How would you like to shape the strategic direction of IASP in the coming years? If you or someone you know possesses the commitment, experience, and energy to become an IASP Councilor, now is the time to make this known.
The nominations process for IASP Officers and Councilors is open until April 2, and all members are eligible to nominate an active IASP member in good standing to serve in an open position.
This year, members will elect a President-elect, a Secretary, and five Councilors. I encourage you to nominate individuals who will help IASP fulfill its strategic aims and serve the membership. Each nominee must be a current member for at least two consecutive years, communicate effectively in English, have access to the Internet and e-mail, commit to attend one Council meeting each year, and take an active role in IASP committees, working groups, and task forces. Self-nominations are welcome.
Each voting member should receive an email with detailed information on the call for nominations and a link to make nominations. These messages will come from "firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>," and reminder messages will arrive throughout March. The election process will take place during the next few months, and IASP will install the new group of Officers and Councilors in September at the World Congress on Pain in Boston.
I hope you have registered for the World Congress, because in addition to meeting the new IASP leaders, you will have an opportunity to participate in a diverse program that combines the best aspects of prior congresses with new and innovative learning and networking opportunities. Details on topical workshops, satellite symposia, and other sessions are nearly complete and will be announced shortly. I hope to see you there!
Judith A. Turner, PhD