The field of clinical virology continues to grow at a rapid pace, along with related challenges and opportunities. The number and scope of PASCV projects are growing as well. PASCV members have the opportunity to help shape the field and to support PASCV’s strategic plan by serving on a committee or working group. There has never been a better time to be involved! For more information on elections or to serve on a committee or working group, contact Jess Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committees and Working Groups
Volunteer opportunities are available for the following committees and working groups:
Clinical Practice Committee
The purpose of the Clinical Practice Committee will be to ensure that the mission of the PASCV is advanced through the promotion of clinical, scientific, and technical resources that will allow members to achieve outstanding patient care and research. The Committee will achieve these strategic goals, through, among other things, (1) monitoring policy issues which have relevance to the PASCV, (2) advising the membership of relevant policy issues, (3) increasing name recognition of the PASCV among key influential audiences.
The purpose of the Education Committee will be to ensure that the PASCV meets the relevant education needs of its members in a timely, effective and efficient manner, through, among other things, (1) defining the educational needs of the membership, (2) creating objectives to ensure the educational needs of the membership are met, (3) creating and overseeing the development of educational products, programs, and resources, and (4) developing recommendations and resources that will help maintain and advance the quality of programs and educational content available to the membership.
The purpose of the Fundraising Committee will be to identify and develop financial sponsorship opportunities that will ensure the success and fulfillment of the mission and directives of the PASCV. The Committee will achieve these strategic goals, through, among other things, (1) defining short-term and long-term fundraising goals, (2) identifying and recruiting financial sponsorship, and (3) building and maintaining financial sponsorship relationships.
Membership and Nomination Committee
The purpose of the Membership/Nominations Committee will be to identify officers and councilors who reflect the scope and diversity of the membership and who are able to support and foster the PASCV’s strategic directives. The Committee will serve to promote the recruitment and retention of members while developing and implementing strategies to promote and expand membership benefits. The Membership/Nominations Committee will achieve these strategic goals, through, among other things (1) overseeing the solicitation of members interested in being nominated, (2) managing elections, and (3) developing and implementing strategies for recruitment and retention of members.
Bylaws Working Group
The purpose of the Bylaws Working Group will be to evaluate the existing bylaws and present changes to the membership that best reflect the relationship between the members and the organization. The Bylaws Working Group will achieve these strategic goals, through, among other things (1) evaluating current language in the Bylaws that does not currently reflect best practices and (2) drafting language that incorporates best practices for association bylaws. This Working Group is temporary and will be dissolved after the revision is complete.
Communications Working Group
The purpose of the Communications Working Group will be to elevate the PASCV brand through the creation/coordination and dissemination of content and increase the use of current and emerging technology to enhance communication with internal and external audiences and stimulate collaboration among members. The Communications Working Group will achieve these strategic goals, through, among other things (1) curating and disseminating content via the website, email messaging and social media, (2) determining areas where content is already being created and what can/should be repurposed or shared, and (3) assessing gaps (e.g. areas where the Working Group could easily create content or partner with another organization to provide relevant content to our members) and creating and executing a plan to fill gaps.
Regional Meetings Working Group
The purpose of the Regional Meetings Working Group will be to plan and coordinate regional meetings and events outside of the Molecular Virology Workshop that bring diverse educational content and resources to members and prospective members. The Regional Meetings Working Group will achieve these strategic goals, through, among other things (1) determining theme, design, and program content for the meeting or event, (2) developing a conference schedule, and (3) recruiting speakers and meeting participants. The Regional Meetings Working Group does not plan and coordinate the Molecular Virology Workshop.
International Relations Working Group
The purpose of the International Relations Working Group is to promote the exchange of professional information, educational content and knowledge between colleagues in the United States and around the world, with specific focus on those colleagues in Latin and South America. The International Relations Working Group will achieve these strategic goals, through, among other things (1) promoting awareness of issues affecting colleagues in Latin American, South American and Canadian, (2) encouraging participation of international colleagues in PASCV events and educational resources, (3) assessing gaps in educational content for international colleagues, and (4) assisting with the organization and promotion of PASCV educational meetings and events Latin and South America including the triennial Latin/South American meeting. Working Group will be (co)chaired by the Latin American Correspondent.