ISCD Committees

The following is a list of our committees. Please click on the name of a committee below to view its description, officers and members.

ISCD Committees are a great way for members to get more involved with the Society, work with colleagues in the field and further the mission of ISCD. To learn more about joining a committee, contact membership@iscd.org.

2020 Annual Meeting Scientific Committee

Charge: The 2020 Annual Meeting Scientific Committee is charged with developing the oversall objectives for the meeting, developing topics and recruiting speakers to ensure the overall success of the conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Develop program based on identified needs, gap analysis and expertise.
2. Develop session objectives, description, and speakers. 
3. Serve as session moderators and evaluate overall program after conclusion.

2021 Annual Meeting Scientific Committee

Charge: The 2021 Annual Meeting Scientific Committee is charged with developing the oversall objectives for the meeting, developing topics and recruiting speakers to ensure the overall success of the conference in Nashville, TN.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Develop program based on identified needs, gap analysis and expertise.
2. Develop session objectives, description, and speakers. 
3. Serve as session moderators and evaluate overall program after conclusion.

Audit & Finance Committee

Charge: The Audit and Finance Committee is charged with  reviewing the annual audit,  the 990 prior to submission, the Society's investments and submitting the ISCD annual budget for approval by the Board. The committee may also be asked to review budget exception requests prior to action by the executive committee or full board.

Membership: Per the bylaws, the Audit and Finance Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer and is composed of six additional members approved by the Board of Directors.
 
Meetings:  The Committee meets on a monthly basis via teleconference.

Awards Committee

Charge: The ISCD awards committee is charged with developing a nomination process and selecting award recipients for all of the Society's major awards.  Tje committee's annual selections are reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee. The Committee is also charged with reviewing and making recommendations to the Executive Committee for the creation of new awards or modifying various award criteria.
 
Membership: The committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President and the Vice Chair is the current President.  Committee members are comprised of an additional 10 people appointed by the President. 
 
Meetings: The committee generally meets twice via conference call and other times as needed.

Certification Council

Charge:  The ISCD Certification Council serves to establish skeletal health assessment skills in bone densitometry by promoting best practice standards, competent evaluation, and continued professional development in bone densitometry.  The certification process recognizes attainment of the highest standard of achievement and professional excellence in the field of bone densitometry for clinicians and technologists.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. To establish policies and procedures for the ISCD certification programs and oversee the administration of the certification exams to meet industry standards.
2. To report to the Board concerning changes in policies and procedures for the ISCD certification programs.
3. To oversee the Council's subcommittees:
     a. Test Subcommittee
     b. Item Writing Subcommittee
     c. Recertification Subcommittee
     d. Body of Knowledge Subcommittee
     e. Ethics Subcommittee

CME Committee

Charge: The Charge of the CME Committee is to ensure that the CME programming is compliant with ACCME guidelines and the American Medical Association's rules for their Physician's Recognition Award (AMA PRA).

Specific Responsibilities:
1 .Review and approve policies for the CME Program.
2. Review and approve the CME Mission Statement and its subsequent revisions on an annual basis.
3. Review the Annual Report and Self-analysis of the CME Program and its effectiveness; discuss this report and recommend improvements to the process, if needed.
4. Review content of CME activities, perhaps through an affiliated committee, if requested and falls within expertise.
5. Assign members as liaison to other committees that pan education for the organization to integrate into the planning process, assure that ACCME Essential Areas and policies are met, and that good adult learning principles are applied to the planning process.
6. Review and recommend expansion of program regarding topics and types of educational methodology utilized to deliver education to prospective participants.
7. Oversee periodic needs assessments and the integration of needs assessment results into curriculum planning.

DXA Body Composition Analysis Course Committee

Charge: The DXA Body Composition Analisys Course committee is charged with making revisions to the ISCD DXA Body Composition Analysis Course

Specific Duties:
1.    Evaluate the performance of US Faculty utilizing the activity evaluations.
2.    Evaluate credentials of new faculty for courses offered internationally.
3.    Review course evaluations for suggestions and criticisms used to improve the quality of each program. Additionally, assess need for a curriculum update based on scientific need. Courses are to be reviewed and updated annually.
4.    Work with staff and the CME Committee to ensure that course planning, implementation and documentation is compliant with ACCME guidelines.
5.    Review budgets

DXA Body Composition Analysis Course Faculty

Charge: Individuals approved to teach the ISCD DXA Body Composition Course world-wide.

DXA Body Composition US Course Faculty

Charge: Individuals approved to teach the ISCD DXA Body Composition Course in the United States.

Education Council

Charge: Acting as a council made up of all ISCD course committees, the CME committee and the Online Learning Committee, the mission of the Education council is to provide a strategic vision for ISCD education programs capable of growing and maintaining the ISCD network of medical professionals in the bone densitometry field.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. The education council shall meet three times per year as a group of education subcommittee chairs to share updates in each area and report progress on action plans for creating and/or improving new and existing educational programs.
2. Review development of budgets, schedules and proposals for new course development, to be approved by the Executive Committee, prior to launching any new activity.
3. The Education Council reviews information related to suggestions for potential development of new courses.
4. Maintain oversight of Education/Faculty Policies and Procedures and address violations as appropriate.

Ethics Committee

Charge: The Ethics Committee is charged with developing policy and guidelines for managing issues related to bias, conflict of interest, and ethics with ISCD Board and committee members; recommending changes to policy to the Board; and to investigate, mediate and rule on allegations of bias, ethics or conflicts of interest.
 
Membership: Chair appointed to a three year term by the President and approved by the Board of Directors. Members are appointed by the Committee Chair for terms not to exceed 3 years.
 
Meetings: Meetings are held via teleconference as items/issues are referred to the committee. 

Executive Committee

Charge: The Executive Committee may act in the name and with the full power of the Board during intervals between meetings of the Board on any matter requiring action by the Directors.

Membership: Per the bylaws, the voting members of the Executive Committee consist of the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Director/CEO serves as an Ex Officio member without a vote. The President may appoint additional ISCD members as Ex Officio members to participate.
 
Meetings: The Executive Committee generally meets twice per month via teleconference and has two in person meetings per year, one at ASBMR and one just prior to the ISCD Board Meeting.

Facility Accreditation Committee

Charge: The Facility Accreditation Committees is charged with advancing excellence in the assessment of skeletal health by demonstrating satisfactory completion of the ISCD Facility Accreditation Program.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Contributes to improved skeletal health through continuous quality and performance improvement in the field based on current scientific knowledge.
2. Review each Facility Accreditation application based on review conducted by Assessors and application material.  The committee can either approve or decline a facility for accreditation.
3. Nominates Assessors and provides training.

International Relations Council

Charge: The International Relations Council is charged with overseeing issues associated with countries and organizations outside the United States.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. To establish and maintain relations between the ISCD and individuals and organizations involved with bone densitometry, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease outside the USA.
2. To facilitate development of collaborative courses and educational programs outside the USA.
3. To expand ISCD membership and participation outside the USA.
4. To determine procedures for handling these activities.
5. Oversee Panel activity.
 

JCD Editorial Board

Charge: The Editorial Board is a team of experts in the field of Densitometry charged with providing expert advice on content, attracting new authors and encouraging submissions.

Specific Responsibilities: 
1. Review submitted manuscripts.
2. Advise on journal policy and scope.
3. Identify topics for special issues, which they may guest edit.
4. Attract new authors and submissions.
5. Promote the journal to their colleagues and peers.
6. Assist the editor(s) in decision making over issues such as plagiarism claims and submissions where reviewers can’t agree on a decision.

 

Marketing, Communications and Membership Committee

Charge: The Marketing, Membership and Communications Committee is charged with evaluating the membership dues structure and dealing with other matters related to membership.

A. Membership Specific Responsibilities:

       1. Work with staff to help develop new member recruitment programs.
       2. To address any membership issues that arise during the year.
       3. Work with staff to send new members any information they need.
       4. Research and propose to the Board any changes in membership categories or fees.
       5. Conduct periodic surveys of the membership and recommends to the Board any new services or products.
       6. Explore the specific needs of constituent groups as needed.

B. Marketing & Communications Specific Responsibilities:

       1. Work with staff to help develop ISCD website and other communications tools.
       2. Review and recommend marketing and communications policies to the Board.
       3. Work with staff to develop and implement an effective marketing strategy for the Society and its programs.

Nominating Committee

Charge: The Nominating Committee is charged with soliciting recommendations from ISCD members annually for candidates to serve as officers and Board members. The committee shall propose at least one nominee for each vacant position, preparing a slate of candidates and submitting the names to the Board. After Board approval, the slate will be placed on the ballot to be voted on by the membership. The Nominating Committee shall make every effort to achieve diversity of nominees based on geographic distribution, membership class and practice specialty.
 
Membership: Per the bylaws, committee is chaired by the Immediate Past- Past-President and composed of at least four (4) other Board appointed members.
 
Meetings: The committee holds one or two conference calls in the 3rd or 4th quarter of the year.

Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course Committee

Charge: The Pediatric Bone Desitometry Course Committee is charged with advancing the field of pediatric bone densitometry through high-quality, evidence based ISCD education targeting a wide range of audiences.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Meet quarterly to discuss updates/new research in field of Pediatric Bone Densitometry and their impact on relevant ISCD education and the ISCD network. 
2. During the six-month period leading up to the delivery of any ISCD Pediatric course, meet monthly (or as often as necessary) to ensure course content is updated appropriately. Complete independent work on courses between meetings according to assignments given by course chair.
3. Act as content experts for education projects adjunct to regular Pediatric Bone Densitometry course updates (i.e. modularized learning segments created for specific audiences), as assigned by course chair.
4. Evaluate yearly the performance of US Pediatric faculty and the quality of the program utilizing activity evaluations.
5. Evaluate credentials of new faculty for courses offered internationally.
6. Work with staff and the CME Committee to ensure that all pediatric course planning, implementation and documentation is compliant with ACCME guidelines.
7. Actively review pediatric education budget once a year in collaboration with ISCD Director of Education. 

Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course Faculty

Charge:  The Pediatric Bone Densitometry Faculty are the professionals approved to instruct the Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course worldwide.

Pediatric Scientific Advisory Council

Charge: The Pediatric Scientific Advisory Committee is charged with bringing forward and making decisions regarding ISCD Pediatric scientific issues and policy statements when appropriate.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
1. To assist in the development of the ISCD Pediatric Position Development Conference every five years under the direction of the Chair of the Pediatric Positions Committee. 
2. To address ISCD pediatric scientific issues, abstracts and policy statements when appropriate and as assigned by:
     a. Chair of the Education Council
     b. Board of Directors
     c. Executive Committee
     d. Annual Meeting Scientific Committee

Personnel Committee

Charge: The Personnel Committee shall conduct on approximately an annual basis the formal evaluation of the Executive Director/CEO, provide a written appraisal, and make recommendations to the voting members of the Board of Directors regarding contract extension, compensation adjustment, or termination of the Executive Director/CEO. The Personnel Committee shall also negotiate the employment agreement with the Executive Director/CEO, submitting for Board of Directors approval. 

Membership: The committee will be comprised of the Immediate Past President, President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
 
Meetings:  The committee generally meets once or twice in the late spring/early summer via teleconference.

Public Policy Committee

Charge: The charge to the Public Policy Committee is to monitor and influence state, federal, and international regulations as well as insurance reimbursement policies that impact bone densitometry accessibility, reimbursement, certification, and accreditation. The committee also has responsibility for maintaining web resources on state specific regulations and medicare carrier links.
 
Membership: Chair is selected through the board nomination and election process. Members are appointed by the Committee Chair.
 
Meetings:  Meetings are held on an as needed basis and generally via teleconference

Quality Bone Densitometry Clinician Course Committee

Charge: The Quality Bone Densitometry Clinician Course Committee shall oversee revision of the Quality Bone Densitometry Clinician Course, a US LOC offering of the ISCD/IOF Osteoporosis Essentials Course.

Specific Responsibilities:
1.    Evaluate the performance of US Faculty utilizing the activity evaluations.
2.    Evaluate credentials of new faculty for courses offered internationally.
3.    Review course evaluations for suggestions and criticisms used to improve the quality of each program. Additionally, assess need for a curriculum update based on scientific need. Courses are to be reviewed and updated annually.
4.    Work with staff and the CME Committee to ensure that course planning, implementation and documentation is compliant with ACCME guidelines.
5.    Review budgets 6. Act as content experts for education projects adjunct to regular Quality Bone Densitometry course updates (i.e. modularized learning segments created for specific audiences), as assigned by course chair.
 

Quality Bone Densitometry Technologist Course Committee

Charge:  Quality Bone Densitometry Technologist Course Committee is charged with overseeing the revision of the ISCD Technologist Bone Densitometry Course.

Specific Responsibilities:
a. To oversee revision of the ISCD Technologist Bone Densitometry Course.
b. To work with the Scientific Advisory Committee to review and revise course as required.
c. Review the metrics with which to evaluate the course.
d. Conduct a review of Evaluation results, on at least a quarterly basis, as part of an ongoing program improvement process.
e. Act as content experts for education projects adjunct to regular Quality Bone Densitometry course updates (i.e. modularized learning segments created for specific audiences), as assigned by course chair.

Scientific Advisory Council

Charge: The Scientific Advisory Council is charged with reviewing and responding to requests related to ISCD scientific issues, abstracts and policy statements. The committee is also charged with review of possible topics for the ISCD Position Development Conference.
 
Members: Council Chair is selected through the board nomination and election process.  Members are appointed by the committee chair.
 
Meetings: Meetings are held as needed and generally via teleconference. 

Vertebral Fracture Recognition Course Faculty

Charge:  The Vertebral Fracture Recognition Faculty are the professionals approved to instruct the Vertebral Fracture Recognition Course worldwide.

Vertebral Fracture Recognition Course US Faculty

Charge:  The Vertebral Fracture Recognition Faculty are the professionals approved to instruct the Vertebral Fracture Recognition Course in the United States.