ACOFP Committees 
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Committees of the Board of Governors

Executive Committee

The mission of the Executive Committee is to advise the ACOFP President, take actions as appropriate in lieu of ACOFP Board meetings, and provide oversight for the Executive Director’s performance. 

Finance Committee
The mission of the Finance Committee is to review as often as is indicated ACOFP’s fiscal and operational status, and to ensure that the financial operations are consistent with policy and procedures.

DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNANCE & OPERATIONS

Archival & Historical Committee
The mission of the Archival & Historical Committee is to identify and preserve the records and artifacts that are unique to the history of the osteopathic family medicine.

Audit Review Committee
The Audit Committee provides independent oversight into ACOFP’s accounting and financial reporting and oversees the annual audits. The audit committee may oversee a broad range of areas under the blanket of this primary purpose.

Awards Committee
The mission of the Awards Committee is to accept, evaluate and recommend the applications for fellows and all other ACOFP awards.

Constitution & Bylaws/Policy & Organizational Review Committee
The mission of the Constitution & Bylaws/Policy & Organizational Review Committee is to maintain accurate up to date Constitution and Bylaws documents of the ACOFP; serve as a resource to officers and state societies; maintain an accurate up to date policy manual; and to recommend changes in policy and procedures to the Board of Governors.

Congress Credentialing Committee
The mission of the Congress Credentialing Committee is to ensure that the voting members of the ACOFP Congress of Delegates are appropriately credentialed, in accordance with the bylaws of the College.

Medical & Professional Ethics Committee
The mission of the Ethics Committees is to evaluate and address issues that may affect the ACOFP membership. Review and evaluate position papers, policies and white papers that present ethical opinions of the organization. Advise the Congress of Delegates and officers on positions ACOFP may take on ethical issues. 

Executive Council of Conclave of Fellows
The mission of the Executive Council of Conclave of Fellows is to encourage, recognize, and reward those board certified osteopathic family physicians who have demonstrated leadership within the Osteopathic Profession and in their communities on a local, state, and national level. 

National Student Executive Board
The mission of the National Student Executive Board is to act as a voice for the Student Association of the ACOFP and work with the ACOFP student chapters at the colleges of osteopathic medicine to develop future leaders of ACOFP and the profession of osteopathic family medicine.

Nominating Committee
The mission of the Nominating Committee is to solicit, interview and recommend to the ACOFP Congress of Delegates qualified candidates for the positions of President-elect, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Governor, Resident Governor, Student Governor, Speaker, and Vice Speaker.

Past Presidents Council
The mission of the Past Presidents Council is to provide guidance, advice and historical perspective to the ACOFP Board of Governors.

Resolutions Review Committee
The mission of the Resolutions Review Committee is to review all resolutions that are placed on the agenda of the Congress of Delegates and assure that the grammar and format of all resolutions meet the ACOFP standards.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

KLA Advisory Committee
To oversee all CME and professional development programming to ensure alignment and identify new product lines that support life-long learning for members and non-members. To support the growth of non-dues revenue for ACOFP. To coordinate learning activities amongst the committees charged with educational goals.

Editorial Committee
The mission of the Editorial Committee is to ensure that the Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP) Journal meets member needs for information related to scientific advancements in osteopathic family medicine, socio-economic, practice management, legislative/regulatory matters, and ACOFP educational events, benefits and services. 

Program Committee
The mission of the Program Committee is to ensure the educational and collegial integrity of programs presented by the ACOFP, including oversight of all Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities at the ACOFP annual and OMED Conventions developed by other committees of the ACOFP. Work to evolve the programming format to meet changing adult learning practices. 

Committee on Osteopathic Recognition & Development (CORD)
The mission of the Program Committee is to ensure the educational and collegial integrity of programs presented by the ACOFP, including oversight of all Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities at the ACOFP Annual and OMED Conventions developed by other committees of the ACOFP. Work to evolve the programming format to meet changing adult learning practices.

Intensive Update Committee     
The mission of the Intensive Update Committee is to provide the ACOFP course in osteopathic family medicine annually.

In-Service Exam Work Group
The mission of the In-Service Exam Work Group is to work in conjunction with AOBFP as they begin the process of changes to the initial certification exam. Provide services necessary to create and maintain a comprehensive database of evidence-based medical information to be used in the formative evaluation of knowledge of osteopathic family medicine. 

Faculty + PD Workshop Work Group
Provide continuing education opportunities for the Family Medicine Faculty and Family Medicine Residency Directors.

CORTEx Work Group
The mission of the CORTEx Work Group is to provide a formative exam tool for the assessment of residents in osteopathically recognized graduate medical education.

OMT Boot Camp Work Group
Oversee efforts to enhance and expand the OMT Boot Camp to current/future members and other professional groups. To provide programming for ongoing Osteopathic learning to include principles and practice.

OMTeaching Work Group
The mission of the OMTeaching Work Group is to keep the OMTeaching Video Library up to date and relevant for COMs, students, Residency Programs and residents. Create the information and resources to accompany the new videos.

Osteopathic Clinical Research (OCR) Work Group 
The mission of the Osteopathic Clinical Research Committee is to promote, support, and encourage research in osteopathic family medicine.

Procedural Medicine Committee
The mission of the Procedural Medicine Committee is to identify, evaluate, plan and implement educational programs and workshops in procedural medicine for the benefit of ACOFP members with the goal of improving and increasing procedural skills among Osteopathic Family Physicians, residents and students.

 

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Task Force on Convention Innovation
This task force will be asked to collect and review data and insights from within and outside ACOFP and discuss opportunities to keep ACOFP’s annual convention relevant and innovative with continued excellent quality programming to meet the needs of current, prospective and future attendees. A report with short- and long-term recommendations will be drafted for consideration by the Finance Committee and Board of Governors. Approved recommendations will be delegated to existing committees and work groups for implementation.

Practice Management Committee
The mission of the Practice Management Committee is to identify educational and practice management resources for members to use for transitioning to advance payment and other alternative payment models. 

Membership Committee
The mission of the Membership Committee is to partner with staff to increase ACOFP membership via increased engagement, retention and recruitment. Make recommendations to staff and the Finance Committee related to new membership strategies to be considered. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Federal Legislation & Advocacy Committee
The mission of the Federal Legislation & Advocacy Committee is to monitor proposed health care legislation and regulation that impacts the ability of osteopathic family physicians to care for patients and be properly reimbursed for professional services. Provide resource for members and affiliate societies on regulatory, legislative and policy affairs that affect proactive rights, privileges, allied professionals, etc. 

Health & Wellness Committee

The mission of the Health & Wellness Committee is to develop and disseminate strategies, content and resources for promotion of preventive medicine, healthy lifestyle/wellness and best care practices among both professionals and patients. Incorporate all member/patient constituency groups (women, minority, LGBTQI, medically underserved) in these resources and related activities.


DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS

Family Medicine Chairs Committee
To work with the US based Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Family Medicine/Primary Care departments to encourage osteopathic medical students to consider Family Medicine as a career, to encourage students to choose Osteopathic Recognized residency programs, and to foster the osteopathic spirit and solidarity. To strengthen and develop ties between COMs/Family Medicine Residency Programs with Osteopathic Recognition and the ACOFP by promoting the unique characteristics of Osteopathic Principles and Practices, and helping the ACOFP serve as the leader in communication with osteopathic medical students.

Auxiliary of the ACOFP
The mission of the Auxiliary of the ACOFP is to advocate for ACOFP physician members and osteopathically focused family medicine residents and students by financially supporting various programs.

Women’s Leadership Committee
The mission of the Women’s Leadership Committee is to develop appropriate educational and networking opportunities that foster leadership development among women members.

Preceptorship Committee           
The mission of the Preceptorship Committee is to identify and educate high quality preceptors to promote excellence and innovation in the education of third- and fourth-year osteopathic medical students to enhance the student’s interest in osteopathic family medicine.

Resident Council
The mission of the Resident Council is to develop a strategy to effectively communicate with residents and develop resources to ensure osteopathic residents remain involved in ACOFP.

Future Leaders Work Group      
The mission of the Future Leaders Work Group is to identify and develop future leaders in osteopathic family medicine and the ACOFP. 

New Physicians Committee          
The mission of the New Physician Committee is to seek ways to serve the needs of new physicians in practice less than 5 years and seek ways to involve these professionals in ACOFP initiatives and activities.