The International Society for Vaccines is an organization that engages, supports, and sustains the professional goals of a diverse membership in all areas relevant to vaccines - 2017 ISV Annual Congress

Upcoming ISV Officer and Board Elections: Nominations now open

Dear Member of ISV:

2017 is an election year, so please consider whether you are interested in serving the Society or know of someone who would contribute.

The positions include 3 Officers: President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as 6 Executive Board members. If you would like to nominate someone for a position, please note that in addition to an obvious requirement that the candidate is a member of ISV, the candidate must be willing to commit the necessary time to fulfill the duties of the position. All positions are for two years. The Officers are de facto members of the Executive Board.

The President-elect serves in that position for two years before becoming President. The Secretary is responsible for confirming minutes of the Executive Board meetings/teleconferences (taken by the administrative support staff), maintaining members rolls and contact information in addition to other secretarial duties. The Treasurer is responsible for all financial matters related to membership dues, the annual Congress, filing of US tax forms (ISV is a tax-exempt, non-profit US 501(c) (3) institution). The President, Secretary, and Treasurer form an Executive Committee of the Board and have teleconferences once a month.

Nominations should include a short statement from the candidate describing his/her interest in and commitment to the position, a brief bio, and the nomination letter(s), i.e., one nomination from a Board member, or a nomination by two general members. Self-nominations are permitted as long as the necessary nomination letter(s) are included.

Voting (by members of ISV who are current on their Society dues) can be accomplished by email or in person at the annual ISV meeting held during the Congress (Friday, October 6, 2017) after receipt of the candidate list, which will be emailed to the membership two weeks prior to the annual meeting.

Complete nomination documentation is due by September 8, 2017 and should be sent to both: President Margaret Liu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Pamela Joyce, from the ISV management service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Completed packages [including candidate statement, bio, and nomination letter(s)] should be submitted all at once, rather than sending the components piecemeal.

In considering whether to nominate someone, including yourself, as self-nominations are allowed, please consider the following:

1) The individual’s contributions to vaccinology.

2) The individual’s commitment to the Society, including both past involvement in the annual Congress or Society activities, but more importantly, the ability and dedication to actively participate in the Society’s work. This includes, for Executive Board members, monthly teleconferences and active participation in subcommittees that advance the programs of the Society. For Officers, the time commitment is even more substantial.

3) Because the Society is international and represents Vaccine scientists from all upstream and downstream areas of Vaccine science, nominations are welcome of individuals who are diverse in all respects.


Margaret Liu, President