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July/August 2015
Take Part in IDSA’s Future: Cast Your Vote in Board Elections

IDSA members should have received an email this week for both the IDSA and HIVMA elections with a subject line "2015 IDSA/HIVMA Elections."

"In addition to voting for officers and Board members, you'll also be asked to approve a revision in the IDSA Bylaws: to eliminate the requirement that new regular members must be nominated by a current member or fellow.

Why the change? Because it's an antiquated practice that impedes membership growth. We want to make the Society more inclusive and welcoming to colleagues from around the world, including those who work in locations where finding a local IDSA member to sign an application may be difficult. Currently, these individuals often end up joining the Society as associate members, which means they can't vote in elections and aren't eligible to serve on committees. Please help us make this change.

The deadline for casting your vote is September 10. If you have difficulty voting, have questions about voting online, or need another ballot, please contact Election Services Corporation by email at or call 1-866-720-HELP (4357), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT.

If you have questions about the Bylaws Change, please contact Member Services at 888-844-IDSA or 703-299-0200.

The electronic ballot makes it easy for you to vote. Voting is an important way for every member to influence the future direction of IDSA and HIVMA. Please exercise your right to vote.

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