2021 Support Letters

Letters of Support on Behalf of Applicants for Board or Officer Positions

The Nominating Committee of the ISD is inviting applications from the membership for positions on the Board of Directors as well as for Officer positions.  The Nominating Committee will review the applicants for nomination and select candidates for each open position. The membership will vote on the slate of candidates at the General Membership Meeting at the 2021 International Congress of Dermatology hosted in Melbourne, Australia, November 10-13, 2021.

Applications and letters of support are due January 31, 2021.

The positions available are listed below and require an application.

If you would like to write a letter of support for an applicant for one of the positions, please use the form below to write to the Nominating Committee.   

If you wish to apply for a Board or Officer Position yourself, you do not need to complete this form but you should return to the link labeled APPLICATION FOR BOARD AND OFFICER POSITIONS.

Requirements for Nomination

Only Regular and Individual Sponsoring Members in good standing for at least three (3) years may be nominated for the Board of Directors (including Officers).

Applicants must provide the following information to the Nominating Committee:

  • Years of ISD Membership
  • Activities on behalf of the Society
  • Personal Statement describing qualifications
  • Short CV - not to exceed 2 pages.

Candidates will be selected based upon leadership skills, ethical conduct, level of activity in the specialty of dermatology and especially commitment to the Society.

Open Positions


  • President (1 term)
  • Executive Vice President (1 term)
  • Secretary-General (2 terms)
  • Associate Secretary-General (1 term)
  • Treasurer General (2 terms)
  • Archivist-Historian (2 terms)

Vice Presidents (10 total for 1 term)

Directors (25 total, eligible for re-election)

* A term is from one International Congress of Dermatology to the next.

Members of the Nominating Committee

Percy Naidu (Chair)– South Africa/Africa/Middle East
Luca Borradori – Switzerland/Europe
Margarita Larralde – Argentina/South America)
Angela Lavadia – Philippines/Asia
Suzanne Olbricht  - US/North America

Applicants for positions on the Board of Directors or as Officers may not personally contact, verbally or in writing, any of the members of the Nominating Committee. This conduct will lead to the applicant's dismissal from consideration.

Submit Statement of Support on behalf of applicants for Board or Officer Positions:

Recommendation submitted by (your name): *
Your email: *

Write a letter of support for:

Applicant's First Name *
Applicant's Last Name *
Applicant's Credentials (for example, MD, MBBS, PhD) *
Email of Applicant

Please select below if the recommendation is for an Officer position, Vice President or Director. You may select more than one position but no more than two (2) total. To select multiple positions use Shift and Click on the position.

Please describe why you believe this person would be a good candidate for the ISD Board of Directors (250 words or less):

The candidate must complete the Application  Form found on the ISD Home Page at www.intsocderm.org. The form will request information on years of membership in ISD, activities on behalf of the society, a personal statement and short CV.

Please inform the person for whom you are writing this letter of support that this form must be completed by January 31, 2021. The applicant will not be considered without completing this form.

If you have any questions, email us at info@intsocderm.org.

Thank you for your participation in the call for applications.

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