Annual Meeting Program Committee


The Annual Meeting Program Committee’s primary purpose is to create, provide and direct the annual meeting vision, content and attendee experience that best meets ASNR membership needs.

Committee Chair:

  • Selects Program Committee members and appoints director roles
  • Provides leadership and direction to the Program Committee throughout the planning process
  • Works with ASNR staff in creating Annual Meeting theme
  • Creates Annual Meeting Symposium theme and content (topics and speakers)
  • Selects keynotes and special sessions as needed


  • Liaisons with assigned groups on content curation for assigned sessions; including focus sessions, special sessions and SAM sessions
  • Oversees the Call for Submissions; recruitment, reviews, final selections of all oral presentations, posters and exhibits
  • Assists in recruitment of speakers and moderators (as needed)
  • Reviews and provides feedback to submitted session proposals
  • Works with staff in establishing and providing speaker/moderator requirements and guidelines
  • Scheduling of group content in conference program
  • Assists ASNR in acquiring speaker deliverables according to established timeline
  • Generates ideas for keynotes, attendee interaction (both online and virtual), social activities and networking

Time Commitment

The committee holds monthly conference calls and meets in-person 1-2 times annually.

Diversity and Inclusion Program Checklist

When looking at the breadth and depth of your potential education event contributors (speakers, moderators, poster presentations, etc.), based on your general knowledge, is there diverse and inclusive representation in the following areas:

  • Geographical, including International representation
  • Institutional (i.e. not only from the same academic institutions)
  • Gender / Gender Identification
  • Age
  • Minorities; race, ethnicity, culture, nationality
  • Subspecialty
  • Practice Environment
  • Training Background / Institution
  • Accommodations for all levels of abilities (wheelchair access, closed captions, etc.)

Committee Roster

Click here to view ASNR Committee Rosters