Committees manage the AusACPDM’s tasks and objectives. General members are encouraged to self-nominate for Committees in which they feel their skills and interest will be helpful.

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The Committee structure is outlined below:

Advocacy and Awards

The Advocacy and Awards Committee advocates for health professionals and families, manages the award system to recognise outstanding contribution to the developmental medicine sector and emerging researchers, coordinates the family day alongside the biennial scientific conference, and liaises with governments on position statements or policy changes.

Committee Chair: Dr Petra Karlsson

International Affairs and Strategic Alliance

This Committee aims to build and maintain links with international academies and other leading groups that focus on childhood disabilities, to promote new and existing international and regional educational activities. The portfolio also manages the Scholarship and mentoring program for AusACPDM conferences.

Committee Chair: Jennifer Lewis

Professional Development and Communications

Members of this Committee develop off-year professional development activities, with a focus on education that can be delivered in multimedia format. Quality training and educational opportunities are continuously sought and promoted to the AusACPDM members. This Committee also manages the AusACPDM website, gatekeeper process, member e-newsletters and social media.

Committee Chair: Meredith Wynter

Scientific Education

The Scientific Education Committee promotes relevant resources and publications for both health professionals and families, manages requests for endorsement of publications and guidelines and position statements, and convenes a scientific conference committee for each biennial scientific conference.

Committee Chair: Dr Noula Gibson

Membership and Finance

The Membership and Finance Committee reviews membership applications and lifetime membership opportunities, continuously seeks to assess membership needs and develop strategies to maximise member benefits and satisfaction, and manages the AusACPDM finances.

Committee Chair: Dr Georgina Clutterbuck

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