2020 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates
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Serving in the LSMS House of Delegates is one of the best ways to get involved in the Society and make a difference in medicine. There are approximately 300 voting members which serve as the policy-making body of the LSMS, and who represent a diverse group of member physicians referred to as delegates. These delegates, and their alternates, if applicable, represent medical districts, member sections, medical schools, medical specialty societies, and others. The House of Delegates meets annually but may meet in special session if called by the Speaker (1) on the written request of 50 or more delegates representing 3 medical districts, or (2) on the request of the Board of Governors.

If you are a member of a recognized parish medical society interested in serving as a delegate, you may be nominated by your society or you may nominate yourself. 

CLICK HERE to submit your name.

CLICK HERE to learn how to write a resolution. By submitting a resolution, you are shaping LSMS position on the most pressing issues in healthcare. In January, delegates will vote on whether to adopt submitted resolutions as official LSMS policy. 

CLICK HERE to submit a resolution. Submission deadline is December 11, 2019!

Join us Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6-8 p.m., at the Baton Rouge Marriott for a welcome reception to kick off the 2020 Annual Meeting... Mardi Gras style! This event is open to all registered delegates and guests and will host beer, wine, and appetizers. 

LSMS award nominations are now open. Please read the award descriptions HERE or CLICK HERE to submit a name to be considered for one of our honored distinctions. Nominations due by December 11, 2019.

The LSMS honors recipients during the Awards Luncheon at the Annual House of Delegates meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020, noon-1:30 p.m., at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Tickets for the Awards Luncheon are also now available to purchase by CLICKING HERE. 

Come dance the night away with "Party @ Joe's" on Friday, January 24, 2020, 7-10:30 p.m. at the Inauguration Gala Honoring the 140th LSMS President, Katherine Williams, MD. The night has been such a success in years past and one you truly do not want to miss! Tickets are available now by CLICKING HERE. Your ticket gets you into the exclusive party boasting a buffet-style dinner, drinks, dancing, and a night full of music. Tickets are $75 per person or $150 per couple. Space and tickets are limited so don't delay! 

Don’t miss out on our panel discussion relative to non-compete clauses and restrictive covenants on Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Our panel will include two distinguished attorneys who have extensive knowledge of contracting and health care as well as a physician to provide real-world experience on the topic. The members will discuss the importance of understanding what you are bound to within the terms of your employment contract as well as what is generally enforceable. There will also be time for Q & A. Be prepared for a lively discussion. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about our panelists. 

Join the LSMS leadership team! Many positions within LSMS leadership are elected annually by the delegation at the Annual House of Delegates. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about those positions.

The 2020 House of Delegates handbook will be released on Friday, December 20, 2019, and located here and sent to registered delegates by email.

Below are the actions and minutes for the regularly scheduled meetings of the LSMS Board of Governors.

CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities. For more information on sponsorship packages, contact LSMS Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Christopher LeBouef, chris@lsms.org.

The LSMS House of Delegates is the legislative and policy-making body of the LSMS and is composed of elected and special delegates and others as provided in the LSMS Bylaws. The House of Delegates transacts all business of the Society not otherwise specifically provided for in the LSMS Charter and Bylaws, elects general officers (in accordance with the Bylaws), adopts an annual budget and establishes the official policies of the Society.

For more information or any questions you may have, contact LSMS Manager of Operations and Special Projects, Sarah Edwards, sedwards@lsms.org.