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Call for ASPET Council Nominations

June 17, 2021

Play a role in choosing your next ASPET Leaders.

The call for nominations for ASPET Council positions is open now, as of May 12, 2021. Nominate fellow colleagues and/or yourself for President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer-elect, and Councilor positions for consideration in the 2022 ASPET Election. The 2022 ASPET Election will occur in January 2022. Newly elected Council officers will take their positions effective July 1, 2022.

These are critically important positions that will shape the future of the field by ensuring that the Society’s leadership continues to represent its diverse and growing membership. When selecting potential candidates, we urge you to consider visionary leaders – people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. It is especially important that the elected individuals be aligned with the direction and strategic plan of ASPET.

The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to 5:00 PM ET, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Nominees should possess the following desired attributes:

  • Must be an ASPET member in good standing
  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ASPET and the pharmacology community
  • Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, and the ability to work collaboratively and engaged in appropriate debate and discussion when needed
  • Visionary and strategic thinker
  • Commitment to participate in four to six council meetings a year (two in-person meetings, and two – four conference calls).
  • ASPET is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the society, especially in leadership. The nominating committee seeks to select members who show biographic, demographic, and scientific diversity to represent the depth and breadth of our membership.

ASPET Council

The Society is governed by an elected council  consisting of the President, the President-Elect and the immediate Past President (each serving for a one-year term in that elected office), the Secretary/Treasurer, the Secretary/Treasurer-Elect and the immediate Past Secretary/Treasurer (each serving for a one-year term in that elected office), and three Councilors (each serving a three-year term in that elected office, with one Councilor retiring each year).  In addition to the elected members of Council, the Executive Officer, the chair of the Board of Publications Trustees, the chair of the Program Committee, and the FASEB Board representative are non-voting ex officio members of Council during their terms in the respective offices. See the current council members.

Benefits to being on the ASPET Council include:

  • A significant role in advancing your leadership and professional skills
  • An opportunity to enhance the value of ASPET to the pharmacology community
  • Access to up-to-date information about the challenges facing the pharmacology community
  • The chance to exchange ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders

Submit a Nomination

To submit a nomination (including self-nominations) for any of these positions, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Review the ASPET Council position descriptions.
  2. Complete a 2022 nomination form.
  3. Prepare an NIH-style biosketch of the nominee.
  4. Attach the 2022 nomination form and the NIH-style biosketch in an email to:
    Judy Siuciak, ASPET Executive Officer,
    Subject Line: 2022 ASPET Election Nomination

Please note:

  • Nominees must be ASPET members in good standing.
  • While your identity as a nominator will be known to the Executive Officer, nominations can be anonymized for the committee upon request (indicate this on the form)
  • Only nominations received by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 will be considered by the Nominating Committee.
  • While the nomination process is open, being nominated does not guarantee that a nominee will appear on the ballot.The committee will convene in Summer 2021 to consider all nominations and to discuss and select the election slate for each position.  

For questions about the nomination process, or if you have any trouble with the PDF nomination form, please contact ASPET Executive Officer, Judy Siuciak (  

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