The Awards Committee duties are to choose recipients for the Blackwell Munskgaard Award, Herr Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Gusdon Award (previously New Investigator Award). A notice regarding the awards should be placed in the winter newsletter and also e-mailed to the membership in time for a selection of awardees no later than April 1. The Chair of the committee should also make arrangements with the President to have plaques and honoraria prepared, prepare 500 word biographies of the awardees with a photograph for publication in AJRI, and prepare a citation to be read for each awardee at the awards banquet. For the Gusdon Award, a two-part process is involved. The Program Committee scores all of the abstracts submitted for the meeting and selects the top 6 or so student papers for oral presentation at the meeting. It is the Awards Committee's job to hear the presentations and then get together as soon as possible, and not later than several hours before the banquet, to select a finalist.
The Program Committee has overall responsibility for organizing the scientific program of the Annual Meeting. The program should be approved by the Executive Council. The committee also selects the top six candidates for the Gusdon Award and ensures that these finalists are scheduled for an oral presentation no later than one day before the awards banquet.
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Social Media Committee:
The Social Media Committee’s duties are to build awareness of the society, the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and the field of reproductive immunology through use of social media. The committee will manage social media accounts and highlight relevant reproductive immunology information as well as advertise coming opportunities.