Several committees help to facilitate NCBC's programs. With membership representing many distinct fields of training, personal involvement through participation in one or more of the organization's committees is encouraged. All committees along with their goals are listed on the next few pages. We invite you to consider participation on a committee to share your expertise, make a difference and develop relationships with peers across the country.
Marketing and Public Relations
Corporate Outreach Committee
This committee reaches out to obtain funds from foundations, philanthropy fundraising, peer-to-peer lending or research funding. This committee will develop a strategic plan and implementation outline on how potential funds will be applied and the partnership that may be required of the NCBC organization. This committee will need to work with the executive board and other committee chairs to ensure that this monetary support reaches the appropriate programs.
Grant Funding Committee
The grant funding committee develops a template to secure funding from private sector businesses and corporations. These funds will be earmarked for unrestricted grants, certification programs and pre-conference session to be presented at the annual national conference. It will require researching and identifying the most effective methods for grant request. This committee also needs to identify the most effective writing strategies and styles for a grant application aimed at monetary gain for NCBC.
Quality Performance Certifications
National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Certification Program Committee (NQMBC)
This committee reviews current benchmarks of quality, determines which benchmarks are reasonably measured, establishes a peer-reviewed audit for breast centers and creates a certification program for breast centers. Also the committee will strive for collaboration with other organizations interested in quality and seek their support of our initiative.
National Quality Measures for Breast Surgeons Committee (NQMBC Surgeons)
While this committee is a subset of the NQMBC- they will be responsible in assisting in the development and maintenance of the tracking measurement system to validate quality performance. They will need to ensure that this program provides immediate access to information that allows participating surgeons to compare performance with other participating surgeons across the United States.
Breast Patient Navigator Certification Program Committee (BPNC)
This committee is in charge of the development and management of the Breast Patient Navigation Certification Program. Members help to develop definitions, activities, and competency standards for breast patient navigators. Members also ensure that the list of resources for breast patient navigators, requirements for the navigator certification and testing materials are updated. Attend regional certification programs and the national certification program.
Clinical Breast Examination Certification and Breast Self Exam Program Committee (CBEC and BSE)
This committee designs and implements a national clinical breast examination certification course and establishes a peer-review team for the CBE course evaluation and recertification guidelines. The BSE course/certification is now a part of CBEC. The committee has begun the development of a new combined course and is implementing the transition of this national program. The BSE course certifies clinicians in breast self-examination techniques, teaches individuals to train and provide educator status to lay people and train lay community members how to perform BSE.
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Certification Committee
This committee will develop a certification to confirm that a clinician with the skills and expertise to perform breast cancer risk assessment is meeting the collaborative style. By verifying the certification participates knowledge and competence, verifying documented clinical experience and provide established collaborative relationship with cancer genetics professional.
Members of this committee are responsible for publishing monthly newsletters, exploring new ways to distribute and expand the newsletter, recruiting content regarding organizational membership, leadership, operations and activities, and working with the Membership Development and Marketing Program members to recruit advertising, sponsorship and revenue.
Conference Program Committee (Planning Committee; General & Post-Conferences)
This committee is responsible for designing the Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference. It interfaces with numerous committee chairs to ensure that they are incorporating all the needs of our current programs, while still encompassing a well-rounded multi-disciplinary conference. This committee also works with the Exhibitor/Sponsor’s Committee Chair to ensure that the monetary funds from sponsorship and exhibitors are flowing as necessary. Members are involved in securing our accreditation company, validating our credits is properly provided, and oversee the development of the conference flyer. Members also work with other non-profit or corporate organizations to encourage their participation at the conference
Abstract/Poster Task Force Committee
Members of this committee recruit abstracts and posters for presentation at the Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, identify criteria for accepting abstracts/posters for display and/or presentation at the conference, arrange auditing and peer review for poster submissions for the conference and work with the Conference Program Committee
Networking Task Force Committee
This committee facilitates networking between new attendees at the NCBC annual meeting. Providing conference attendees the opportunity to meet and interact with peers from around the country in a non-formal environment. Members will strive to make new members welcome outside of the meeting as well, answering questions, and providing support. It will also serve as an interface with the membership development and marketing committee to promote new members.
The Exhibitor and Sponsors Committee ensures vendor and sponsor participation is at the levels to sustain an affordable conference fee. Make certain that corporations are invited and not pressured to participate and that they are not over invited to underwrite or participate in corporate advertising and outreach programs.
Information Exchange and Networking
Email Exchange Program Committee
This program oversees the email questions and answers on the NCBC website, helps edit e-mail questions and evaluates the quality of the responsiveness of the email exchange program.
Advertising, Underwriting and Outreach Opportunities Committee
To develop and offer programs to the members and for profit corporations that provide a service that allows sharing information to the members through which services the NCoBC generate incomes and offsets expenses
Alliance and Partnerships
International Liaison Committee
This committee interfaces and develops relationships with breast centers outside the United States and promotes participation in the annual interdisciplinary conference from those breast centers. See International Delegate Program brochure here.