Nominations for the elected positions listed below will be accepted from May 15, 2019 until 11:59pm CDT on September 1, 2019. The term for each of these positions will begin January 1, 2020.

Board of Directors
Secretary – 2-year term, renewable once

International Advisory Board (IAB)
Africa Representative – 3-year term, non-renewable
Oceania/Australasia Representative – 3-year term, non-renewable

Committee Chairs
Education Committee Chair – 2-year term, renewable once
Fellows, Trainees & Early Career Professionals Committee Chair – 2-year term, renewable once
Membership Committee Chair – 2-year term, renewable once
Public Relations Committee Chair – 2-year term, renewable once
Publications Committee Chair – 2-year term, renewable once
Research & Development Committee Chair – 2-year term, renewable once

Nomination Process

As specified in the by-laws, the Nominating Committee will receive all nominations, will review them and will present the proposed nominees at the IUGA Annual Business Meeting on Friday, September 27, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (tentatively scheduled for 5:00pm). Nominations will also be taken from the floor during the Annual Business Meeting. The Nominating Committee may add additional nominees if it is considered by the Committee to be in the best interest of the association.

Nominations may be submitted by any IUGA member in good standing, including the nominee him or herself. A member may be a candidate for only one position. Those making nominations are asked to reflect on the qualifications related to the position for which they are nominating themselves or a candidate. Qualifications for each position are listed below.

Self-nominees should submit the materials listed below when they submit their self-nomination. The IUGA Office will contact all other nominees to 1) confirm they are interested and willing to stand in the election and 2) to request the materials below.

Nomination Materials

  • CV
  • Position Statement/Statement of Interest in the elected position noting experience relevant to the position
  • Photo (which will be posted online during the voting period)
  • Disclosure Form

Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted to the IUGA Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 11:59pm CDT on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Qualifications for Open Positions

Secretary

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Previous contribution to IUGA (i.e., hosting or organizing an Annual Meeting, Regional Symposium, or eXchange) AND/OR previous participation as a committee chair or member of the International Advisory Board
  • Attended IUGA Annual Meeting in 3 of the past 5 years
  • The duties of secretary are to:
    • See that records of the proceedings of the Association are kept and that the Association’s by-laws are current
    • Be the primary contact with the office in planning and organization of the Annual Meetings

International Advisory Board (IAB) Representative - Africa

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Be a resident in the region to be represented
  • Previous significant contribution to IUGA (i.e., hosting or organizing an Annual Meeting, Regional Symposium or eXchange) AND/OR recognition as a significant contributor to regional urogynecology research and education activities
  • Attended IUGA Annual Meeting in 3 of past 5 years
  • The duties of IAB members are to:
    • Meet with and counsel the Board of Directors
    • Serve as a member of the IUGA Membership Committee
    • Initiate symposia and other educational activites in their respective home region

Committee Chair Positions

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Attended IUGA Annual Meeting in 2 of past 3 years
  • Active member of committee with significant contribution (i.e., subcommittee chair, working group/project chair)
  • Letter of recommendation from the current committee chair
  • The duties of the committee chairs are to guide the work of their committee so that it achieves its mandate and achieves its statues annual objectives

The Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is comprised of the president, immediate past president, two elected members, and one member appointed by the president. The current members of the Nominating Committee are:

  • Lynsey Hayward, Chair (Immediate Past President)
  • Ranee Thakar (President)
  • Heinz Kölbl (Member-at-Large)
  • Tsia-Shu Lo (Member-at-Large)
  • Anna Rosamilia (Appointed)

Timeline

Nominations will be accepted May 15 – September 1, 2019. Candidates will be announced and nominations taken from the floor during the Annual Business Meeting on September 27, 2019. Online voting will be conducted October 1-31, 2019 with election results announced in mid-November. If one candidate for a particular position does not receive a majority (over 50%) of the vote, a run-off election will be conducted during the month of November, with the results announced before the end of December.