I am pleased to report that a record number of members voted in this year’s election of IASP Officers and Councilors. Thank you for your engagement and participation; the number voting this year reflects an active, healthy society.
I am also pleased to report that the amendments to the IASP bylaws were approved. The revised bylaws present our rules of governance in clear language, are in full compliance with the laws of Washington, D.C. (where IASP is officially incorporated as an organization), and are in accordance with best practices in association management.
We had an excellent slate of candidates for the open Officer and Councilor positions. I appreciate the willingness of these very busy people to volunteer countless hours on behalf of IASP. Our Nominations Committee selected candidates for election from those self-nominated or nominated by others, using a rigorous and thoughtful process designed to achieve diversity and representation across geographic regions, professional disciplines, and genders. Many more qualified and outstanding individuals volunteered to stand for election than could be selected, and I am grateful to all for their involvement in IASP. I would like to acknowledge and express appreciation for the excellent work of the Nominations Committee and its chair, Rolf-Detlef Treede.
I hope you will join us at the General Assembly at the World Congress on Pain in September to welcome the new Officers and Councilors, and thank those whose terms will end for their dedication and service. See you in Boston!
Judith A. Turner, PhD