late resolutions or items of business for the HOD meeting must be received no later than Monday, June 29. Resolutions received after that date will need to provide an explanation of good cause for the delay. The HOD Rules and Order of Business Committee will determine whether the resolution will be considered by the HOD or deferred until the 2016 HOD meeting. 
The HOD meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the AOA Annual Business Meeting Web page as it becomes available but no less than 30 days before the HOD Meeting. Additionally, hotel and airfare information is available on the AOA Annual Business Meeting Web page. 
The executive director of each AOA affiliate state osteopathic medical association, the executive director of each AOA-recognized affiliate osteopathic specialty college, the chair of the Council of Interns and Residents, and the chief administrative officer of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association shall certify the names of their delegates and alternate delegates to the AOA’s executive director and chief executive officer at least 30 days before the HOD meeting.