SIR and SIR Foundation encourage members to apply to join one of the volunteer groups that fit your area of expertise or interest. Whether focused on clinical practice, education or advocacy, these groups offer you opportunities to influence the practice and study of medicine, network with colleagues in your field of expertise and participate in leadership activities of the society and SIR Foundation.
Committees and task forces
The SIR Board of Directors and the SIR Foundation Board of Directors have the authority to establish, appoint or terminate volunteer groups and give them duties and authority deemed necessary and appropriate. The boards of directors prescribe and monitor the roles and responsibilities of such groups to ensure alignment with the strategic plan. These volunteer groups include committees, subcommittees, workgroups, task forces, advisory boards and section governance are often referred to collectively as "committees."
Eligibility and appointment process
- Any Fellow or member of the society in good standing can apply to be appointed to an SIR or SIR Foundation committee.
- The call for volunteers opens annually on SIR Connect in August. Applicants must submit an online application by mid-September of each year.
How to apply
Terms and positions
Common committee structure:
- Vice chair
- Members (maximum of 20)
- Consultants (maximum of 5)
- Staff liaison
- Ex officio
Members may serve on a committee for a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms (up to six years). Upon completion of the second term, they cannot serve as voting members on the same committee until the passage of at least three years.