Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue, or have an idea you would like to suggest to ACP? 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 national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors' resolutions process provides the grassroots member a voice and opportunity to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. When drafting a resolution, consider how well it fits within ACP's Mission and Goals. In addition, be sure to use the College's Priority Themes as a guide when proposing a resolution topic.
Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? The ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Guide for ACP Members will familiarize you with the process. The guide covers all the basics, including using ACP's resources to research a topic, drafting a resolution, and navigating submission.
Members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. All resolutions submitted by members must be approved by the chapter council in order to be submitted to ACP national. The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the fall 2023 Board of Governors meeting is March 30, 2023.