About the Council
The Council was established in accordance with Section 7.01 of the Academy’s bylaws. Each member of the Council represents either a state or subspecialty society. The state and subspecialty/specialized interest sections meet concurrently at both the Council’s spring and fall meetings. Councilors also meet in nine smaller, regional groups.
Academy members are welcome and encouraged to attend Council meetings.
Learn more about the Fall Council Meeting.
Council Advisory Recommendations
Council Advisory Recommendations serve as the Council’s formal mechanism to advise the Academy’s Board of Trustees. The Council debates CARs and the issues they raise at the spring Council meeting, then forwards approved recommendations to the board. CARs have led to numerous Academy initiatives, including:
Spring 2017 Meeting Reports
- Each society on the Council must submit two reports a year.
- Fall 2017 reports are due September 1. Spring 2018 reports are due March 1.
- Download semi-annual report template and instructions.