Committee Descriptions

Want to get involved but not sure what committee or task force is the right fit for you? Review these descriptions for an overview:

 

Career Development and Leadership Committee
Mission: Advance the careers of AAES Members and foster the next generation of leaders through education and advocacy.
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocate for Members to serve in critical roles in partner societies.
  • Provide education on promotion, career advancement, and leadership skills.
  • Develop career building opportunities for Members.

CESQIP Committee
Maintains and oversees the aggregate data of the CESQIP registry which includes the vetting of data proposals. As the registry data set matures, the Committee will actively participate in Best Practice development to advance quality in endocrine surgery.

Clinical Practice Committee
Mission: Enhance the quality and breadth of AAES offerings dedicated to clinical practice with a particular focus on the needs of practitioners with solely clinically-based practices.
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase the breadth of AAES offerings focused on clinical practice.
  • Determine the content of the annual Practice of Endocrine Surgery session at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Mission: Work for the advancement of all members and forge a more equitable and compassionate healthcare system for all regardless of color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, or disability. 
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Create opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities to pursue a career in Endocrine Surgery.
  • Promote members from underrepresented communities to positions of influence and leadership both inside and outside the AAES.
  • Nurture an environment of respect and inclusion for all.
  • Provide a safe forum to address concerns related to diversity.
  • Infuse the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all of the activities of the AAES.
  • Ensure that the policies of the AAES fully support the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion regardless of one’s race, religion, culture, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • Develop a mechanism to foster and fund research into health disparities in Endocrine Surgery.

Education Committee
Mission: Continually enhance the quality and breadth of educational offerings to Members, patients, and professional partners.
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the Patient Education website.
  • Provide education expertise to relevant AAES education issues (ex. fellowship curriculum, etc).
  • Provide Members with resources to enhance their educational skillset

Endocrine Surgery Identity Committee
Mission: Position AAES as the thought leader in endocrine surgical disease among the public, professional partners, affiliated societies, insurers, and healthcare organizations.
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase cross-society Membership and collaboration with affiliated medical societies
  • Position the AAES as the thought leader in endocrine surgical disease in organizations responsible for the infrastructure of healthcare
  • Increase recognition of the value that endocrine surgeons bring to departments and hospitals

Ethics Committee
Mission: Address ethical matters for the AAES through thoughtful inquiry, assessment, and education
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Address ethical matters at the request of Council
  • Assess and adjudicate conflict of interest and disclosures by Members as needed
  • Assess and provide recommendations to Council concerning AAES Member disciplinary matters
  • Provide educational opportunities on ethical issues

Fellowship Accreditation Committee
Mission: Oversee the quality and integrity of AAES Fellowship programs through a rigorous approval and review process
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the methodology by which new and existing programs are continually assessed
  • Vet new programs and re-assess existing programs
  • Oversee remediation of programs as necessary
  • Adjudicate and make recommendations to Council for accreditation issues that may arise

Fellowship Committee
Mission: Oversee the Fellowship Match and advancement of the AAES Fellowship Programs
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the AAES Fellowship Match
  • Oversee the AAES Fellowship Curriculum, in conjunction with the Education Committee

Global Surgery Committee
Mission: Provide resources for AAES Members to engage in sustainable Global Surgery opportunities, partnership, and education
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain resources on global surgery opportunities and educational offerings

Guidelines and Emerging Therapeutics Committee
Mission: To optimize surgical management of endocrine tumors and conditions by a) supporting the development, maintenance and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines and statements and b) ascertaining the safety and impact of relevant emerging therapeutics and technology.
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Promote the best evidence-based treatments for endocrine surgical disease
  • Enhance patient and practitioner education on best practices and the role of new technologies/therapeutics
  • Explore and disseminate how novel techniques/devices alter health care outcomes and resource utilization

Information Technology Committee
Mission: Create, maintain, and innovate the digital offerings of the AAES
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain the AAES websites with the management company
  • Develop and execute the AAES social media strategy
  • Develop and provide appropriate digital resources and support for the other committees of the AAES

Membership Committee
Mission: Oversee and optimize the Membership application and selection process
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain the application requirements and process across all Membership categories
  • Vet new applications and make recommendations to Council

Patient Advocacy Committee
Mission: Position the AAES as the thought leader in endocrine surgical disease among patients and patient advocacy groups
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Partner with patients and patient advocacy groups to increase awareness of the expertise of AAES Members through educational offerings and collaborations
  • Determine the content of the annual Patient Panel Session at the Annual Meeting

Program Committee
Mission: Ensure the highest standards of the scientific program at the Annual Scientific Meeting
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Review, rank, and select the abstracts to be presented at the Annual Meeting
  • Oversee and award the Resident/Fellow Research Awards

Research Committee
Mission: Champion the advancement of research and science in endocrine surgery
Goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase the AAES infrastructure, funding opportunities, mentorship, and education for research
  • Oversee the Endocrine Surgery Reviews
  • Administer and award the Logerfo and ThyCA research grants

Task Force: Mission Birmingham
Help with the content implementation process for the new patient education website and future member learning modules.

Task Force: Video-based Education
The Video-based Education Task Force will function as the working group for the Education Committee’s new Video-based Education Project. The group will help vet and refine videos submitted by members for various initiatives including educational content for the member and patient education portals as well as micro-learning topics for web, social media, and educational initiatives with other societies like the ACS.