The Council of the ISID serves as the legislative body of the Society and as
the consultant body for the Executive Committee. The Council consists of not
more than 48 members recommended by the Executive Committee and elected by
the membership of the Society at a general business meeting. The Council
meets before the general business meeting of the Society which takes place
at the International Congress for Infectious Diseases.
1. The term of service on the Council is six years with one-third of the
Council membership being replaced at each International Congress for
Infectious Diseases (every two years). This will ensure a gradual turnover
within the Council and at the same time allow us to retain a core of
experienced Council members.
2. Members of the Council have an essential role in maintaining the
worldwide representation of the Society as well as the implementation of its
goals through the dissemination of information about the Society in their
respective areas. Council members are expected to be leaders in their local
and regional infectious diseases societies, and to work closely and
collaboratively with these groups to promote the Society and its programs.
Specific activities expected of the Council member include the distribution
of Society materials at local and regional meetings, the stimulation of
membership activity on behalf of the Society within the region,
participation in the various subcommittees of the Society, making the ISID
known to government and private agencies in the region, and finally, the
forwarding of documentation concerning the names and addresses of interested
individuals and organizations to the ISID headquarters in Boston.
3. The financial health of the Society as well as the success of meetings
both in developed and in developing countries in large part depends on the
ability to raise funds through different foundations, government agencies,
and the pharmaceutical industry. Council members are encouraged to establish
and maintain contacts within these entities and help secure sponsorship of
sessions, participation in the exhibits, and/or financial contributions to
each International Congress for Infectious Diseases.
These activities are coordinated through the ISID headquarters in Boston.
Any fundraising activity on behalf of the Society must be coordinated
through either the headquarters or through the International Organizing
Committee for the International Congress for Infectious Diseases.
4. Council members may on occasion be asked to review applications for ISID
grant and fellowship programs and/or abstracts submitted for presentation at
ISID meetings. Applications and abstracts for review are selected based on
reviewer interests and expertise. The total anticipated time commitment for
such reviews is 2-6 hours per year.
5. Council members are encouraged to attend the International Congress on
Infectious Diseases. The Society, if requested, will waive the registration
fee of Council members attending the Congress; however, the Society cannot
guarantee any additional financial assistance to assist Council members in
participating in the ICID. All Council members are encouraged to submit
abstracts for the Congress.
6. Council members are also encouraged to contribute and solicit articles or
other information (including scheduled events) suitable for publication in
the International Journal of Infectious Diseases and the ISID News.
7. Council members of the Society receive no compensation for their efforts
on behalf of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.
Nominations should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org