Purpose: The Outreach Council brings together those committees that are focused on outreach to the membership and the public. The Council serves to monitor the needs of members and patients and ensures AUGS has the programs and services established to meet those needs.
Purpose: Represents and monitors the needs of the membership and ensures a strong membership structure and benefits package.
Composition: Chair plus 4 to 6 members
Time Expectations: Monthly conference calls; email communication as needed
Purpose: Support the Outreach Council on outreach efforts to the public about the FPMRS subspecialty and role of the urogynecologist. Ensure the seamless integration of all patient-related programs and services on behalf of AUGS.
Composition: Chair plus 6 to 8 committee members
Time Expectations: Monthly conference calls; email communication as needed; writing, editing and review of content
Patient Work Group
Purpose: Support the work of AUGS by providing the patient perspective in AUGS-related programs and documents.
Composition: Physician Chair plus 4 to 6 patients interested in supporting the work of AUGS and Voices for PFD
Time Expectations: Quarterly conference calls; attendance at one face-to-face meeting
Special Interest Groups
Purpose: Create and foster community feeling around a designated area of interest that brings together AUGS members for information exchange and sharing.
Composition: Either the Chair or Vice Chair of each SIG will have a seat on the Outreach Council. Each SIG will determine who their representative will be.
Time Expectations: Attend quarterly Council conference calls; SIG conference calls as needed; one face-to-face meeting per year