2011 Call for Committee Appointments

The call for 2012 appointments will be announced summer 2012

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2011 Call for Committee Appointments



The Obesity Society has several committees to assist the Council in planning and administering the programs and activities of the Society.  Filling committee vacancies is a very important function for our Society.  Committees (standing and ad hoc) have responsibility for studying issues, making recommendations, carrying out liaison activities, and implementing specific short-term projects approved by the Council.


The Council urges interested members to volunteer and appreciates your assistance in this effort to increase the effectiveness and productivity of the Society's committees.

In our continued efforts to foster the next generation of leaders of The Obesity Society, we are pleased to announce that student/resident/post-doc members are invited to submit an application for appointment to a committee with the exception of the Awards, Nominating, and Scientific Review Committees.  One student/resident/post-doc will be appointed to each committee.   The Committee Volunteer Permission Form from the student/resident/post-doc's institution must accompany the application granting permission to serve.
Please note that, at a minimum, committees meet each year during the Annual Scientific Meeting and committee members attend this meeting at their own expense.  Acceptance of appointment implies a commitment to attend these meetings.  Committee terms are 2-3 years.

The following committees are in need of volunteers:


ADVOCACY: Responsible for tracking legislative and regulatory activities that relate to the obesity field and determining the best approach for addressing the issues, with guidance and approval from Council

(4 open positions) 

AUDIT: Responsible for planning and carrying out the annual audit in conjunction with the Society's auditors (2 open positions) 
CLINICAL: Advises the Society on matters that relate to the clinical care and/or treatment of obese patients (5 open positions) 
DEVELOPMENT: Responsible for identifying potential philanthropic, governmental or corporate sources of funding and supporting activities to generate revenue to support Society activities (8 open positions)  
DIVERSITY: Responsible for developing and implementing policy to ensure representation of individuals of diverse backgrounds at all levels of the Society, including at the annual meeting (4 open positions) 
EARLY-CAREER: Responsible for representing the interests of the student/post-doctoral and early-career faculty members of the Society (3 open positions) 
EDUCATION: Responsible for planning and coordinating the continuing education courses, including CORE and other pre-conference sessions and education activities (other than the Annual Meeting) (6 open positions) 
ETHICS: Responsible for acting as an advisory committee to Council of the Society on policies concerning ethics, conflicts and misconduct (2 open positions) 
FINANCE: Responsible for oversight of the financial records of the Society as provided to the Treasurer by staff (2 open positions) 


MEMBERSHIP: Responsible for recruiting new members, supporting retention programs, and reviewing the credentials of all individuals applying for membership as a Fellow in the Society (4 open positions)   


PUBLICATIONS BOARD:  Oversees the official publications of the Society and makes recommendations to the editor-in-chief, publisher and Council for the improvement and expansion of the official publications of the Society (3 open positions)


PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Responsible for informing members and non-members about national issues of concern in obesity research and treatment (3 open positions) 


SCIENTIFIC REVIEW: Responsible for reviewing and scoring the scientific content of grant applications related to the study of obesity for the Society's grants program (4 open positions) 



How to Apply
  Members interested in serving on a committee(s) may complete and submit the 2011 Committee Pool Data Form by Sunday, July 31, 2011.    


Anyone wishing to recommend another member for appointment may submit the name to Sadie Campbell, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   and she will contact the individual to determine their interest. 


Appointments will be made by President-Elect, Patrick O'Neil, PhD in August.  


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