LPG Standing Committee Descriptions
The Executive Board serves as an advisory body to the Chair and as the governing body of the LPG. All actions implemented by the Executive Board will be presented at the next ASRM Board of Directors meeting following such action to be ratified or rescinded.
The Bylaws Committee shall consider and recommend any changes or amendments to the Bylaws that may be considered necessary or advisable. The Bylaws should be formally reviewed by the Committee every three years, with recommendation for no change or suggested changes submitted in writing to the Executive Board for consideration. The Past Chair shall be the chair of the Bylaws Committee for the two years immediately succeeding his/her term as Immediate Past Chair of the LPG.
The Electronic Communications Committee shall be responsible for producing the newsletter at least once a year, providing content direction for the LPG website and overseeing/promoting activity on the LPG Listserv. The Committee also oversees communications received from membership on the LPG website, and offers direction for the further development of the website.
The Immediate Past Chair of the Executive Board along with active members of the LPG, the number on the committee to be determined by the IPC, shall chair the Nominating Committee and shall work with the Executive Board to compile a list of potential officers and develop a ballot yearly.
The chair of the Program Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Board. The chair may choose to have a vice-chair whom he or she may appoint. Any vice-chair shall be approved by the Executive Board. The Program Committee shall develop suggested submissions for symposia, interactive sessions, roundtables and PG courses, with input by and final approval of the Executive Board. The Scientific Congress program chair or PG chair, as appropriate, shall submit topics developed by the Program Committee and approved by the Executive Board to ASRM for consideration in a timely fashion.
Pro Bono Committee
The Pro Bono Committee will identify charitable initiatives in ART, and provide such information as requested by LPG members or by another individual or entity.