The American Society of Dermatopathology

ASDP Call for 2017 Election Nominations and Nominations Committee Member-at-Large

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 ASDP election year. Members who are interested in submitting a nomination for consideration should read this information thoroughly before proceeding. Nominations are due to ASDP by 11:59 p.m. Central on March 31, 2017. See nomination instructions below. Late nominations will not be considered.

ASDP Mission

Improve the quality of lives by continually advancing the theory and practice of Dermatopathology.

Who leads ASDP?

The governing body of ASDP is the Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD is composed of the President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer Elect (when applicable) and Immediate Past-President (these five officers make up the Executive Committee) as well as six board members-at-large. The executive director of the society is also a non-voting invited member of the Board of Directors. View current leaders

What is the process for nominations and elections?

There is an election for open positions on the ASDP Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee solicits nominations for potential election candidates from the membership and leadership each winter preceding the election. The final slate of nominees is approved by the current Board of Directors 60 days in advance of the election and is announced to the membership at least 30 days prior to the election. Read the ASDP bylaws for further details.

Nominations for the Nominations Committee Member-at-Large position will be considered for appointment by the President-Elect and approved by the Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee Member-at-Large will serve a term of one year beginning after the upcoming Annual Meeting. This position is eligible to serve a second term.

Which leadership positions are open for nomination in 2017?

Executive Committee/Board of Directors

President-Elect (Oct. 28, 2017 – November 10, 2018)
The President-Elect shall assist the President and shall substitute for the President when required.  The President-Elect shall be a member, without vote, of all committees, except as otherwise provided by the Bylaws.  The President-Elect shall, in general, perform all duties customarily incident to the office of President-Elect and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. The President-Elect shall succeed to the office of President upon expiration of the President’s term of office, and in the event of the death, resignation, removal, or incapacity of the President.

Members interested in being nominated for President-Elect should read the following position descriptions:
President-Elect  |  President  |  Immediate Past-President 

Board of Directors

Two Members-at-Large (Oct. 28, 2017 – Saturday of the 2020 ASDP Annual Meeting; Exact date to be determined) 
At-Large Directors shall serve a three (3) year term, or until such time as their successors are duly elected, qualified, and assume their position, and may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.  In order to provide for a staggered term, two (2) At-Large Directors shall be elected each year. Directors shall take office immediately upon the conclusion of the first annual meeting following their election.

Members interested in being nominated for a Board of Director Member-at-Large should read the position description

Nominations Committee

One Member-at-Large (Oct. 28, 2017 – Nov. 10, 2018) 
The At-Large Committee Member will serve a one (1) year term and may serve no more than two (2) consecutive terms on the Committee.  The Nominations Committee consists of five voting members. The Immediate Past President serves as Chair of the Committee, while the remaining Committee members are comprised of the three most current past Presidents of the Society, and one voting member chosen by the President from amongst the Society’s voting members and approved by the Board. 

The Committee shall solicit nominations for the Officers and At-Large Directors and shall submit to the Board and, upon approval of the Board, to the membership a list of qualified candidates to succeed those officers and At-Large Directors whose terms shall expire.  Members of the Nominations Committee are not eligible for elected office in the year they serve on the Committee.

How can I participate in the nominations process?

Members may submit their nominations for potential election candidates and Nominations Committee Member-at-Large using the ASDP online nomination submission site. On the Nominations Submission site, scroll down to Other Programs, view other available programs and start a new submission. Nominations must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central on March 31, 2017. Be sure to have your ASDP username and password handy.  Incomplete and late nominations will not be considered. Nominations submitted in the current year will not be considered in following years and must be resubmitted in the year in which the election is held.

Nominations must include the following:
  1. Completed and signed commitment form
  2. Potential nominee’s CV and short biography. Short bio must not exceed 250 words.
  3. Potential nominee’s list of prior ASDP activity/service.
  4. Potential nominee’s list of experience in association volunteer positions.
  5. Potential nominee’s professional photograph formatted as a JPG file, 300 dpi.
You will be required to upload all of these completed documents during the online submission process.

Questions?

Contact Maggie Substalae at msubstalae@asdp.org or by phone at +1-847-686-2283.
Submit a nomination today.