As of November 1, 2017, more than 820 members of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and The Plastic Surgery Foundation serve on 65 committees. The term "committee" is used generically to include committees, subcommittees, work groups, task forces, councils, etc.
Committee Service Application
The 2019 leadership year application period closed on 4/30/2018 at 11:59 pm CDT. Applications for the 2020 leadership year (September 23, 2019 to October 19, 2020) will be accepted February 1 to April 30, 2019. Please click here to access the application between February 1 and April 30 each year.
Once the deadline for completing the committee service application passes (April 30), the committee appointment process for the 30 committees that accept applications will begin. Committee appointments are generally communicated by the end of August each year. We strive to appoint each applicant to at least one of their selected committees, whenever possible. When it is not feasible, we offer applicants another committee that can accommodate their service.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to improve the practice of plastic surgery by influencing health policy, research, quality issues, leadership and professional development, ethical behavior, and best practices for domestic and international service missions.
Members and affiliates in the membership categories listed below may serve on many of the Society/Foundation committees.
- Life Active
- Candidates for Active
- Retired International
- Military Candidate for Active
- Active Military
- Affiliate (Continuing Education Committee only)
With approval from their Training Program Director, Resident Affiliates, in the membership categories listed below, may apply to serve on designated committees. Please refer to the Residents & Fellows Forum Committees page for additional information.
- Resident in Training
- Surgeon in Fellowship
- International Resident
Frequently Asked Questions about Committee Service
Committee Appointments Guideline
The Executive Committee approved the revised Guideline for Committee Appointments, which formalizes the process by which committee appointments are made each year, on December 8, 2017.
The Society / Foundation's 65 committees are divided into Business Lines listed below. Members may click on the Business Line name to see the committees under that line. Alternatively, a visual representation is available on the Governance Organizational Chart.
- Board Of Directors
- Academic Affairs & Reconstructive Surgery Committees
- Education Committees
- Finance Committees
- Health Policy and Advocacy Committees
- Membership Committees
- Private Practice and Aesthetic Surgery Committees
- Research Committees
- AM Program & IC Committee Subcommittees
- Curriculum Development Subcommittee Work Groups
- In-Service Exam Committee Subcommittees
- Membership Recruitment, Compliance, & Development Committee Subcommittees
- PSEN Editorial Subcommittee Work Groups
- Independent Advisory Committees
The Committee Site houses general information available to all committee members, as well as committee-specific information such as:
- Committee meeting agenda
- Minutes from past committee meetings
- Upcoming events
- Committee description
How to Access General Files
Files, such as the Governance Organizational Chart, Member Travel Reimbursement Policy and Reimbursement Form, Society and Foundation Bylaws, etc., are available to Society members and can be accessed by clicking on the file name in the General Files area on the lower right of the My Committees home screen.
How to Access Committee-Specific Information
Committee-specific documents and information can be found on the committee's homepage, accessible by clicking on the committee name on the left side of the screen. Only members of the specific committee may access the committee's documents.
ASPS Mobile App
ASPS Committee Members may access the Committee Site through the ASPS Mobile App. Click here for information about the mobile app and how to download it to your device.
The Society/Foundation Member Travel Reimbursement Policy provides specific guidelines for reimbursement for expenses associated with travel to Society and Foundation committee meetings. The Member Travel Reimbursement Policy At-A-Glance document summarizes many of those requirements, but the Travel Policy contains all the details.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement
Beginning with the 2017 leadership year, all committee, subcommittee, work group and task force members are required to annually submit a Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure Statement.
With this new online form, members may update their COI Disclosure Statement as necessary throughout the year. Staff liaisons will run new disclosure reports approximately two (2) weeks prior to each Board or Committee meeting to attach to the committee's agenda.
Additional information, including the Society's COI Policy and Governing Documents, is available on the Conflict of Interest Resources page.
Additional Committee Resources
Additional Committee Resources are accessible from the link posted to the Surgeon Community page.
Please direct questions about the Society / Foundation committees to email@example.com.