SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) APPLICATION
Applications for potential SIGs are accepted on an ongoing basis and are approved by the ASCO Board of Directors. The application must clearly address all of the questions in the “Criteria for the Establishment of a SIG” section. Formal recognition of a SIG is reserved to those groups with an ongoing purpose consistent with the ASCO’s mission and strategic objectives. Applicants are asked to review the SIG Operations Framework prior to completing the application.

Application and Approval Process
• SIGs are initiated by faculty or administrative staff based on an identified need. SIGs are not initiated by the ASCO Board.
• A potential SIG must have at least 11 faculty or administrators with positions directly related to the SIG’s special interest declare their interest in ASCO establishing a SIG.
• The SIG’s initiator is encouraged to submit an application at least three months prior to an ASCO Board of Directors meeting. The Board typically meets in March, as well as in conjunction with the AOA and AAO conferences.
• ASCO staff will provide the completed SIG application to the responsible standing committee for review, feedback and action. If the committee recommends approval of the SIG, the committee will present a motion for approval at the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting.
• ASCO Board of Directors must approve the application prior to establishing the SIG.
• The SIG initiator can serve as interim SIG chair upon approval of the SIG and can serve in this capacity until the first SIG meeting, when a formal election will be held.

Email address *
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First Name *
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Last Name *
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Position Title *
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Institution *
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Work Phone *
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Criteria for the Establishment of a SIG
Name of Special Interest Group *
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State the mission, goals and objectives of the SIG. *
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Describe how the mission, goals, and objectives are consistent with ASCO’s mission and strategic objectives. *
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Describe how the objectives will be best served through a broader body of individuals with common academic or functional needs and interests rather than through a task force. *
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Describe potential SIG programs and activities that will benefit from structured participation within ASCO. *
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Describe the SIG activities (meetings, workshops, publications, etc.). Include meeting dates and time of year of SIG activities. *
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What operational business will be conducted between meetings? *
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List potential funding sources and needs: *
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Describe any potential ASCO staffing needs. *
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List the names, institutions, and email addresses of at least 10 faculty or administrators with positions directly related to the SIG’s special interest who also declare their interest in ASCO establishing a SIG. *
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