Member participation in ACCP committees is vital to the growth and development of the organization and joining a committee is one of the easiest ways to get involved in the society. In June of even-numbered years, a Call for Volunteers goes out. Committee participation is a two-year commitment, from September to September, consistent with the change in ACCP Leadership. Committees work best with representation across the diverse ACCP membership, including Students, Trainees & Early-stage Professionals, and so all interested in service are encouraged to apply. ACCP Committees are seated for two-year terms and run from September – September of even-numbered years. New Members wishing to join a committee should contact [email protected].
Participation in committees is limited to ACCP Members in good standing, and Members are selected for participation in only one committee per two-year cycle. Members may be invited to join committees outside the regular cycle to fill vacancies or provide additional resources as needed. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Once selected for a committee, Members are expected to actively participate in the responsibilities of the committee, both inside and outside of committee meetings, to support the activities and goals of the society. Participation is documented and committee members who do not actively participate may be asked to leave the committee and return at a time when they can again actively participate.
ByLaws Committee – Oversees modifications to the governing documents of the society to ensure contemporary, relevant governance, policies and procedures. The committee is convened virtually as required when changes are being considered. ByLaws Committee Charter
Credentials Committee – Restricted to Fellows, the committee reviews all membership applications and makes recommendations on applicants to the Board of Regents. The committee meets virtually as needed to support the application review process that occurs three times per year, in advance of the Board of Regents meetings. Credentials Committee Charter
Early-stage Professionals (ESP) Committee – Comprised of Early-stage Professional colleagues 1 - 10 years into their first full-time position, this committee focuses on key elements scientific excellence and soft skills required to achieve professional success. An additional element of the committee is Mentoring and collaboration with Students & Trainees who are seeking guidance as they prepare to transition to full-time careers The committee meets virtually each month to develop and support its programs. Early-stage Professionals Committee Charter
Education Committee – Responsible for the overall education program for the society including general oversight, planning and supporting efforts to address the learning needs of the membership, reviewing and adjusting programming based upon learner and program evaluations, ensuring ACPE and ACCME accreditation requirements are met and making recommendations to the Board of Regents. The committee meets in person at the Annual Meeting and virtually as needed throughout the year. Committee members are selected to represent the breadth of affiliations and degrees in the membership. Individual duties may include: voting by email several times per year, completing CE documentation for webinars and Journal CE, participating as Moderators in webinars and reviewing Annual Meeting Abstracts. The CE Compliance Subcommittee is an active subcommittee that serves to develop and perform peer reviews of the compliance materials for each educational course. Active engagement and prompt turnaround is needed from all committee members. Education Committee Charter
Finance Committee – Restricted to Fellows, the committee oversees ACCP’s finances and investments and proposes financial policies for consideration by the Board. The committee meets virtually five - six times per year and in person at the Annual Meeting. Finance Committee Charter
Honors & Awards Committee – Works with Staff to develop a slate of candidates for the ACCP Recognition Awards presented at the Annual Meeting. The committee meets in person at the Annual Meeting and frequently virtually between November and January to review nominations and determine the recommended award recipients for approval by the Board. Honors & Awards Committee Charter
Inclusivity, Diversity & Equity Committee – The main purpose of the Inclusivity, Diversity & Equity Committee is to move beyond the typically adhered to balance in degrees and affiliations to develop and implement guidances to ensure that ACCP is mindful of a social balance in its activities and programming that provides an atmosphere of opportunity for all persons in the society. These guidances may be as per the Strategic Plan or as devised by the Committee separate from the Strategic Plan. If implemented correctly, ACCP will effectively meets the needs of its Member, engage them in society activities and also attract new Members to whom the opportunities appeal. Inclusivity, Diversity & Equity Committee Charter
Membership Committee – The committee meets virtually each month and in person at the Annual Meeting. The charge of the committee is to deal with member-related issues presented to it by the Board, Staff or ACCP membership and to make recommendations based on the above-noted issues. Membership Committee Charter
Nominating Committee – Restricted to Fellows, the committee develops slates of candidates for the elections of Regents and Officers. The committee meets virtually on an as required basis to meet ACCP’s election needs. Please note, this committee is selected by the President Elect. Nominating Committee Charter