American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Annual Business Meeting of the AOA

Delegates

The 2017 Annual Business Meeting of the AOA will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel July 17-23, 2017.

Take a moment to register your attendance at the 2017 House of Delegates. Contact Maddie Metcalf if you experience any issues accessing the registration site.

 

Additions or changes to a divisional and specialty group delegation must be submitted via email to Victoria Ortiz Folino.

 

2017 BOT & HOD Resources

  • Review the resolutions that will be considered by the 2017 House of Delegates.

  • The 2017 Delegate and Alternate Count includes a total of 473 delegate positions allocated among the Divisional Societies for each of the states, the District of Columbia, and osteopathic physicians serving in the military. AOA-affiliated specialty groups and SOMA each receive one delegate and one alternate delegate. The Bureau of Emerging Leaders receives two delegates and two alternate delegates.

  • Make sure you know where your delegation is seated by reviewing the 2017 HOD seating chart.

  • View the Official Call To Meet for more details about the 97th Annual Business Meeting of the AOA.

How to Submit Resolutions

  • Affiliated organizations of the AOA who have a voting seat in the AOA House of Delegates (HOD) can submit resolutions for consideration by the HOD.

  • Resolutions for consideration by the AOA Board of Trustees must come from an AOA bureau or committee, or can be brought forth based on the request of an elected Board member sponsor.

  • Resolutions for consideration by the 2017 HOD must include an explanation of good cause for delay and will be presented to the HOD Rules and Order of Business reference committee. This committee will determine if the resolution will be considered by the 2017 House of Delegates or if the resolution will be held for consideration by the 2018 House of Delegates.

  • Complete the resolution template and submit all resolutions to cbaggett@osteopathic.org.

​​Lodging - Date Extension

  • The ​Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel is located at 540 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. The hotel room rate is $225 plus tax per night.

  • Book online or call (877) 303-0104 and reference the AOA Annual Meeting. Rooms are still available in the AOA room block. The cut-off date for reservations at the AOA room block rate has been extended to Friday, June 30, 2017, based on room availability.

Discount Airfare

  • Book online with United Airlines at www.united.com or call the United Reservations Meeting Desk at (800) 426-1122 and provide code ZXPZ and agreement code 887638

  • If you book online there is no fee for reservations; for reservations booked through United Reservations Meeting Desk, there will be a booking service fee per ticket collected. This fee is subject to change without notice. The service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or roundtrip. The code may also be used through a travel agency and/or travel site.

Ground Transportation

  • Taxi service rates range between $45-$55 each way from the airport to the hotel. A $4 airport departure tax is applied by the state of Illinois per trip.

  • Call (855) 928-1010 or visit www.opentaxis.com to reserve a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

  • Shuttle service is available to and from O'Hare or Midway airports through Go Airport Express. Fees start from $23 for O'Hare pickup and $19 for Midway pickup. An additional $2 MPEA airport departure tax will be added. Book online​ or call (800) 654-7871 and provide the discount code AOA. Book your reservation by Saturday, July 1, to receive the best discount.

  • Public transportation through the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is available to and from O'Hare and Midway airports. From O'Hare to downtown fares start at $5; from Midway to downtown fares start at $2.25. View directions to the Marriott using the CTA.

  • Parking at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel costs $61 daily for valet parking and $48 daily for off-site parking.

  • There are parking garages within walking distance to the Marriott near the Magnificent Mile.

Past Meetings

 

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