• Elections

  • Active voting fellows and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology may participate in the annual election for offices and trustees-at-large on the Board of Trustees and for proposed amendments to the Academy’s governance documents. The election occurs each fall following the Annual Business Meeting and votes may be cast by mail or electronically. Voting members must be in good standing at the time of ballot distribution or have completed the membership enrollment process before the balloting period opens.

    Board Nominations:

    In accordance with Academy bylaws, notice is hereby given of the following nominations for board positions on the 2017 Board of Trustees. These nominations were approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting in June. If elected, the following individuals will begin their terms on January 1, 2017.

    President-Elect: Keith D. Carter, MD

    Senior Secretary for Ophthalmic Practice: Robert E. Wiggins, MD, MHA

    Secretary for Annual Meeting: Maria E. Aaron, MD

    Trustee-at-Large: Sanjay D. Goel, MD

    Trustee-at-Large: William F. Mieler, MD

    Board Appointments:

    During the June 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD was appointed for a three-year term as Public Trustee and will begin his new term on January 1, 2017.