COUNCIL affairs

Call for hosting ISHAM 2018

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Council is seeking expressions of interest from National Mycological Societies to host ISHAM’s international congress in the spring of 2018. Expressions of interest should be submitted before the closing date of December 31st this year to the General Secretary J Peter Donnelly.

Joint bids may only be made by societies based in countries that are geographically adjacent

The expression of interest should be incorporated into a signed and dated letter of not more than 250 words and should include the following:

  • the National Society or Groups of Societies that is submitting the bid. (In the case of a joint bid the motivation must be clearly stated)
  • the composition of the local organising committee
  • the conference organizing company that has been selected
  • a brief track record in organising international meetings
  • the proposed venue and briefly why it has been chosen
  • the anticipated number of registrants
  • any other relevant information

After the deadline, Council will consider each bid in the light of the information provided and, if necessary, seek clarification of the details. Organisations that have expressed an interest will then be notified by January 31st 2015 that their bids have been officially accepted and they will be asked to prepare a brochure detailing their bid for circulation to every member of ISHAM and for posting on the ISHAM and ISHAM 2015 websites. Voting will be on line only and will open on April 1st 2015 and close one month later on May 1st 2015. The results will be announced at the General Assembly and the successful organisation will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation to the General Assembly at the 2015 Congress in Melbourne.

Nominations for ISHAM Council 2015 - 2018

Nominations are being sought for individuals to serve as┬áthe President-Elect, General Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-Presidents. Article 7 of the statutes states that “The council shall consist of at least eight Members. These are the President, a President-Elect, at least four Vice-Presidents, a General Secretary and a Treasurer”. The usual term of office is 3 years in the first instance. The General Secretary and Treasurer may be re-elected for several term of offices but Vice-Presidents may only be re-elected for one more term.

Please submit nominations before the closing date of December 31st this year to the General Secretary J Peter Donnelly.

Members can nominate themselves. Each nomination must be supported by two active members from a different country than that of the nominee. After the deadline, each nominee will be asked to supply a photograph and a short paragraph, of no more than 250 words, in which the individual describes his or her career, involvement in medical mycology, ambitions for ISHAM and the reasons for standing for election to Council. The information will be posted on the ISHAM website to assist members in selecting candidates for election. Voting will be on line only and will open on April 1st 2015 and close one month later on May 1st 2015. The results will be announced at the General Assembly.

Do you have anything to announce to the active community of workers in all fields of medical mycology, free of charge? Please send a link to your event to de.hoog@cbs.knaw.nl.

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