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ABS Volunteer Opportunities

The American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) recently went through strategic planning where we identified our mission and goals. Supporting these goals we created several councils with specific missions and we are looking for members to join the new councils to increase the representation of our members and help the ABS work towards being the leading authority in Brachytherapy standards, research, education, and training that benefit cancer patients and improve their quality of life. Each committee has its own mission and set of annual goals to help achieve this mission.

Serving on an ABS council furthers your professional development by providing leadership experience, expanding your professional network, and strengthening your ties within the specialty. What's more, ABS Council members are directly involved in identifying new opportunities, guiding projects, and offering their expertise...so you will have a direct hand in helping us achieve our goals.



  • Governance of resources to implement ABS objectives


  • Lead membership, grants, and scholarships

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Encourage an inclusive ABS in all aspects of operations

Advisory (Industry Alliance)

  • Work with industry, providers, and partners to advance BT

ABS Advocacy

  • Coordinate strategy/perspectives for legislative & Gov’t/Industry

Research & Funding

  • Expand support for advancing Brachytherapy techniques

Standards, Quality & Safety

  • Elevate ABS as the Center of Excellence for US Brachytherapy

Education & Training

  • Create national capacity and competency for Brachytherapy

Global BT Collaboration

  • Create global integration and sharing of best practices and BT advances


The term of service for ABS Committees begins each year at the annual meeting in June and lasts for 12 months. To serve on an ABS Council, you must be a member in good standing and you must maintain your membership status during your committee term. The deadline to complete the 2022-2023 Committees Members Interest form is August 10th. Notification of committee selections will be sent out the week of August 29th.

Take a closer look at our Councils to find out which one aligns closest with your interest, passion, and experience.