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Professional Education Committee

The Professional Education Committee helps to identify professional practice gaps in the field, identify educational needs, advise NHPCO staff on the development and delivery of professional development activities, assist in the evaluation of professional development activities and in evaluating the effectiveness of NHPCO’s Professional Development program.

The following subcommittees offer opportunities for enhanced involvement in Committee work (each Committee member serves on at least one): Physician Education, Conference Planning Committees (one for each conference) and End-of-Life Education Online Review.

The Professional Education Committee meets every other month; subcommittees meet as needed to advance the goals of the Committee.

Committee Roster

Staff Liaison: Barbara Bouton, Vice President, Professional Development, 703-647-6681.

Expectations of Committee Service

Time Commitment

Professional Education Committee Members should be prepared to spend 1-2 hours per month on committee work. Committee members serve two-year terms.

Meetings and Conference Calls

Committee members are expected to participate actively in a majority of Committee meetings and functions. Materials should be read prior to the next Committee meeting. Committee members are asked to notify the Staff Liaison or designee if they will not be available for a conference call or meeting.

The Professional Education Committee meets bi-monthly by conference call on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET. These calls are scheduled for one hour.
The Committee meets in-person at NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference and Interdisciplinary Conference. If the Committee member is attending the conference they are expected to attend the meeting. Otherwise they are expected to attend the meeting by telephone.

NHPCO does not pay for travel-related expenses for Committee members. It is the member’s responsibility to assume any related travel expenses.

Subcommittee Work

Committee members are expected to serve on at least one subcommittee, which include:

  • Conference Planning Subcommittees. There is one subcommittee for each conference. Members of these subcommittees members meet monthly for 3 – 4 months and spend 4 – 8 hours reviewing session proposals, over a period of 2 - 3 weeks
  • Physician Education Subcommittee (meets quarterly)
  • End-of-Life Education Online Review Committee (members review courses nearing expiration and make recommendations on an ongoing basis)

General Committee Member Expectations

  • Meet deadlines agreed upon by the Committee.
  • Answer questions regarding Committee work from NHPCO members. NHPCO staff will refer member questions regarding Committee work to Committee members.
  • Present/participate in educational sessions and forums.
  • Work with the NHPCO staff and Committee chair to complete the Committee's goals.
  • Notify the Staff Liaison of changes in contact information.

Review Committee and Council Guidelines