All organizations flourish with active and dedicated member volunteers. We invite you to grow with us as you contribute to the neurodiagnostic profession. We deeply appreciate your interest and guarantee you will benefit both on a personal and professional level. Volunteer opportunities range from serving in a leadership position on the ASET Board of Trustees; as a chair or member of a committee, task force or workgroup; helping with The Neurodiagnostic Journal; helping protect the scope of practice for neurodiagnostic technologists by becoming licensure champions; and helping grow the profession by recruiting and attracting more people to consider neurodiagnostics as their career choice.
Board of Trustees
Nominations and elections are held annually to fill vacancies on the ASET Board of Trustees. Active members in good standing who have maintained membership for three out of the five years immediately preceding the election are eligible for nomination. A trustee must be actively engaged in the practice (clinical, research, management or education) of neurodiagnostics or neurophysiology within six months preceding his or her installation. Graduating from the ASET|ABRET Leadership Academy, having prior service as an ASET committee or task force chair, or as a member of the board of a local, state or regional neurodiagnostic society or ASET Chapter, are desirable candidate qualifications for trustee. If you are interested in being considered for nomination, watch for the Call for Trustee Nominations announcements beginning in December of each year.
Committees and Task Forces
The following are brief descriptions of the predominant ASET committees and task forces, and their primary purposes and charges. If you have an interest in being appointed to serve on one of these bodies, we invite you to complete our online Member Volunteer Form or download the form and email, mail or fax it to the Executive Director. ASET strives to match your interests, skills and professional knowledge with the needs of our committees and task forces. The Member Volunteer Form is used to help us determine how we can best utilize your talents and interests.
Governmental Advocacy Committee (Standing Committee) – recommends policies and activities to guide the Society’s governmental and regulatory efforts. It also identifies and regularly monitors relevant Federal and State legislative and regulatory issues, and develops strategies to address those issues. The committee is divided into two work groups: (1) Federal Regulatory Tracking Workgroup, and (2) State Legislative & Regulatory Tracking Workgroup. The committee leads the Society’s efforts to have state laws passed that would require anyone practicing neurodiagnostics to be licensed.
Membership Committee (Standing Committee) – promotes and develops recruitment and retention programs. It also recommends new programs and services to benefit the membership, and actively works to build member engagement.
Standards & Practices Committee (Standing Committee) – defines and endorses standards of practice and competencies for neurodiagnostic technology that promote professional growth, excellence, and quality patient care; helps guide members to make responsible choices; provides a model for individual practice and for the establishment of laboratory policies and procedures. The committee also provides consistency of standards for the various neurodiagnostic modalities.
Volunteer & Leadership Development Committee (Standing Committee) – identifies and fosters development of future leaders for the organization. This is most readily accomplished by its development of the Leadership Academy training programs.
Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces
ASET Continuing Education Committee – This committee is charged with evaluating ASET-CEU applications in a timely and accurate manner. Applications are submitted by third-party providers, ASET Chapters and state/local neurodiagnostic societies, hospitals, and other entities. The committee is currently looking for new members to help evaluate applications. The assignment is perfect for individuals who are detail-oriented, enjoy working alone, and require flexibility in their volunteer hours.
Formal Education Task Force – Advocates for the creation of new formal education programs in neurodiagnostic technology, including associate degree programs and, most important, bachelor’s degree (or advanced degree) programs. The task force promotes new degrees in neurodiagnostic technology by identifying and providing information about the profession to potential institutions of higher education. Information includes job statistics, workforce needs, and letters of support. The task force is currently looking for additional members to join its team.
Historical Advisory Committee – collects, preserves and acknowledges the origin, development, progress and continued growth of the neurodiagnostic field. The committee also is charged with identifying items relating to the neurodiagnostic profession that should be preserved, and adding them to ASET’s new Virtual Museum. The committee is looking for individuals who can help identify content and descriptions for the virtual museum as well as transcribe 1-hour recordings of interviews with notables in the profession.
Marketing & Social Media Initiatives Committee – develops strategies and implements ideas to positively promote the neurodiagnostic profession; oversees the Ambassador program and its mission to attract and recruit students into the neurodiagnostic profession; develops a comprehensive social media strategy and carries out marketing initiatives conveyed through ASET’s social media outlets, most notably Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Veterans Outreach Task Force – promotes the neurodiagnostic profession as a career choice to veterans by building awareness of opportunities in neurodiagnostics to Veterans organizations throughout the U.S. The task force is currently recruiting individuals to make presentations to the Veterans organizations. Training is provided.
Editorial Board – manages the strategic operations of The Neurodiagnostic Journal within the overall policies established by the ASET Board of Trustees. The board is seeking media reviewers (books, DVDs, and eBooks), authors, and peer reviewers. Media reviewers earn two ACE credits and keep the media they review. Authors earn four ASET-CEUs and are published in an Index Medicus listed journal. Peer reviewers help to evaluate and assess manuscripts from all modalities of neurodiagnostics.
Policy & Procedure Committee – responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of ASET policies and procedures. The two types of policies and procedures for which the committee is responsible are: (1) policies addressing the general functions, responsibilities, and directions of the Society and for which board approval is required; (2) policies addressing operational duties and activities.
Research Committee – develops guidelines for research projects, and reviews and recommends research proposals based on their alignment with the Society’s strategic goals. The committee identifies collaborative partners to carry out the research, participate in the literature review process and study design, and collectively serves as a support system to help bring approved research projects to fruition. The committee aims to publish one journal article every two to three years, with the goal of contributing concrete data to the field that will elevate the Neurodiagnostic profession.
Special Interest Section – Interest Section Leaders produce a column for the Society’s quarterly newsletter. They also assists in monitoring and contributing to the Society’s online Interest Section Forums.
Awards Committee – directs the process necessary to bestow recognition awards established by the ASET Board of Trustees, and makes recommendations to the board for future awards.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
The ASET Governmental & Grassroots Advocacy Department is looking for members willing to join Point of Contact teams being set up in each state. The aim of Point of Contact teams is to develop and maintain personal relationships with state legislators and to advocate on ASET’s behalf when it comes to legislative and regulatory matters impacting the neurodiagnostic profession. The committee also is recruiting “champions” to help form and organize state licensure committees and state neurodiagnostic chapters. Mentoring is provided .For more information contact Bradley Hix, ASET Governmental & Grassroots Advocacy Manager, at Bradleyaset.org.
The ASET Marketing & Social Media Initiatives Committee is looking for members to join ASET’s Ambassadors and Veterans Outreach programs. Through participation in local career fairs, meetings with guidance counselors, and the like, the Ambassador and Veterans Outreach program members are asked to help promote the profession and recruit individuals – from middle and high school students to veterans and adults seeking career retraining opportunities – to consider neurodiagnostics as their career choice. Scripted PowerPoint presentations, literature and brochures are provided to each ambassador. For more information on the program, contact Sarah Dolezilek, ASET Marketing & Communications Manager, at Sarahaset.org.
The ASET Continuing Education Committee is looking for a pool of candidates who are interested in becoming course evaluators for the purpose of helping the committee assign the proper number of ASET-CEUs. The evaluators must be flexible, have time to volunteer, be detail-oriented, and credentialed in at least one modality. For more information, contact Olivia Cottingham, ASET Registration & CEU Manager, at Oliviaaset.org. Reviewers are eligible for ASET-CEUs.