The North American Spine Society (NASS) adheres to an annual appointment process to fill its volunteer group (committee, section, task force, commission) positions. The following is an update regarding the schedule for the 2021-2024 volunteer term:
March 31, 2021: Deadline for online applications.
April 1-May 31, 2021: Chairs and Council Directors review applicants and current volunteers to recommend positions up for reappointment or new applicants to be added; only members in good-standing with a disclosure on file with NASS of May 1, 2020 or later can be considered for appointment.
June 18, 2021: Recommendations for appointment and reappointment sent to the Executive Committee for review and approval.
- June 24-30, 2021: Notifications will be sent via email to members who have been reappointed and those who applied regarding their appointment status.
- July-August 2021 (Appointed Members): Members who have been appointed or reappointed should formally accept their appointment(s) through the link in their appointment email or in the Committee & Groups page of their NASS MyAccount. New members should then work directly with their staff liaison for onboarding to their volunteer position(s).
- July-August 2021 (Non-appointed Members): This year, there were nearly 300 applications to fill 77 open seats, and many groups did not appoint any new members. Members who were not appointed are encouraged to contact the staff liaison for their desired group(s) to inquire about future opportunities within the group or for feedback regarding their application, and consider reapplying for the 2022-2025 term based on this feedback.
- NASS 2021 Annual Meeting: 2021-2024 terms officially begin.
To review FAQs regarding the committee appointment process, or to apply for a 2022-2025 appointment, click here