Formerly 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.
Chief Financial Officers
Consists of member CFOs who share best practices.
Chief Information Officers
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.
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.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This group’s goal to share best practices and identify areas for greater collaboration on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion for women and underrepresented groups. This group focuses both on issues at the staff level for societies as well as pipeline and advancement concerns for specialty society members.
The CMSS General Counsels Component Group is a forum for the in-house and retained general counsels of CMSS members to support and educate one another with respect to the unique legal issues of medical specialty societies.
Provides an opportunity to network, exchange ideas and share best practices related to key governance matters such as organizational structure and governance systems; governing documents; implementing the board’s vision and policy; member leadership selection, development, self-assessment, and succession planning; governance resources; committee management; and volunteer engagement.
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.
Provides HR Directors with a forum to share concerns on key HR issues.
New Component Group represents managing editors for society-sponsored journals.
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.
Quality Improvement / Performance Improvement (QI/PI)
Members of this group network, exchange ideas and provide comments on issues surrounding quality improvement. QI/PI meets during the AMA PCPI Meetings twice a year.
Members of this group collect and use “big data” to measure, report and demonstrably improve medical practice.
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.