Component Groups

Archivists and Historians
Promotes information sharing among the “historical” specialists at the medical specialty societies. This larger group is used to share successes and challenges and the shared wisdom of the group could be valuable to medical specialty societies that would like to undertake any historical programs.

Chief Executive Officers
Represents CEOs of member societies, affiliate and associates.  

Chief Financial Officers
Consists of member CFOs who share best practices.  

Chief Operating Officers
Consists of member COOs and executive directors who share best practices.

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Developers
Formed to address the anticipated challenges from the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines: harmonizing CPGs, and assuring common standards in CPG development. 

Communications & Marketing Directors
This group’s goal is to foster the sharing and exchange of experiences, ideas and the expertise of key individuals from the participating societies to advance the missions of the respective societies. The group addresses policies, best practices and challenges surrounding communications, marketing, public relations and social media within medical specialty societies.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Provides an opportunity to network, exchange ideas and share concerns on key issues related to CPD and serve as a recognized forum for the CME/CE directors to voice their positions and concerns on issues impacting the delivery and conduct of CME and CE. 

General Counsels
Consists of legal counsel internal and external to CMSS member societies. The group shares information on current issues at specialty societies and assists CMSS with key projects such as Conflict of Interest and Disclosure document updating.

Governmental Advocacy
Explores the role of CMSS in facilitating discussion among CMSS member organizations on issues of critical and timely importance in the environment of healthcare and health reform, and to further explore the potential for CMSS to adopt and communicate policy and positions on such issues. 

Human Resources
Provides HR Directors with a forum to share concerns on key HR issues.

Information Technology and Informatics (ITI)
This group’s goal is to foster the sharing and exchange of experiences, ideas and the expertise of key individuals from the participating societies to advance the missions of the respective societies. The group tackles issues such as association management systems and implementation, website redesign in achieving goals in optimization and user interfaces, and sharing strategies for future projects.

Membership Directors
Provides an opportunity to network, exchange ideas and share concerns on key issues related to membership recruitment, retention, services, qualifications and issues impacting membership and provides a recognized forum for the Membership Directors Group to voice their positions and concerns to organizations impacting membership.

QI PI Directors
Members of this group network, exchange ideas and provide comments on issues surrounding quality improvement and performance improvement. QI PI meets during the AMA PCPI meetings twice a year.

Registries
Members of this group collect and use “big data” to measure, report and demonstrably improve medical practice.

Workforce
Members of this group network, exchange ideas and share concerns on key issues related to workforce. The group will work on position papers and policies regarding issues affecting CMSS constituent workforces.