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.
Nominations should be sent to: email@example.com
- 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.
- In order to maintain worldwide representation in the Society
as well as to implement its goals, it is important for members
of the Council to ensure the dissemination of information about
the Society in their respective areas. Contact and collaboration
with both local and regional infectious diseases societies as
well as WHO representatives are therefore essential.
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.
- 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.
- The Society has established Professional Development, Infection
Control, Emerging Diseases Working Groups, as well as Nominating,
Publications, Resource Development and Bylaws Committees (please
see attached document for a description of the committees) to
assist in the development of its goals and objectives. Council
members are urged to participate in the work of one or more of
the working groups and to contribute ideas and suggestions for
- Council members are also urged to assist in the promotion of
the International Congress for Infectious Diseases. It is the
responsibility of Council members to ensure that information about
the meeting is widely disseminated in their region. Council members
are asked to actively promote the submission of abstracts and
general participation in the Congress. In addition, Council members
may be consulted concerning applications for financial assistance
to attend the ICID.
The Society will exert every effort to provide Congress materials
to each Council member according to their requirements.
Council members are encouraged to attend the International Congress
for Infectious Diseases. The Society, however, can guarantee no
financial assistance in this regard. All Council members are encouraged
to submit abstracts and to apply for financial assistance if required.
- 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, published 3-4 times a year.
- Council members of the Society receive no compensation for their
efforts on behalf of the International Society for Infectious