AACVPR Committees

The success of AACVPR depends on its dedicated volunteer members. Both the committee leaders and committee members help provide our membership with the latest in educational opportunities and resources, and play a vital role in success of the fulfillment of our mission.

Committee Service Information

We seek leaders and experts who are committed to the AACVPR mission. By volunteering as an AACVPR committee member, you can expand your professional network while giving back to your professional association!

New committee member terms begin each year at the AACVPR Annual Meeting. The formal call for applications determines which applicants are placed on committees with openings, and AACVPR accepts committee service applications year-round for committees in need of additional volunteers. AACVPR membership is a requirement of committee service.

Questions about committee service and/or interested in volunteering with AACVPR to help shape the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation? Contact AACVPR headquarters at aacvpr@aacvpr.org.

  • Click here to view all AACVPR Committees' Purpose Statements.
  • Click here to view the current Committee Chair Roster.


Click on an AACVPR Committee that is currently seeking volunteers below to learn more information:

EDUCATION COMMITTEE | HEALTH CARE REFORM COMMITTEE  

PROGRAM CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE | RESEARCH COMMITTEE 

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATE RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION COMMISSION | MAC LIAISON TASK FORCE


Education Committee

The Education Committee initiates, produces, reviews, oversees, and/or evaluates activities and services that promote education for and development of individuals working in cardiac and pulmonary prevention and rehabilitation programs, and within our communities. They also review and approve the clinical abstracts presented at the AACVPR annual meeting. 

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Health Care Reform Committee

The Health Care Reform Committee is responsible for examining the changes in health care brought about by new legislation, and both informing and guiding AACVPR and its members on issues such as the best fit for CR/PR services within this health care environment, the potential for an expanded role for CR /PR services and professionals within the broader chronic disease prevention and management model, exploration of innovative delivery models that are efficient, and efficacious and cost effective in providing care.

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Program Certification Committee 

The Program Certification Committee develops Program Certification application requirements each year, which reflect the current standards of practice published by AACVPR for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.The committee executes the review of submitted Program Certification applications in accordance with application requirements, and recommends certification approval of CR and PR programs to the AACVPR Board of Directors. 

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Research Committee

The Research Committee promotes research activity related to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; this includes reviewing scientific abstracts for the annual meeting, disseminating information about collaborative research opportunities, collaborating with the Registry Committee to develop data sharing policies for researchers and selecting the Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator, Thomas L. Petty Distinguished scholar and Beginning Investigator awards annually. 

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Membership & Affiliate Relations Committee

The Membership & Affiliate Relations Committee recognizes and addresses the needs of existing members, proposes solutions for increasing member recruitment and retention, and seeks opportunities for elevated and substantive member engagement. Furthermore, the committee works to strengthen the national association’s relationship with its affiliate societies, ensuring that information and initiatives are shared and implemented across a shared front, while supporting local efforts and agendas.

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Professional Certification Commission

The Professional Certification Commission oversees and administers the AACVPR Professional Certification program and CCRP examination. The commission establishes and administers policies and procedures to ensure the effective functioning of the PCC and the certification program; develops, approves and administers valid and reliable certification examinations, in consultation with the contracted testing vendor; and oversees all certification exam development processes, including recruitment of Subject Matter Experts for applicable activities and final approval on all exam development outcomes.

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MAC Liaison Task Force

The MAC Liaison Task Force develops, fosters, and maintains a relationship with each MAC (Medicare Administrative Contractor) Medical Director or Directors. Specific goals of the MAC Liaison Task Force include providing a channel for two-way communication on all issues pertinent to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation (CR/PR) between providers of these services and the MAC; serving as a resource to MAC MD(s) to provide current evidence, best practice, clinical expertise and expert opinion on these services with both national and local input; assisting the MAC in ensuring quality CR/PR services through on-going education of providers regarding MAC expectations/regulations; and serving as a resource to programs with regulatory questions/issues.

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