Standing Committees

Engaging members in our work is an essential element for sustaining and positioning the organization for ongoing success.

See the committee guidelines.

The ADAA Board of Directors has defined these committees:

Awards Committee

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to implement organizational awards as defined by the ADAA Board of Directors. The committee or designate subcommittees will promote awards, encourage applications, review submissions, and recommend nominees to the Board of Directors for approval. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee. See the current ADAA Awards

Annual Conference Committee

Members who are knowledgeable about ADAA’s conference who are and willing to contribute their efforts to broadly recruiting and organizing content and increasing attendance are needed. The time commitment is 3 to 6 hours per every month, especially August through December. Responsibilities include a monthly one-hour conference call; outreach to colleagues encouraging their participation; reviewing, discussing, and selecting submissions to create a unique high-quality educational and networking event; and planning special sessions. The committee is organized into subcommittees led by co-chairs: Research, Clinical/Practice, Posters, Master Clinician Workshops, and Professional Development.

Membership Committee

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to increase membership of clinicians and researchers by working with ADAA staff to develop recruitment campaigns, improve retention, evaluate member benefits, consider new membership categories, and recommend new activities consistent with the needs of the membership. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee.

Public Education

The purpose of the Public Education Committee is use the content and expertise of ADAA members to improve public education and outreach about anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. Only members in good standing are eligible to serve on this committee.

Scientific Council

Comprised of mid- and senior-level basic and clinical researchers, the Scientific Council contributes scientific expertise and mentorship, actively grows membership, and encourages participation in ADAA among colleagues, students, and fellows. Committee members are committed to the organization and participate in projects that maintain ADAA’s leading edge in research, dissemination, treatment, and advocacy. See list of current scientific council members.

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