Council of Scientific Affairs (COSA)

Reports To Board of Directors
Leadership Chair and Vice Chair 
Member Composition Chair, Vice Chair, 6-11 Members at Large (Fellows, Active), 1 Associate Member, 1 Resident Member; informational reporting from JOEM Editorial Board Chair and Guidelines Methodology Committee 
Committee Size Limit 10 - 15
2020-2022 Chair Michael L. Fischman, MD
2020-2022 Vice Chair Ismail Nabeel, MD 

Council Charges


Supports the College's Strategic plan, mission, vision, and budgetary plan.

Identifies and addresses emerging scientific issues and controversies of importance to OEM practice.

Develops or facilitates development of scientific responses/comments to proposed government regulations and advisory standards that impact ACOEM and OEM in conjunction with the Council on Government Affairs.

Develops or facilitates development of ACOEM position and guidance documents on scientific issues of importance to OEM practice.

Develops or prepares public positions for review and approval of the ACOEM Executive Committee.


​Composition and Charges last updated May 2020.