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Call for Nominations for AB-SSD Board

Wednesday, July 1, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Deadline:  July 30, 2015.
We are seeking nominations for Board Members of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.  This Board consists of 12 members who are current AB-SSD affiliates and 1 consumer member.  At present, we have six positions open for a term beginning January 1, 2016 through December 2018.  We request that you submit names of individuals who you recommend. Nominations may be self-initiated or initiated by another affiliate who has confirmed that the nominee is willing to serve.
The mission of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders is:

To administer an efficient certification program for specialists in the clinical practice and research in swallowing and swallowing disorders,
To provide the opportunity for practitioners to specify the nature of the clinical practice they provide, 
To provide advanced-level educational opportunities for practitioners, 
To maintain a mechanism by which the public can identify those practitioners with specialized clinical education and experience, and
To increase awareness of validated assessment and treatment procedures, and promote educated choices for provision of services.
Qualifications:  Nominees must hold current status as a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.
Term:  The term is three (3) years and for no more than two (2) consecutive terms (i.e. six (6) years).  A Board member may be eligible for re-election after the first 6-year terms following a 3-year hiatus.  
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include attendance at the annual meeting usually scheduled on the pre-conference day for the annual meeting of the ASHA convention, one-hour monthly teleconference, and committee participation.
Nomination forms:  Nomination forms will be posted on the specialty certification website ( and must be returned by e-mail to the AB-SSD website by the deadline posted, which is 30 days after this announcement: July 30, 2015.  A copy of the nomination form is provided here.
Election Process:  The nominations committee will select up to two (2) nominees per available position and present the slate to the Board.  After approval by the Board, all current AB-SSD affiliates will vote by e-mail ballot.  The chair of the executive committee will notify all applicants of the results of the election, and then announce the results to all affiliates by email and a posting on the website. 

Thank for your consideration to serve. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Luis F. Riquelme, Chair