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Nominating Committee Chair letter

Dear Colleague:

The Nominating Committee is looking forward to reviewing applications from nominees who are willing to be considered as potential candidates for the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) election.

In order to be eligible for candidacy, nominees for all positions must be a member in good standing with the Academy and belong to the “Fellow” membership category.  

election office icon  President
  • Nominee has served 1-year on Board
  • 4-year commitment
  •  Must divest
  • Term begins at close of 2020 Annual Meeting
election office icon  Vice President
  • Nominee has served 1-year on Board
  • 3-year commitment
  • Does not need to divest
  • Term begins at close of 2020 Annual Meeting
election office icon  Board of Directors
  • 4-year commitment
  • No divestment
  • Term begins at close of 2020 Annual Meeting
election office icon  Nominating Committee Member Rep. (East Region)
  • 2-year commitment
  • Must be from Eastern Region
  • Term begins at close of 2019 Annual Meeting
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 2019 election of officer, director, or Nominating Committee member representative. Information to help you make a successful nomination is located in the Reference Materials sectionwhich you are encouraged to read.

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 mid-July 2018. The deadline to submit all required materials as determined by the Nomination and Election Procedure Administrative Regulation is Oct. 1.  

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. 

Clay J. Cockerell, MD, FAAD
Chair, Nominating Committee

Excerpt:  Administrative Regulation on Code for Interactions with Companies
Definition: 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 or any other consulting work related to one’s own past, current or potential research studies 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.