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Criteria Revised for FAARC

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January 5, 2011

At its December 2010 meeting, the AARC Board of Directors unanimously approved several revisions to the association’s criteria for FAARC eligibility and nomination. The new criteria become effective in 2011, replacing the interim requirements.

There are three major changes to the eligibility and nomination criteria and one additional change in the deadline for submission of nominees.  The first change increases the time of AARC membership required of nominees from five to ten consecutive years at the time on nomination.  The second change requires that nominations for FAARC can now only be submitted by someone previously inducted as Fellow of the AARC, whose membership remains in good standing.  And the third change is that once inducted, Fellows of the AARC must keep their AARC membership current.

The final revision changed the deadline for receipt of nominations for Fellow status from August 31 to July 30.  The nomination must be postmarked no later then July 26. The change in deadline was actually necessitated by the decision of the AARC Program Committee to begin scheduling the annual International Respiratory Congress earlier in the Fall.  For example, the 2011 International Congress will be held in Tampa, FL November 5-9, a full month earlier than in 2010.  Moving the deadline forward will allow the Selection Committee ample time to complete the review and selection process.    

The revised FAARC criteria, nominating forms and directions can be found on the AARC Web site under the Member Services tab.