Policy Forum

The Policy Forum is the process by which IMS establishes and amends official policy. Policy Forums are held twice annually, in Spring and Fall. The 19 elected members of the IMS Board of Directors comprise the membership of the Policy Forum. Policy Forums are preceded by Testimony Forums, virtually enabled forums within which IMS members have the opportunity to offer testimony in support of, or in opposition to, the Policy Request Statements (PRSs) that are under consideration by upcoming Policy Forums. IMS members are encouraged to participate in the policy setting process by:

  1. Submitting PRSs to establish new policy, amend exiting policy,or directing IMS to take action on an issue.
  2. Participating in Testimony Forums by offering virtual testimony in support of, or in opposition to, PRSs under consideration.
  3. Attending Policy Forums and testifying in person.

Schedule for Next Forum

Call for Action

August 3 - August 16

  • PRSs must be received by August 16 to be considered during PF 17-2.
  • PRSs received after August 16 will be considered during PF 18-1.

Testimony Forum

August 17 - August 30


Policy Forum 17-2

September 21

  • PF 17-2 is scheduled to be held September 21, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the Medical Education Research Facility at University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City.

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Related Documents

Policy Compendium
(Adobe PDF File)
Policy Forum Policy & Procedures
(Microsoft Word Document)