SIG leadership and guidelines

We are currently accepting applications for all SIG chair positions. If you are interested in applying to serve as a chairperson, please review the SIG chair guidelines below and complete the SIG chair candidate application by November 5, 2020. We are currently seeking members’ participation in the following Special Interest Groups:

  • Advocacy

  • Basic science

  • Family medicine

  • Later abortion clinical care

  • Medical educators

  • Research implementation 

  • Substance use disorders

  • Telehealth practitioners

SIG leadership roles

The position of chair can only be occupied by a Society member who is in good standing. SIG chairs serve a two-year term providing leadership for a SIG. SIG chairs develop networks within the Society and leadership experience within the organization. 

Benefits of being a SIG chair or co-chair:

  • Leadership development and networking opportunities 

  • Complimentary membership to the Society for years of service

  • Complimentary registration to the Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting

The SIG chair will:

  • Serve a two-year term

  • Select a co-chair if desired

  • Work with Society Membership Coordinator to schedule and facilitate virtual SIG meetings (monthly to quarterly is expected)

  • Welcome new members to the group

  • Prepare meeting agendas

  • Ensure that minutes are created for each SIG meeting, and shared with SIG members via the SIG community forum

  • Help the SIG define focus areas and activities based on the interests and goals of SIG members

  • Communicate the activities of SIG work to the Society in a yearly memo

  • Represent the SIG at SIG meetings during the Annual Meeting and throughout the year

  • Facilitate conversation on the SIG community forum on Society Connect

  • Grow and maintain the membership of the SIG through communication of goals,  and activities