ACSM Committees Standing Committees These are structures listed in the Constitution and have a responsibility for a continuous activity. Members serve three-year terms. If you are interested in becoming involved in an ACSM committee listed below, please complete the Committee Interest Form and email it to Chris Sawyer at email@example.com. The committees and their appropriate staff liaisons are listed below. If you need additional information on a committee or wish to contact a committee chair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ACSM’s Standing Committees: Communications & Public Information The CPI committee develops and monitors the College’s media program and public relations initiatives to serve the public and position the organization in the media as a leading expert on sports medicine and exercise science. Staff Liaisons: Dan Henkel, Lauren Johnson and Annie Spencer Constitution, Bylaws and Operating Codes Committee Ensures that the governing documents of the College are current, accurately reflect the wishes of the members, and are consistent; responds to requests regarding the College’s governing documents. It is a requirement to be a Fellow of ACSM to sit on this committee. Staff Liaison: Valerie Bragg Consumer Information The consumer information committee develops public information materials – such as brochures, Current Comment fact sheets and more – to serve the public and enhance the College’s reputation as a leading expert on sports medicine and exercise science. Staff Liaison: Lauren Johnson and Annie Spencer Credentials Committee Evaluates the Fellowship process and reviews Fellowship applications twice a year; makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees for advancement to Fellow status. It is a requirement to be a Fellow of ACSM to sit on this committee. Staff Liaison: Heather Drake Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee Assists members of the College individually and collectively to maintain the integrity of ACSM in its various relationships with colleagues, members of allied professions, and the public; investigates allegations of potential violations of the ACSM Code of Ethics; and addresses potential conflicts of interest by ACSM members. It is a requirement to be a Fellow of ACSM to sit on this committee. Staff Liaison: Tim Calvert Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee Reviews, designs, and innovates proposals for presentations at the Health & Fitness Summit meeting, which includes lectures, workshops, work-outs, and keynotes that aim to ‘bridge the gap between science and practice” in the fitness industry. There are proposals for review in ten tracks: Interactive Work-Shops, Nutrition, Select Populations, Sports Medicine, Personal Training, Fitness, Management, and Communications, Mind/Body, Healthy Behavior Change and Motivation, and Worksite Health Promotion. It is a requirement to have a working and practical knowledge of the fitness industry to sit on this committee. Staff Liaisons: Karen Pierce and Ashley Wiley Health and Science Policy Committee A. Develop and create for recommendation to the ACSM Board of Trustees a model for a grass-roots effort to affect legislation at the local, state and federal level that will facilitate participation in physical activity by individuals, both singly and in groups. B. Develop and create for recommendation to the ACSM Board of Trustees an advocacy issues tactical plan that addresses the entire spectrum of ACSM interests, including physical activity and health, disease prevention and health promotion in general, physical education, clinical sports medicine, sports policy, and related research and education issues. Health and Science Policy works through subcommittees that address issues at the global, national, and state/community levels, and a fourth subcommittee that develops policy briefs on a variety of issues Staff Liaisons: Dan Henkel, Michael Dell and Jim Whitehead Interest Group Forums Responsible for enforcing the policies outlined in the Interest Group Policies and Procedures, as it is the governing body of all Interest Groups; reviews all new Interest Group applications and Deskside Learning applications submitted. It is a requirement to be an ACSM Member who has served at least one term as an Interest Group Chair or Co-Chair. Staff Liaisons: Heather Drake and Lindsay Cooper International Relations Ensures that the College is properly represented in the international community, cultivates relationships with national and international organizations, and administers various international programs including, but not limited to, the International Awards Program and the International Team Physician Course. Staff Liaison: Heather Turner Medical Education Committee Responsible to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME); participates in content development and all CME activities of the College. Staff Liaison: Sue Hilt Membership Committee The Membership Committee promotes membership growth and retention as well as evaluates criteria for membership and the membership categories within ACSM. Staff Liaison: Chris Sawyer Office of Museum, History, and Archives This office, working closely with the ACSM Historian, manages the corporate archives, library, historic papers and educational/learning displays for the College. Staff Liaison: Katie Feltman Professional Education Committee Reviews all programs making application to the American College of Sports Medicine for endorsement and/or Continuing Education Credits (CECs). Staff Liaison: Karen Pierce Pronouncements Committee Manages the generation, review and publication of official ACSM position papers by ad hoc writing groups or recruited authors. Staff Liaison: Ken Wilson Publications Committee The committee serves as the management committee for all ACSM nonperiodical and periodical titles and their editorial policies, procedures, and practices; and it oversees contracts with external publishers. It is a requirement to be a Fellow of ACSM to sit on this committee. Staff Liaison: Katie Feltman Research Awards Committee Reviews all applications for the ACSM New Investigator, Visiting Scholar, and Tipton National Student Research Awards; selects recipients of these awards on a yearly basis. Staff Liaison: Karen Pierce Research Review Committee Reviews and recommends applications for research funding and scholarships. Staff Liaison: Jane Senior Science Integration and Leadership Committee The Science Integration and Leadership Committee serves as an advisory group to the College. There are four key subcommittees actively engaged: Roundtable/specialty conference interface; FASEB activities; NIH translational activities, and Program. The committee recently expanded to ~20 members, with the aim to expand influence and interaction both internally with members and externally with partners. The committee as a whole meets once a year in person and on teleconferences as needed. Subcommittees interact via email. It is a requirement to be a Fellow of ACSM to sit on this committee. Staff Liaison: Jane Senior Strategic Health Initiatives (SHI) These are special bodies devoted to developing comprehensive activities on a demographic or subspecialty area that is central to the mission of ACSM. These are created for three, six, or nine years, and their members serve three-year terms. A listing of SHIs and Chairs can be found on ACSM’s Strategic Health Initiatives: SHI-Aging The Strategic Health Initiative on Aging focuses its work on professional education issues, programming, partnership engagement, and identifying research-related opportunities for the College. The committee is actively engaged in building synergies with Exercise is Medicine, as well as outside partnerships with National Institute on Aging and other related active aging organizations. The committee meets once a year in person, and twice by teleconference. Staff Liaison: Jane Senor SHI-Behavioral Strategies The Committee encourages members in this specialty to submit sessions to the Health and Fitness Summit, propose symposia for Annual Meeting, and also encourages manuscripts for MSSE in the Behavioral Strategies area. Lastly, members are also asked to work on projects in Certification, advise on ACSM programs such as Exercise is Medicine and American Fitness Index and provide guidance when ACSM submits requests for federal funding. Staff Liaison: Jane G. Senior SHI – Women, Sport and Physical Activity Committee The SHI Women committee serves as experts and educates the College and the public on issues relating to women, sport and physical activity. Staff Liaison: Lauren Johnson and Annie Spencer SHI-Youth Sports & Health Staff Liaison: Lauren Johnson and Annie Spencer Ad Hoc Committees These are bodies whose mission and membership are normally for one year or less duration. Such committees can be reappointed, depending on the proven contributions of the group, unfinished business, or successful application for consideration as a Strategic Health Initiative or a Standing Committee. Due to their temporary nature, all ACSM Ad Hoc Committees are not listed here. Exhibits Advisory Council (ad hoc) The Exhibits Advisory Council exists to foster beneficial interactions between ACSM and meeting exhibitors, to provide input on activities and policies relative to the exhibit halls, and to monitor exhibits for appropriateness. Staff Liaison: Anne Krug Olympic and Paralympic Issues in Sports Medicine (ad hoc) This committee exists to foster relationships between ACSM and the International Paralympic Committee, International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee. Staff Liaison: Ashley Wiley Task Forces These temporary structures are intended to exist until a specific task is completed and under no circumstances for more than a year. Due to their temporary nature, the ACSM Task Forces are not listed here. For a listing, please contact the email@example.com.
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