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Dear IGCS Member,

We are currently seeking committed volunteers to apply for leadership positions to help guide the society’s strategic direction and work towards our mission of uniting the globe in the fight against gynecologic cancers.

Why we need Leaders to Volunteer for Council Service

Perhaps the most important and influential part of what we do as a society is ensuring that our leadership is comprised of experienced and dedicated members to carry out our mission of improving outcomes for women affected by gynecologic cancer through teaching, mentorship and training.

Our council and committees now reflect the gender and diversity of our membership and we have become a truly international society reaching out to all corners of the globe. It is even now more important that future councils are truly representative of our global membership. To this end, the IGCS region previously assigned to Europe, Africa and the Middle East has now been divided into separate regions to ensure better representation.

Open Council Positions in 2020

  • President Elect (from Asia or Oceania, based on rotation)
  • Vice President (global region unspecified)
  • Secretary-Treasurer Elect (global region unspecified)
  • Four Council Members
    • Gynecologic Oncologist practicing in the Americas (North, Central, or South) or the Caribbean
    • Gynecologic Oncologist practicing in Europe
    • Gynecologic Oncologist practicing in Asia or Oceania
    • Radiation Oncologist (global region unspecified)

View the current Council roster here.

Self-Nominations

If you are interested in serving on the Council, please submit a completed application form with your digital photograph and recent CV. If you know someone whom you feel should serve, please encourage them to apply.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 16, 2020.

All active Members are eligible to apply for council service, including Strategic Alliance Partners, except for Senior Members. If you are considering applying, please check that your IGCS Membership is current and that you have renewed for 2020.

Review complete information about the open positions and the nominations and election process here.

Nominating Committee: Slate Selection

IGCS uses a transparent and balanced approach to reviewing and scoring the applications. Our bylaws specify that the Nominating Committee consists of the Past President (chair), current President, President-Elect and two IGCS members at large (appointed by the chair and approved by council).

2020 Nominating Committee:

  • Michael Quinn (Australia)
  • Roberto Angioli (Italy)
  • Robert Coleman (USA)
  • June Liu (China)
  • Amita Maheshwari (India)

Each applicant will be scored individually by each committee member without discussion, using pre-determined criteria. The committee will then meet to discuss the scores and determine the best slate of candidates to be presented to the council for approval and finally to the membership for vote. No more than three (3) candidates shall be slated for each open position.

Open Elections & Regional Voting Segments

The election will be managed by an independent company that specializes in conducting secure elections for groups such as ours. Members with voting rights will be emailed an electronic ballot with information about each candidate at the beginning of April. Online voting will remain open for 30 days and announcement of those elected by majority vote will occur mid-May.

New Policy: Starting with this election, IGCS is implementing segmented voting for regional Council member positions to allow regions to elect their representatives. Regional Council members will be elected by majority vote of IGCS members residing in the specified region. For example, only members residing in European countries are eligible to vote for the European Council member representative.

All members with voting rights may cast votes for candidates running for Officer positions (President Elect, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer Elect) and Council member positions of unspecified global region.

If you have any questions or comments about the process please contact our CEO, Mary Eiken at mary.eiken@igcs.org.

Sincerely,

Prof. Michael Quinn
IGCS Nominating Committee Chair & Immediate Past President