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Specialist Interest Groups

Specialist Interest Groups (SIGs) exist within the Association to reflect the areas of interest and specialisms of the membership.  All SIGs are virtual groups and the main focus of activity are the online forums in the members area of the website here. AfPP members can sign up to any SIG through the AfPP website. The communication between groups is primarily via email with teleconferencing available when required.  The SIG co-ordinators will be able to meet face to face annually at the AfPP congress. The key purpose of each SIG will include aspects of:

  • Editorial
  • Education
  • Consultation
  • Networking
  • Specialist advice to board and association and forum monitoring 

SIG teams will consist of two co-ordinators, one lead and one support. Duties to be undertaken when accepting a position within the SIG team are:

  • Maintaining SIG email boxes and corresponding with members
  • Provide information for the newsletter once a year relevant to the SIG with content determined by current issues in practice
  • Provide one article each year to go into the Journal
  • Maintaining and policing the SIG forum
  • Providing ERG with congress session titles relevant to their SIG to include objectives for the sessions and sourcing speakers
  • Annually providing suggestions of topics for a regional study day relevant to their SIG or contributing to study day objectives and potential speakers
  • Regular liaison and reports to ERG chairman
  • Attend congress at least once during three year term

If you are interested please send your CV and supporting information about your experience in this area to Maddie Smith: or call 01423 882968 for further information.

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