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Committees

We truly appreciate our volunteers who are generously lending us their time, talents and expertise to propel the mission of APOS forward.  These leaders within APOS and the field of psychosocial oncology are making great impact.  Our committees give members the opportunity to serve at a greater level and contribute to the growth and future success of APOS!  Opportunities for involvement are as follows:

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, PhD

Purpose: Develop psycho-social oncology professional  development activities e.g., webinar series, APOS Pre-Conference Education Day, and core curriculum.

Learn More HERE from Dr. Wells-Di Gregorio

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Committee Director:  Justin Yopp, PhD

Purpose: Recruit and retain members and review membership applications and recommend members for Board approval.

Learn More HERE from Dr. Yopp

DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Beth Dixon, PsyD

Purpose: Identify and develop key relationships, programs and fundraising initiatives to build the financial security of APOS both short and long term.

Learn More HERE from Dr. Dixon

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Kelly Irwin, MD

Purpose: Raise the profile of APOS and psychosocial oncology in media, with public, with healthcare professionals. Oversee website, social media, member newsletter content.

Learn More HERE from Dr. Irwin

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Jennifer Knight, MD, MS, FACLP

Purpose: Oversee design of any research projects that may affect APOS members.

Learn More HERE from Dr. Knight

MENTORING COMMITTEE

Committee Director: Giselle Perez, PhD

Purpose: Increase participation of early career, ethnic minority and other under-represented/ marginalized groups in APOS meetings, mentoring, and other activities.

Learn More HERE from Dr. Perez

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

2021 Committee Invited Director: Yasmin Asvat, PhD

Purpose: Plan and implement annual conference.

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: Selected by President

Purpose: Score nominations and select awardees of the Holland Distinguished Leadership Award, Outstanding Clinical Care Award, New Investigator Award, Outstanding Education and Training Award, and Outstanding Public Service Award.