As we enter 2019 and begin our journey to ASN 2028, ASN’s new strategic vision to our 100th year anniversary of our Society, we are updating our governance structure. In addition to updating the Bylaws to reflect best practices for a scientific scholarly society, the changes enable:
- voting eligible members to vote for all ASN Board members to broaden the scientific expertise on the ASN Board to include Global Nutrition and Medical Nutrition
- adding new Board members with expertise in Nutrition Science Mechanisms, Nutrition Science Translation, Nutrition Population Science, and Food and Nutrition Policy
We have also strengthened and empowered the proposed ASN Standing Committees that are very important to managing our programs in Membership, Scientific Publishing, Education and Professional Development, Science Policy and Advocacy. ASN membership is the lifeblood of our Society. To reflect this, the ASN member-elected Secretary will be the Chair of the very important Membership Committee and will be responsible and empowered to represent and provide support for our members in RIS, Councils, Student and other member groups.
The feedback form closed on February 15th. Thanks for submitting your suggestions on these proposed Bylaws and your recommendations on how we can continue to increase our impact and leadership in the creation, translation and disseminations of nutrition science to improve global health.