Volunteer with the AUA

Welcome to the AUA volunteer community. The AUA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience. Organizations that are diverse are proven to be better organizations.  The volunteers should represent the diversity of our specialty and our society and are selected based on a  consistent history of engagement, productivity, and activities to promote the AUA.

The AUA standing committee, advisory boards and serving on the AUA Council are a great way to get involved and promote excellence throughout the academic anesthesia community.

As a volunteer leader you have an opportunity to:

  • Advance and foster the field of academic anesthesiology
  • Collaborate and engage with other members in the academic anesthesia community
  • Network with other AUA members

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer leader, view the Volunteer Leadership Guide.

AUA Standing Committee & Advisory Boards

Communications and Website Committee

The Communications and Website Committee is responsible for production of the AUA Update and production and maintenance of the website and other technological communications.

The Committee meets in person each year at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year via conference call. Members serve a three-year term.

Education Advisory Board (EAB)

The EAB is responsible for planning the educational program for the AUA Annual Meeting and providing content to the AUA Update. Members contribute to this process by advising on topics for the Annual Meeting and the newsletter.

The EAB meets in person each year at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year via conference call. Members of the EAB serve a three-year term.

Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)

The LAB is responsible for professional development of AUA members, so that AUA members will develop as leaders in academic anesthesiology. The LAB shall collaborate with other AUA leaders to establish an equitable and inclusive environment for AUA members.

The LAB meets in person each year at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year via conference call. Members of the LAB serve a three-year term.

Membership Engagement Advisory Board (MEB)

The Membership Engagement Advisory Board (MEB) is responsible for managing the AUA member portfolio to drive engagement, recruitment, and retention of a diverse AUA membership.  To review  and consider any revisions to the membership eligibility requirements and member benefits for each of our membership categories.  To identify the needs of members and recommend the development of services and engagement opportunities to meet those needs.

The MEB meets in person each year at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year virtually. Members of the MEB serve a three-year term.

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The SAB is responsible for planning the scientific program for the AUA Annual Meeting and providing content to the AUA Update. Members contribute to this process by advising on topics for the Annual Meeting and the newsletter.

The SAB meets in person each year at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year via conference call. Members of the SAB serve a three-year term.

Volunteer

The Call for Volunteers will open from November 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, 11:59 pm PT. Please email AUA Staff, Vivian Abalama, IOM, CAE at [email protected] with any questions.