The PIDS Nominations and Awards Committee is seeking nominees for the 2018 slate for two Members-at-Large to the PIDS Board of Directors and three members for the Nominations and Awards Committee. In order to recruit the most qualified individuals to serve, the committee needs your input. Members of the Society may self-nominate or identify a colleague who is willing to be considered for nomination. Below are the desired leadership qualifications and the commitment of time necessary for each position.
 
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to PIDS (e.g., committee work) and the pediatric infectious diseases community
  • Interest in shaping PIDS’ direction, philosophy and policies
  • Strong background in committee and volunteer work
  • Effective skills in communication, listening, organization, and planning
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Willingness to express or entertain diverse perspectives
  • Respect and recognition by peers in the infectious diseases community
  • Willingness to commit the time required to actively participate in PIDS activities
PIDS Board of Directors Member-At-Large: (four-year term). A Member-At-Large attends two Board meetings per year (held in conjunction with the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting and IDWeek); participates in long-range and strategic planning for the Society; participates in ad hoc conference calls and votes; anticipates assuming chairmanship of one significant PIDS committee.
 
Nominations Committee Member: (two-year term). Committee member participates in two-three conference calls a year to select a slate for that year’s officers, Nominations and Awards Committee, and awards; participates in invigorating the process of recognition of colleagues; helps write biographical sketches of awardees for announcement and publication.
 
Click here to submit a nomination. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 9, 2018. Once you have submitted your nomination, please forward a brief biographical sketch or curriculum vitae and a statement outlining prior participation in PIDS activities to Christy Phillips via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).