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Join a Committee

Our success relies on volunteers. Hundreds of volunteers make up CHEST teams, and every participant is valued. Get involved and help shape our future.

Please visit the committee page for a listing of our committees and the roles and responsibilities of each. For questions, contact the staff liaison. 

Nomination Process

Each spring, a "Call for Nominations" e-mail is sent to CHEST members, indicating which committees will have openings for terms beginning in the fall. The committee terms of office run from November 1 to October 31 each year. Nominees will be asked to submit a biographical sketch, a statement of interest/purpose, and a completed conflict-of-interest form. All completed submissions are reviewed by committee leadership, and recommendations are made to the President-Elect as to which nominees should fill any open positions. The President-Elect, in partnership with staff, reviews the current members of each committee and assesses the expertise needed to make each committee productive and successful. The recommended candidates are reviewed and chosen based on the needs of each committee. Candidates are notified in late summer of their appointment to a committee and contacted by their staff liaisons prior to the CHEST annual meeting, informing them of conference call/meeting schedule, expectations, and policies and procedures of their committee.