The MDS Central and Regional Nominating Committees invite you to take an active role in the selection of the next Leaders for MDS. The purpose of the MDS Nominating Committees are to develop the slates of Nominees for the Central and Regional Leadership Positions for MDS Member approval. The Nominating Committees develop the slates by evaluating the candidates based upon defined criteria. The goal is to prepare a diverse slate that is poised to work well as a team and bring forward their individual expertise to advance MDS and provide the best experience for our membership.

The MDS President appoints the Central Nominating Committee and the Regional Section Chair appoints the Regional Nominating Committee every two years, taking into account the international scope of the Society and ensuring there is broad representation on the committees.

Leadership Nomination Process
The Nominating Committees will review all proposed candidate names and prepare the slate of nominees, which will be shared with the MDS Membership in May 2021.

The Nominating Committees take the nominations process very seriously and strive to nominate the best leaders to advance the mission of the Society. It is critical that MDS members take a role in deciding the future of the Society by presenting themselves as candidates for these leadership positions. The Nominating Committees encourage you to submit a candidate profile if you believe that you have a perspective that would benefit MDS.

The submission window for Regional Section Candidate Profiles is now open. To view the criteria of the available Regional Section Leadership positions and to submit a candidate profile to be considered by the Nominating Committee, please visit the appropriate Regional Section Nominations Page below:

View MDS-Africa Positions

View MDS- AOS Positions

View MDS-ES Positions

View MDS-PAS Positions

MDS-Africa Nominating Committee

The African Section will formally begin at the International Congress in 2021. In order to select the Executive Committee members, the MDS Officers and incoming African Section Officers will form the African Section Nominating Committee.

MDS-AOS Nominating Committee

Beomseok Jeon (Chair)
Tim Anderson
Pramod Pal
Raymond Rosales
Hui-Fang Shang
Ryosuke Takahashi

MDS-ES Nominating Committee

Marina de Koning-Tijssen
Joaquim Ferreira
Elena Moro
Werner Poewe (Chair)
Anette Schrag

MDS-PAS Regional Nominating Committee

Francisco Cardoso, MD, PhD, FAAN (Chair)
Henrique B. Ferraz, MD
Christopher Goetz, MD
Connie Marras, MD, PhD
Maria Cecilia Peralta, MD
Caroline M. Tanner, MD, PhD

Nomination Process Timeline

  1. Candidate Profile Submissions for Central MDS Positions due: August 24, 2020
  2. Candidate Profile Submissions for Regional Section Positions due: October 30, 2020
  3. Nomination Committee Deliberations: September 2020 - March 2021
  4. Slate of Nominees given to Officers and IEC for Ratification: March 2021
  5. Slate of Nominees shared with Membership: May 1, 2021
  6. Opportunity for additional Nominees from Members: May 1 – July 1, 2021
  7. Final ballot mailed to Members: July 15, 2021
  8. Proxy ballots due: September 10, 2021
  9. Final voting during the MDS International Congress in Copenhagen: September 2021
  10. MDS Annual Business Meeting: September 21, 2021
  11. New Officers and IEC Members begin term: September 23, 2021

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