Special Coverage 

AOA House of Delegates 2013

House refers contentious resolution opposing maintenance of licensure

After long debate, House goes against recommended disapproval, opts to refer last-minute resolution.

Move to repeal SGR formula showing promise in Congress, AOA says

Congressional House committee releases final version of legislation to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula.

With three resolutions, House supports right to talk about guns with patients

Delegates call for protecting physicians' freedom to discuss guns with patients as they see fit.

House encourages states to seek alternate sources of GME funding

Policy paper outlines a number of paths states can explore to seek graduate medical education dollars.

House supports ending ban on blood donation from gay men

The FDA's current policy is scientifically invalid and outdated, says the author of the resolution.

House directs AOA to develop social media guidelines for DOs

Many physicians don't realize how much using social media can benefit their careers, resolution's author says.

AOA House directs AOA to promote hands-on training of preceptors in OMT

"[S]omething needs to be done to facilitate preceptors’ and residency directors’ understanding of OMT," TOMA leader says.

Delegates vote to cap size of AOA House

Profession's rapid growth convinces even large states to support once-controversial measure.

AOA House targets private insurer, Medicare policies

One resolution opposes cost-containment measures by insurers that require physicians to first try less expensive interventions.

After a spike in deaths from opioid overdose, House pushes for intervention

Resolution supports increased availability of naloxone hydrochloride, an opioid overdose reversal drug.

House calls for more attention to dangers of energy drinks

Resolution calls for physicians to increase screening for energy drink consumption.

AOA House calls for protections in any unified GME accreditation system

Resolution aims to safeguard the "unique distinctiveness" of osteopathic medicine.