Executive Committee – Call for Nominations

Service Promotion Experience Recognition


Nominations are being sought for President (2020-2023), Treasurer (2020-2023), one Member-at-Large (2020-2024), International Representative (2020-2023), and SPER Student Representative (2020-2021). All terms will begin at the close of the June 2020 Annual Meeting. Members of SPER are encouraged to nominate themselves or any other member of SPER to run for these positions, and help our Society achieve continued success through this opportunity for professional service.

The President will serve as President Elect (2020-2021), President (2021-2022), and Past President (2022-2023). The main duties of the President-Elect are to help the President develop plans for the Annual Meeting and to chair the selection of the Student Prize Paper Award Recipient. The President designs the program for the Annual Meeting and is in charge of Executive Committee decision-making. The Past President chairs the selection or the Heinz Berendes International Travel Award recipient and provides input as needed.

The Treasurer is involved in all Executive Committee activities and will work with SPER staff to manage the Society’s finances, process membership payments, and prepare financial reports. This member will replace Neil Perkins.

The Member-at-Large participates in all Executive Committee activities. The Member-at-Large elected this cycle will be responsible for coordination of abstract submission. This member will replace Michael Kramer.

The International Representative (to replace Natasha Nassar) participates in all Executive Committee activities, including monthly conference calls. This representative serves as a link between SPER and the pediatric and perinatal epidemiologic research communities outside of North America, with a goal of increasing SPER membership across the globe. The term is three years (June 2020-June 2023). To be eligible, the individual must reside full-time in a country outside North America.

The Student Representative participates in Executive Committee meetings, encourages and facilitates student participation in SPER and plans the Advanced Methods Workshop, which precedes the Annual Meeting. This member will replace Krista Wollny.

This call for nominations will be posted on the SPER website. Nominations are due by March 25, 2020 and should be sent to Anne Marie Jukic at jukica@niehs.nih.gov or can be submitted online through the SPER website. Nominees will be asked to submit a candidate statement by the above deadline. You can also contact Anne Marie for more information by email or by phone at 984 287 3699. The slate of candidates and ballot will be presented to the membership for electronic voting to take place in April 2020.