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SPR Advocay Committee

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About SPR Advocacy Committee & Terms of Reference

Date Established

July 2010

Reports To

SPR Council

Terms of Office

3 years, with maximum 2 consecutive terms.

Meeting Frequency

Virtual meeting biannually or quarterly, as needed.

Meeting Duration

One hour


One half


Majority of those present


By SPR Council


Provide leadership in child advocacy through government and public forums for issues related to the mission of the Society. 

Initial priorities include:

  • Research funding for pediatric-focused research
  • Influence/representation on residency/fellowship accreditation boards
  • Increase engagement of SPR leaders in NIH-sponsored trials development


Functions & Responsibilities

  • Recommend public and governmental priorities for advocacy
  • Advocate for prioritized issues in partnership with other agencies and societies
  • Communicate effectively with Council and membership regarding advocacy activities