ASRA Committees

Nominations are accepted each year in September. 

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ASRA Committee membership offers an opportunity to contribute to the administration, development, and implementation of ASRA programs and services, network with your fellow colleagues, and become a leader in the Society. Members are invited to submit nominations in September of each year for most committees, with terms beginning at the close of the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting the following spring. Self-nominations are permitted.

To serve on an ASRA Committee, you must be an active member of ASRA in good standing. Resident/trainee members are only eligible to serve on the Resident Section Committee (see below). With the exception of some board, ex officio, and ad hoc committees, you may only serve on one committee at a time. All committee members are appointed by the ASRA president.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee

Overview: The CME Committee provides oversight for the educational mission of the Society relating to accreditation guidelines, conflict of interest issues, and member needs. This includes the review and approval of all CME activity elements (program, faculty, schedule, etc.), the monitoring of program sessions to provide feedback, and recommendations for the development of new content. Only mid to senior level physicians will be considered.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled.

Scientific / Educational Planning Committees

Overview: Each committee is responsible for planning the scientific content of its annual meeting, appointing faculty, reviewing medically challenging case submissions, and collaborating with the Project Manager to ensure smooth operations of the meeting. Note: these committees are not responsible for the financial aspects of their meeting. In September 2016, ASRA will be accepting nominations for each of the 2018 planning committees.

Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting Committee
Time commitment:
Committee members serve a one-year term and are expected to fully participate in planning meetings and conference calls as scheduled.

Annual Pain Medicine Meeting Committee
Time commitment:
Committee members serve a one-year term and are expected to fully participate in planning meetings and conference calls as scheduled.

Ultrasound Cadaver Course Committee
Time commitment:
Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in planning meetings and conference calls as scheduled.

Guidelines and Regulatory Advocacy Committee

Overview: The Guidelines and Regulatory Advocacy Committee addresses issues related to regulatory advocacy, guidelines, practice advisories, or standards, reviews regulatory advocacy letters or testimony and clinical or practice guidelines from other professional societies, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled. Each committee member must commit to devoting the time necessary to review the various documents noted above and provide timely feedback.

Industry Relations Committee

Overview: The Industry Relations Committee acts as a liaison between industry and the Board of Directors in the process of obtaining financial support through exhibitions, non-CME promotional sessions, in-kind support, grants, and philanthropic donations.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled.

 

Membership Committee

Overview: The Membership Committee collaborates in developing and refining the vision and strategies for membership growth through retaining existing members, attracting new members, soliciting feedback from members and non-members, and suggesting ideas for new or enhanced member benefits.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled.


Newsletter Committee

Overview: The Newsletter Committee is charged with producing the content and ensuring the timely publication of the quarterly ASRA News.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled.

Research Committee

Overview: The Research Committee, having equal representation of regional anesthesia and pain medicine, is involved with:

  • Reviewing applications for the Koller and Chronic Pain Research grants, recommending to the Board of Directors which applications shall be funded and at what dollar amounts, and reporting on the progress of funded projects to the Board of Directors.
  • Reviewing and evaluating the scientific abstracts submitted to the spring and fall annual meetings.
  • The solicitation of donations to the research funds.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled.

Resident Section Committee

Overview: The Resident Section Committee coordinates the activity for trainees (Residents and Fellows), including developing the content of the Resident/Fellow Program at both annual meetings. The call for nominations is sent out in December of each year.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a one-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled.


Website and Social Media Subcommittee

Overview: The Website and Social Media Subcommittee is responsible for coordinating the electronic presence of ASRA.

Time commitment: Committee members serve a two-year term and are expected to fully participate in meetings and conference calls as scheduled.