Exercise Your Leadership Skills
Volunteering to serve on a committee is an excellent way to shape the direction and programs of the Society, build your professional network, expand your knowledge, and exercise leadership skills. ASPHO strongly encourages members to get involved in committees to help advance the Society's objectives and the field of pediatric hematology/oncology.
Committee members are appointed for staggered 3-year terms, and new committee members are appointed annually. Committees conduct business by e-mail and conference calls throughout the year.
It is ASPHO's goal to maintain diverse geographic, demographic, and specialty representation, while attracting the most qualified individuals to serve on committees. ASPHO focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining volunteers who reflect the diversity of its membership to play key roles in leading the Society.
Because available positions are limited, applicants are not guaranteed placement on a committee. All applicants must be members in good standing with ASHPO. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee position, watch for our Call for Volunteers, which typically occurs during the winter, to complete the appropriate application form.
Find more information about each committee's activities and opportunities for involvement below:
The Advocacy Committee collaborates with various external organizations to work to establish and implement an advocacy agenda that will advance pediatric hematology/oncology and the well-being of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders.
Conference Planning Committee
The Conference Planning Committee develops the annual meeting content and related activities, including selecting symposia programming and faculty, reviewing and selecting workshops and abstracts for presentation, and developing joint programming with related organizations.
The Education Committee provides strategic oversight for the administration and instructional design of all ASPHO educational initiatives, including the ongoing assessment of knowledge gaps and clinically relevant discoveries.
The Communications Committee works to enhance communication with ASPHO members and customers, as well as promote both the interests of the Society and the science and practice of pediatric hematology/oncology.
Diversity Advisory Group
The Diversity Advisory Group advises the Board of Trustees on the needs and opportunities for promoting diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency within the society as guided by ASPHO’s Diversity Statement.
Early Career Council
The Early Career Council engages early career members to serve in an advisory capacity to the board and committees from the perspective of our early career membership.
The Membership Committee provides oversight for established and developing special interest groups and provides counsel regarding membership strategies.
The Practice Committee gathers and disseminates information regarding practice challenges and trends, including compensation, productivity, workforce issues, and quality improvement.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee supports career development of pediatric hematology/oncology care providers through workshops, networking programs, publications and other resources which meet ASPHO member needs.
Review Course Committee
The Review Course Committee is responsible for the course content with attention to the ABP subspecialty topic content, feedback from participants, and changing requirements of maintenance of certification.
The Training Committee provides leadership to ASPHO in all aspects of graduate and postgraduate medical education in pediatric hematology/oncology, including informing and preparing trainees for various available career pathways, and represents fellowship program directors on national organizations.