Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest to the College? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.
Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. When drafting a resolution, don't forget to consider how well it fits within ACP's Mission and Goals. Be sure to use the College's 2016-2017 Priority Initiatives to guide you when proposing a topic.
Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? To start, visit the ACP Online homepage and click the “Advocacy” link in the right-hand, top margin to access ACP policy positions, read about recent ACP advocacy activities, or search ACP's library of policies and recommendations. Visit your chapter website too, and click the link under “Advocacy” to access the Electronic Resolutions System (ERS) and search past or proposed resolutions. A copy of the resolutions process is available there for more details.
Members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves it. If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the fall 2017 Board of Governors meeting is April 7, 2017.