The Healthcare Economics Committee and ASCRS Leadership are happy to announce the appointment of new AMA House of Delegates (HOD) representatives for the upcoming 3 year cycle.
Dr. Juan "Lucas" Poggio will serve as incoming Delegate and Drs. Paul Johnson and Sachin Vaid will serve as Alternate Delegates joining Dr. Anne Mongiu in her role as a current Delegate. The ASCRS had traditionally had one Delegate and Alternate Delegate spot at the AMA HOD but has been afforded an additional Delegate and Alternate spot starting this year.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Ron Gagliano and Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou for their many years of service to the ASCRS as AMA HOD delegates. We appreciate their dedication, representation, and willingness to pass on their valuable knowledge to our incoming delegates.
Members of the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) serve as an important communications, policy and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians. The delegates and alternate delegates are a key source of information on activities, programs and policies of the AMA. The delegates and alternate delegates are also a direct contact for the individual member to communicate with and contribute to the formulation of AMA policy positions, the identification of situations that might be addressed through policy implementation efforts and the implementation of AMA policies. Members of ASCRS AMA HOD delegation automatically become members of the ASCRS Healthcare Economics Committee.