Register now for the 175th Annual ISMA Convention
This September will be one to remember!

All Indiana State Medical Association members are invited to attend the 175th Annual ISMA Convention from Sept. 6-8 at the Embassy Suites in Plainfield. The centerpiece of the convention is the annual meeting of the ISMA House of Delegates (HOD), when representatives from around the state discuss and vote on resolutions. Adopted resolutions become part of ISMA policy and set the organization’s legislative agenda. 

The weekend also includes numerous opportunities to celebrate and share fellowship with colleagues, including the IMPAC Social and President’s Night Celebration. Additional special events, including an all-day Physician Wellness Symposium on Sept. 6, are also being added to the convention weekend schedule to celebrate the association’s 175th year.

One of our goals for the 175th is to fill ALL of the delegate seats at convention, so please plan on attending this fall!

Reserve your room at a discount
A discounted group rate at Embassy Suites, 6089 Clarks Creek Road, Plainfield, 46168, is available until Aug. 19 at 11:59 p.m. The three-letter group code for making a reservation by phone is IAC.

Book your room online, or call 1-800-EMBASSY (1-800-362-2779) and reference the code to make reservations.

Declaration of Candidacy for ISMA Office
Candidates may now declare their intent to run for ISMA office before elections during the 175th Annual Convention in September. 

ISMA officers elected at convention include the president-elect, speaker, vice speaker, treasurer and assistant treasurer. These positions serve one-year terms.

AMA delegates and alternate delegates, who serve two-year terms and are elected on a staggered basis, will also be elected during convention. This year, in addition to four naturally open seats (two delegates, two alternate delegates) in the delegation, an election will be held to fill the spot of David Welsh, MD, who can no longer serve as a delegate following his election to the AMA Board of Trustees. Whoever is elected to Dr. Welsh’s seat will serve for one year before the seat opens back up for election to a two-year term.

A candidate for delegate or ISMA office must have been an active ISMA member for the past two years to be eligible. Only those who submit the form at will be announced in ISMA publications. 

Nominations may be made at any House of Delegates session and remain open until elections occur at convention. Officers serve until their successor is installed.

Reminder on handbooks
During the 174th Annual Convention in September, the Board of Trustees (BOT) announced ISMA would no longer print handbooks starting in 2024. As in years past, the full handbook components and, if needed, supplemental handbook will be available for free download electronically on ISMA’s website and via the convention app. Attendees can purchase a printed handbook online from a local copy shop partnering with ISMA and have it ready for them to pick up at registration. The link to order and pay for printed copies of the handbook will be shared in the registration confirmation email and on the ISMA convention web pages.