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Board & Committee Member Selection Criteria

  • All nominees for elective office must be members in good standing.
  • Candidates must be willing to commit to attending two face-to-face board meetings per year including but not limited to meetings held in conjunction with the AAD annual meeting and the WDS annual meeting, plus a minimum of two board conference calls per year.
  • Candidates who serve on the Executive Committee must also be willing to commit to participating in conference calls once a month.
  • Candidates who are serving on other medical specialty boards should be considered with respect to their time commitment to the other organization.
  • Candidates are expected to be ethical, strategic thinkers who understand the organization’s volunteer-staff partnership and the committee process.
  • Candidates should be involved in WDS committees.
  • Candidates should have both experience and proven ability to express opinion and to engage constructively in discussion and debate; to delegate responsibilities to others; and to place the interests of WDS above personal, state, or regional concerns.
  • Candidates being considered for Secretary or Treasurer should have served at least one (1) year on the Board of Directors.
  • Candidates for Vice President must have had at least one (1) year, but preferably one full term, of prior experience on the Board of Directors.
  • Candidates being considered for board or officer positions should reflect diversity in gender, race, geographical location and training/practice background.

How to Submit a Nomination

A complete nomination submission will include the following:

  • Nominee's Full Name
  • Letter(s) of Support
  • Summary of Nominee's Contributions to WDS
  • Nominee's CV

To nominate an individual, please send the above information to