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Internal Advisory Group

Our Internal Advisory Group (IAG) represents every group, network, and committee within the association and provides feedback and advice to the association's leadership and staff.

  • They help guide the direction of the annual meeting by suggesting locations, themes, and feedback.
  • They receive annual reports on the workings of all groups and staff.
  • They also are the first to see new initiatives.


  • Attendees meet every year in conjunction with the fall board meetings, which is usually in November or early December, depending on various holiday and work schedules.
  • Attendees use to meet onsite in Washington, DC. However, since 2020, they have met online. We will also hold the 2023 meeting online but hope to resume meeting onsite soon. When they do meet onsite, we reimburse attendees for travel expenses.
  • Attendees have access to a dedicated online community where they can provide feedback and discuss issues throughout the year.
  • Attendees take take notes and share them with their groups. However, you can also view the official minutes for each meeting below.
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2023 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting NotesPDF109.48 KB07 Dec, 2023 Download


Anyone who is part of a specialty group, network, or committee should share comments and ideas with the chair of their group. If you are not part of a group, please send your comments to any board or staff member.