AACN is fortunate to have several committees dedicated to supporting its health, growth, and mission. The chairperson(s) of each committee is/are pictured.
Charter: The awards committee monitors all AACN awards and collaborates with other committees administering awards. The committee is responsible for direct administration of the Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award and the Leadership award.
Be Ready for ABPP in Neuropsychology (BRAIN)
Charter: Develop and maintain mechanisms (e.g., listserve, website, study materials, study groups) to support neuropsychologists who are pursuing ABCN Diplomate status.
Board Certification Promotion
Charter: Engender awareness of the ABCN board certification process within upcoming and current neuropsychologists; promotes the benefits of board certification within professional neuropsychology and instills motivation to follow through with the board certification process.
Board of Directors Orientation
Charter: Develop and implement orientation training activities for all newly elected members of the Board of Directors; facilitates integration of newly elected Board members into standing and ad hoc committees.
Charter: Review, revise and update Academy Bylaws and maintains them in a condition that accurately reflects the needs, goals, and services of the Academy.
Conflict of Interest
Charter: Establishes policies of the Academy with respect to conflicts of interest, reviews member allegations that involve conflicts of interest, makes recommendations for enforcement of conflict of interest policies, and maintains records of actions taken regarding conflicts of interest.
Charter: Develops and recommends policies for structure, format and operation of annual meeting; recommends meeting sites to Executive Board; coordinates planning with Academy staff.
Charter: The Disruptive Technology Initiative aims to advance education and practice models to prepare the next generation of neuropsychologists to embrace engineering, coding, and biotech, and to re-imagine assessment and intervention to consider ubiquitous technologies, big data, and other innovations with the potential to disrupt current models.
Charter: Develops and maintains an effective educational program for the annual meeting of the Academy; develops recommendations and monitors activities related to other educational issues of importance to the Academy.
Continuing Education Subcommittee
Email List Committee
Charter: Serves an advisory committee to the Board of Directors regarding concerning behavior on the following AACN supported email lists: AACN, AACN Community Discussion, AACN Pediatric Subspecialty, AACN Pediatric Subspecialty Special Interest Group (SIG), Be Ready for ABPP in Clinical Neuropsychology (BRAIN), Forensic Neuropsychology SIG, and Minnesota Conference Discussion.
Forensic Neuropsychology Special Interest Group
Charter: Nominates individuals to run for election to the Board of Directors by the voting members of the Academy.
Pediatric Subspecialty Interest Group
Charter: The Pediatric SIG is particularly focused on the interests of pediatric, child-clinical, and lifespan developmental neuropsychologists, as well as the children they see.
Practice and Public Policy
Charter: Monitors and addresses issues related to the professional practice of neuropsychology, including federal and state legislative and regulatory concerns. The committee keeps the board advised of relevant issues and makes recommendations regarding possible courses of action.
Public and Professional Information
Charter: Manage the public relations communication of the organization, including management of all public communication accounts.
Charter: Develops recommendations for maintenance and expansion of the Academy’s publication interests.
Charter: Supports new assessment methods, training models, mid-career supervision models, and clinical strategies that every Academy member can access in order to begin to substantially increase the percentage of patients we, and the generation of neuropsychologists who follow us, are able to competently serve.
Charter: Promotes initiatives and activities to encourage involvement of students in Academy activities; oversees student-focused events at the Academy’s annual meeting.