Committees

Strategy and Business Development Committee Charter

I. Purpose
The Strategy and Business Development Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors of the International Association of Medical Thermographers (the “Board”) to act in an advisory capacity to the Board concerning the Strategic Plan of iAMT and the development and roll-out of Business Development Packages aimed assisting thermographer members to develop relationships and grow their businesses. By sharing business ideas and experiences and by assisting special online meetings to be organized by the Committee, iAMT members will enhance their visibility, raise awareness of their business, strengthen their business development skills, and gain access to business development and business management tools available from the iAMT.

II. Primary Responsibilities
The Committee will provide guidance on the following specific tasks:

1. Strategic Plan: Define the scope of operations of the iAMT; manage institutional relations (including with the FDA and state regulatory bodies); develop professional and ethical guidelines focused on protecting the profession’s reputation, its practitioners and the general public; promote the development of industry-wide consensus on protocols for imaging and interpretation of thermograms; and promote the development of industry-wide accreditation bodies.

2. Business Development Packages: Promote the adoption of best practices, including with respect to business strategy, marketing plans, online and social media presence and strategy, business management, networking strategies, and a series on online webinars focused on practitioner and patient education.

III. Organization
The Committee will consist of three or more members. The members of the Committee may be replaced by the Board at any time. The Committee meets at least quarterly, and otherwise as frequently as the Committee members deem necessary. The chairperson of the Committee will:

1. Preside at each meeting and, in consultation with the other members of the Committee, set the frequency and length of each meeting and the agenda of items to be addressed at each meeting; and
2. Ensure that the agenda for each meeting is circulated to each Committee member in advance of the meeting.

Members of the Committee may participate in meetings by means of conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and such participation will constitute presence in person at such meeting.

A quorum of the Committee consists of a majority of its members. All recommendations of the Committee must be approved by a majority vote of the members present, unless there are only two members present, in which case such actions require a unanimous vote. The Committee will annually review its own performance and the adequacy of this Charter.

IV. Disclosure of Charter
This Charter will be made available on the iAMT’s website (“iamtonline.org”).

 


Training and Professional Development Committee Charter

I. Purpose
The Training and Professional Development Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors of the  International Association of Medical Thermographers (the “Board”) to act in an advisory capacity to the Board concerning direction and guidance on the long-term education and training goals and objectives of the iAMT, and approaches to building consensus on professional development requirements for both thermographers and interpreters across the industry. A major role for the Committee will be to establish and maintain the iAMT’s core curriculum and relate this curriculum to the highest industry standards and to the business development requirements of iAMT members.

II. Primary Responsibilities
The Committee will provide guidance on the following specific tasks:

1. Instructional Design of Core Curriculum utilizing the following Phases:

a. Design Phase: Develop learning objectives, outline specific courses, classes and lessons, identify content for units of instruction, and determine delivery and assessment methods.
b. Development Phase: Develop, select, review and assemble instructional content including, presentation materials, exercises and activities; develop assessment instruments, and select course instructors.
c. Implementation Phase: Review and advise on the implementation of education and training activities, delivery of instruction, selection of instructional venues and platforms.
d. Evaluation Phase: Determine how the effectiveness of the core curriculum will be established; determine how to evaluate the implementation phase, including the evaluating of instructors and instructional outcomes.

2. Guidelines for Professional Development requirements: Define what is considered Professional Development (Continuing Education). Determine a method to determinate between content offered through Professional Development activities and the delivery of Core Curriculum.

3. Business and Financial Planning:

a. Advise on marketing materials related to education and training programs.
b. Conduct market research for development of programs.
c. Review and approve content from other sources for endorsement or inclusion into iAMT’s program.
d.
Develop a business/financial plan for all education/training programs.

III. Organization
The Committee will consist of three or more members. The members of the Committee may be replaced by the Board at any time. The Committee meets at least quarterly, and otherwise as frequently as the Committee members deem necessary. The chairperson of the Committee will:

1. Preside at each meeting and, in consultation with the other members of the Committee, set the frequency and length of each meeting and the agenda of items to be addressed at each meeting; and
2. Ensure that the agenda for each meeting is circulated to each Committee member in advance of the meeting.

Members of the Committee may participate in meetings by means of conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and such participation will constitute presence in person at such meeting.

A quorum of the Committee consists of a majority of its members. All recommendations of the Committee must be approved by a majority vote of the members present, unless there are only two members present, in which case such actions require a unanimous vote. The Committee will annually review its own performance and the adequacy of this Charter.

IV. Disclosure of Charter
This Charter will be made available on the iAMT’s website (“iamtonline.org”).