Election of the 2018-2023 Executive Committee of the International
Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP)
You are invited to contribute to the democratic process of election
of the 2018-2023 ISPP Executive Committee.
process happens once every 5 years.
In accordance with the Rules of
Procedure of ISPP, the current Executive has formed a Nomination Committee. Its
function is to invite, from ISPP's national and other associated Societies,
proposals for nominees for election to the 2018-2023 ISPP Executive Committee.
From the nominees received, the Nomination Committee selects two candidates for
each office (President, Vice-President, Secretary-General and Treasurer).
Election then proceeds by ballot of ISPP Councilors.
place emphasis on geographical diversity in this process. The Executive
Committee has therefore appointed the Nomination Committee members to represent
different regions of the world. The members of the Nomination Committee have
also been chosen as highly respected plant pathologists.
considering potential nominees, please consult with them, and consider carefully
the time commitments and responsibilities involved with the respective
positions. Short-listed nominees for the ISPP Executive will be asked to write a
short summary of their background and how they might serve in the position for
which they have been nominated. Nominees should also be willing and aware of
their responsibilities to ISPP and Associated Societies in fulfilling the duties
of the positions, including participation at ICPP in 2018 (Boston, USA) and 2023
(Lyon, France) and being able to commit 70 to 150 h per year for ISPP Executive
service. Nominators and potential nominees should view information on the ISPP (http://www.isppweb.org/about_objectives.asp),
and consider the duties and responsibilities of the Executive as outlined in the
ISPP statutes and rules of procedure:
YOU ARE NOW
INVITED TO PROPOSE NOMINEES for consideration by the Nomination Committee. If
you are a representative (for example a current or past ISPP Councilor, ISPP
Society Board or Executive member) of an Associated Society of ISPP, please send
your proposal to me, Prof M Lodovica Gullino (firstname.lastname@example.org)
as Chair of the Nomination Committee. Otherwise, please send your proposal
through a representative of an Associated Society (see
SEND NAMES AND
FULL CONTACT DETAILS (including e-mail addresses). You must also provide
evidence of each nominee's willingness to serve if elected. Nominations should
be received by (31 March 2017).
The ISPP (founded in 1968) is the
representative international body of plant pathology societies. It is a member
of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the International
Union of Microbiological Sciences (IUMS), and has liaison with the United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). INFORMATION ABOUT ISPP can be
found at www.isppweb.org including the
current membership of the Executive Committee. The
Objectives & Structure
include the full Statutes and Rules of Procedure.
Those elected to
office in the ISPP Executive Committee enjoy responsibility and status in the
discipline of plant pathology. They are unpaid. They should expect to commit
significant effort to their office, and be rewarded with the satisfaction of
having the potential to make an important contribution to their discipline.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Prof M Lodovica
Immediate Past President,
International Society for Plant
Vice-President, 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology, Boston, 2018