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Get involved in your professional community and contribute to the advancement of the field of organized medicine by sharing your time and talents.

Volunteering with AAMSE affords you the opportunity to connect and work with other members, gain new professional experience and obtain insight into being on the other side of the staff / volunteer line.

AAMSE strives to offer an array of opportunities for member involvement, covering a variety of interests, time commitment and areas of expertise.

Take the volunteer interest survey to indicate your areas of interest and expertise and you will be matched with the volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

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Volunteer Opportunities


Committees

Committees are established by the AAMSE Board of Directors and work on education programs, membership and other activities as needed. Committee terms are one year; members may serve multiple terms.

Annual Conference Program Committee*

If you wish to serve on this committee, apply soon as it fills up fast!

Mission

To develop and execute the AAMSE Annual Conference program in accordance with a budget approved by the Board of Directors.

Objectives

  • Offer quality, member-driven educational sessions
  • Call upon medical society professionals and others with knowledge and expertise in health care and association management to participate in educational programming as speakers/facilitators
  • Ensure the Annual Conference provides ample opportunities for networking, addresses the needs of a diverse AAMSE membership and helps members develop skills to achieve professional success
  • Support the core competencies of medical society management
  • Evaluate committee activities with regard to its objectives and the AAMSE strategic plan

Commitment Level

  • Attendance at AAMSE Annual Conference (required)
  • Attendance at in-person planning meeting in fall (attendance strongly encouraged)
  • Monthly committee teleconferences
  • Recruitment and management of speaker for at least one session at AAMSE Annual Conference

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Leadership Committee

Mission

To ensure that AAMSE is actively engaged in leadership development for its members.

Objectives

  • Ensure that the AAMSE Leadership Academy and AAMSE 360: Essentials of Medical Society Management remain premiere leadership development programs
  • Develop the Leadership Academy and AAMSE 360 curriculum and secure speakers to ensure that medical societies represented by AAMSE are actively engaged in quality leadership training for their members and staff
  • Contribute leadership-related materials to the AAMSE website, newsletter and other channels for member reference
  • Ensure the continuation of leadership-focused sessions in the Annual Conference program
  • Develop and expand the community of practice consisting of Leadership Academy and AAMSE 360 alumni
  • Evaluate committee activities with regard to its objectives and the AAMSE strategic plan

Commitment Level

  • Monthly committee teleconferences
  • Participation as facilitator/faculty for the Leadership Academy (optional)
  • Participation as facilitator/faculty for AAMSE 360 (optional)
  • Development of content/speaker management for Leadership Academy and AAMSE 360

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Membership Committee

Mission

To determine how existing membership categories can be strengthened or broadened to best position AAMSE for success while ensuring the highest quality experience and maximum value for members.

Objectives

  • Evaluate current and develop new membership retention, recruitment and experience improvement initiatives
  • Examine member benefits and determine how to maintain the best value proposition for AAMSE membership
  • Play an active, leadership role in the development and implementation of added member programs and services, as approved by the AAMSE Board of Directors
  • Proactively encourage membership renewal, including outreach to members via email and telephone during retention drive
  • Actively identify and recruit new members from all segments of organized medicine
  • Promote membership to medical society industry suppliers (Industry Partner/Affiliate members)
  • Act as a resource for AAMSE staff on membership recruitment and retention issues
  • Oversee member recognition programs (e.g., the Profiles of Excellence Awards)
  • Ensure all committee activities are in line with the committee’s objectives and the AAMSE strategic plan

Commitment Level

  • Regular attendance at scheduled committee teleconferences
  • Participation in telephone/email campaigns during retention/recruitment drives
  • Active contribution to discussions on all membership-related initiatives, including review of current and development of new programs/services/deliverables 
  • Participation in New Member Program at AAMSE Annual Conference (recommended but not required)

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Task Forces

Task forces are created for short-term projects generally lasting 3-6 months. Task forces have a specific goal and are disbanded once that goal is accomplished. Task forces are created throughout the year at the discretion of the AAMSE Board of Directors.

Trends Task Force

Mission

To identify important trends affecting organized medicine and contribute periodic updates to the AAMSE Trends Identification Report.

Objectives

  • Identify and analyze emerging trends and issues affecting physicians, medical societies and medical society professionals
  • Give input to the AAMSE Board of Directors on those issues that may affect AAMSE, its members, and their respective medical societies
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors as to how AAMSE might be able to assist its members in dealing with emerging trends and issues
  • Disseminate information and analysis about emerging trends and issues via appropriate communications vehicles, including the Trends Report and educational programming

Commitment Level

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Education Task Force

Mission

To identify and develop a database of speakers/content experts to be provided as a resource for the AAMSE membership.

Objectives

  • Identify key characteristics and attributes needed for the database, including the subjects for which to identify speakers/content experts
  • Identify speakers/content experts for the database
  • Create a sustainability plan to ensure the database is kept up-to-date and is readily available to AAMSE members seeking speakers/content experts

Commitment Level

  • Attendance at 1-3 teleconferences
  • Participation in beta testing of database
  • Participation in identifying speakers/content experts

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EDWeb Task Force

Mission

To develop topics and identify speakers for the AAMSE EDWeb series.

Objectives

  • Identify topics of importance to the medical society community that can be produced as educational webinars
  • Identify content experts to present EDWeb webinars on each of the topics selected (avg. 6/year)

Commitment Level

  • Attendance at 1-3 teleconferences
  • Email/telephone outreach to potential EDWeb presenters as needed

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Additional Opportunities

Team for Innovative Programs and Services (TIPS)

The Team for Innovative Programs and Services (TIPS) is a mechanism that stimulates new, creative ideas that enhance the value of membership; monitors recommendations and actions from each of AAMSE’s committees; identifies gaps in services that could be offered to the membership; and uses this analysis to create a new series of value-added services to AAMSE members. TIPS will:

  1. Review and analyze association activities to understand the current offering of programs and services to AAMSE members
  2. Have a license to discuss and develop innovative programs and services that fill in existing gaps, create linkages, and develop new initiatives that would appeal to all or specific segments of AAMSE members
  3. Develop specific recommendations that are realistic within the resources available to AAMSE

Commitment Level

  • TBD — details will be provided as the TIPS is developed

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Hotline Contributor

AAMSE is always looking for good content to include in its monthly e-newsletter, Hotline. Become a Hotline contributor by submitting an article or resource that can be included in a future edition of the newsletter.

Commitment Level

  • 3-4 hours per contribution

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Speaker

Share your experiences, knowledge and lessons learned by serving as a speaker at an in-person or virtual education program. No matter your area of expertise or target audience, chances are AAMSE has an event that would be a good fit for you to share your wisdom.

Commitment Level

  • 10-15 hours for preparation
  • 5-6 hours per engagement
  • Travel to event (if applicable)

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Take the volunteer interest survey to indicate your areas of interest and expertise and you will be matched with the volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

Volunteer  

If you have any questions about AAMSE's volunteer opportunities, 
please contact aamse@aamse.org.