Five executive officers are nominated and elected by the members to serve two-year terms. These officers, who make up the Executive Committee, hold the positions of president, president-elect, immediate past-president, secretary, and treasurer. The Executive Committee is part of the IASP Council.
A two-year term and the elected candidate will automatically become IASP President (2024-2026). Only past and current Councilors or Officers who are Regular Members may stand for election as President-Elect.
Councilors serve six-year terms and are not renewable. Our bylaws state, insofar as practical, at least one Councilor shall be a resident of each of the following regions: (a) Asia, Australasia and Oceania; (b) Middle East and Africa; (c) Europe; (d) Latin America and the Caribbean; and (e) the United States and Canada. Also insofar as practical, the Council shall reflect the various disciplines of the Regular Members. Former Councilors must be out of office for a minimum of six years before they can stand for re-election as councilor. Our policy further clarifies: The Nominations Committee will consider the following factors in development of the slate of Council members:
• Multidisciplinary nature of IASP
• Geographical balance
• Gender balance
• Past involvement of nominee in IASP or chapter committees, working groups, editorial boards, task forces or other volunteer positions