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Leadership Primer on Meeting Management
This program is designed to give leaders the effective tools to lead a successful meeting. The program will include a review of basic parliamentary procedures including usual motions and how they are utilized in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD). Departures from usual parliamentary procedures will be discussed as well as how the business of the House is processed. It will conclude with a mock Resolution for discussion Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. If you have questions regarding the content, please contact Katie Pajak at or 1-312-464-5450.
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Leadership Primer on Meeting Management
Release Date: September 12, 2013
End Date: September 12, 2014


  1. Describe the basic principles of Parliamentary procedure. 
  2. Differentiate the procedures of the AMA House of Delegates from the Standard Code.
  3. Illustrate how the AMA House of Delegates handles its items of business and what are the different categories of business. 
  4. Create effective strategies for leading a successful meeting.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for medical staff leaders (Chief of Staffs, Medical Staff Presidents, Medical Directors and Medical Staff members,) medical staff service professionals and medical staff legal counsel. 

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on effective strategies for successful leadership in order to ensure patient safety and quality of care. 

Receiving Your Certification of Participation 
In order to receive your Certificate of Participation, you must complete an evaluation. 

Planning Committee
Roger Brown, PhD – AMA CME Program Committee/AMA
James DeNuccio, MBA - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA
Louita C. Edje, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
James A. Goodyear, MD, FACS – OMSS Representative/AMA
Stephen T. House, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Brian D. Johnston, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Robert G. Pugach, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, JR, MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
Katie Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator/AMA
Lewis D. Yecies, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA

Jeremy Lazarus, MD - Immediate Past President/AMA
Andrew Gurman, MD - Speaker of House of Delegates/AMA

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Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Katie Pajak at or 312.464.5450.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.
Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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