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The call for Board candidates is open. Nominations are due September 10

The Nominating Committee carefully reviews the applications for each potential candidate and selects a slate of candidates to present to the membership. Before you decide to run, please read over the following material carefully. There are very specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities that board members are fully expected to meet to run and to serve.

Criteria for determining whether to forward nominees to the membership for a vote

  • To be considered, if you self-nominate or nominate a colleague, the nominee must be a member in good standing.
  • Candidates must demonstrate career leadership within our focus areas of our strategic plan: Research; Education; Professional Development; Science Communications; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Infrastructure and Governance.
  • Candidates are assessed on their commitment to the organization's strategic plan and contribution to a healthy and representative mix of diversity to the Board. These attributes include:

Demographics: Gender, Age, Race and Ethnicity, etc.
Geographic representation
Career leadership experience in the Anatomical Sciences
Strategic planning experience
Technology acumen
Organizational affiliation
Membership type (professional, academic, or associate)
Executive management experience
Availability for active participation

  • Candidates must demonstrate they can fulfill the responsibilities of Board service and understand the essential responsibilities of nonprofit boards.
  • Nominees should demonstrate a history of service to the Association. Activities can include serving as an active member of a committee, event, or initiative.
  • Nominees cannot be serve on the Nominating Committee.

What positions are available?

Program Co-Chair

Serves a four-year term (2022-2026). Review the roles and responsibilities of Program Co-Chair.


Serves a four-year term (2023-2027). According to the Bylaws the election of the secretary/treasurer will occur one year before the term ends for the incumbent secretary/treasurer. Review the roles and responsibilities of the Secretary/Treasurer


Serves a three-year term (2022-2025). Two positions are available. Review the roles and responsibilities of Directors.

Student/Postdoc Director

Serves a three-year term (2022-2025). One position is available. Review the roles and responsibilities of Student/Postdoc Directors.

Submitting a nomination is simple:

  1. Carefully review the criteria and expectations on this page.
  2. Use the nomination form to provide contact information for the potential candidate.
  3. AAA will contact the nominee directly and ask them to complete the full application by September 20.

Nomination of women and underrepresented minority candidates is encouraged.

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