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

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2019 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.

Call for nominations for Officers-Elect

The 2019 NCF will select nominees for the three Officers-Elect positions of the ACS: President-Elect, First Vice-President-Elect, and Second Vice-President-Elect. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 22, 2019.

Criteria for consideration

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

  • Nominees must be loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity and an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice.
  • Nominees must have 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 the following:

  • A letter/letters of nomination
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • The name of one individual who can serve as a reference
  • In addition, nominations for President-Elect must include the following:
  • A personal statement from the candidate detailing their ACS service and interest in the position

Further details

Entities such as surgical specialty societies, ACS Advisory Councils, ACS Committees, and ACS chapters that 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 negatively and may result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Nominations must be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, contact Emily Kalata, staff liaison for the NCBG, at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org.

Call for nominations for Board of Regents

The 2019 NCBG will select nominees for two pending vacancies on the Board of Regents to be filled at Clinical Congress 2019. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 22, 2019.

Criteria for consideration

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

  • Nominees must be loyal members of the College who have demonstrated outstanding integrity and an unquestioned devotion to the highest principles of surgical practice.
  • Nominees must have 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 expected to remain in active surgical practice for their entire term 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
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Vascular surgery

All nominations must include the following:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A personal statement from the candidate detailing their ACS service and interest in the position
  • A current CV
  • 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 result in disqualification. Applications submitted without the requested information will not be considered.

Nominations may be submitted to officerandbrnominations@facs.org. If you have any questions, contact Emily Kalata, staff liaison for the NCBG, at 312-202-5360 or ekalata@facs.org.

For information only, the current members of the Board of Regents who will be considered for reelection are (all MD, FACS): Anthony Atala, James W. Gigantelli, and Fabrizio Michelassi.

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