Our society and our profession depend on active membership engagement and strong sustainable leadership. It depends on us.
Please consider nominating yourself or other active members for the open positions on the VDS Board of Directors. These positions will be voted on during the Annual Membership Meeting on October 24. The deadline to submit a nomination is October 10, 2020.
Participating in leadership of the Virginia Dermatology Society keeps you actively involved in maintaining our specialty. This year our Advocacy Committee submitted two resolutions to MSV with one accepted for the fall session. Our Scientific Committee recruited excellent speakers and organized the program for our annual meeting. Our AAD Advisory Board Liaison advocated for the AAD to write a letter to the board requesting extended time for the Mohs examination, and ascertained support from AAD for payment for teledermatology urgently due to COVID.
These and many other issues are vital to the healthy survival of our specialty. The VDS also provides excellent educational opportunities and CME with our annual meeting, and allows dermatologists, Mohs surgeons and dermatopathologists to engage with one another clinically and socially.
Only active members in good standing are eligible for these positions. Active members shall be those physicians who are Board certified or Board eligible by the American Board of Dermatology or the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and are licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia or who are in active government service. This category includes practicing dermatopathologists who are Board certified or eligible as dermatopathologists but not Board certified or eligible as dermatologists.
We look forward to a new group of leaders to carry the mission of the VDS forward. Please contact us if you have questions about the process or the time commitment for these positions.
Open Board Positions 2021 | Members at Large
There are 3 openings for members at large on the VDS Board of Directors, each beginning in October 2020 for a three-year term.
Members at-large are voting members on the Board of VDS. They attend monthly virtual meetings, usually lasting about an hour, and sit on or lead committees governing the actions of the VDS. There are opportunities on Committees such as Advocacy, Education, Scientific, and Marketing & Membership.
Members must serve on the Board for one year before being eligible to serve on the Executive Committee.