Thank you for your interest in the Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC). Committee, Task Force, and Work Group participation is open to all individual members of HIMSS who are not serving in other leadership capacities within the Society. In addition, in order to apply to this committee, you must have acted as a HIMSS Conference proposal reviewer or have participated as an Annual Conference Committee Content Liaison for at least two (2) years. Committee members are recruited annually through an application process, and selected by the Chair-Elect of the HIMSS Board of Directors.
The information below will provide you with a broad understanding of the selection process, an overview of the responsibilities of the Annual Conference Education Committee, and illustrate the importance of the committee to the success of the Annual HIMSS Conference educational programming.
The Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC) is a group of annual conference reviewers and ACEC Content Liaisons who each represent an industry, profession, or community within HIMSS. The ACEC is responsible for identifying and programming high quality educational opportunities at the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. The planning year for the ACEC runs July 1 to June 30.
Annual Conference Reviewers are members of the Society who lend their time and expertise to review proposals submitted to HIMSS through its call for proposal process. Reviewers are responsible for reviewing these proposals, evaluating them through an online system, and conferring with the other reviewers within their topic category group to produce a list of recommended proposals they believe should be accepted for the conference. This review process takes place prior to the ACEC face-to-face meeting, which normally takes place in late August. Proposals recommended by the reviewers are then discussed by the ACEC at their face to face meeting and a final selection is made. Once proposals have been selected by the ACEC, reviewers may be assigned to coach selected speakers, may be asked to evaluate their presentation materials and to evaluate the sessions on-site, and possibly serve as moderator.
ACEC Committee Structure:
Purpose: To identify and program high quality educational opportunities at the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition.
HIMSS Staff Liaisons:
ACEC Chair Responsibilities
ACEC Chair Benefits and Rewards
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If you would like to learn more about how to become involved with the Annual Conference Education Committee, please contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.