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Committees

Advisory Appointment Committee – assist the Board and National Office in establishing two advisory boards – The Ecclesiastical Advisory Board and the Board of Regents.  It is also charged with exploring strategic partnerships with other like-minded organizations to extend the influence of the CMA, crosslink on mutual websites, provide mutual benefit to both organizations, co-sponsor events, recruit members for the Board of Regents, more effectively evangelize, and maximize political impact.

Constitution & Bylaws Committee – helps the Board improve its governance responsibilities.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee – provide oversight and organization to all educational activities of the CMA.  (Annual Educational Conference, Boot Camp and Mid-Year Meeting).

Development Committee – assist the Board of Directors of the Catholic Medical Association to strengthen the fiscal position of the organization by raising philanthropic resources by: (1) assisting Board members in their own charitable efforts; (2) recruiting potential donors; and (3) assisting staff in development planning and events.

Ethics Committee – advise, research, educate and publish materials submitted to it by the CMA or any of its committees or members to evaluate compliance of such materials to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Materials for consideration may be, but not limited to, press releases, position statements, white papers, media releases, letters of collaboration from other organizations, and any other materials as deemed appropriate by the Media and Communications Committee and the Board.

Finance Committee – assist the Board in the assessment and review of the financial status of the organization.

Faith, Inspiration, Reason and Evangelization (FIRE) Committee – assist the Board of Directors and Administration of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) in the development of general and student membership services for their growth in faith and prayer.

Health Care Policy Committee – assist the Board in staying abreast of socio-political and cultural events and trends which directly affect the practice and delivery of health care. In accord with the mission of the Association which is “to uphold the truth of the Catholic Faith in the science and practice of medicine,” the committee will be responsible for the continual assessment of the environment in which the ministry of Catholic health care is carried on. The committee will be responsible for making recommendations to the Board such as policy and position statements on vital issues which affect the ability of Catholic health care professionals to deliver medical service in conformity with Catholic social and moral-ethical principles.

The Linacre Quarterly Committee (LQC)- assist the CMA Board of Directors by acting as the liaison to the Linacre Quarterly Editorial Board (LQEB), to ensure the mission of the CMA is implemented by the Linacre Quarterly.  The LQC will provide strategic oversight for the LQEB including, but not limited to, member benefits which can be derived from the LQ.  The LQC will be responsible to report and make recommendations periodically to the CMA Board of Directors regarding the LQ as it represents the mission of the CMA and as the official journal of the CMA.

Media and Communications Committee – to promote, respond to and educate the CMA membership and general public on certain medical-moral topics of interest. The MCC will be responsible for developing official statements of the CMA.

Medical Student Section – assist the Board of Directors and the National Office of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) in the encouragement and formation of medical students through prayer, service, community, education, and outreach.

Membership/Member Benefits Committee – assist the Board and the National Office with the development, growth and orientation of the CMA’s membership.

Mid-Year Meeting Planning Committee – assist and report to the Conference Committee/Board of Directors (Board) of the Catholic Medical Association on the planning and development of the program for the MYM. This program will focus on the development and orientation of the Regional Directors and Guild Presidents.  This will typically be held at Mundelein Seminary.

Nominating Committee – a standing committee that shall make nominations each year for officer positions.

Outstanding Guild Award Committee – report to the Board the chosen Guild, of that year, that is to receive the Outstanding Guild Award.

Regional Director Representatives Committee – assist with communication from and to the Board to all Regional Directors, State Directors and Guild Presidents. Assists with planning the General Assembly as requested.

Resident Section – assist the Board of Directors and the National Office of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) in the encouragement and formation of residents through prayer, service, community, education, and outreach.

Strategic Planning Committee – advises the Board on the process of defining strategy, the direction of the organization and the allocation of resources to pursue the defined strategy.

For more information about these committees, questions, or to get involved, please email info@cathmed.org