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Committees, Sections and Academies

ACPM encourages all members to become involved in the College by volunteering on an ACPM committee, section, or task force. Most committees are open to all ACPM members and appointments are typically made in conjunction with ACPM's annual conference, Preventive Medicine. If you are interested in serving on a committee please complete the volunteer interest form and you will be contacted by the appropriate staff liaison. Not all committees are currently looking for new volunteers.

Committees of the Board

The following committees are committees of the Board of Regents. The chair of each committee will be a regent. The final composition of the committees will be determined by the president and the committee chair with input from the Board.

Committees of the College

The following committees are committees of the College. They are staffed by college employees, have written charters aligned with the strategic plan of the College, and annual budgets for ongoing activities. The chair of each committee will be appointed by the president. The vice-chair and committee members will be appointed by the committee chair with input from the president and the Board for all committees of the College with the exception of the Ethics Committee.

Membership Sections

Membership sections are defined groups created to provide professional development opportunities for targeted groups of members. Each section has its own governing document. These documents are approved by the Board of Regents, and define leadership positions, election procedures, and membership qualifications. These documents are in the Policy Manual (undergoing revisions).


Charters may be granted by the Board of Regents upon receipt of a written application that satisfies Article X; Section 1 of the ACPM Bylaws and signed by the officers of the proposed academy. The following groups have been granted Academy status by the ACPM Board of Regents.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups are member groups with a specific focus. These are self-created, member-staffed, self-supporting, and have no fewer than five members. They are established by the President upon request of their members. If, at any time, 18 months elapse without the members of a group having held a formal meeting, the group in question is automatically dissolved. Special interest groups may provide annual reports to the Board, but are not required to do so. They keep minutes of their meetings and post them on the College’s website. The Policy Manual (undergoing revisions) contains the current list of groups, whose leaders and membership are determined by each group. The following are examples of special interest groups.

Task Forces

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