AGA members are encouraged to submit nominations to ensure that the most qualified and committed candidates are selected to serve. Qualified nominees must be current AGA members for a minimum of five years and have had prior or current involvement or service in AGA activities. (These requirements do not apply to those nominated to the nominating committee who are within 10 years of completing their GI fellowship training in either private practice, or basic or clinical research in an academic setting.) Diversity in nominations is sought. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 1. Submissions before the deadline are encouraged.
Nominate yourself or one of your colleagues.
Each member may nominate one person per available board position, as well as an early-career member of the nominating committee, and up to eight additional members of the nominating committee.
Only full members are eligible for governing board positions. Full and senior members may be considered for the nominating committee. Current nominating committee members are not eligible for any nomination being sought.
Vice President. The AGA Institute vice president is elected for a one-year term and succeeds automatically to the office of president-elect, the office of president, and then to past president, serving one year in each office. The vice president serves as a member of the AGA Institute Finance and Operations, Appointments and Executive Compensation Committees, and as vice chair-elect of the AGA Governing Board.
Councillors. AGA/AGA Institute councillors are elected from the membership for three-year terms. Councillors also serve as liaisons to an assigned committee(s) focusing on a specific area of the Strategic Plan.
- The basic research councillor should be actively engaged in basic research in a health care institution and is responsible for representing this constituency at AGA/AGA Institute Governing Board meetings.
- The practice councillor should be either a private practice physician or in an employed practice physician model.
AGA Nominating Committee. AGA Nominating Committee members serve for one year and are responsible for selecting future officers and councillors for the AGA/AGA Institute as well as the members who are placed on the ballot for election to the AGA Nominating Committee for the following year. The AGA Nominating Committee is comprised of 12 members: the chair of the AGA Governing Board (chair); the AGA Institute president; six members elected from a ballot of 10 candidates and, four members selected by the AGA Governing Board. Practice members, and members who are within 10 years of completing their fellowship training in private practice, or in basic or clinical research in an academic setting, are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is Oct. 1, 2019; nominations prior to the deadline are encouraged.