Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are organized around clinical specialties and unique topical areas within telemedicine. SIGs give members an opportunity to network with peers, promote and support telemedicine applications within their specialty and provide authoritative guidance and information to the wider ATA membership.
SIGs maintain regular communication through listservs and conference calls, sponsor various activities throughout the year and meet in-person each Spring at the ATA Annual Meeting.
ATA currently has 13 active Special Interest Groups:
Regional Chapters are similar to SIGs but are organized around geographic areas allowing members within a region to communicate and share information. Chapters may encompass a state, a region or an international area.
Chapters maintain regular communication through listservs and conference calls, sponsor various activities throughout the year and meet in-person each spring at the ATA Annual Meeting.
ATA's two Regional Chapters are:
Discussion Groups are more informal arrangements, providing a forum for members to discuss nascent or niche topics within telemedicine. Particularly active Discussion Groups may be promoted to full SIG status, with enough membership participation and interest.
Discussion Groups communicate through listservs and conference calls but may not have as many activities throughout the year as their SIG counterparts. All Discussion Groups convene in-person each spring at the ATA Annual Meeting.
ATA currently has two active Discussion Groups:
Councils are groups based around ATA membership type; as such, they are open only to individuals and organizations who join ATA at a specific level of membership. Councils provide a forum where these members can discuss issue of importance to their collective interests and the broader industry of telemedicine.
ATA currently has two Councils: