The IAPS Board and Elections Committee is very pleased to invite IAPS members to take part in this year´s electoral process for 2 positions on the Board. As you know, the IAPS Board is the governing body of our organization and represents the IAPS membership. We take pride in being a very diverse organization, with a truly global membership, and we aim for an equally diverse Board. The diversity of countries, disciplinary backgrounds and skill sets enriches our perspectives on the future of IAPS. 

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The timetable for this year´s election is:

22nd of April 2024: Call for nominations inviting IAPS members to be elected to the IAPS board sent to the membership.
14th of May 2024: Deadline for nominations to be returned to the Elections Committee.
17th of May 2024: Election ballot forms and candidate election statements to be mailed to the membership.
31st of May, 2024: Closing date for the receipt of ballots.
4 th of June, 2024: Announcement of the results of the Election.
IAPS Board meeting: July 2nd 2024, during the Barcelona conference

As Board members dedicate their time on a volunteer basis, and are responsible for a series of tasks during their mandate, we want to support members to better assess the possibility to commit to such a role, by presenting three profiles for the IAPS Board, each with a set of key responsibilities. While we work in an interrelated manner and collaborate on many tasks, Board members are mainly responsible for a subset of these tasks. Although each Board member can choose the tasks they want to dedicate energy to, the two positions open at this point require some dedication to Profile 2: Visibility of IAPS, its expertise and products (please find the description of the profiles for IAPS Board members here »).

If you wish to be a candidate, please complete the nomination form (download here ») and include a short election statement of about 500 words. In it, we ask candidates to refer to a) their motivation to stand for the Board and how it relates to one or several of the profiles described; b) refer to how your experience and skill set might fit with the tasks of profile 2, and any of the others, and how you think you might contribute to the organization; and c) establish an order of preference of the 3 IAPS Board profiles.

In addition, the nominator and seconder should include a short supporting statement of the candidate and his/her fit for the IAPS Board. The nominee, and at least one of the nominators are required to be members of IAPS and be up to date with their membership fees. We kindly ask candidates to make sure this is the case. Please include, if possible, the appropriate membership number on the Nomination Sheet.

IAPS is a thriving, lively organization who welcomes and encourages all nominations. We strongly encourage you to consider standing for the Board or nominate somebody else.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is the 14th of May 2024. Please return the Nomination Sheet, which includes your short Election Statement, by email, to the Elections Committee (see IAPS Board Nomination Sheet). Voting ballots, a list of candidates and elections statements will be emailed to the membership by the 17th of May 2024.

Dr. Adina Dumitru
IAPS President

Dr. Silvia Collado, Dr. Giuseppe Carrus, Dr. Susana Batel – IAPS Elections Committee