Volunteer for ASNR Committee Service

Would you like to get more involved in the ASNR?...

Are you looking to connect with and help other members? Do you have valuable skills and perspectives that could benefit the ASNR? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, consider volunteering to serve on one of the following 2018-2019 committees. In exchange for your time and support, you will develop leadership skills and enhance your network, benefitting you both professionally and personally.

Terms of service will begin at the close of the ASNR June 2018 Annual Business Meeting held during the ASNR 56th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


How to Apply

Select up to five committees from the choices below (Note: Most members will be appointed to no more than one or two committees). After selecting a committee, enter your relevant skills/experience in the box that appears for that committee. After selecting all the committees for which you’d like to apply, click "Apply Now" and you will have the opportunity to rank order your choices.

Members will be notified of their committee appointments in February 2018. Appointments are typically for a term of three years.

Audit Committee

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Reviews and approves the auditor’s communication letter and audited report. The Audit Committee Chair approves the annual election, via email or phone call.

Time commitment

One conference call toward the end of September.

Awards Committee

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Develops strategies for increasing the number of nominations for the annual ASNR Honorary Member, ASNR Gold Medal, and FASNR Outstanding Contributions in Research Awards. As needed, committee members review and update/change Award criteria. The Committee Chair presents recommendation for Award recipients to Executive Committee during Executive Committee Meeting during RSNA Annual Meeting. Committee Chair and/or Staff Liaison contacts recipients regarding award presentations at ASNR Annual Meeting.

Time commitment

One conference call in the fall.

Computer, Science and Informatics Committee

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Plans CSI-portion of ASNR Annual Meeting. Members provide program content and speaker recommendations to the Program Chair about eleven months prior to the ASNR Annual Meeting and all programming is to be completed about seven months prior. Members must run all speaker recommendation by the Program Chair and ASNR staff liaison to determine the budget impact of the speaker recommendations. Evaluations from ASNR will be reviewed in advance of any session content or speaker recommendations can be approved.

Time commitment

Monthly conference calls from July-November and at least one face-to-face meeting at either RSNA Annual Meeting or ASNR Annual Meeting.

Economics Committee

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Maintains list of references and points of contact regarding coding and provides necessary information and education in coding, valuation, reimbursement and coverage to members. Committee members maintain an active role in responding to the RUC’s Relativity Assessment Workgroup and work with ACR to develop strategies for optimal resolution to issues brought up by the process. Committee members work with ACR and other radiology societies to evaluate neuroradiology, including the need for any CPT revision.

Time commitment

Three face-to-face meetings; at ASNR Annual Meeting, at RSNA Annual Meeting and at Neuroradiology caucus at ACR Annual Meeting. There may also be conference calls throughout the year.

Education Committee

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Helps to logistically place the dedicated Focus Sessions at ASNR Annual Meeting. Committee chairs select a group of key members to assist with final review of SAM Questions/References and abstract relation. Committee members work toward streamlining efforts for new vendor relationships. Committee Chair leads volunteers to review demo sites and online functionality of the ASNR Annual Meeting CME/evaluation process.

Time commitment

Two face-to-face meetings; one at RSNA Annual Meeting and one at ASNR Annual Meeting. Conference call at least two weeks prior to each face-to-face committee meeting. Committee chairs will have conference calls on a quarterly basis with ASNR staff.

Education Exhibits Committee

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Enforces early deadline for submitting electronic education exhibits and technology upgrading with the final presentations into the system and final displays. Members work with Freeman to make the final reviewer grading easier prior to ASNR Annual Meeting and on-site. Committee members also work on redesign of the Educational Exhibits area.

Time commitment

One conference call prior to abstract review and emails communication (for guidelines/Reviewing of abstracts/reviewing of final presentation). One face-to-face meeting at the ASNR Annual Meeting and an occasional conference call just prior to the ASNR Annual Meeting.

Evidence Based Medicine Committee

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Encourages and promotes the application of sound clinical research methods in neuroradiology by offering educational sessions and hands-on assistance to prospective investigators. Committee members inform members on the rationale and methodology of performing clinical outcomes research in the field of neuroradiology and provide a source for coordination of multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary clinical outcomes research projects. Committee acts as an interface among ASNR Executive Committee, ARR Neuroradiology Commission, and ACRIN, encouraging neuroradiology-related projects.

Time commitment

Two face-to-face meetings per year; one at ASNR Annual Meeting and one at RSNA Annual Meeting, plus several conference calls throughout the year.

Fellowship Directors Committee

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Communicates education, curriculum and grant opportunities to neuroradiology fellowship directors. Committee helps to develop recommendations for the ACCMR ten-year review requirement. Committee members are required to be Fellowship Program Directors.

Time commitment

Quarterly email updates by Committee Chair with upcoming grant opportunities, curriculum updates, lecture additions and meeting updates, plus conference calls as needed. One face-to-face meeting at ASNR Annual Meeting.

Financial Management Committee

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Works toward having ASNR Budget approved by the start of the ASNR fiscal year (July 1st) and obtains better strategic decision-making data by breaking out larger ASNR projects and services to better understand their specific expenses and revenues. Reviews ASNR Operating Budget and make recommendations for reducing and expanding resources to better align with ASNR strategic goals

Time commitment

Three conference calls-1) In June to recommend Budget to the ASNR Board of Directors, 2) In February to review current status and financials, and 3) In May to recommend the following year’s Budget to ASNR Board of Directors. One face-to-face meeting at ASNR Annual Meeting.

International Collaborations Committee

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Identifies and evaluates potential collaborations during neuroradiology and related topic meetings held outside of North America by scientific societies. Volunteers are asked to sustain, balance, expand, and seek means of supporting ASNR International Outreach Professor Program and the International Imaging Series. Committee members approve collaborations between related societies and ASNR and establish agreements related to costs of the programs and determine need for reciprocal advertisement of meetings, and to contact person(s) in charge of such activity in the related society to ensure that this is adequately done.

Time commitment

Two face-to-face meeting per year; one at ASNR Annual Meeting and one at RSNA Annual Meeting, plus at least three conferenced calls.

Membership Committee

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Develops membership recruitment strategies, offer suggestions on using social media to develop membership and develops strategies for increasing engagement of Research Scientists.

Time commitment

Quarterly conference calls, email communications and one face-to-face meeting; either at RSNA Annual Meeting or ASNR Annual Meeting.

Nominating Committee

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Develop strategies for increasing member nominations for open officer positions creating a slate of 3 candidates for each position to present to Executive Committee for approval.

Time commitment

At least one conference call in the fall.

Program Committee

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Develops program schedules (FASNR Symposium and ASNR Annual Meeting) to be available with topics by mid-November.

Time commitment

Three-four conference calls prior to ASNR Annual Meeting, monthly conference calls between June and mid-November for committee members leading efforts on programming. One face-to-face meeting at RSNA Annual Meeting plus ongoing email communications as needed.

Publication Committee

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Reviews American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) Budget and provides feedback on funding areas to meet Journal staffing and resource needs. Provides recommendations for the future direction of Neurographics, including the potential to expand the publication size and/or frequency, as well as the feasibility of future conversion of Neurographics to a subscription-based publication. Committee members oversee and ensure the financial stability of AJNR.

Time commitment

Two face-to-face meetings; at RSNA Annual Meeting and ASNR Annual Meeting. Conference calls as needed.

Quality, Safety and Value Committee

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Reviews utilization and appropriateness review and monitoring methodologies, monitors various quality initiatives as well as reimbursement for quality initiatives (such as pay-for-performance) to assure proper reporting mechanisms for neuroradiology, monitors lists of diagnosis codes that are appropriate for billing and ultimately coverage of neuroradiology CPT codes. Committee is responsible for disseminating information and education of membership regarding committee developments and continues to participate in various workgroups and activities in regards to the Quality, Safety, and Value purposes.

Time commitment

Three face-to-face meetings; at ASNR Annual Meeting, at RSNA Annual Meeting and at the Neuroradiology caucus at ACR Annual Meeting. Conference calls as needed.

Research Committee

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Revises Foundation of the ASNR (FASNR) grant guidelines to enhance greater participation and makes recommendations to FASNR regarding the support of research, including specific projects, through FASNR funding of ASNR. Committee updates and maintains Research Committee website, seeking information regarding neuroradiology research and fosters collaboration and reviews current collaborations with other organizations/societies involved in Neuroimaging research.

Time commitment

Each committee member is responsible for conducting at least 3-6 reviews per year. Two face-to-face meetings; at ASNR Annual Meeting and at RSNA Annual Meeting. Conference calls as needed.

Standards and Guidelines Committee

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Develops and edits practice guidelines and technical standards and is responsible for coordinating activities with ACR Committee on Practice Parameters. Members review and revise guidelines produced by the following subspecialty societies- ASFNR, ASHNR, ASPNR, ASSR, and SNIS, through specialty society representation on the subcommittee.

Time commitment

Three face-to-face meetings; at ASNR Annual Meeting, at RSNA Annual Meeting and at Neuroradiology caucus at ACR Annual Meeting. Numerous conference calls will occur throughout the year depending on the project or subject at hand.

Technical Exhibits Committee

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Reviews and updates rules and regulations described in ASNR Annual Meeting Technical Exhibit Prospectus. Committee Chair reviews and approves potential exhibitors that provide non neuroradiology/radiology-related product(s)/service(s). Each committee member is to secure 1-2 companies to exhibit at ASNR Annual Meeting. Volunteers review and update evaluation that is provided to exhibitors at ASNR Annual Meeting. Committee shares experiences and strategies from other medical meetings to increase and encourage attendee flow throughout the ASNR Technical Exhibits Hall.

Time commitment

Bimonthly conference calls, committee member emails, two face-to-face meetings; one at RSNA Annual Meeting and one at ASNR Annual Meeting. Committee members review assigned pages in Technical Exhibits Prospectus and share feedback with Committee Chair and Staff Liaison. Committee members meet with assigned company(s) at ASNR Annual Meeting to have company representative fill out provided evaluation. ASNR Meetings Department collaborates with Committee members to contact companies on RSNA exhibitor database.

Website and Social Media Committee

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Develops ASNR website and social media strategy, oversee website editors to assure regular content updates are published on the website, provide input into prioritization of web development projects, with particular attention to projects supporting ASNR committee support/organization, specialty society features/functionality, and social media advancement, investigate new IT developments that could benefit ASNR.

Time commitment

Designated website section editors are required to contribute new content to their assigned areas a minimum of every two months. Social Media editors are required to contribute postings to ASNR social media channels at least once per week. Committee members will participate in two face-to-face meetings; at ASNR Annual Meeting and at RSNA Annual Meeting, plus two-four conference calls.

Website and Online CME Committee

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Reviews other online CME communities as well as appraise ASNRs to come up with a unique way to present ASNR CME material. The appraisal process includes how to index it, how to present it, and how to organize it to make it maximally transparent and accessible. Reviews current content and make suggestions as to what to keep, and during what time period it should be available, how to update it, and importantly, what is needed. Reviews expired content to re-authorize for CME. Reviews current materials to assure eligibility for SAM/SA-CME designation. Maximize content availability by preparing CME questions and/or objections for presentations that are missing those elements

Time commitment

Each committee member will serve on at least one of three subcommittees (each dedicated to one of the above goals) and will assist with those work products within deadlines provided. The Committee will meet twice per year, either in person or via conference calls, and will also conduct its work via email.

Young Professionals Committee

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The Young Professional Committee shall be responsible for identifying the interests of young professional in the Society, improving communications between the Society’s leadership and young professionals, planning education on advanced imaging for current fellows and recently graduated fellows, improving dissemination of information to young professionals in the Society, facilitating social networking opportunities for young professionals, and providing support for residents and medical students interested in Neuroradiology. Annual goals include planning educational sessions at ASNR Annual Meeting, review and create society resources to serve and recruit ASNR young professionals. Committee members are fellows in neuroradiology fellowship programs who are current ASNR Members-in-Training, as well as former fellows who graduated in the prior 5 years and who are ASNR members in good standing.

Time commitment

Monthly conference calls, two face-to-face meetings; at RSNA Annual Meeting and at ASNR Annual Meeting.

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