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The Academy Call for Nominations Web page allows members to complete the required nomination materials and submit nominations electronically.
Nominating Committee Chair letter
The Nominating Committee is looking forward to reviewing applications from nominees who are willing to be considered as potential candidates for the 2014 election.
In order to be eligible for candidacy, nominees for all positions must be in the “Fellow” membership category and in good standing of the American Academy of Dermatology. President-Elect and Vice President-Elect nominees must have a minimum of one full year of service on the Academy Board. Additionally, following the election, the successful President-Elect candidate will be required to divest him or herself of any direct financial relationships8 during their entire term (utilizing the time from close of election to officially taking office for divestiture). For the position of Nominating Committee member representative, potential nominees should have served within the Academy governance structure and be knowledgeable of members within their geographic area.
As the current Nominating Committee Chair, I urge you to allow the committee to consider you, or another qualified colleague you may identify, as a potential nominee for the 2014 election of officer, director or Nominating Committee member representative. Information to help you make a successful nomination is at reference materials.
If you are interested in being considered as a potential candidate, please carefully read all of the reference materials. These materials are intended to fully inform you of the requirements for service as an officer, director or Nominating Committee member representative. To allow the Nominating Committee to fairly and fully consider your interest and qualifications, please submit all required materials and letters of support by email or fax beginning Aug. 7, 2013. The deadline to submit all required materials as determined by the Nomination and Election Procedure Administrative Regulation is Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Your nomination and the required materials will be held in strict confidence and will be disseminated only to the Nominating Committee and essential Academy staff.
John C. Maize, MD, FAAD
Chair, Nominating Committee
Direct Financial Relationship8: A Direct Financial Relationship is a relationship held by an individual that results in wages, consulting fees, honoraria, or other compensation (in cash, in stock options, or in kind), whether paid to the individual or to another entity at the direction of the individual, for the individual’s services or expertise. As used in this Code, the term Direct Financial Relationship does not mean stock ownership or intellectual property licensing arrangements. See Principle 1.4 for additional clarification of the meaning of Direct Financial Relationship.
8Definition: A Direct Financial Relationship is a compensated relationship held by an individual that should generate an IRS Form W-2, 1099 or equivalent income report. Key Society Leaders (including the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, the Secretary-Treasurer, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, the chief executive officer of a Society’s membership organization, and the Editor(s)-in-Chief of Society Journal(s) may provide uncompensated service to for-profit health care products companies (“Companies”) and accept reasonable travel reimbursement in connection with those services. Key Society Leaders may accept research support as long as grant money is paid to the institution (e.g., academic medical center) or practice where the research is conducted, not to the individual. Exception may be made in certain circumstances for provision of consultant or investigator expertise related to protocol development and/or safety monitoring as long as the activities are not related to marketing or promotional efforts. In this event, the Secretary-Treasurer must be provided with background information and approval must be provided in advance for an exception to the policy. In these circumstances, compensation to the individual may not exceed $10,000/company/year. Verifying 1099 forms must be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer when received. This exception may not be applied to the President, who shall remain free from any and all direct financial relationships during his/her term of office.