Nominations for the solitary Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) 2021 officer position is now open.
The nominations received will inform who will fill the SVS vice president role currently held by Michael C. Dalsing, MD, after the professor emeritus of surgery in the division of vascular surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis becomes the next SVS president-elect.
SVS past president R. Clement Darling III, MD, chair of the SVS Nominating Committee, announced the opening in a mailing to SVS members today (Friday, Feb. 5). The nomination process will remain open through March 12.
“Please note that in 2021 there is just one officer position open for nomination: vice president,” Darling wrote. “If you wish to nominate a candidate or be considered yourself, please complete the nomination form found at the link below. You will be asked to provide brief information on the nominee, including previous SVS leadership experience, duration of membership and availability to meet the time commitment required.”
Nominees will then be contacted to verify their interest and commitment, as well as to supply additional information. At this point, the Nominating Committee will select two candidates for vice president, and SVS members eligible to cast a vote—and in good standing—will go to the digital ballot box from May 17–31.
The result is set to be announced at a special Business Meeting in June and then celebrated Aug. 20 at the VAM Annual Business Meeting. Current SVS president-elect Ali AbuRahma, MD, will take over the presidential reins from Ronald L. Dalman, MD, at VAM in August.
“SVS is invested in a process that assures diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels, including representation within its boards, councils, and committees,” added Darling. “We are seeking enthusiastic, eligible members from all aspects of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, geographic location and practice environment to apply and enrich our SVS resources.”
Nominations can be made here.