The AAP Board of Directors is soliciting nominations to fill the following vacancies for Chairperson positions for AAP National Committees for terms beginning July 1, 2017:

  • Committee on Bioethics
  • Committee on Drugs
  • Committee on Fetus and Newborn
  • Committee on Nutrition
  • Committee on Continuing Medical Education

You can find the requirements, the statements of needs for each position, and the application materials on the AAP Member Center. To be considered complete upon submission, an application must include a (1) factsheet, (2) biographical summary, and (3) letter of nomination (if choosing self-nomination, an additional letter of support is required).  Upon receipt, a request for Conflict of Interest Disclosure will be sent to the candidate which will finalize the application & complete the process.

Committee Chairpersons are appointed annually and may be re-appointed up to four years. Committee Chairperson appointments are made on the basis of knowledge, expertise, and the documented needs of the committee. Within this context, Academy membership demographics such as professional activity, gender, ethnicity, and geographical distribution will be considered, as well as chapter activity.

The deadline for nominations for 2017 positions is Friday November 4, 2016 (midnight CDT). Nominees must submit the completed application package to their Chapter President and the AAP (nominations@aap.org).

The AAP Board of Directors will meet in January 2017 to review nominations and make final appointments.

Thank you for your review and contribution to the nominations process of AAP National Committees for the 2017 term. Please email any questions to nominations@aap.org.