Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer with the Society of Biological Psychiatry. We strive to provide you with an exceptional experience, so in order to match you with the most appropriate opportunity please complete this form as fully as possible.
Members of our committees and other volunteer groups are the voice of the Society and will participate in the planning process to identify, prioritize and develop plans for addressing the highest priority issues for the Society. They also provide opportunities for networking among peers and opportunities for professional growth and development.
Each year we receive requests from our members excited to share their experience and knowledge. Every effort will be made to place you in your primary area of interest.
A. E. Bennett Award – Review and approve applications for the annual A.E. Bennett award.
Somerfeld-Ziskind Award – Review and approve applications for the annual Somerfeld-Ziskind award.
Education – Develop & implement educational programs, focus on younger members and attendees, help facilitate mentorship activities. Education Subcommittees include the Training Director’s Subcommittee and the Distinguished Educator Subcommittee.
Membership – The Membership Committee is responsible for review and approval of all new membership applications and to make recommendations to Council regarding activities to recruit and retain members.
Mentorship – Encourage mentorship and collegiality at the meeting. Recruit mentors and assign to mentees (currently travel award recipients). Supervise mentorship program at the annual meeting.
Nominating – Tasked with nominating candidates for the elected offices of President and Councilor-at-Large.
Program– The Program Committee is responsible for the review and approval of all new abstract submissions and to make selections on the program content and presentations at the Annual Meeting.
Travel Award – The training of a new generation of psychiatric academicians is a major objective of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. Participation in professional meetings, in which new information is exchanged and contacts are made, can have a critical impact on the career of a developing clinician-scientist. In recognition of the importance of academic exchange, the Society of Biological offers annual Travel Fellowships. Travel Award Subcommittees include the Domestic Award Subcommittee for domestic application, the International Award Subcommittee, the Chair’s Choice Subcommittee, and the Predoctoral Scholar Subcommittee.