The Professional Education Committee helps to identify professional practice gaps and educational needs; advise NHPCO staff on the development and delivery of professional development activities; and evaluate the effectiveness of NHPCO’s Educational and Professional Development programs.

The following subcommittees offer opportunities for enhanced involvement in Committee work (each Committee member serves on at least one): Physician Education, Conference Planning  (one for each conference) and End-of-Life Education Online Review.

The Professional Education Committee meets every other month; subcommittees meet as needed.

Expectations of Committee Service

Time Commitment

Professional Education Committee Members should be prepared to spend 1-2 hours per month on committee work. Committee members serve two-year terms.

Meetings and Conference Calls

The Professional Education Committee meets bi-monthly by conference call on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET. These calls are scheduled for one hour.

The Committee meets in-person at NHPCO’s Leadership Conference and Interdisciplinary Conference. If the Committee member is attending the conference they are expected to attend the meeting. Otherwise they are expected to attend the meeting by telephone.

NHPCO does not pay for travel-related expenses for Committee members. It is the member’s responsibility to assume any related travel expenses.

Subcommittee Work

Committee members are expected to serve on at least one subcommittee, which include:

Conference Planning Subcommittees. There is one subcommittee for each conference. Members of these subcommittees members meet monthly for 3 – 4 months and spend 4 – 8 hours reviewing session proposals, over a period of 2 – 3 weeks

Physician Education Subcommittee (meets quarterly)

End-of-Life Education Online Review Committee (members review courses nearing expiration and make recommendations on an ongoing basis)

General Committee Member Expectations

Meet deadlines agreed upon by the Committee.

Answer questions regarding Committee work from NHPCO members. NHPCO staff will refer member questions regarding Committee work to Committee members.

Present/participate in educational sessions and forums.

Work with the NHPCO staff and Committee chair to complete the Committee’s goals.

Full Council member expectations can be found in the Guidelines for Committees and Councils.

Contact: Carrie Hoover,  703-647-6681.