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We depend on our members to volunteer their time and expertise to carry out the mission and work of the organization, and to keep moving the field of urogynecology forward. If you are looking to enrich your IUGA experience and contribute to the field of urogynecology in a new and rewarding way, now is your chance! We are accepting applications for openings on the following committees:

  • Education Committee
  • Fellows, Trainees & Early Career Professionals Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Research & Development Committee
  • Terminology & Standardization Committee

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. Descriptions of the committees can be found below.


Eligibility

Membership on IUGA's committees is open to all interested individuals who hold current membership in IUGA. The intent is for committee membership to mirror the geographic diversity of the IUGA membership.

Members may only serve on one committee at any given time, with the exception of Fellows, Trainees & Early Career Professionals Committee members who may also be assigned to another committee in order to have the trainee perspective represented across the organization.

Term

Members added to IUGA committees as a result of this Call for Committee Volunteers will have a term start date of January 1, 2020. The length of the term is specific to each committee and listed below.

Apply

To apply for a committee position, please email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday, November 17, 2019:

  • Your name, area of practice, credentials and affiliation
  • Name of the committee to which you are applying
  • A brief statement of interest explaining why you are interested in serving on the committee, including any relevant experience you have to the work of the committee
  • CV
  • Disclosure Form (complete HERE)
  • Fellows, Trainees & Early Career Professionals committee applicants should also provide verification of enrollment in a fellowship/physician-in-training program or being within the first five years of post-training practice

The above items must all be received by Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:59pm CST, for your application to be considered complete. Only complete applications will be forwarded to Committee Chairs for consideration.

Committee Descriptions

Education Committee
Chairperson: Jenny King (beginning January 1, 2020)
Term Length: 3 years
Description: The Education Committee develops, promotes, and maintains the educational offerings of the association, including the IUGA Academy. It oversees the program content for Regional Symposia and eXchange programs, and reviews applications submitted for Endorsed Programs and observership grants. The Education Committee also conducts the workshop selection process for the Annual Meeting and guides other educational activities of the association. Members of the Education Committee are assigned to one of three subcommittees: Workshop Subcommittee, Program Subcommittee, or E-learning Subcommittee. *

*Special Application Instructions: Please indicate which subcommittee you are most interested in.

Fellows, Trainees & Early Career Professionals Committee
Chairperson: Rachel High (beginning January 1, 2020)
Term Length: 2 years
Description: The main duty of the IUGA Fellows, Trainees & Early Career Professionals Committee is to contribute to the academic development of fellows, trainees, and those within their first five years of practice out of training in the field of urogynecology/female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery by fostering international scholarship and making recommendations to the Education and Research & Development Committees regarding activities.  

*Special Application Instructions: Fellows, Trainees & Early Career Professionals committee applicants should also provide verification of enrollment in a fellowship/physician-in-training program or being within the first five years of post-training practice

Membership Committee
Chairperson: Abdul Sultan
Term Length: 2 years
Description: The Membership Committee works in partnership with IUGA staff to develop and execute member recruitment and retention strategies and to provide input on membership-related processes.

Publications Committee
Chairperson: Pending Election Results
Term Length: 3 years
Description: The Publications Committee publishes the official IUGA Newsletter quarterly, and determines if submitted content is best suited for inclusion in the Newsletter, online news posts, or on social media channels. Committee members are involved in writing and reviewing articles, finding authors for articles, and suggesting content.  


Public Relations Committee
Chairperson: Kalaivani Ramalingam (beginning January 1, 2020)
Term Length: 3 years
Description: The Public Relations Committee is responsible for the development and management of media communications on behalf of IUGA to the community, patients, physicians and IUGA members. This includes developing content for patient leaflets and other educational materials for the Online Store and patient website and planning the annual Public Forum. Members of the Public Relations Committee are assigned to one of three subcommittees: Leaflets Subcommittee, Social Media Subcommittee, or Patient Website Subcommittee.

*Special Application Instructions: Please indicate which subcommittee you are most interested in.

Research & Development Committee
Chairperson: Pallavi Latthe
Term Length: 3 years
Description: The Research & Development Committee is responsible for the IUGA Research Grants (in basic science and clinical research) and reviewing surveys and requests to disseminate surveys to the IUGA membership. The committee also develops and promotes research manuscripts and projects through its members and interested individuals. Specific expertise in urogynecology research (basic sciences and/or clinical) is required.

Terminology & Standardization Committee
Chairperson: Renaud de Tayrac
Term Length: 3 years
Description: The Terminology & Standardization Committee is responsible for the development, publication and subsequent management of IUGA documents related to terminology and standardization. At times, there will be joint projects with one or more other societies. Subsequent management includes translation of the published documents.

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