ASBrS Call for Committee Volunteers

The Society is seeking volunteers for the following committees. The term for each vacancy is a two-year term and a total of up to 3 terms may be served unless it states otherwise. The term will start immediately following the annual meeting. If you would like to apply for any of these opportunities, please complete an application (link below) and submit it with a copy of your curriculum vitae.

The application and curriculum vitae must be submitted as a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to Mara Lang, membership@breastsurgeons.org. The closing date to apply is December 13, 2019.

If you have any further questions, please contact Mara Lang.

Preference will be given to those not already sitting on a committee.
All volunteers must be members in good standing.



COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Number of vacancies: 1 (Active or Associate member)
Closing Date: December 13, 2019

The purpose of the Communications Committee is to promote and publicize the research, education, certification and advocacy initiatives of the American Society of Breast Surgeons to our membership, other medical professionals and the public.

If you would like more details regarding this committee, please reply to Sharon Grutman at sgrutman@breastsurgeons.org.



MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Number of vacancies: 1 (Active or Associate member)
Closing Date: December 13, 2019

Responsibilities of the Membership Committee include reviewing applications for membership in the organization, increasing awareness of the Society, surveying members as needed and recommending of changes to the bylaws as appropriate in regard to membership. This committee meets approximately 1-2 times per year by teleconference.

If you would like more details regarding this committee, please reply to Mara Lang at mlang@breastsurgeons.org.



SELECTED READINGS IN BREAST SURGERY COMMITTEE

Number of vacancies: 5 (Active or Associate member)
Closing Date: December 13, 2019

The Selected Readings in Breast Surgery program was created to provide a free-of-charge, easily accessible format for surgeons who treat patients with breast disease to receive education about instituting best practices for their patients in their offices and operating rooms. This program also fulfills the American Board of Surgery's Continuous Certification program.

Participants read an online journal article, and then complete an on-line posttest, which includes a "final thoughts" discussion, and a post-activity evaluation. Participants are allowed repeat attempts but must ultimately achieve a minimum score of 75% on the required posttest in order to claim credits.

Committee member responsibilities: Each committee member is responsible for choosing an appropriate article addressing an educational gap, generating posttest questions and discussions based on the articles that will measure the participant’s competence and medical knowledge. Articles are posted monthly. Each participant is generally responsible for one article submission annually. Committee members can be renewed based on committee contributions.

If you would like more details regarding this committee, please reply to Tekoah White at twhite@breastsurgeons.org.



YOUNG SURGEONS WORKING GROUP

Number of vacancies: 1 (Candidate in a Fellowship Program*)
Closing Date: December 13, 2019

The purpose of the Young Surgeons Working Group is to provide a forum for issues of surgeons who are early in practice/young in age, identify future leaders in the society and ensure representation of early career viewpoints in the larger ASBrS society. This committee meets approximately 2-3 times per year by teleconference and once in person at the ASBrS annual meeting.

*Candidate Position (Fellow)-The term for this position is a one year term. Once the one year term is completed the member will serve one two-year term.

If you would like more details regarding this committee, please reply to Mara Lang at mlang@breastsurgeons.org.


Call for Volunteers FAQ

Terms

  • Most committee members serve from April to April. The dates correspond with our annual meeting. Working group terms and special project group terms may vary.
  • Members serve for a term of two years and can serve up to three two-year terms. Chairs serve for a term of three years and can serve up to two three-year terms.
  • All members may sit on committees, but only Active Members may vote or hold office. Patient Advocate members may sit on committees by invitation only from the committee chair.

Duties/Time Commitment

  • Committee duties will vary by committee. Volunteers are requested to commit to a few teleconferences per year and/or in person meetings as determined by the committee (dependent on committee projects, etc.) and to actively participate as a committee member.

For questions regarding the Call for Volunteers

Telephone: 410-381-9500 or 877-992-5470 (M – F 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM ET)
Email: membership@breastsurgeons.org