Call for Leadership Nominations

Please help the Nominations Subcommittee determine the slate of Heart Rhythm Society officers and trustees for the 2020 – 2021 term.  We invite you to recommend candidates for six (6) positions, including four (4) Trustees and the two (2) officer positions of Second Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.

The deadline for Leadership Nominations is Monday, November 25, 2019


  • Trustees Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD; Jonathan M. Kalman, MBBS; Robin A. Leahy, BSN; and Jeanne E. Poole, MD, are eligible to serve a second, two-year term, though reappointment is not automatic.
  • Secretary and Treasurer Jodie L. Hurwitz, MD is eligible to serve another one-year term.
  • At-large members of the Nominations Subcommittee or the Governance Committee are not eligible to be nominated for elected office.
  • Former Board members are eligible to be nominated, provided they have not served on the Board for at least one term (three years) following the year in which they last served on the Board.
  • Candidates may self-nominate.
  • Nominators cannot nominate more than two candidates.
  • Nominations shall last for two years; after two years a new nomination must be submitted.
  • Candidates must be Heart Rhythm Society members in good standing and must submit current disclosure forms, to be reviewed by both the Nominations and Ethics Committees.
  • Potential Board Members must agree to divest relevant relationships to ensure that their total disclosure amount is less than $100,000, and less than $50,000 with a single company, excluding research and fellowship support, prior to their start, and throughout their term, on the Board.
  • Board members are ineligible to serve as Editor-in-Chief of another heart-rhythm-related journal.
  • Candidates should expect to be interviewed by members of the Nominations Subcommittee.

How to Submit a Leadership Nomination

Please download and review the Nominations Guidelines before submitting a nomination. To nominate a Board or officer candidate, you will need to submit a Nomination Packet, which includes a questionnaire for your candidate to submit (separately if preferred) for the position they are being nominated for. The candidate is also required to update his/her disclosure. The Nomination Packet includes:

  • Nomination Form: A brief summary of the candidate’s qualifications for the nominated office, to indicate why you believe this candidate would be an effective leader for the Society. 
  • Candidate’s Bio Sketch:1 or 2 pages highlighting the candidate's most important accomplishments. If citing publications, please cite only the 10 most important publications.
  • Self-Appraisal Questionnaire for Board Nominees, 2nd Vice President or Secretary/Treasurer.

The deadline for Leadership Nominations is Monday, November 25, 2019. Questions should be directed to

The Nominations Subcommittee will consider candidates and recommend a slate to the Board for approval, after which members will have an opportunity to vote on the slate via electronic and paper ballot. Newly elected officers and trustees will take office after the Awards and Recognition Ceremony held during Scientific Sessions in May 2020.

Thank you for helping identify qualified candidates for these important positions.