AIA has established committees to help carry out the tasks and responsibilities of the Board of Directors. Our standing Committees which carry out the ongoing responsibilities of the Board are the Education, Review, Research, Clinical, Fundraising, and Publications Committees.  Other committees formed to perform a specific, time-limited function are the Conference and Nominating Committees. All committees have basic purposes and missions to accomplish and also to carry out specific assigned  tasks. Committee Contact Information

Education Committee

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The purpose of the Education Committee is to develop and update recognized school education guidelines, Clinical Member of AIA application guidelines and Continuing Professional Development continuing education approval list.

Education Review Team 
The purpose of this Team is to review school applications and make recommendations to the Board whether or not the applying school meets the requirements to be accepted as a Recognized School and review APAIA applications. The Board, for qualifying schools, then officially declare the school as recognized and upon payment of the recognized school fee, the school is  listed as an AIA recognized school on the website.

Research Committee
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  • Collects and reviews up-to-date published research articles that are then regularly posted on the Members Only Research Database page of the AIA website.
  • Pre-screens and recommends recipients who are APAIA and Professional members to the board for AIA sponsored research grants.
  • Maintains records and follows approved research studies through their course for approved recipients.
  • Holds scheduled monthly meetings and maintain minutes.
  • Organizes efforts for outreach via social media and communicates this and all other activities to the AIA Board of Directors through a designated liaison. 

Clinical Committee
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It is the vision of the Clinical Committee to serve as a resource for clinical aromatherapy guidelines, models, policies, procedures, protocols, networking, and partnerships.  The purpose of the committee will be to provide credible information to clinical sites to promote safe, evidence based use of essential oils within clinical healthcare settings.

Fundraising Committee
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The purpose of the Fundraising Committee is to identify potential sources of funds from individuals, companies, hospitals, foundations and other organizations; to develop an action plan for identifying what sources will be approached and how; develop and maintain written presentation proposals for potential sponsors; write grants to obtain funds; develop sponsorship programs; and ensure effectiveness of the programs established by the Fundraising Committee.

Media Committee
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The purpose of the Media Committee is to have oversight of all the official social media of the AIA, and to create and coordinate the publications of all printed and web-based materials which includes the AIA Journal Aromatics in Action, website, and social media all keeping within the goals of the AIA and for the promotion of responsible use of essential oils.

Conference Committee
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The purpose of the Conference Committee is to plan and execute a professional conference for the purpose of education, networking and promotion of the AIA’s mission, goals and accomplishments.

Nominating Committee
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The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to each year prior to the Annual Members Meeting make a call for candidates for officer and director positions, to receive all qualified nominations for those positions open for the upcoming election, to prepare and publish the ballot containing all qualified nominees and during the Annual Members Meeting count and record votes received and announce the results of the election and then publish the voting results.

Membership Committee
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The purpose of the Membership Committee is to identify the needs of our members and make recommendations to the AIA Board of Directors to implement perks and programs to support our membership, to identify measures to grow our membership and retain members, and to provide outreach to membership to learn how we can better serve their needs.