The Interim Meeting of the ASA Board of Directors was held on March 3, 2013 at the InterContinental O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. Sixty-three members were present.

The Treasurer, James D. Grant, M.D., gave an update on the potential impact of review committee recommendations to the 2013 budget. In addition to the budget expenses present in reports, Dr. Grant described a new budget expense of $5,000 to endorse the campaign of Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D. for a position on the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees in 2014.

The Board received and approved nominations, appointments and reappointments for liaisons to external organizations. Along with approving to endorse Dr. Ehrenfeld’s campaign, the Board approved endorsement of William A. McDade, M.D., Ph.D. for re-election to the AMA’s Council on Medical Education, with a $10,000 budget for his June 2013 campaign.

The Board approved several amendments and additions to the Administrative Procedures...

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