AACE Committees

AACE maintains several Committees to manage its core and support activities. Standing Committees are specified in the AACE Bylaws, while Special Committees have been charged by the Executive Council with fulfilling a specific role in the Association. AACE Members of all types may volunteer to participate in an AACE Committee.

Interested in joining a Committee? Send your name and contact information to contactaace@aaceonline.com.

Standing Committees:

Advisory Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

Comprised of the 5 most recent Past Presidents of AACE. Responsible for serving as the nominating committee, presenting a slate of candidates for Officers to the Executive Council for approval, as well as selecting the recipient(s) of the Margaret Hay Edwards Award.

Bylaws Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

Comprised of a Chair who is not an Officer of AACE as well as two additional members. Conducts a review of the AACE Bylaws at least every three years and provides recommendations on revisions and amendments to the Executive Council.

Editorial Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

Chaired by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cancer Education. Assists with the review process and production decisions for the JCE.

Membership Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

Identify and complete outreach to prospective members (international and national), welcome new members, and seek new opportunities to serve existing members and promote the organization to prospective members.

Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

Chaired by the current President-Elect with Vice Chair being the current Vice President. Responsible for planning and implementing the annual meeting (the International Cancer Education Conference, which is planned in conjunction with planners from CPEN and EACE). This includes posters, oral abstract presentations, panel sessions, skill courses, symposia and roundtable discussions.

Special Committees:

Academy of Fellows (Roster - for AACE Members only)

The goals of the Academy include working with the Executive Council to identify trends in cancer education and training; steer advances in the field; foster innovation and collaboration; support and mentor peers and those in training and enhance the critical importance of cancer education and training in the rapidly changing cancer care environment. Fellows will be selected through a rigorous peer-review process and induction as a Fellow will be a very high honor. Members of the Academy of Fellows will be expected to engage actively to address the goals.

Awards and Scholarships Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

This Committee will recognize outstanding members dedicated to cancer education and, through established scholarships, promote new member participation with emphasis on students and members in need. The Awards Committee has the general responsibility of identifying and establishing appropriate awards to be made annually by AACE, of developing criteria for those awards, and of recommending candidates for the awards.

Education Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

The purpose of this Committee is to serve as a forum for facilitating AACE members' interaction and activities related to the many diverse facets of cancer education. This Committee created and monitors the AACE Journalism Honor Roll to encourage public cancer education through journalism and has also provided education to AACE members on program measurement and evaluation.

Global Cancer Education Committee (Roster - for AACE Members only)

The goals of this Committee are: (1) to expand global reach and relevance to unite cancer educators around the world; and (2) to create and maintain partnerships with relevant and related cancer organizations.