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2024 Call for Nominations: ISTAP Board of Directors

The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) Board of Directors is looking for nominations to fill the following Board Positions starting May 28, 2024 immediately after the ISTAP Annual General Meeting. 

Executive Positions for Nomination 


Term: The President - Elect  term would run from May 28, 2024 until after the May 2026 ISTAP Annual General meeting followed by the President’s role from 2026-2028. 

Regional Director Board Positions for Nomination

  1. Regional Director North America-USA

  2. Regional Director Europe – United Kingdom

  3. Regional Director Asia

  4. Regional Director Australia

  5. Regional Director Latin America - Spanish


Term: These Regional Director terms would run from May 28, 2024 until after the May 2026 ISTAP Annual General meeting with an opportunity to run for an additional two years. 

Nominations Deadline: April 30, 2024 


Directors Qualifications are as follows:

  1. be an individual who is not less than eighteen years of age;

  2. be a Member of the Association for a minimum of two (2) years as a member in good standing;

  3. not be an employee or representative of a company whose primary business involves the development, manufacture and sole distribution of products in the field of skin health;

  4. not be a contractor of ISTAP; or

  5. not be a person who has been found by a court in Canada or elsewhere to be mentally incompetent, who has the status of a bankrupt.  

Nomination procedure

Nominations for these Board positions will be accepted via the Nominating Committee Chair, The ISTAP Board position application documents can be found  on the home page at All nomination paperwork must be submitted by April 30, 2024.

Nomination Form

2024 ISTAP_Nomination Form for an Executive Position and_or Regional Director Position
Download PDF • 139KB

Nominations Acceptance Form

-2024 ISTAP_Nomination Acceptance Form for an Executive Position and_or Regional Director
Download • 131KB

Consent to Serve Agreement

Download PDF • 154KB

Regional Director Role Description

The two (2) year term begins immediately following the Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) after their election. Regional Directors provide a regional perspective to the decision-making process regarding clinical, professional practice and organizational issues.  Regional Directors provide a regional perspective to the Organization and an Organizational perspective to the region represented.

Each Regional Director shall have one (1) vote in regards to board decisions.

Geographic Directors are accountable to the Board and Members of ISTAP.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as a liaison between ISTAP and members in the geographic region represented

  • Facilitate communication among all levels of the organization

  • Attend all meetings of the ISTAP (e.g., Board of Directors monthly meetings, Annual Conference, Annual Member’s Meeting, Strategic Planning, and other meetings as assigned by the President)

  • Notify the President in advance if unable to attend regular or special meetings of the Board of Directors

  • Formulate goals and objectives for the coming year and submit them to the Secretary at the designated time

  • Membership contact lists will be provided monthly by the Membership coordinator to allow RD’s to communicate with their members each month

  • Check email at least twice per week and respond to requests by a deadline if stated or within three days if no deadline is given

  • Plan and co-ordinate two (2) regional membership meetings per year and ensure the minutes of these meetings are circulated to all regional members and archived according to the Documentation Retention Policy

  • Prepare a written report of highlights of your region/activities, work in progress and progress towards objectives using the template provided prior to the Annual Board and Annual Membership Meetings and submit to the Secretary at the designated time (see Communication Plan)

  • Prepare and email a report summarizing issues discussed at the Annual Board Meeting and Annual Membership Meetings to the regional members via newsletter within sixty (60) days following the meeting

  • Communicate with geographic members by email as necessary

  • Encourage members to identify and submit regional issues which need to be addressed by the board at the national level

  • Communicate regional issues/concerns at Board meetings or by email to the President

  • Discuss all communication, verbal or written, directed outside of ISTAP with the President prior to making contact

  • Communicate intent to stand or not for re-election, to the Nominations Chair, prior to the Annual Board meeting  

  • Coordinate, in collaboration with the Nominations Chair, the election of a Regional Director at the end of the term.  If running for a second term, must go through the nominations process

  • Prior to the end of the term of your position, arrange to meet with the incoming Regional Director as they will assume the RD role following the Annual Membership Meeting to support  a smooth transition between RD's

  • Encourage membership in ISTAP; included in that is communicating with previous members who have allowed their membership to lapse


Term: Two years with an option to stand for re-election for a second term

Time Commitment: a minimum average of one (1) to two (2) hours per week

Qualifications: Refer to the ISTAP By-Law Regional Director qualifications

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