International Society of Hypertension

ISH 2018 Council elections - a call for nominations - deadline 17 June

On behalf of the Council of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), it is our pleasure to invite you to nominate ISH members for the election to the ISH Council.

Dear ISH member,

On behalf of the Council of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), it is our pleasure to invite you to nominate ISH members for the election to the ISH Council.

The Council of the ISH provides an oversight for all activities of Society. Ideally, the Council members should reflect the diversity of ISH members in terms of geography and age. In this respect, the contribution of younger members and those from less represented regions is crucial for the future of the ISH.

Click here to view a current list of the ISH Council members and their terms of office.

The ISH is a UK registered Charity and as such, members of Council have responsibilities as Trustees of the Society. This carries specific commitment to the business of the ISH and so nominees need to be able to devote time and energy to serve the needs of the ISH in a voluntary capacity. Nominees also need to be aware that ISH Council members as Trustees have responsibilities, as defined according to the Charity Commission of England and Wales. Click here for more information.

Up to ten positions will be available for the next Council term (2018-2022).

The term of office for ordinary members of the Scientific Council is four years; re-election for a second four-year term is possible.

Positions on the Scientific Council will become available at the conclusion of the next Scientific Meeting to be held in Beijing, China - 20-23 September 2018 –www.ish2018.org.

Every application for membership in the ISH Council must include:

1.     A 1-page document by the nominee (who wishes to stand for a position on the Council) stating their relevant skills and experience.

Please click here to download the form for completion.

2.     A support statement (max. 200 words) from three Professional Members of the Society supporting the application and stating why the nominee should be considered for an election in the Council. 

All the documents should be submitted to the ISH Secretariat (Email: secretariat@ish-world.com).

It is the responsibility of the nominee to ensure that all documents required to support their nomination are submitted by the stated deadline.

The deadline for submission of the application and nominations is 17th June 2018.

 

With best regards,

Maciej Tomaszewski, ISH Secretary

Neil Poulter, ISH President

Alta Schutte, ISH President-Elect


THE ISH CONSTITUTION STATES:

Article V, 1.1: Election of Council. Council Members and Officers shall be elected as follows: At the time of the General Meeting of the Society the Society shall vote on membership of the Council for the succeeding four (4) years, giving due consideration to the recommendations of the Executive Committee. Any three members of the Society may nominate a candidate by writing to the Secretary of the Council not less than ninety (90) days before the scheduled General Meeting of the SocietyRe-election for a second four (4) year term is possible, but members of the Council and Officers may serve not more than two consecutive four (4) year terms. Members wishing to stand for re-election for a second term must confirm their intention to do so not less than ninety (90) days before the scheduled General Meeting of the Society.


ISH MEMBERSHIP REGULATIONS:

Please note 9.2 / Voting Rights. All members with the exception of Corporate Members* (who may instead nominate representatives who may vote in accordance with regulation 9.2.2 below) and Research Fellows may vote at General Meetings and in elections of the Society.


Nominations will therefore not be accepted from Research Fellows.


 

 

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