- Last Updated on 14 July 2011
The following members have been elected to the International Retrovirology Association 2011 Executive Committee:
Dr. Genoveffa Franchini, President
Dr. Renaud Mahieux, Secretary
Dr. Patrick Green, Treasurer
Dr. Mirdad Kazanji, African Representative
Dr. Toshiki Watanabe, Asian Representative
Dr. Jean-Marie Peloponese, Caribbean Representative
Dr. Fabiola Martin, European Representative
Dr. Kathryn Jones, North American Representative
Dr. Carlos Brites, South American Representative
Dr. Nicolas Gillet, Junior Representative
Dr. Luc Willems, Awards Committee Chair
Dr. Charles Bangham, Education Secretary
Dr. David Brighty, Membership Secretary
Dr. Dustin Edwards, Web Secretary
Dr. Benoît Barbeau, Conference Committee Chair
Dr. Graham Taylor, Past President
Dr. Susan Marriott, Past Secretary
Dr. Steve Jacobson, Past Treasurer
The Executive Committee will be composed of a total of 18 members : 13 elected positions and 4 non-elected positions. The structure of the Executive Committee will be as follows:
A. One Regional Representative from each of six areas of the world will represent the interests of their particular area and will be elected specifically by members who indicate an affiliation with that region.
- North America
- Central/South America
B. One Associate Representative will represent the interests of junior scientists and will be elected specifically by Associate members of the Association.
C. Other posts that will be elected by the full membership include:
- Awards Secretary
- Education Secretary
- Web Secretary
- Membership Secretary
D. Non-elected members of the Committee. If one or more people filling these non-elected positions, also holds an elected position, the size of the Executive Committee will be reduced accordingly.
- Regional Meetings Organizer
- Past President
- Past Secretary
- Past Treasurer
The President provides primary leadership for the Association with the following principal duties:
- To preside at sessions of the Executive Committee and General Membership Meeting.
- To appoint members of Boards, chairs of committees, and representatives to other organizations.
- To approve members of committees.
- To makes interim appointments and policy decisions as needed for operation of the Society.
- To call meetings of the officers, Executive Committee, and General Membership.
- To appoint a nominating committee to identify nominees to serve as candidates for the positions on the next ballot.
The Secretary will report to the President with the following principal duties:
- To direct and coordinate the administrative operations of the Association.
- To assist in the organization of the efforts to plan the program and plan for the next International meeting.
- To oversee all publications and website.
- To maintain current records of all official actions taken by the Association, including taking the minutes of all meetings.
- To have custody and responsibility for all files, membership records, documents, minute books and official correspondence of the Association.
- To inform members of the activities of the Association and of their membership status.
- To prepare the agenda for sessions of the Executive Committee and prepare minutes of said meetings.
- To provide a final ballot bearing all valid nominations for office to all eligible voting members and to supervise elections.
The Treasurer will report to the President with the following principal duties:
- To supervise all aspects of the Association’s finances.
- To prepare, review, and implement the annual budget and approve other major fiscal transactions.
- To prepare and send the Association’s annual financial report to the President and Secretary for approval of the Executive Committee.
The Regional Representatives and Junior Representative will report to the President with the following principal duties:
- To represent the interests of the membership within their designated region to the Executive Committee.
- To represent the Association in the region.
- To support the development of HTLV research and clinical care in their designated region.
- To participate in meetings of the Executive Committee.
The Awards Committee Chair will coordinate an Awards Committee to consider and nominate to the Executive Committee the awardees of the Associations biannual awards. (In advance of the biannual conference).
The Members of the Awards Committee will be selected from and appointed by the Executive Committee to work with the Awards Committee Chair to consider and nominate to the Executive Committee the awardees of the Association's biannual awards.
The Education Secretary will report to the President with the following principal duties:
- The development of information and programs for professional and lay education relating to HTLV/PTLV infections.
The Conference Chair will report to the President, Treasurer and Secretary with the following principal duties:
- To coordinate the organization of the biannual conference on the Association with a local organizing committee.
- To coordinate the organization of the scientific program with an international scientific committee.
- To pursue the goals of the Association through the organization of said conference.
- To agree with the President and Senior Officers the various responsibilities of the Association and the local organizing committee for the biannual conference of the Association.
- To report to the Executive Committee through the senior officers of the Association every three months on the Conference.
To ensure continuity and maintain the knowledge of the Association
- The Past President will advise the President for one term.
- The Past Treasurer will advise the Treasurer for one term.
- The Past Secretary will advise the Secretary for one term.