The Program Committee was established in the original ASB bylaws to be responsible for the scientific program at the annual meetings, including the solicitation, review, selection, and programming of papers to be presented. The Program Committee also selects and invites any special speakers. The Program Committee Chair and Program Chair-Elect are selected by majority vote among ASB members. Other Program Committee members are selected by the Chair and are approved by the Executive Board. Each member of the Program Committee represents one of the five categories of membership in ASB.