AAAM Committees & Task Forces

The following committees and task forces are great ways for you to become more involved in AAAM.

AIS Committee

In 2008, the AAAM Board approved the restructuring of all AIS-related committees. The AIS Committee’s ultimate goal is to ensure the development and self-sustainability of one of AAAM´s most treasured and valued products: the AIS scale and its derivatives.

In order to achieve this, today we have developed a structure comprised of an Executive Board and two subcommittees. The two subcommittees are: (1) Content, and (2) Training & Certification:

Mr. Patrick Gillich chairs the AIS Committee at large
Dr. Mark Sochor chairs the Training and Certification subcommittee
Mr. Mark Scarboro chairs the Content subcommittee

The AIS Committee develops a strategic plan for the growth and self-sustainability of AIS and its derivative products. Committee members act on behalf of AAAM and the interest of the organization.

In addition, each of the subcommittees is in charge of specific tasks described below:

The Content Subcommittee’s main responsibility is to ensure the proper updating and development of new AIS versions. In addition, it monitors the development and appropriateness of: translations of the AIS into other languages; mapping algorithms from one AIS version to another; and mapping algorithms from the AIS into other scales (such as the International Classifictoin of Diseases or the Functional Capacity Index).

The Training and Certification Subcommittee is primarily responsible for the development of onsite and online training courses (both at basic and advanced levels), supervision of courses in other languages (i.e., training the trainers courses), and the certification program. In addition, it monitors and addresses AIS users’ initiated questions. This subcommittee works closely with the Content Subcommittee since issues handled by Training and Certification are key to improving the scale itself.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with approving all applications for membership, identifying opportunities to enhance member engagement and review and improve upon the many benefits of Membership at AAAM. AAAM members can join a committee at any time. Simply fill out the Contact form or email

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) is responsible for the programming and abstract process of the Annual Scientific Conference. The SPC is an active committee working nearly all year on putting together vital research, papers, and presentations for the fall event. For more information about the AAAM conference please visit the Scientific Meeting area of the website.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee reviews all proposed additions, revisions and deletion to the AAAM Bylaws and forwards their review to the AAAM Board. the Bylaws Committee is also responsible for facilitating review of the Manual every five years.

Nominations and Awards Committee

The Nominations and Awards Committee conducts the nominations and elections of the Association, and annually reviews and recommends procedures for carrying out the annual election in accordance with the nominations and elections policies as adopted by the Board. The Committee shall also recommend the annual slate of award recipients to the Board of Directors for approval.

Fellow Review Committee

The Fellow Review Committee shall annually review and recommend one Fellow to the Board of Directors for approval.