AAAAI Leaders Visit Capitol Hill
As part of the November AAAAI Board meeting in Washington, DC, AAAAI leaders are meeting with Senators and Representatives who play leadership roles with respect to health policy and research. The visits to Capitol Hill are part of the AAAAI’s ongoing efforts to advocate for issues involving the specialty and its patients.
The AAAAI has advocated for many years on issues including research funding, graduate medical education (GME) and comparative effectiveness of immunotherapy in allergy and asthma patients, and this year added a range of additional issues around physician reimbursement and patient access. Both Washington Health Advocates and Hart Health Strategies worked with AAAAI leaders to strategize on which key topics should be the focus of discussions.
Members will find more information about the AAAAI’s Capitol Hill visits in the next issue of Practice Matters, which will be emailed on November 20. (See more photos.)
Vote in the 2015 Board of Directors Election
Full members and Fellows of the AAAAI have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the AAAAI and the specialty by casting their vote before 5:00 CT on December 9, 2014.
This year, At-Large Director nominees were recommended by the Interest Sections, the Program Directors Assembly and, the Regional, State and Local Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Societies (RSLAAIS) Assembly. The Nominating Committee has a “bye” year.
In addition to the At-Large Director nominations, full members and Fellows will be voting for the next Secretary-Treasurer. This position ascends to the Presidency. For the fourth year, members were invited to submit questions for the two candidates nominated for this important leadership role. You can read the candidates’ responses in the online voting center at www.aaaai.org/vote.
How do I cast my vote?
Online: The online ballot is the quickest and most confidential way to cast your vote. Visit www.aaaai.org/vote.
Paper Ballot: For those who prefer to vote by mail or fax, a paper ballot and instructions for returning it to the AAAAI executive office are included in your quarterly issue of Impact.