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Call for Nominations to Serve on the 2020 Board of Directors

The call for 2020 Board of Director nominations is now closed. The deadline for nominations was March 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. 

ASHG is no longer accepting nominations for its 2020 Board of Directors. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of nominees who are not only accomplished genetics professionals, but also are willing to give their time and effort to promote the Society and its goals among members, policymakers, and the broader genetics community. Self-nominations were encouraged. 

ASHG is committed to ensuring that the composition of its leadership reflect the diversity – scientifically and otherwise – of our membership, and believe that a diverse leadership structure provides the variety of perspectives and ideas needed to develop high-quality programs. 

An ASHG Portal login is required to access the nomination submission site. This is the same login if you have recently joined/renewed as an ASHG member. If you do not have a ASHG Portal login, create an ASHG Portal account. If you forgot your password, reset your ASHG Portal password. Please note: your username is the email address associated with your membership.

We were looking to fill the following vacancies:

  • President (1 vacancy): The President will serve a one-year term as President-Elect (2020), a one-year term as President (2021), and a one-year term as Past President (2022). 
  • Directors (3 vacancies): Directors will serve a three-year term from January 2020 through December 2022.

Trainee and Early-Career positions will be available in 2020.

Only ASHG members in good standing can be nominated. Nominations must include the nominee’s NIH biosketch and cover letter. Current ASHG Board membersPast Presidents, and members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for nomination. 


After the submission deadline, the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and will determine the final ballot in accordance with the ASHG Bylaws.

For questions about the ASHG nominations process, contact society@ashg.org