April 1, 2014 Volume 78, Number 4
ASA News


A Message From the Governance Support Unit:

Announcement of Candidates for Elected Office

In accordance with section 2.6 of the Administrative Procedures, ASA is pleased to announce that notices of intent to run for elected offices are being accepted through Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Any prospective candidate for ASA office may send a Notice of Intent to run for a specified office. Position descriptions for each office are available from the Governance Support Unit of the Executive Office. Prospective office-seekers are encouraged to obtain the relevant position description(s) as each contains not only the duties of each office but the inherent time commitment involved.

 

Notices of Intent are requested to be submitted to Governance Support Unit staff at governance@ASAhq.org. Each notice submitted should be accompanied by a Web-ready photograph, an abbreviated (one-page) curriculum vitae (CV) and a Statement of Candidacy. The Governance Support Unit will compile a list of candidates submitted. This list will be published in the September NEWSLETTER, the Handbook for Delegates and will be posted, along with the photo, CV and statement, to the Candidates for Office page of the ASA website.

 

An announcement of candidacy does not constitute a formal nomination to an office, nor is it a prerequisite for being nominated. Nominations are formally made at the first session of the House of Delegates for all candidates as prescribed by the ASA Bylaws.




2014 ASA Nicholas M. Greene, M.D. Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution

Consistent with the catastrophic anesthesia crisis in low-income countries and the need for anesthesiologists to respond to disasters, provide care in humanitarian settings and educate/train those who would otherwise have no access to such expertise, the ASA membership has been reaching out to the world in these capacities for decades.

 

ASA and the Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach recognize the humanitarian contributions of an ASA member annually for Outstanding Volunteer Service and Humanitarian Contribution. A nomination application is available on the ASA GHO website at www.asahq.org/GHO/GHO-Humanitarian-Award.aspx.

 

All applications are due July 31, 2014 to be reviewed at the GHO Committee meeting. The award will be presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2014 annual meeting taking place in New Orleans on October 11-15.




Nominations for Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award may be given to an ASA member for outstanding clinical, educational or scientific achievement or contribution to the specialty and/or exemplary service to the Society. The House of Delegates has established policies governing the selection of a recipient for ASA’s Distinguished Service Award. Procedures for the submission of nominations and selection of a candidate for 2014 will be as follows:

Any member of ASA or a component society may submit the names of individuals for consideration for this award. No officer of ASA shall be eligible for selection. Nominations must be submitted on the nomination forms, which may be obtained from the Governance Support Unit of the Executive Office at governance@asahq.org, together with current curriculum vitae. Nomination forms should be submitted to the attention of Jerry A. Cohen, M.D., Chair of the Committee on Distinguished Service Award, via e-mail to governance@asahq.org. Nomination forms, together with current curriculum vitae, are requested to be received by the Executive Office by close of business on May 15, 2014.

 

The committee will review the names of nominees submitted and recommend to the House of Delegates the name of no more than one candidate. Should the committee select a candidate to enter into nomination in the House of Delegates, the name of the candidate shall not be disclosed until placed in nomination before the House of Delegates.

 

Final selection of the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award shall be made by the House of Delegates by secret ballot and shall require a two-thirds vote of those seated in the House of Delegates.




Nominations for Honorary Member

An honorary member is a physician, a scientist or other individual not otherwise eligible for active membership in the Society who has attained outstanding eminence in anesthesiology or related fields.

 

The House of Delegates has established policies governing the selection of a recipient for ASA’s Honorary Member Award. Procedures for the submission of nominations and selection of a candidate for 2014 will be as follows:

Any member of ASA or a component society may submit the names of individuals for consideration for this award. Nominations must be submitted on the nomination forms, which may be obtained from the Governance Support Unit of the Executive Office at governance@asahq.org, together with current curriculum vitae. Nomination forms should be submitted to the attention of Jerry A. Cohen, M.D., Chair of the Committee on Distinguished Service Award, via e-mail to governance@asahq.org. Nomination forms, together with current curriculum vitae, are requested to be received by the Executive Office by close of business on May 15, 2014.

 

The committee will review the names of nominees submitted and may make recommendations of candidates to the House of Delegates. Nomination(s), along with a summary of the nominee’s achievements and qualifications, shall be submitted to the House of Delegates for approval by secret ballot with two-thirds vote of those voting in each body.