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AOA Communication  |   May 2017
Official Call: 2017 Annual Business Meeting of the American Osteopathic Association
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AOA Communication   |   May 2017
Official Call: 2017 Annual Business Meeting of the American Osteopathic Association
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2017, Vol. 117, 291. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.053
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2017, Vol. 117, 291. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.053
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To the Officers and Members of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Presidents and Executive Directors of AOA Affiliates (Divisional, Specialty, and Non-Practice): 
You are hereby notified that the 2017 Annual Business Meeting and House of Delegates (HOD) of the AOA will be held July 17 through July 23, 2017, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. 
AOA Board of Trustees Meeting
The AOA Board of Trustees (BOT) will convene for its annual business meeting the week of July 17, 2017. 
If your divisional or specialty group plans to have representation at the BOT annual business meeting, please visit the Annual Business Meeting Web page (http://www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/events/annual-business-meeting) 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 fax to (312) 202-8317 no later than Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 
Written reports and any other items of business for the BOT annual business meeting may be received at any time, but no later than Saturday, July 1, 2017, to be included in the 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 HOD Meeting
The HOD Committee on Credentials will begin registering delegates and alternate delegates the afternoon of Thursday, July 20, and the morning of Friday, July 21. The AOA HOD will convene its annual business meeting Friday, July 21, and conclude its sessions Sunday, July 23, 2017. 
Reports, resolutions, and any other items of business for the HOD meeting may be received at any time, but no later than Friday, May 26, 2017, to be included in the online posting and submitted for review. All reports, resolutions, and items of business must be submitted electronically to cbaggett@osteopathic.org. 
Notice
Resolutions received after Tuesday, June 20, 2017, will be considered late and must include an explanation of good cause for the delay. The HOD Rules & Order of Business Reference Committee will determine whether the resolution will be considered by the 2017 HOD or deferred until the 2018 HOD meeting. 
The HOD meeting agenda and materials will be posted to the AOA Annual Business Meeting Web page as they become available but no less than 30 days before the HOD Meeting. Hotel and air travel information will also be 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(s) of the Bureau of Emerging Leaders, 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 chief executive officer at least 30 days before the HOD meeting.