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Call for Nominations for ACS Officers-Elect and Board of Regents

January 9, 2023

The ACS 2023 Nominating Committee of the Fellows (NCF) and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors (NCBG) will accept nominations for leadership positions in the College.

Call for Nominations for ACS Officers-Elect

The 2023 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 Friday, February 17, 2023.

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 underrepresented minorities for all leadership positions.

All nominations must include:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A maximum of three personal letters of support (optional)

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 that 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 at facs.org/member-services/leadership/get-involved/officers.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 17, 2023. Nominations must be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. For more information, contact Emily Kalata at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org

Call for Nominations for ACS Board of Regents

The 2023 NCBG will select a nominee for one vacancy on the Board of Regents (BoR) to be filled at Clinical Congress 2023. Please note this Regent vacancy is a Bylaws-designated Canadian seat, and therefore, only Canadian Fellows will be considered. 

For information only, the current members of the BoR who will be considered for re-election to their second or third terms are (all MD, FACS) Francoise P. Chagnon, Annesley (AJ) W. Copeland, Gary L. Timmerman, David J. Welsh, and Douglas E. Wood.

Criteria for Consideration

The following guidelines are used by the NCBG when reviewing candidates for potential nomination to the BoR:

  • 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 underrepresented minorities for all leadership positions. 

Only individuals who are currently, and are expected to remain, in active surgical practice for their entire term (up to three 3-year terms) may be nominated for election or reelection to the BoR.

The NCBG recognizes the importance of the BoR 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. Note that in the event of an unexpected vacancy, the NCBG will accept nominations from Fellows regardless of country of practice.

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
  • A maximum of three personal letters of support (optional)

Further Details

Entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, ACS committees, and ACS chapters that wish to provide a letter of nomination must provide at least two nominees, a description of their selection process, and 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.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 17, 2023. Nominations must be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. For more information, contact Emily Kalata at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org.