Volunteer for a SASGOG Committee

Each SASGOG Committee has a different responsibility all aimed at helping the Society pursue its mission to enhance women’s health by supporting academic generalist physicians in all phases of their careers and to support education and scholarship, while fostering excellence in research.

Committee Members typically serve for 3 years. Members at all career levels are encouraged to volunteer for their preferred committees in the first quarter of the calendar year.  Contact us for more information about committees.

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Communications Committee: The Communications Committee is responsible for overseeing and initiating all member communications including internal publications. Communications should be timely, appropriate and related to SASGOG Business, and issues of interest to SASGOG members and others with an interest in Academic Obstetrics and Gynecology.

DEI Task Force: The DEI Taskforce will establish equity and inclusion as central to SASGOG’s mission and actively work toward structural change that will support the belonging and promotion of diverse individuals within SASGOG. The taskforce will assist SASGOG in promoting equity and inclusion in all initiatives, including our educational products and web presence.  The taskforce will develop tools and establish best practices to enable member departments to further equity and inclusion in their home institutions. 

Development Committee: The Development Committee is charged with determining guidelines for how development funds would be solicited, under what circumstances they would be solicited, and how these funds would be used going forward. The Development Committee identifies potential donors and connects them with worthy projects.

Finance Committee: The Finance Committee is responsible for managing the performance of the investment portfolio of the Society, consistent with the approved Investment Policy. The Committee works with staff to develop an annual budget to be submitted for approval by the Board of Directors.

Membership Committee: The Membership Committee will propose and implement initiatives to grow membership and retain current members (individual and institutional). Specific responsibilities include membership growth, current membership retention (through identification and communication of member benefits), membership types definition and dues collection.
Dues are collected from members based on an anniversary date, requiring a defined process to message and collect within an acceptable timeframe.

Mentorship Committee: The Mentorship Committee will propose and implement processes to support mentoring relationships for our members.

Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee will seek appropriate candidates and submit a slate of at least one nominee for each vacant or elective office when necessary to the Secretary by January 1, of each election year.

Patient Safety Committee: The Patient Safety Committee is charged with 1) Enrich metrics related to gynecologic surgery and obstetrics to define excellent care. 2) Create valuable, new resources for providers seeking to implement improvements 3) Provide opportunities for SASGOG members to pursue scholarly activity related to patient safety.4) Enrich the Science of Patient Safety. 5) Position SASGOG as a valued patient safety resource for members, the Ob-Gyn community, and other stakeholders in medicine beyond our specialty.

Pearls – Publications Committee: The Pearls-Publication Committee is charged with overseeing the publication and revision of the Pearls documents, mentoring junior authors, and making editorial decisions. The Committee is also responsible for overseeing all SASGOG publication work, advising the Board on external publication opportunities, selecting editors for external publications and for participation in the selection of volunteers to work on academic task forces.

Program Committee: The Program Committee will propose and implement the Annual Meeting Program.

Research Committee: The Research Committee is responsible for developing and implementing SASGOG’s strategy to elevate research among academic specialists by improving access to collaborations, networks, funding, basic research skills, mentorship, publications and other outlets for dissemination.