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A list of our committees is presented below:
The AVLS Executive Committee is defined in the bylaws of the corporation and consists of the four officer members of the Board of Directors, those being; The President, the President-Elect; the Secretary; and the Treasurer. The duties of the Executive Committee are to handle the day-to-day decisions that come up from time to time on behalf of the full Board of Directors. They are authorized to act on behalf of the Board in their actions. Meetings of the Executive Committee are called by the President on an as needed basis. All actions of the Executive Committee are recorded in the official minutes of the corporation and are ratified by the full Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meetings.
Allied Health Specialty Section
The purpose of the Allied Health Section is to advance the art and science of allied health care within the field of vein care. The section shall seek to improve the understanding of diagnosis and treatment in that specialty by members.
Annual Congress Program Planning Committee
The purpose of the Annual Congress Program Planning Sub-Committee is to plan and execute the scientific content and programming of the Annual Congress based on demonstrated needs of the target audience(s). The Annual Congress program shall provide an intensive educational experience for all attendees by covering topics on basic venous and lymphatic care as well as more advanced topics for experienced practitioners. Foundational information (anatomy, physiology, etc.), recent advances, and controversies are presented with the ultimate goal of enhancing the clinical performance of attendees.
For any tax year in which this corporation has gross revenue of $2 million or more, this corporation shall appoint an Audit Committee responsible for the selection of an independent certified public accountant or public accounting firm to conduct an annual financial audit. The Audit Committee is also responsible for review of the annual financial audit for verification that the corporation’s financial affairs are in order.
Board of Directors
CME Oversight Committee
The purpose of the CME Oversight Committee is to function in an ad hoc capacity to help address and resolve issues identified by any of the three Peer Review Sub-Committees. The Committee also helps maintain the organization’s accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Communications Standing Committee
Education Development Committee
The purpose of the Education Development Committee is to review data obtained from ACP educational activities and relevant external sources in healthcare education to identify practice gaps and underlying educational needs. These data are used to determine the topics for future educational activity content that addresses recognized needs in order to close disparities in care, as well as the methods utilized to deliver the education. This oversight of the ACP’s educational program curriculum will insure ongoing improvement in the overall level of knowledge and skill of ACP members and improve understanding and awareness of venous and lymphatic medicine among physicians and other healthcare professionals in other specialties.
Education Standing Committee
The Education Standing Committee is responsible for the guidance and oversight of advisory committees that have the goal of providing comprehensive, innovative education for practitioners who treat or anticipate treating patients with venous and lymphatic disease. The Education Standing Committee is required to provide clear and concise directions to those advisory committees assigned to them regarding any initiatives or projects that are pursued by the Board of Directors or activities detailed within the Education goal within the AVLS’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.
Finance Advisory Committee
The Finance Committee is a Standing Board Committee responsible for monitoring the financial health of the organization and ensuring that its assets are protected, its resources are used properly, and the organization complies with all applicable laws and reporting requirements.
Health Care Policy Standing Committee
The Health Care Policy Committee is responsible for the oversight of issues relating to health policy, reimbursement, and insurance industry relations. The committee monitors activities undertaken through the AMA CPT and RUC committees and directs activities aimed towards relationships with policy makers, CMS, and the insurance industry.
HealthCare Advocacy Committee
The HealthCare Advocacy Committee is responsible for the guidance and oversight of advisory committees that carry out health care advocacy related activities on behalf of the organization.
The purpose of the International Affairs Committee is to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with phlebological societies and practitioners outside of the United States, promote ACP events and membership internationally, and increase the overall international presence of the organization.
Internet & Enduring Materials Peer Rev
The purpose of the Internet & Enduring Materials Peer Review Sub-Committee is to conduct peer review of educational content offered through the ACP’s Online Education Center, identify potential conflicts of interest, help resolve identified conflicts, and assist in activity credit certification or recertification.
Lymphatic and Integumentary Rehabilitation (LIR) Specialty Section
Medical, Resident & Fellow Education Committee
The purpose of the Medical Student, Resident, & Fellow Education Committee is to engage the next generation within the field and the organization.
Member Engagement Standing Committee
The Member Engagement Standing Committee is responsible for the oversight and direction of advisory committees that create and provide products and/or services that are directly beneficial to AVLS’ members and their interests. The Member Engagement Standing Committee is required to provide clear and concise directions to those advisory committees assigned to them regarding any initiatives or projects that are pursued by the Board of Directors or activities detailed within the Infrastructure goal within the AVLS’ 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.
Member Recruitment Committee
The purpose of the Member Recruitment Committee is to advise and support the AVLS staff with the development and implementation of programs and policies to recruit new members. The committee may develop complimentary programs in consultation with AVLS staff. In addition the committee will manage the AVLS Ambassador program.
Member Retention Committee
The purpose of the Member Retention Committee is to advise and support the AVLS staff with the development and implementation of programs and policies to retain existing members. The committee may develop complimentary programs in consultation with AVLS staff.
Patient Communications Committee
PRO Registry Operations/Oversight Committee
The purpose of the Publication Committee is to compose, curate, and publish information about the activities and accomplishments of the AVLS, scientific research, and news with relevance to AVLS members and vein-care.
Research Standing Committee
Research Writing Group - General Projects