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2019 Amendments to ASPET Bylaws

June 04, 2019

The ASPET Council recently discussed the voting status of Graduate Student and Affiliate members. Graduate students represent the next generation of pharmacologists, and Affiliate members represent the increasingly diverse array of careers in the profession. Council felt strongly about giving these members a greater voice in the Society, and at the 2019 Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, the membership in attendance voted to send the proposed bylaws changes out to the full membership for a vote. Members have voted to approve the following bylaws:

AMENDMENT – Revise Items 5 and 6 in Article II. Members, Section 1. Membership Categories

Changes are shown in red below.

Original Text:

ITEM 5. Affiliate Members. Any qualified person who is engaged in the study of problems in pharmacology but does not meet requirements for Regular Membership may be eligible for Affiliate Membership, which shall be non-voting. Affiliate Members may later be proposed for Regular Membership, upon meeting the requirements.

Revised Text (Remove "which shall be non-voting"):

ITEM 5. Affiliate Members. Any qualified person who is engaged in the study of problems in pharmacology but does not meet requirements for Regular Membership may be eligible for Affiliate Membership. Affiliate Members may later be proposed for Regular Membership, upon meeting the requirements.

Original Text:

ITEM 6. Student Members. Persons who are enrolled in undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree programs, and who have an interest in pharmacology, are eligible for Student Membership, which shall be non-voting. Upon completion of their research doctoral degree, Student Members must upgrade to Postdoctoral Membership.

Revised Text:

ITEM 6. Student Members. Persons who are enrolled in undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree programs, and who have an interest in pharmacology, are eligible for Student Membership. Students enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs shall be voting members; Post-baccalaureate and Undergraduate Members shall be non-voting. Upon completion of their research doctoral degree, Student Members must upgrade to another membership category.

To read ASPET’s bylaws in its entirety, please visit Constitution and Bylaws.

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