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Call for Nominations for Board of Regents and Officers-Elect

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2021 Nominating Committee of the Fellows (NCF) and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors (NCBG) will be selecting nominees for leadership positions in the College as follows:

Officers-Elect

The 2021 NCF will select nominees for three Officer-Elect positions of the ACS:

  • President-Elect
  • First Vice-President-Elect
  • Second Vice-President-Elect

The deadline for submitting nominations is February 19, 2021.

Criteria for Consideration

The NCF will use the following guidelines when considering potential candidates:

  • Loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity and an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, such as service and active participation on ACS committees or in other areas of the College
  • The ACS encourages consideration of women and under-represented minorities for all leadership positions

All nominations must include:

  • A letter/letters of nomination
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • The name of one individual who can serve as a reference

In addition, nominations for President-Elect must include a personal statement from the candidate detailing their ACS service, interest in the position, and vision for the College’s future.

Further Details

Entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, ACS Committees, and ACS Chapters who wish to provide a letter of nomination must provide a description of their selection process and the total list of applicants reviewed.

Any attempt to contact or influence members of the NCF by a candidate or on behalf of a candidate will be viewed in a negative manner, and, may possibly result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Learn more about the roles, duties, and time commitment involved for these Officer positions.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 19, 2021Nominations must be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kalata, staff liaison for the NCF, at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org.

 

Board of Regents

The 2021 NCBG will select nominees for four pending vacancies on the Board of Regents to be filled at Clinical Congress 2021. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 19, 2021.

Criteria for Consideration

The following guidelines are used by the NCBG when reviewing the names of candidates for potential nomination to the Board of Regents.

  • Loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity and an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, such as service and active participation on ACS committees or in other areas of the College
  • The ACS encourages consideration of women and under-represented minorities for all leadership positions
  • Only individuals who are currently, and are expected to remain in active surgical practice for their entire term (three, three year terms) may be nominated for election or reelection to the Board of Regents

The NCBG recognizes the importance of the Board of Regents representing all who practice surgery in both academic and community practice, regardless of practice location or configuration. Nominations are open to surgeons of all specialties, but particular consideration will be given in this nomination cycle to the following specialties:

  • Burn and critical care surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology and obstetrics surgery
  • Neurological surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Vascular surgery

All nominations must include:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A personal statement from the candidate detailing their ACS service and interest in the position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • The name of one individual who can serve as a reference

Further Details

Entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, ACS Committees, and ACS Chapters who wish to provide a letter of nomination must provide at least two nominees, and a description of their selection process, along with the total list of applicants reviewed. 

Any attempt to contact or influence members of the NCBG by a candidate or on behalf of a candidate will be viewed in a negative manner, and may possibly result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Learn more about the roles, duties, and time commitment involved for Regents.

The deadline for submitting nominations is February 19, 2021Nominations must be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kalata, staff liaison for the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors, at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org.

For information only, the current members of the Board of Regents who will be considered for re-election are (all MD, FACS) James C. Denneny III, Timothy J. Eberlein, Lena M. Napolitano, Linda G. Phillips, Kenneth W. Sharp, and Anton N. Sidawy.