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Annual Business Meeting Itinerary

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Schedule for the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates

Learn where you need to be throughout the week during the AOA's Annual Business Meeting in Chicago.

The AOA will convene for its 98th Annual Business Meeting July 16-22, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, 540 N. Michigan Ave. Here’s a look at events taking place during the meeting.


Meeting Itinerary

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Board of Trustees Executive Session Meeting (closed session) in the Chicago Ballroom (Fifth floor)
  • 2 to 5 p.m. Board of Trustees General Session Meeting in the Chicago Ballroom (Fifth floor)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • 8 to 9 a.m. Board of Trustees Breakfast in the Chicago Ballroom E (Fifth floor)
  • 9 a.m. to noon Board of Trustees General Session Meeting (Affiliate Reports) in the Chicago Ballroom (Fifth floor)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Board of Trustees Luncheon in the Chicago Ballroom E (Fifth floor)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. BOT Reference Committee Meetings
    • Reference Committee 1 in room Miami/Scottsdale (Fifth floor): Reviews resolutions pertaining to Accreditation, Certification, CME, Predoctoral Education and Postdoctoral Education
    • Reference Committee 2 in room Denver/Houston (Fifth floor): Reviews resolutions pertaining to Business Affairs and Professional Affairs
    • Reference Committee 3 in room Addison (Fourth floor): Reviews resolutions pertaining to Advocacy and Membership
    • Reference Committee 4 in room Clark (Fourth floor): Reviews resolutions pertaining to Public Affairs and Research
Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • 8 to 8:30 a.m. Board of Trustees Breakfast in the Chicago Ballroom E (Fifth floor)
  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Board of Trustees General Session Meeting (Reference Committee Reports) in the Chicago Ballroom (Fifth floor)
  • 10 a.m. to noon AOF Scholarship & Awards Committee Meeting at the Conrad Hotel (offsite meeting)
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A.T. Still Foundation Board Meeting in room Great America 1 and 2 (Sixth floor)
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. TIPS Meeting in room Cook (Third floor)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PTRC Meeting (invitation only) in room Lincolnshire 1 and 2(Sixth floor)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Credentials Committee Meeting/Luncheon in room River North (Second floor)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. Bureau of State Government Affairs in room Addison (Fourth floor)
  • 2 to 6 p.m. Early Delegate and Guest Registration at the Seventh floor Registration Desk
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Town Hall Meeting/OPAC Awards Presentations in the Chicago Ballroom A, B, C and D (Fifth floor)
  • 5 to 6 p.m. Committee on Rules and Order of Business in room Kane (Third floor)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. AAOE Meeting in room Addison (Fourth floor)
Friday, July 20, 2018
  • 6 to 8 a.m. Early Delegate and Guest Registration at the Seventh floor Registration Desk (Delegate registration will move into the Grand Ballroom at 8 a.m.)
  • 8 to 8:45 a.m. HOD Delegate Orientation/Reference Committee Chairs Meeting in the Chicago Ballroom E (Fifth floor)
  • 9 a.m. to noon House of Delegates Meeting in the Grand Ballroom (Seventh floor)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs Meeting in room Grace (Fourth floor)
  • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. HOD Reference Committees lunch will be provided to committee members in the Chicago Ballroom D (Fifth floor)
    • Ad Hoc Committee in the Avenue Ballroom (Fourth floor)
    • Committee on Constitution and Bylaws in room Clark (Fourth floor)
    • Committee on Educational Affairs in room Addison (Fourth floor)
    • Committee on Professional Affairs in room Indiana/Iowa/Michigan/Michigan St (Sixth floor)
    • Committee on Public Affairs in room Northwestern/Ohio/Purdue/Wisconsin (Sixth floor)
    • Committee on Resolutions in room Sheffield (Fourth floor)
    • Joint Board/House Budget Review in room Kane (Third floor)
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bureau of OMED in room Lincolnshire 1 and 2 (Sixth floor)
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. OPAC Board Meeting in room Scottsdale (Fifth floor)
  • 5 to 5:30 p.m. VIP McDevitt Circle/Premier Club OPAC Reception (invite only) in the Chicago Ballroom D (Fifth floor)
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Chairman’s Club Reception (invite only) in the Chicago Ballroom D (Fifth floor)
Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • 7:30 a.m. to noon House of Delegates Meeting in the Grand Ballroom (Seventh floor)
  • 9 to 11 a.m. Practice Management Session presented by the AAOA in the Chicago Ballroom E (Fifth floor)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch break optional boxed lunches will be available for delegates/alternates in the Fifth floor foyer
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. House of Delegates Meeting in the Grand Ballroom (Seventh floor)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Inaugural Speech of the 2018/2019 AOA President in the Grand Ballroom (Seventh floor)
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presidential Reception in the Chicago Ballroom (Fifth floor)
Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • 7:30 to 10 a.m. House of Delegates Meeting (elections/reports) in the Grand Ballroom (Seventh floor)
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