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Are you ready to take your involvement in IUGA to the next level? We are accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for the elected positions listed below now through 11:59pm CDT on August 10, 2020. The term for each of these positions will begin January 1, 2021.

Board of Directors
Vice President – 2-year term, then ascends to President
Treasurer – 2-year term, renewable once

International Advisory Board (IAB)
European Representative – 3-year term, non-renewable
Northern American Representative – 3-year term, non-renewable
Latin America & Caribbean Representative - 3-year term, non-renewable

Committee Chairs
Scientific Committee Chair – 2-year term, non-renewable
Terminology and Standardization Committee Chair – 2-year term, renewable once

Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee Member-at-Large (2 members) – 2-year term, non-renewable

Scientific Committee
Scientific Committee Member (5 members) – 3-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 in September.  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 Monday, August 10, 2020.

Qualifications for Open Positions

Vice President

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Previous significant contribution to IUGA (e.g., chairing the Annual Meeting Local Organizing Committee) AND/OR participation on the Advisory Council (Committee Chairs, International Advisory Board representatives, IUJ editors)
  • Attended IUGA Annual Meeting in 3 of past 5 years
  • The duties of the vice president are to:
    • Succeed the president upon the completion of the president’s term
    • Perform, in the absence of the president, all the duties and have all the powers of the president
    • Aid the president in the organization of the association and may serve as the president’s proxy for running meetings
    • Perform such other duties as shall be assigned by the Board of Directors
    • Supervise all committee chairs

Treasurer

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Previous significant contribution to IUGA (e.g., chairing the Annual Meeting Local Organizing Committee) AND/OR participation on the Advisory Council (Committee Chairs, International Advisory Board representatives, IUJ editors)
  • Proven ability to read financial statements (example – head of department involving budget management)
  • Attended IUGA Annual Meeting in 3 of the past 5 years
  • The duties of the treasurer are to:
    • Ensure that sound financial records are kept, that sound financial practices are in place, that appropriate financial reports are provided on a regular basis to the board and that necessary band account for the association’s funds are established.
    • Serve as the primary contact with the Executive Office in the development of a budget for the Board’s consideration.
    • Submit a financial report to the membership of the association for its review at the association’s Annual Business Meeting.

International Advisory Board Representative

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Be a resident in the region to be represented
  • Demonstrated commitment to IUGA and evidence of leadership/involvement in the development of urogynecology in the region
  • 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 activities in their respective home region

Committee Chairs

  • 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)
  • 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

Nominating Committee Member-at-Large

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Attended IUGA Annual Meeting in 3 of the past 5 years
  • The duties of the Nominating Committee are to: Prepare and submit to the Board of Directors at each Annual Meeting nominations for each elected office

Scientific Committee Member

  • Minimum active membership in IUGA: 5 years
  • Attended IUGA Annual Meeting in 3 of past 5 years
  • The duties of the Scientific Committee members are to: o Advise on Annual Meeting program content o Judge abstract submissions in a blinded fashion

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 11 – August 10, 2020. Candidates will be announced, and nominations taken from the floor, during the Annual Business Meeting in September. Online voting will be conducted October 1-30, 2020 with election results announced in 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 November 4 – December 4, with the results announced the second week of December.

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