Member Community Chair Nominations

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The 2023 Member Community Chair Nomination timeline is shown below:

  • May 31 – Call for Member Community chair nominations opens
  • July 12 – Nominations Close
  • July 26 – Ballots will be distributed to member community members who had more than 1 chair nominated.
  • August 9 – Election closes
  • Mid-August – Election notifications distributed
  • October 2023 – Chair orientation
  • November 20 - New Member Community chair term begins at the end of the 2023 Annual Assembly.

          *dates subject to change

Please view the Member Community Charter for eligibility.

A Member Community chair fulfills critical community functions including:

  • Facilitating and encouraging engagement between members
  • Facilitating Member Community activities online via PhyzForum
  • Organizing, calling and chairing Member Community gatherings in-person at the Annual Assembly
  • Serving as a resource for and connection to the Academy on issues related to the Member Community's area of focus - for example, helping identify subject matter experts

This is your opportunity to grow your career, expand your PM&R network and advance the specialty!

Each Member Community chair term is 2 years.

The term will begin at the end of the 2023 Annual Assembly and will end at the 2025 Annual Assembly.

Nominations and Elections for the 2023 - 2025 term are now closed.

Top 5 takeaways regarding Member Communities:

  • All the member communities are different with very different goals. Some are social and focused on networking and connecting while others value education and learning clinical topics. They all meet different member needs.
  • Don’t be afraid to initiate a discussion. This is how members of the community stay engaged.
  • Now is the time for new leadership and new ideas. Step up!
  • Know what you want from your community. As chair, you get out of it what you determine is important.
  • Residents and Early Career members can serve as chair. Throw your name in the hat! Senior Academy leaders will be available to support you.

AAPM&R's Call for Member Community Chair Nominations opens May 31. We're looking forward to your participation.