There are three types of program units. The first is a Consultation. All units begin as Consultations. A Consultation is responsible for one session at the Annual Meeting (4 presentations slots or 3 hours and 10 minutes). Generally, Consultations use this session for a slate of invited papers or a panel discussion. A Consultation will be approved for a three-year term, after which it must apply for renewed status as a Section or a Study Group or to continue as a Consultation, or else disband. The absence of an application will taken as a decision to disband. Responsibility for Consultations resides with each Consultation’s chairperson and steering committee, answerable to the Program-Units Committee and ultimately to the Executive Committee.