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Advocacy

Chair: Lorin Easly, COPM
Deputy: TBA
AOA Office Liaison: Robin Wagner, COPM

Description: This committee is the sounding board of governmental mandates, insurance issues and call to actions. The committee conducts monthly conference calls to discuss the current issues and ideas for the newsletter, ENT Voice. Additionally, forward information to AOA Office when seeing any new government or insurance mandates and issues.

Time Commitment:
1 hour a month for a conference call and then if writing an editorial or creating something for the ENT Voice, it would require additional time. Conference calls for the 2016-17 year will take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

cOMMUNICATIONS 

AOA Office Liaison: Kelly Zoller

Description: This committee is new for the 2016-17 year. What we want to accomplish is to incorporate fresh ideas and content onto the website and to gather hot topics and content for latest news items, etc. We need help from our members, working in healthcare every day, to accomplish these goals.

Time Commitment: Quarterly conference call, which will occur directly after the Editorial Board conference call ends. Once we have more people volunteer for this committee, we will have a separate day/time for our calls. We ask that the committee members review the website and make suggestions for edits, etc. 

COPM Advisory Board 

Chair: Joanne Gauthier, COPM
Deputy: Danielle DeMaio-DeAngelis, COPM
AOA Office Liaison: Laura Hall

Description: Committee members must have their COPM. The committee develops and maintains certification programs, administers COPM and COPM-C examinations, reviews current examination questions - revises as needed and writes new exam questions. Participates in annual recertification reviews. Participates and may be asked to facilitate study groups (on-line and at annual meeting). Committee reviews speaker proposals for the annual meeting and determines program content, i.e., speakers and topics.  

Time Commitment:
The committee has a 5-day board meeting once per year at a time designated convenient for the board (usually in January). During this time, they revise the examinations, review text questions, revise the resource manual and determine the annual meeting content. Additionally, they meet monthly via conference call and work on educational assignments as necessary. Minimum of 3 hours per month in addition to the board meeting. Conference calls for the 2016-17 year will take place on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, in conjunction with the Education Committee call.

EDITORIAL BOARD

Executive Editor: Robin Wagner, COPM
Managing Editor: Caitlin Price
AOA Office Liaison: Caitlin Price

Description: The Oto’s Scope Editorial Board meets quarterly to determine ideas for content for the quarterly publication, Oto's Scope. Once a year they meet to decide themes of the quarterly magazine. Members are also asked to find content for the issue or occasionally write an article or piece for the magazine. Finally, once the issue is complete, members are asked to proof final copy.

Time Commitment:
 Quarterly conference calls are normally one hour. Additionally, assignments and proofing may add additional time to commitment. Conference calls for the 2016-17 year are TBD.

Education Committee

Chair: Joanne Gauthier, COPM
Deputy: 
Danielle DeMaio-DeAngelis, COPM
AOA Office Liaison: Laura Hall

Description: This committee is responsible for the development and scheduling of webinars, on topics covering a broad spectrum of medical practice, but as specifically as possible to ENT. This also involves acquiring speakers and presenters for the webinars. This committee develops AOA University modules as well as the AOA Resource Manual. The committee works closely with the Program Committee in planning the concurrent educational sessions and speakers for the annual educational conference.

Time Commitment:
This committee requires a one hour conference call per month plus any assignments based on the call. Conference calls for the 2016-17 year will take place on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time in conjunction with the COPM Advisory Board.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair: Emily Lee
Deputy: Lesli Todd
AOA Office Liaison: Allison McIntosh

Description: The membership committee meets monthly to discuss ideas to increase new members and retain existing members. Additionally, they are responsible for the State Representative reporting and making sure the State Representatives have the materials and training needed to be successful.

Time Commitment:
 The committee has a one hour conference call per month plus any assignments based on that call. Conference calls for the 2016-17 year will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Practice Management Committee

Chair: Pam Trombley, COPM
Deputy: Abby Covington
AOA Office Liaison: Peggy Pearl

Description: Develop materials and resources based on membership needs on operating an efficient ENT practice. Committee members will monitor the online discussion forums (general and coding) to ensure timely responses are provided to member inquiries. The committee will develop best practice ideas for the weekly Manager’s Minute. Through numerous vehicles (on-line survey, networking, emailing), the committee will determine current practice management issues faced by the membership and will determine what resources need to be developed or shared with the membership to ensure administrators are successful in the overall operations of their practice. The committee will interact with other committees (Education Committee) to bring appropriate information forward via written, educational or resource materials. They will evaluate new collaborations with outside PM resources (vendors) to see if it is a “fit” for AOA. Recommendations are brought forward to leadership.

Time Commitment:
 The committee has a one hour conference call per month plus any assignments based on that call. Depending on the size of the committee, assignment to the discussion board is a monthly assignment normally once or twice a year and would require an additional hour per week during those assignments. If additional assignments are made, it may require extra time. Conference calls for the 2016-17 year will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Program Committee

Chair: Candice Renk
Deputy: James Galloy
AOA Office Liaison: Robin Wagner, COPM

Description: Provide ideas on keynote speakers and networking activities at the annual meeting including evening night out. At the annual meeting, provide assistance as needed with meeting activities. Works closely with the AOA Executive Director and the AOA office.

Time Commitment:
The committee has a one hour conference call per month plus any assignments based on that call. At the meeting, committee members are asked to provide additional volunteer help. Conference calls for the 2016-17 year will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

State Representatives

Managed by the Membership Committee

Description: The purpose of the state representatives program is to identify both member and non-member practices within their state and reach out to them to make sure they understand the resources and value available to them as an AOA member.  

Time Commitment:
 The state representative should spend one hour per month reaching out to both members and non-members. Intermittent phone conferences will be set up for orientation and to discuss issues and best practices as a state rep. Additionally, once per month a report will be made available to the membership committee with updates and progress, which should take approximately 15 minutes. 

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