AOSSM’s volunteer committees form the lifeblood of AOSSM and provide guidance for Society programs and projects. Because different committees work so closely with each other to help accomplish the Society’s mission of sports medicine education, research, communications and fellowship, participating in a committee is an excellent way to see how AOSSM develops its meetings, courses, publications, and other resources. The Society also maintains a Council of Delegates which includes appointed members from each state who are willing to do additional outreach on the Society’s behalf.
Requirements and duties vary by committee, volunteers must be able to attend regular committee meetings, which are typically scheduled in conjunction with Specialty Day each spring and the AOSSM Annual Meeting each summer.
All membership categories, except Resident and International categories, are eligible to serve on AOSSM Committees. Committee members serve a four-year term, and Chairs serve for three years. Appointment of volunteers to the Society’s standing committees is made by the Committee on Committees, which meets in the spring of each year. Volunteer applications become available in the fall of each year.