Annual Convention Committee

Bryann Bromley, MD, Chair, AIUM/WFUMB 2015 Planning Committee
Christian Nolsøe, MD, Vice Chair, AIUM/WFUMB 2015 Planning Committee
Rochelle Andreotti, MD, ACC Liaison to AIUM/WFUMB 2015 Planning Committee and Co-Chair, Annual Convention Committee
Joan Mastrobattista, MD, Co-Chair, Annual Convention Committee

The Annual Convention Committee (ACC) establishes and, in association with the office staff, organizes and conducts effective scientific and educational meetings. The ACC also works with the Continuing Medical Education Committee to develop convention programs that meet the scientific, educational, and professional needs of the AIUM membership.

Bioeffects Committee

Gregory Czarnota, PhD, MD, Chair
Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, RDMS, Vice Chair

The Bioeffects Committee evaluates research reports on the biological effects of ultrasound and provides information to the AIUM membership on matters relating to the biological effects, especially when these relate to the safety of clinical ultrasound. In addition to the elected AIUM members, this committee includes resource members from federal agencies and external organizations.

Clinical Standards Committee

Joseph Wax, MD, Chair
John Pellerito, MD, Vice Chair

The Clinical Standards Committee promotes the writing and review of standards and guidelines for sonographic examinations. The committee produces and supports the development of technical bulletins, monographs, and other scientific and informational resources for the AIUM membership and other health care professionals.

The composition of the committee may include representation from other AIUM committees and/or organizations, as needed, for developing joint guidelines. Representation has traditionally been from (but not limited to) the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS).

Constitution Committee

Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD, Chair

The Constitution Committee bears responsibility for resolving internal contradictions in the AIUM Constitution and any apparent contradictions between policies expressed in the constitution and proposed practices.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee

Mark Lockhart, MD, MPH, Chair
Dean Nakomoto, MD, Vice Chair

The CME Committee develops the policies and procedures for the review and approval of AMA Category I continuing medical education credit. The committee is responsible for maintaining the procedures and records as required by the ACCME to ensure retention of this privilege and authority.

Communities of Practice Council

Community Leadership

Communities of Practice are composed of the leadership of AIUM's formally recognized communities. A community includes all AIUM members with an interest in a particular ultrasound application. AIUM members may affiliate with as many communities as they choose. The communities' responsibilities are to:
  1. Interface with the Annual Convention Committee to
    1. Determine the content and speakers for the special interest sessions;
    2. Select moderators for oral sessions;
    3. Select committees to review scientific abstracts;
    4. Encourage scientific abstract and poster submissions to the convention.
  2. Promote AIUM membership and participation by individuals interested in the area of ultrasound represented by the community. The community vice chairs serve on the Membership Committee.
  3. Facilitate discussion of issues of interest to practitioners in the field on and at the AIUM annual convention. When appropriate, make AIUM aware of the concerns of these practitioners.
  4. Where appropriate, provide a forum for reviewing and commenting on proposals for official AIUM statements and practice guidelines.
  5. Provide support to the Web Education Committee.

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding Committee

Harvey L. Nisenbaum, MD, Chair

The CPT Coding Committee assesses and evaluates the relevance of new and revised ultrasound CPT codes to ensure that codes accurately and uniformly describe the medical, surgical, and diagnostic services in all aspects related to ultrasound. The committee is responsible for communicating recommendations regarding the codes to the CPT appointing authority.

Editorial Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

Levon Nazarian, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Flemming Forsberg, PhD, Deputy Editor
Wesley Lee, MD, Deputy Editor
Mark Lockhart, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor

The Editorial Board bears the responsibility for preparing, in a timely manner, the editorial content of the official journal for the AIUM, the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. The Board encourages member participation and readership by producing a publication of the highest possible scientific quality.

Endowment for Education and Research Committee

Chandra Sehgal, PhD, Chair
Romolo Gaspari, MD, PhD, Vice Chair

The Endowment for Education and Research (EER) Committee has been designed to oversee the execution of all elements of the Endowment for Education and Research Fund. This fund has been designed to promulgate the impact and importance of ultrasound in medical diagnosis and patient management by promoting education and establishing research opportunities in ultrasound. This fund grants money for research in 1) Education, 2) Clinical Ultrasound Research, and 3) Basic Science Ultrasound Research. The committee members support the EER fund, recommend research grant recipients, participate in the grant review process, and evaluate other projects for funding consideration.

Finance Committee

Brian Coley, MD, Chair

The purpose of the AIUM Finance Committee is to review details of the annual budget, financial statements, and investments and submit recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Governors for approval.

Membership Committee

David Bahner, MD, RDMS, Chair
John Pellerito, MD, Vice Chair

The goal of the Membership Committee is to increase membership in the AIUM through implementation of recruitment and retention activities. Its duties include oversight of the Fellow and Senior member elevation process, providing input for membership recruitment and retention, and making membership-related recommendations to the Board of Governors.

Sound Judgment Committee

Alfred Abuhamad, MD, Chair

The Sound Judgment series of articles in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine highlight the clinical value of ultrasound. The papers are not intended to break new ground, but rather to illustrate a clinical application in a concise format in order to serve as an educational tool for medical and sonography students and to help integrate ultrasound into clinical practice. This committee suggests topics and authors, reviews first drafts of manuscripts, and suggests reviewers for the submissions.

Technical Standards Committee

Keith Wear, PhD, Chair
Brian Garra, MD, Vice Chair

The Technical Standards Committee was formed during the late 1960s for the purpose of developing, where appropriate, standardized approaches to instrument performance measurements and other aspects of medical ultrasound, including presentation and labeling, phantoms, and nomenclature. The committee provides reviews of documents, manuals, and standards produced by other organizations, government bodies, and individuals, especially as these documents relate to the physics, engineering, performance testing, and clinical use of ultrasound equipment. It also maintains liaisons with other organizations developing standards for ultrasound equipment.

Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council

Bryann Bromley, MD, Chair
David Jones, MD, Vice Chair

The mission of the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council is to encourage the practice of high quality diagnostic ultrasound. It seeks to maintain a leadership role in addressing concerns for quality ultrasound practice, establish standards for accreditation based on the professional criteria of ultrasound practitioners, recognize ultrasound practices that meet or exceed established minimum criteria, and promote and support continued improvement in diagnostic ultrasound.

Web Education Committee

Reem Abu-Rustum, MD, Chair
J. Christian Fox, MD, RDMS, Vice Chair

The Web Education Committee serves to promote excellence in ultrasound medical education through the development of web-centric educational materials for the varied uses of medical ultrasound in all disciplines. The committee includes representatives from the various specialties utilizing ultrasound and meets primarily via conference call to develop educational content for online dissemination.

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