A “Study Group” meeting with current and past chairmen, as well as outside legal counsel from ARI and GAMA, was held during the AHR Expo in Dallas. The discussion included whether a combined organization would:
Subcommittees were recommended to examine potential benefits or pitfalls in three specific areas: government affairs, certification, and staff and administration. Progress reports will be passed to the Study Group, who will then provide possible next steps to the executive committees of both associations. All members of ARI and GAMA are encouraged to express their views about the possible combination.