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ADA House plans 6th mega discussion

The ADA will hold the sixth interactive mega topic discussion session Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral III meeting room, at annual session.

This year's House of Delegates Mega Topic Session will examine what impact and role the ADA and the profession might have in an environment of changing life sciences and the new health care landscape.

"This year the mega discussion takes on more significance. It is the first step in the Association's revitalized Strategic Planning process. The information developed here will become a component of the information used to generate the Association's 2011-14 Strategic Plan. Keep that in mind as you deliberate—input from the House of Delegates in the strategic planning process is critically important," said Dr. Thomas Soliday, ADA speaker.

The format will be similar to last year's with a speaker and small table discussions. The results of the discussions at each table will be collected and compiled by the consultant facilitator and posted on the House of Delegates site on

Participants must be ticketed delegates or their alternates. The district trustees will distribute tickets to delegates during the pre-annual session caucuses. In the event a delegate is not able to participate, the ticket may be given to an alternate delegate. A limited number of spaces will be available for others to attend as observers; however, an actual discussion participant must be a delegate or alternate and have a ticket.

Delegates are asked to bring their "Backgrounder for the House of Delegates 2009 Mega Topic Discussion" document, which was mailed to the delegates and alternates in August, with them to the session.