Committees & Volunteering

The Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians serves a vital role in focusing on issues of importance to osteopathic family physicians in their day-to-day practices. Through volunteer service you can help serve the Society and the profession.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Governors, please reach out to one of our Board members or email the executive director at [email protected]. The Board is responsible for nominating all officers and Governors for election by the membership. Officers and Governors assume their duties immediately following the elections at the annual membership meeting.

Board of Governors

Meets 5-6 times per year-4 virtual meetings and two in person meetings (one retreat and one meeting at the Winter Family Medicine Update). The Board oversees all policies and the strategic direction of the Society.

The Board consists of the elected officers (President, President elect, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and eight elected Governors. Officers serve a two year term, and the eight Governors serve a three year term. Residents serve a one year term, and students are automatically appointed based on their club elections.

The President elect is also the chair of the Convention and Education Committee. The Vice President is also the chair of the Membership committee.

You may also volunteer by serving on one of our committees. Positions are open for all three.

All committee members serve a two-year term beginning immediately following the elections at the annual membership meeting.

We are striving for a MINIMUM of seven members on each committee: committee chair, two full members, two life members, one student, one resident.

Convention and Education Committee

The Convention and Education Committee plans the annual Winter Family Medicine Update (WFMU) and other CME events. The committee meets monthly from February through late summer to develop the topics, speakers, and special events for the WFMU; and many members serve as moderators during CME events. At the conclusion of each educational event, the committee evaluates and suggests improvements for the future. All CME events provide category 1-A Continuing Medical Education credits through the American Osteopathic Association and prescribed credits through the American Academy of Family Physicians. Do you keep a pulse on trends in healthcare and medicine? Is your current network of colleagues robust? If so, you could use your knowledge and connections to create outstanding CME events!

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee meets six times a year via Zoom. With the strategic plan as its guiding resource and membership data and statistics as reference, the committee develops opportunities to meet with and engage students, residents, and new members. If you are interested in reaching out to your colleagues, presenting to students or residents and representing the Society at various external events, this committee is for you.

Women Physicians

The Women Physician Committee provides an opportunity for female physicians to network with their peers throughout the state. Newly formed in 2021, the committee is looking for female leaders in the profession to create programs, organize communication channels, and assist in recruiting more women physicians to the organization. The committee meets every other month and hosts a Zoom social the opposite months. Topics include book reviews, special guests and even getting in some physical activity! If you are a student, resident or woman physician, please consider participating on this committee. A lot of momentum has been created over the past year, and you could be a part of keeping it going!

ACOFP Congress of Delegates

As a delegate representing Missouri, you play a part in shaping policy for osteopathic family medicine at the highest level. Volunteers attend virtual committee meetings to review and recommend resolutions as well as the Congress of Delegates meeting which is held at the ACOFP Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars in March annually.