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Wednesday September 18, 2019

We invite nominations for ASI Council 2020!


Positions will commence at the Annual General Meeting in Adelaide on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

To apply, nominees are asked to please complete the nomination form, include their 200 word biography, and upload to the new ASI website by logging in and clicking on the 'Awards' tab.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 14th of October 2019.

Please note that current position holders may renominate.

Council positions open for nomination


Voting Council:

Vice President4 year total term comprising 1 year as Vice President, 2 years as President, and 1 year as Immediate Past President.
     As a member of the Executive Committee, the President holds the main chairperson and governance role in ASI activities, meetings and general decision-making

Honorary Secretary - 3 year term
      As a member of the Executive Committee, the Honorary Secretary holds a key governance role in ASI activities, meetings and general decision-making, in addition to overseeing ASI Awards processes.

Branch / Regional Representative for NZ - 3 year term
Branch / Regional Representative for QLD3 year term
Branch / Regional Representative for VIC3 year term
Branch Councillors represent their branch members on Council, organise local branch activities, and report financials to the Treasurer.

Non-Voting Council:

Day of Immunology Coordinator - 3 year term

     Coordinates and liaises with Day of Immunology Local Committees during the planning and execution of Day of Immunology events hosted by ASI.  

Ballot process

If more than one nomination is received for any position a ballot will be held.
If only one nomination is received the nominee will be declared elected unopposed.

For national positions (Vice President, Hon Secretary, DoI Coordinator) the ballot will involve all members.
For branch/regional representatives, the ballot will be organised centrally but involve only members from the particular state, or territory (NZ, QLD, VIC).

Further information


For those who are interested in nominating but would like further information on what the position would entail including responsibilities and workload, please contact the relevant member currently holding that position.

Please see the ASI constitution for more details about the regulations of ASI and more detail on how council and branches operate.

Be sure to check out our ASI Newsletter June 2011 (p15) to read Susanne Heinzel's piece "ASI council – what it is and what it does".
If you have any queries about the ballot process please contact Elissa Deenick, ASI Honorary Secretary.

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