The Nominating Committee of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) is currently reviewing completed applications for the IGCS Council. Applications are no longer being accepted. Many qualified candidates have applied and the slate of candidates for open elections will be announced near the end of March. Online voting will begin April 15th.
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Question & Answer
To help members better understand the process, IGCS has compiled answers to possible queries:
There are seven (7) vacancies on the 2018-2020 IGCS Council
President Elect (North, Central or South America)
To achieve a balanced worldwide representation of the scientific and medical communities, the society consists of three global regions: 1. The Americas, 2. Europe, Africa and the Middle East, 3. Asia and Oceania. On a rotating basis, candidates for President Elect shall be chosen from only one of the three regions. The 2018-2020 President Elect must be an active member practicing in North, Central or South America. The President Elect serves a two-year term and automatically ascends to the position of President. After Presidency, this individual continues to sit on the Board and Executive Committee for two years as Past President. The Past President chairs the Nominating Committee. The total time commitment is six years.
Vice President (geographic region unspecified)
The Vice President, in the absence of the President, shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Council and shall assist the President in their duties as requested. This is a two-year term.
Secretary-Treasurer Elect (geographic region unspecified)
The Secretary-Treasurer Elect shall become a voting member of the council for two years prior to becoming Secretary Treasurer, working closely with the current Secretary-Treasurer to ensure a smooth transition. Responsibilities include reviewing the annual budget, audit and financial reports. The Secretary-Treasurer will monitor the Society’s financial performance and report to Council the current financial status of the Society. The total time commitment is four years.
Council Member (four open positions)
Council members will attend Council meetings, stay informed of Society matters, and provide input and feedback on issues affecting the Society and its members. These are two-year terms.
2018-2020 open council positions include:
• Gynecologic Oncologist practicing in North, Central or South America
• Gynecologic Oncologist practicing in Europe, Africa or the Middle East
• Gynecologic Oncologist practicing in Asia or Oceania
• Medical Oncologist (geographic region unspecified)
Assuming they meet membership requirements, the Nominating Committee will evaluate candidates based on their background, including their credentials, past leadership experience and tenure; their commitment to IGCS’s mission and vision, and their personal characteristics, including their communication skills, leadership style and commitment to diversity. The following are guiding principles:
• Background: Do you have previous leadership experience? Do you have special interests or business skills/strategic relationships that align with the IGCS?
• Personal characteristics: Are you easy to approach? Are you visionary and strategic? Are you ethical? Because part of your responsibility as a Council member is to be a role model, leadership qualities are essential.
• Your commitment to active participation and leadership. Do your other professional activities permit you to commit adequate time and attention to the duties required of an IGCS officer or Council member?
All applicants will be required to disclose potential conflicts of interest at the time of application. Those conflicts will also weigh in the nominating committee’s decisions.
The slate will be presented to the membership mid-April 2018. Members with voting rights will be sent a link to review the slate and biographies of each candidate and they will cast their vote online. Members without email addresses on file will be mailed information on how to vote. Voting will be open for at least 30 days, closing mid-May 2018. The winners will be announced in June.
The deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 22, 2018.