Governors are expected to attend all BOG meetings. As per the bylaws, If a Governor has 2 unexcused absences, he/she will be immediately removed from the BOG.
The Board of Governors meets 3 times a year:
- January in conjunction with Leadership Forum
- March in conjunction with ACC's Annual Scientific Session
- September in conjunction with the College's Legislative Conference
Governors are expected to attend the three Leadership meetings below. Upcoming BOG Meeting Dates are:
2012 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, Washington, DC
Sept 9 (Sun) - 11 (Tues)
BOG Meeting will be held Sun, Sept 9
BOG Mtg/Leadership Forum, Heart House, Washington,D.C.
Last weekend in January, Friday and Saturday
ACC.13, San Francisco, CA
Scientific Sessions are March 9 - 11
BOG meeting will be held Friday, March 8
Leadership hotel is Marriott Marquis
ACC Leadership Forum:
Leadership Forum for BOG leadership is generally held the last weekend in January at Heart House in Washington, D.C.(the January 12, 2012 meeting in Las Vegas being held in conjunction with the CV Practice Summit being the exception). ACC National pays for travel expenses for Governors, Governors-elect and Chapter Executives to attend this meeting in accordance with ACC Travel Policy.
ACC Annual Scientific Session:
This meeting falls in March/April with rotating locations. The Chapter Executive Workshop is a day-long event held during the Scientific Session. A BOG meeting is also held during this educational conference and Chapter Executives are encouraged to attend this meeting as well. Members, Chapter Executives and/or Chapters are responsible for their travel expenses to this meeting.
ACC Legislative Conference:
The BOG meeting is held in conjunction with the Legislative Conference during September in Washington, D.C. ACC National pays for travel expenses for Governors, Governors-elect and Chapter Executives to attend this meeting in accordance with ACC Travel Policy. The BOG meeting precedes the Legislative Conference which includes training on legislative issues affecting healthcare before Congress and Congressional visits to respective Senators and Congressmen by state delegations.
BOG STEERING COMMITTEE
The BOG Steering Committee discuses issues and concerns as identified by the Governors and establishes a process within the College structure to address these issues and concerns. It addresses strategic planning for the BOG, and encourages and stimulates interaction between the BOG and Chapters, and the BOG and Board of Trustees. The Immediate Past Chair and the Chair-elect of the BOG all serve as ex-officio members on the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. The Steering Committee also oversees the annual Governors-Elect election as described in Article VI, Section 1 of the College bylaws.
The Steering Committee consists of the BOG Chair who serves as the Chair, the Immediate Past Chair of the BOG, the Chair-Elect of the BOG, and five other Governors appointed by the Chair. These member-governors serve a two-year term (at which time their term as an ACC Governor will have expired).
After ACC.13, the Steering Committee meets by Conference Call on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.