2021 Election Announcement

Authored by: Andrew Wood

Published on: Jan 08, 2021

1. The following positions, each with a 3 year term*, are to be filled:

  • Secretary (first year in office as Secretary-elect)
  • Treasurer (first year in office as Treasurer-elect)
  • One (1) Board Member

Candidates may be proposed by the Nominating Committee or by direct petition by members.
2. Request for suggestions to the Nominating Committee
You may suggest to the Nominating Committee potential candidates for consideration for the positions to be filled. Candidates must be eligible Members of the Society (FM, EM, and CM) in good standing. It would also be helpful to determine the potential candidate's willingness to serve before suggesting her or his name.
No Member of the Board, except the Editor-in-Chief, is eligible for election to the same office for two (2) consecutive terms. A list of current Officers and Board Members, and the final year of their terms of office, can be found at Board of Directors for 2020-2021 | The Bioelectromagnetics Society (bems.org)
A short biosketch is required, and nominations must be received by Prof. Andrew Wood no later than March 1, 2021.
3. Direct Nomination by Petition
You may instead nominate candidates directly by petition, by-passing the Nominating Committee. The origin of nominations, whether by petition or Nominating Committee action, will not be designated on the official ballot and the candidate's names for each position will be in alphabetical order. Any petition nominating a candidate must contain the signatures and names of five percent (5%) of eligible Members of the Society in good standing (for this election 10 eligible names are required) and must be received by Andrew Wood no later than March 1, 2021
The nominee must consent to stand for election and should submit with the petition a short biographical sketch and photograph, which will appear with the Ballot Material.
The election will open mid-March and run for one month. Results will be announced as soon as they are available, and terms of office for those elected will begin at the Annual Business Meeting in June.

*The terms of those elected could be affected by the outcome of the on-going discussions on whether a merger between the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European Bio-Electromagnetics Association (EBEA) will take place and if so, the timetable for the formation of a merged society and the composition of its governance body.
Prof. Andrew Wood
Chair, Nominating Committee