Elections

Nominations for the AAEM Board of Directors are Now Open!

AAEM is seeking nominations for candidates who have a previous record of service and commitment to the Academy for the board of directors election.

  • What Sets Us Apart: These election procedures are truly what make AAEM unique among professional medical associations.
  • Democratic Principles: We believe the democratic principles that guide us are one of AAEM's greatest strengths.
  • Any Full Voting Member: In AAEM, any individual Full Voting or Emeritus member can be nominated and elected to the board of directors. Any YPS member can be nominated and elected to the YPS director position. YPS membership is open to all Associate or Full Voting members who are within the first five years of professional practice after residency or fellowship training.
  • Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

Open Positions:

 
 
Deadline to submit a nomination: January 23, 2022 at 11:59pm CT.

Board of Director Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is the overseeing body of AAEM, manages the AAEM’s affairs, and performs all acts that are necessary to fulfill AAEM’s mission and as required or permitted by the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws. Essential duties include:

  • To govern based on documents and key information
  • To focus on the strategic direction, mission and goals of the organization
  • To maintain fiduciary duties; the trust of members in the Board
  • To explore opportunities while being careful with resources
  • To develop policies and procedures
  • To manage risks

 

Open Positions' Responsibilities

President-Elect:

  • Participate in board of directors meetings/conference calls
  • Participate in executive committee meetings/conference calls
  • Serve as liaison to AAEM committees when asked by the president
  • Serve as spokesperson to outside organizations when asked by the president
  • Along with the President, appoint committee chairs and committee members
  • Regularly review AAEM internal emails and respond as needed
  • Aid in staff operational issues

 

Secretary-Treasurer:

  • Participate in board of directors meetings/conference calls
  • Participate in executive committee meetings/conference calls
  • Co-sign AAEM checks in a timely manner
  • Work with staff to prepare budgets and treasurer’s reports
  • Serve as liaison to AAEM committees when asked by the president
  • Regularly review AAEM internal emails and respond as needed
  • Aid staff in operational issues

 

At-Large Board Members Responsibilities (3 Positions Open):

  • Participate in board of directors meetings/conference calls
  • Regularly review AAEM internal emails and respond as needed
  • Serve as liaison to AAEM committees when asked by the president
  • Call lapsed members to determine reasons for not renewing

 

YPS Director Responsibilities:

  • Participate in board of directors meetings/conference calls
  • Serve as liaison and represent the interests of YPS members to the board of directors
  • Regularly review AAEM internal emails and respond as needed
  • Serve as liaison to AAEM committees when asked by the president
  • Participate in member recruitment and retention efforts

Election Process

Any Academy member may nominate a Full Voting member for the board and any YPS member may nominate for the YPS Director position. You must be a YPS member to be eligible to run for the YPS director position. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

The candidate statements from all those running for the board will be featured in an upcoming issue of Common Sense and will be sent to Emeritus, Full Voting, and YPS members. YPS members will be eligible to vote for the YPS Director position. Full Voting and Emeritus members will be eligible to vote for all other board positions.

Elections are held concurrent with the AAEM Scientific Assembly each year. Although balloting arrangements will be made for those unable to attend the Assembly, all members will be encouraged to hold their votes until the time of the meeting.

The Scientific Assembly will feature a Candidates' Forum, in which members will be able to directly question the candidates before casting their ballots. Winners will be announced during the conference, and those elected will begin their terms at the conclusion of the Assembly.

If you have any questions regarding the election process, please call 800-884-2236 or email us.

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