The Call for ISoP Board Nominations has been extended for Europe-based members only until Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 1:00pm UTC (9:00am Eastern Daylight Time). The call is closed for nominations from all other regions.
The International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP) is seeking the membership’s input to identify qualified candidates willing to serve as members of the ISoP Board of Directors, to fill open positions on the Board effective January 1, 2022.
The ISoP Board is made up of dedicated, motivated ISoP members whose goal is to lead the Society in its mission. This is an opportunity for you, as members, to get involved in promoting and enriching the discipline of pharmacometrics around the world and to recognize each other, by nominating members you would like to see serve in this important role; members also are welcome to self-nominate.
The members of the ISoP Board of Directors for 2021 are Sihem Bihorel, Peter Bonate (Treasurer), Brenda Cirincione (President), Kevin Dykstra, Vijay Ivaturi, So Miyoshi, Helen Moore, CJ Musante (President-Elect), Ana Ruiz, Heather Vezina (Secretary), and Justin Wilkins (Past President). Three Board members will complete their terms at the end of the year; as a result, three new Board members will be elected by the ISoP membership to replace them.
In 2022, at least 1 of the 3 open positions must be filled by an ISoP member based in Europe. Pending recommendations of the Nominations Committee and Board approval, the Board may elect to designate a second of the open seats to a non-US based member. Non-US based ISoP members therefore are strongly encouraged to apply.
Who is eligible to be a nominee?
Nominees must be members of ISoP in good standing at the time of nomination and should have demonstrated leadership ability either within ISoP (for example, in SIGs, committees, local groups, ACoP, etc.) or related societies or groups (for example, PAGE, WCoP, PAGANZ, ISQP, AAPS, ACCP, ASCPT, ASA, ISSX, JSSX, etc.).
What are the responsibilities of a Board Member?
Although being a member of the ISoP Board of Directors is a great deal of fun, and a socially and professionally rewarding experience, it involves a significant commitment of time and effort. The term for a new Board Member is 3 years and begins at the start of the next calendar year (in this case, January 1, 2022); candidates must be prepared to serve the entire duration. Under usual circumstances, the Board meets a minimum of 3 to 4 times annually, by face-to-face and/or by teleconference, and members are expected to make every effort to attend. During COVID-19, the Board has moved to monthly meetings of 2-hour duration. Face-to-face meeting times and locations typically coincide with the ACoP and PAGE meetings, or otherwise take place in a location convenient for travel for as many Board members as possible. Ad hoc meetings are scheduled throughout the year to discuss and address issues requiring full Board vote.
Board Nominees must be willing to execute all the responsibilities associated with being a Director, including the transaction of business required for the fulfillment of ISoP’s mission and objectives, launching and supporting ISoP initiatives, supervising ISoP’s financial affairs, setting membership dues, creating, dissolving and appointing chairs of committees, special interest groups and communities, and in general performing the duties outlined in the bylaws (see below).
What is the selection process?
Per ISoP bylaws, a Nominations Committee, including at least one Board member and other senior members of the society, reviews all nominations, and presents two qualified nominees per open slot to the Board of Directors. The Board will confirm the candidates to be put forward for online election by the membership of the Society. This year there will be 3 open Board positions which means at least six candidates will be selected to run.
In 2022, at least one open position must be filled by an ISoP member based in Europe.
The Nomination Committee considers a wide range of factors in its deliberations, seeking to put forward candidates with integrity and a strong sense of ethics, as well as broad representation by geographic region, gender, and experience, to reflect our diverse global membership. Explicitly, the following factors are in play:
- Will the candidate be able to devote sufficient time, energy and enthusiasm to the role?
- Is the candidate interested in more than just the honor of being chosen?
- Will the candidate be able to work effectively with the other Directors?
- Is the candidate an effective communicator?
- Is the candidate likely to put the interests of the field and the community ahead of those of their geographic region, business and themselves?
- Is the candidate’s personal reputation and conduct compatible with occupying a leadership role in our Society?
How do I apply, or nominate an individual?
If you are willing to serve, or would like to nominate another member, please send the following to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight EDT on September 15, 2021 with “ISoP Board Nomination” in the subject field.
- Recent CV
- One-page motivating statement of interest written by the nominee, outlining why he/she would make a good candidate, including their vision for pharmacometrics as a field and as a community, and their goals if elected
- Completed candidate questionnaire, completed by the nominee
Please be sure to highlight relevant leadership experience and contributions to ISoP in your submission.
The bylaws of ISoP, which describe Director responsibilities and the role of the Nominations Committee in more detail, are available online at http://www.go-isop.org/constitution-and-bylaws.