Want to join a group of dedicated professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help SBI carry out its mission, goals and purpose? Volunteers are the foundation for SBI’s growth and its success can be directly attributed to the many members, past and present, who have generously shared their knowledge and expertise.
You can make a difference by serving on an SBI committee. The call for volunteers opens in November, with decisions announced the following January. Applicants must indicate their top choice for committee placement, and attach their CV and a letter of interest to the application form which will be released in November.
Below are the many committees of the Society. Click on each for a description of their purpose, duties, and ongoing projects.
CME & SAM Committee ▾
The CME & SAM Committee works closely with Education Committee and helps execute future goals by assisting in the development of education products for CME and self-assessment.
Communications and Advocacy Task Force ▾
The Task Force is a small group of volunteers appointed to work on special projects and initiatives to support the society in accomplishing the goals of the strategic plan through the areas of communications and advocacy.
Fellowship Application Review Committee ▾
*Must be a Fellow of SBI (FSBI) to apply. The charge of the Fellows Committee is to review all fellowship applications and provide approval. Committee members will also help the Chair of Fellows engage current fellows in support of SBI initiatives.
Fellowship Match Committee ▾
*Must be a fellowship program director to apply. The purpose of the Match Committee is to improve and modify the current interview and offer process for residents applying to breast imaging fellowship programs. The goal of the committee is to establish a fair and transparent process for future breast imagers, culminating in the nationalization of the Fellowship Match for Radiology.
Inclusion Diversity Equity Alliance ▾
IDEA will convene with a purpose to (a) identify the inclusion and diversity strengths, issues, and opportunities within all aspects of SBI; (b) develop strategies and plans to examine ways in which we include and exclude (however unintentionally) SBI members; and (c) systematically examine aspects of SBI to enhance its effectiveness and ability to meet the needs of a growing diverse membership.
*** To ensure IDEA is effective and intentional, interested volunteers should consist of a broad swath of SBI members. Those representative of a racial/ethnic/minority group (i.e. people of color), lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, or a person with a disability are highly encouraged to apply. Interested members should complete the volunteer interest form as well as submit a brief statement of commitment to email@example.com.
International Education Outreach Committee ▾
The International Education Outreach Committee strategically collaborates with new and developing breast imaging societies in order to support increased access to quality continuing medical education internationally. The committee supports and participates in international society education courses by assisting societies in the planning and promotion of their courses and by sending SBI members as guest faculty to select courses.
Membership Committee ▾
The Membership Committee shall interpret the mission and purpose of the society to encourage qualified persons in the field of breast imaging to apply for membership. Committee members will serve as champions for the society and actively stay engaged in society activities to help promote the benefits of membership to current and potential new members.
Mentorship Committee ▾
The new SBI Mentorship Steering Committee will be charged with the development of a Mentorship Program for SBI members. The committee will outline the program details: structure, timeline, goals and purpose, and program evaluation. The committee will also identify the criteria for selecting appropriate mentors and create an application process for selecting mentees. The committee will work through their first term to develop the foundation of this program with a soft launch tentatively scheduled for 2021. SBI is seeking several senior members with experience in mentorship programs, members who have been mentees and can offer insight and perspective from their experience (members-in-training, fellows and transitional members), and members who are passionate about creating an exciting legacy program that will provide an incredibly beneficial experience for SBI members for years to come.
Newsletter Committee ▾
The purpose of the Newsletter Committee is to establish the content and editorial procedures of the quarterly digital newsletter, SBI News, for timely distribution to SBI members. The mission of SBI News is to empower and expand the diverse global breast imaging community through honest journalistic coverage of significant events, personal perspectives, scientific discoveries, and inspirational stories from all facets of our field for our members.
Patient Care and Delivery Committee ▾
The purpose of the Patient Care and Delivery Committee is to act as a platform to help address issues facing breast imaging, while also developing white papers, statements, guidelines and research projects that can be promoted by SBI.
Resident and Fellow Section Committee ▾
*Must be a resident or fellow to apply. Members of the RFS Committee will serve as champions for the society by promoting the benefits of in-training membership to colleagues, developing specific content and resources to help members-in-training navigate through their early careers, supporting social media activities to communicate the activities of the RFS Committee, and developing yearly objectives to continue work on member retention and recruitment activities. For more information on the RFS Committee, click here to read the RFS Charter.
Scientific Advisory Committee ▾
The purpose of the Scientific Advisory Committee is to review and develop position statements, assess new technologies, review guidelines as needed, and establish the process for guideline and statement development.
Social Media Committee ▾
The purpose of the Social Media Committee is to strengthen the image of SBI as a powerful and trusted professional organization, engage the breast imaging community while supporting all of radiology in discussions to build overall community, promote the society’s social media accounts, and improve the public image of breast imagers (and radiologists) as professionals.
Young Physician Section Committee ▾
The mission of the SBI Young Physician Section Committee (first 8 years out of training) is to ensure that early career physicians build a strong foundation for their careers that optimizes clinical care, advocacy for patients, and leadership within SBI as well as in the community. The goals of this section are to improve the YPS member experience within SBI by expanding YPS leadership development opportunities, providing physician wellness resources for early career physicians, and pursuing issues that affect the practice of medicine for young physicians.