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Call for Volunteers

Members interested in serving in a volunteer position should complete the application during our annual Call for Volunteers process which occurs in the spring (May). Throughout the year, AUGS may make additional opportunities available, at which time a Call for Volunteers will be issued. 

Application Process

Prior to applying, please review:

  • AUGS’ Conflict of Interest Policy and ensure your disclosures are up to date in your membership profile
  • Your membership status to ensure your dues are paid in full
     

FPMRS Assistant Editor

The Editor-in-Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery has made a commitment to provide regular opportunities for participation in the journal’s editorial activities. Effective January 1, 2022, several positions will become open. Individuals who are currently serving in these roles may re-apply.
 
Assistant Editor: 2 positions are available (2-year term, renewable); individuals holding this current role may re-apply for a 3-year, renewable term.
 
Following orientation and training, the Assistant Editors responsibilities include:
  • Key ambassador for the journal
  • Active participation in preparing FPMRS Visual Abstracts
  • Contribution to FPMRS Journal Social Media initiatives
  • Assistant Editor phone calls (one hour, approximately every 8 weeks)
  • General assistance to the Editor in Chief
  • Optimize reviewer experience
  • Improve author experience
  • Solicitation of quality FPMRS manuscripts
  • Annual Editorial Board meeting (in person or virtual at PFD week meeting)
  • Frequent, high-quality (monthly) manuscript reviews as experienced reviewer
Interested individuals should submit the following:
  • Cover letter describing:
  • Applicant’s professional goals related to the role and prior editorial experience, if any;
  • Other commitments to editorial boards or journals;
  • Updated curriculum vitae; and
  • Commentary and critique of current FPMRS journal practice, including assessment of website and social media presence. (Approximately one page maximum.)
Decision and Notification: The individuals selected will be notified of their new roles no later than the week of October 11, 2021. Other applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.
 

Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021

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Writing Group Volunteers

AUGS is currently seeking volunteers to serve on a Writing Group to develop a new Position Statement on Gender Identification. Support from AUGS staff will be provided.

This writing group will revise and replace the 2018 Gender Identification Position Statement, which was written in response to President Trump’s 2018 Executive Order regarding transgender individuals. The revision will broaden the scope of the original document, take an affirming stance, support transgender individuals, advocate for science and evidence that supports how to provide the best care for transgender individuals, and provide recommendations to improve medical and surgical care for these individuals.

AUGS is seeking 5-8 Writing Group members who have clinical knowledge in treating and advocating for transgender individuals. Participation requires the following:

  • regular communication via email
  • monthly conference calls
  • completion of assignments
  • 8-10 months of commitment

Please submit a letter of interest stating your qualifications for the position, a brief CV, declaration of interest in chair or writing group member position, and financial and intellectual conflict of interest disclosures.

Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021

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