USASP Committees and Working Groups

The USASP relies on its members to volunteer their time on various committees and working groups to address the policy and operating concerns of the association. A “Call for Volunteers” will ask members for help whenever the USASP requires additional help. The Committee on Committees evaluates all applications and selects each group's members.

If you are interested in volunteering, watch for an email announcing the call. If you are willing to help and have the necessary experience, we may ask you to serve.

**The 2021 Committee Volunteer Application Has Been Closed - Please Check Back For Future Openings**


Current Committees and Task Forces:


Click on a committee or task force name to see that group's role and responsibilities.

The goal of this Task Force will be to review the current status of the JoP and organize a search for the next EiC to replace Mark Jensen. At a future date, we plan to create a Publications Committee (see below) to oversee the JoP and make recommendations about any additions to the USASP publication portfolio.

This Committee will develop a coalition of professional societies and other groups interested in working with the USASP to support pain research, management, and education.

This Committee shall guide USASP initiatives and programs centered on educating the public, educators, health care providers, and government officials about pain research and treatment. This Committee will refine the DRAFT charter (LINK HERE) for future board approval.

This Committee will be established to support and enhance the education and professional development of pain researchers and clinicians at all stages of their careers through education, training, networking, and other activities. The committee also works to increase and enhance diversity and inclusion within USASP, by advancing the needs of all audiences, ensuring accessibility for all pain researchers/clinicians and encouraging a climate that supports their differences. This Committee will work closely with the Scientific Program Committee. Their first charge will be to refine the DRAFT charter (LINK HERE) for future board approval.

The primary charge of this committee is to increase USASP membership through the recruitment of new members and retention of existing members. It will be responsible for developing policies and procedures regarding the membership application process. Their first charge will be to refine the DRAFT charter (LINK HERE) for future board approval.

 

The primary charge of this committee is to solicit nominees for USASP board and Officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary). The Committee will generate the wording for the call for nominees to ensure that those running for elected positions represent the disciplines and composition of the membership. The committee will evaluate each nominee for qualifications and then present to the Association membership the names of all qualified candidates for election to the Board and to the Officers of the Association. The first charge of this Committee will be to refine the DRAFT charter (LINK HERE) for future board approval.

This Committee will refine the DRAFT charter (LINK HERE) for future board approval.

The primary charge of this Committee is the annual scientific meeting of the USASP, which includes everything ranging from the meeting format to running sessions (if necessary and appropriate). The committee will need to balance the needs of the SIGs, oversee content for Early Career professions, and evaluate satellite sessions. The goal will be to organize a meeting that best meets the needs of the USASP membership. This committee will work closely with the Education Committee, as in the post-COVID19 era, a single event spread over three to five days may no longer be the only way to meet the needs of members. The first charge of this Committee will be to refine the DRAFT charter (LINK HERE) for future board approval.

This Committee will develop and disseminate calls for applications for small grants, oversee the review of applications, and recommend candidates for funding.

The Primary charge of this Committee is Sponsorship of the USASP. The first action of this Committee will be to generate a policy for the USASP Board of Directors for approval. The sponsorship policy will be used to guide decisions about accepting external funding sources to the USASP (e.g., from either for-profit or non-profit organizations) and standards for disclosing these funds once accepted. The committee will also recommend to the Board of Directors standards for the acceptance of advertisements proposed by the publisher of The Journal of Pain. Finally, this committee will be charged with pursuing sponsorship for USASP events and activities with the goal of generating funds to be used to further the goals of the Association.

 
Legacy Committees:


Click on a former committee name to see that group's members.

First Annual Meeting Committee

 

Organizing Committee