Global Member Newsletter June 2021

MEMBERSHIP PERKS IN JUNE

Take part in Journal Club

Every month, the IACLE India Team host Journal Club to discuss recently published articles. The group virtually discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all members and Fellows of IACLE to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Executive Manager of Educational Programs Nilesh Thite

For more information


IACLETOP UPDATES

Prepare for the Fellowship Exam with our monthly workshops

We are running monthly virtual workshops for the members who have registered for the Fellowship Exam, with the theme changing each month. The sessions will run up until the exam and will be available in local languages. Catch up on June’s session where Professor Craig Woods shared a guide on using the Fellowship Exam Area within IACLETOP and the structure of the exam. The next workshop takes place on Tuesday 6 July at 12 noon BST.

Visit the Fellowship Exam Area on IACLETOP for more information

Release the ICLC presentations to your students

New versions of the IACLE Contact Lens Course curriculum are available as a package with access through the IACLETOP Library. The package contains all the lectures from the ICLC2020 in a ‘view only’ format. The package allows educators who have access to their own Student Area to import the package, release any chosen lecture and create additional teaching and assessment materials orientated around the ICLC2020 presentations. 

More information on the Student Area


THIS MONTH’S THEMED WEBINARS

Lens care and its safety

The theme for June’s webinars is focused on lens care and safety, covering various aspects of lens care such as reinforcing the importance of hygiene, new generation lens care systems and hydrogen peroxide. We are hosting six webinars on the topic in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Bahasa.

View the webinar schedule


KEY NEWS IN JUNE

Image of the Month

Professor Guilherme Cassiano from the Brazilian Institute for Training and Research of Contact Lenses captured the above images using a Huvitz HIS5000 slit lamp with a Canon EOS 600D camera. The patient has pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD), a degenerative corneal condition, often confused with keratoconus. It typically presents with painless vision loss affecting both eyes. Rarely, it may cause acute vision loss with severe pain due to perforation of the cornea. It is typically characterized by a clear, bilateral thinning (ectasia) in the inferior and peripheral region of the cornea, although some cases affect only one eye. The cause of the disease remains unclear. 

Submit your image here

The results are in!

We are pleased to announce the results of the Board of Directors election. Dr Shehzad Naroo, Professor Philip Morgan, Dr Etty Bitton, Dr Renée Reeder, Dr Byki Huntjens and Fakhruddin Barodawala were the six candidates voted in by IACLE’s membership. Officers of the Association – President, Vice President and Secretary / Treasurer – will be elected soon by the newly appointed Directors. We thank all our members for taking the time to vote for the new Board. 

Indian member donates 50 images to the IACLE Library

FIACLE Prasad Sawant of Sawant Optometry Clinic in Dombivli, India, kindly donated 50 images to the IACLE Library, designed for members to gain access to images and videos from other IACLE colleagues. ‘Thanks to IACLE for their tool to submit clinical images which motivated me to work more extensively on this and I am sure the images will be useful for all IACLE members, educators, practitioners and students across the globe’, says Prasad. 

View the 2021 Prasad Sawant Image Collection

Registration for the Fellowship Exam is closing this month

There is still time to secure your place for the Fellowship Exam, taking place on Friday 12 November via IACLETOP. A successful outcome to the exam qualifies members to become a Fellow of IACLE – FIACLE. Registration closed on 30 June and payment for the exam must be received by 1 July, and after receipt, members are given access to the Fellowship Exam Area within IACLETOP

Watch a video from Dr Byki Huntjens on why to sit the exam


MEET A MEMBER

Introducing Dr Patrick Simard, Lecturer and Clinical Instructor at the University of Montreal’s School of Optometry. Patrick specifically specializes in orthokeratology, scleral lenses and myopia management. ‘All the resources developed over the years by IACLE are useful to create and validate the content of the lectures to students. All aspects of contact lens wear are available. Moreover, students themselves can challenge themselves on the learning platform’, says Patrick. An interesting fact about Dr Simard is that he used 3D printing to create protective equipment. Patrick believes that everyone has something to teach; we only need to find it out. 

Introduce yourself to other IACLE members by completing this short online form


RESOURCES

Recent changes to CL education

A paper written by IACLE staff and officers on recent changes to contact lens education has been published in the leading optometry journal Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. As previously reported in this newsletter, IACLE conducted an extensive survey in the middle of 2020 to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on contact lens education. Members worldwide confirmed a shift to online teaching and modified practical sessions. This work’s findings informed various IACLE initiatives and publication of the paper will help members and indeed educators in related ophthalmic fields.

The Special Issue is available with free access for a select period of time

IMI White Papers II

The International Myopia Institute has released a new group of white papers which confirm the imperative to control myopia and offers a range of guidance in the field. The articles make up a special issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

Access the White Papers

ACLM Contact Lens 2021 Year Book now available

Each year, the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM) provide a year book containing details for contact lenses, solutions and materials produced by ACLM member companies and includes information on contact lens products available in the UK. The 2021 version of the year book has just been released.  

Read the press release


COVID-19 RESOURCE

According to the findings of a recent UK-based study, ophthalmology services delivered by independent prescribing specialized optometrists, can safely and efficiently treat and manage the majority of urgent cases and support over-stretched hospital emergency eye care.

Read the full text


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR REGIONS?

AMERICAS

Americas Regional Coordinator speaks at university conference

The Universidad Antonio Nariño in Colombia invited IACLE Americas Regional Coordinator Guillermo Carrillo to speak at their conference (28 May). He discussed conducting research in clinical practice as part of the optometry curriculum and the importance of collaborations in optometry programs. During the event, students from the university presented case reports showing their optometric management despite the pandemic. 

Read the full meeting report

ASIA PACIFIC

Toric contact lens fitting session

Professor Chi Hui from Beijing Optometry and Ophthalmology Center in Beijing, China, delivered a talk on how to fit patients with toric contact lenses and shared three clinical cases to strengthen the understanding of the topic (11 May). 

Catch up on the session. Read the meeting report

EUROPE / AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST

BUCCLE launch research survey

The British and Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE) have launched a research survey to understand better what happens during the ‘teaching’ appointment where contact lens wearers learn how to self-apply and remove soft contact lenses. They welcome responses from all contact lens practitioners across the globe who are involved in soft contact lens teaching. 

Fill out the survey here


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

IACLE TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect) WEBINARS

Visit the IACLE Webinars area on IACLETOP to view the schedule for upcoming webinars.

GLOBAL MEETINGS IN COMING MONTHS

  • 13-14 June – BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition, Manchester, UK. Details.
  • 4 September – European Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Congress (online symposium). Details.
  • 29-30 October – New Zealand Association of Optometrists 90th Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. Details.
  • 3-6 November – American Academy of Optometry, Boston, USA. Details.

Global Meetings and Events Schedule
IACLE Events Calendar providing all information and login details to the TLC Initiative events go to www.iacle.org member login 


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2021 Contact Lens Educator Award winners

IACLE recognizes and applauds the achievements of its 2021 Contact Lens Educator Award winners

Contact lens educators from three countries – Colombia, China and the United Kingdom – are celebrating their success in the 2021 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards. The meetings they will attend to receive their awards will be confirmed once COVID-19 restrictions allow. 

The IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards recognize and reward achievements in contact lens education worldwide. Sponsored by CooperVision, these prestigious awards are presented each year to an individual from each of IACLE’s global regions.

The 2021 winners are:

  • IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year

Dr Johanna Garzón

Universidad de La Salle, Bogota, Colombia

  • IACLE Asia Pacific Contact Lens Educator of the Year

Wei Xu

Jinling Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China

  • IACLE Europe/Africa – Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year

Dr Byki Huntjens

City, University of London, UK

Dr Huntjens commented, ‘IACLE provides immeasurable support for any contact lens educator worldwide, and particularly during the global Covid-19 pandemic. The Association comprises of an extraordinary group of professionals who, like me, have a passion for contact lenses and are willing to share their knowledge to enhance our educational provision. Because in the end, everything we do is for the next generation of eye care practitioners. Thank you IACLE, for this awesome award; I cannot wait to share this news with my students!’

IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo added, ‘It’s that time of year for IACLE to announce the winners of the Educator of the Year Awards. The winner for the Asia Pacific region is Wei Xu; for the Americas is Johanna Garzón; and for Europe Africa and Middle East is Byki Huntjens. Thank you to CooperVision for continuing to sponsor the Educator of the Year Awards.’

For media enquiries please contact:

Amelia Morgan 
Marketing Consultant | International Association of Contact Lens Educators
Leeds | United Kingdom
Email: amelia@ameliamorgan.org
Work / Mobile: + 44 7740 858 395
Skype: ameliagracemorgan_1 | Web: www.iacle.org

NOTES FOR EDITORS

  1. Click here for full details of the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards and their comments on winning. Find biographies of this year’s Educator Award winners here.
  2. Dr Shehzad Naroo is Reader at Aston University in Birmingham, UK.
  3. Information on all IACLE activities and membership benefits is available at www.iacle.org.

ABOUT IACLE

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has 731 (as of December 2020) active members in 74 countries and welcomes contact lens educators from all eye care professions and related disciplines. IACLE is dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education and promoting the safe use of contact lenses worldwide. It is the leading provider of educational and information resources essential to contact lens educators. IACLE is supported by leading global contact lens manufacturers: Platinum Sponsor Alcon, Gold Sponsor CooperVision, Silver Sponsor Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bronze Sponsor Bausch + Lomb and Donor Sponsor Euclid. 

ABOUT COOPERVISION

CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete portfolio of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.

Special Notice – 2021 IACLE Award Winners

IACLE recognizes and applauds the achievements of its 2021 Contact Lens Educator Award winners

Contact lens educators from three countries – Colombia, China and the United Kingdom – are celebrating their success in the 2021 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards. The meetings they will attend to receive their awards will be confirmed once COVID-19 restrictions allow. 

The IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards recognize and reward the achievements in contact lens education worldwide. Sponsored by CooperVision, these prestigious awards are presented each year to an individual from each of IACLE’s global regions. 

The 2021 winners are:

  • IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year

Dr Johanna Garzón (above left)

Universidad de La Salle, Bogota, Colombia 

  • IACLE Asia Pacific Contact Lens Educator of the Year

Wei Xu (above center)

Jinling Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China

  • IACLE Europe/Africa – Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year

Dr Byki Huntjens (above right)

City, University of London, UK

Dr Huntjens commented, ‘IACLE provides immeasurable support for any contact lens educator worldwide, and particularly during the global Covid-19 pandemic. The Association comprises of an extraordinary group of professionals who, like me, have a passion for contact lenses and are willing to share their knowledge to enhance our educational provision. Because in the end, everything we do is for the next generation of eye care practitioners. Thank you IACLE, for this awesome award; I cannot wait to share this news with my students!’

IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo added, ‘It’s that time of year for IACLE to announce the winners of the Educator of the Year Awards. The winner for the Asia Pacific region is Wei Xu; for the Americas is Johanna Garzón; and for Europe Africa and Middle East is Byki Huntjens. Thank you to CooperVision for continuing to sponsor the Educator of the Year Awards.’

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Special Notice – Results of Board Election

IACLE announces the results from the Board of Directors election

We are pleased to announce the results from the Board of Directors election. The six candidates voted to fill Director positions are:

  • Dr Shehzad Naroo – Aston University, UK
  • Professor Philip Morgan – University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr Etty Bitton – University of Montreal, Canada
  • Dr Renée Reeder – University of Pikeville, USA
  • Dr Byki Huntjens – City, University of London, UK
  • Fakhruddin Barodawala – SEGi University & Colleges, Malaysia

Officers of the Association – President, Vice President and Secretary / Treasurer – will be elected by the newly appointed Directors. The Board is responsible for overseeing the wide range of IACLE activities and provides direction for the Association. 

We thank all our members for taking the time to vote for the new Board. 

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Special Notice – 2020 / 2021 Activities Survey

IACLE launches survey on its 2020 / 2021 activities

Over the past year, we have changed our methods of delivering education in response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect our teaching. 

Since April 2020, when we introduced the latest version of the IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC2020), we have launched our own teaching online platform, IACLETOP, to deliver innovative IACLE resources and programs. We also began The Teach. Learn. Connect Initiative, to supplement our educational activities with online events and new communication channels. 

Please help us respond to your needs by sparing a few minutes to complete our survey on these recent activities

For our Spanish-speaking members, please see survey here in Spanish

Please complete by 15 June at the latest

Translation guide in Chinese Translation guide in Korean

The survey is anonymous. However, if you wish to enter our prize draw for an Amazon voucher to the value of US$100, please include your name at the end of the survey. 

Your opinions are important to us. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Special Notice – IACLETOP Survey

IACLE launches survey on its 2020 / 2021 activities

Over the past year, we have changed our methods of delivering education in response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect our teaching.

Since April 2020, when we introduced the latest version of the IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC2020), we have launched our own teaching online platform, IACLETOP, to deliver innovative IACLE resources and programs. We also began The Teach. Learn. Connect Initiative, to supplement our educational activities with online events and new communication channels.

Please help us respond to your needs by sparing a few minutes to complete our survey on these recent activities

English format: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P8LDJCQ

Spanish format: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DKRV8GQ

Translation guides: Chinese Korean

Please complete by 15 June the latest

The survey is anonymous. However, if you wish to enter our prize draw for an Amazon voucher to the value of US$100, please include your name at the end of the survey.

Your opinions are important to us. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Global Member Newsletter May 2021

MEMBERSHIP PERKS IN MAY

Members come together for global Virtual Conference

Around 150 participants watched live online as IACLE’s Board, staff and international experts from across the globe shared their knowledge and experiences on how to combine research into educational processes. Professor Lyndon Jones (pictured above) presented ‘Forging successful research collaborations’. The post-conference survey was extremely positive; for example, all delegates reported that they either strongly agreed or agreed that each topic was covered in sufficient detail. The full conference is available to watch through IACLETOP.

Read the post-meeting report

Utilize IACLE’s programs and resources with your students

IACLE members have access to their own dedicated Student Area within IACLETOP. The Area is designed for educators to offer their students a unique teaching space for learning and assessment opportunities. The Student Area has the tools to allow educators to produce individual teaching content and assessments, while streamlining and integrating IACLE resources available in this area, into their teaching. Student data is stored safely, and for your use only. 

For more information

BCLA virtual conference discount for IACLE members

There is still time to receive discounted tickets for the British Contact Lens Association’s (BCLA) virtual conference and exhibition, taking place from 13-14 June. Members will benefit from a 55% discount on the ‘live streaming’ package or receive an added value ‘conference plus’ package with access to a 50% discount. Both tickets grant members access to two BCLA conferences – the June meeting and an additional event later in the year. The discount code is valid until 10 June. Low-cost options are also available for students. If you would like to discuss possible group discounts for students, please contact the BCLA directly. 

Enter the code ‘IACLE21’ when registering to receive the discount


IACLETOP UPDATES

Distance Learning Program is now live

The Distance Learning Program (DLP), a self-study program based on the IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC), designed to improve educator’s contact lens knowledge to assist with their teaching, is live. The DLP guides members through the ICLC module-by-module and is an ideal way to prepare for IACLE’s Fellowship Exam

For more information

Register now for the Fellowship Exam

We are pleased to announce that registration for the Fellowship Exam is open. The exam is the only internationally recognized means of measuring the contact lens knowledge of educators and eyecare professionals. A successful outcome to the exam qualifies members to become a Fellow of IACLE – FIACLE. Payment for the exam must be received by 1 July, and after receipt, members are given access to the Fellowship Exam Area within IACLETOP

Register for the Fellowship ExamFor more information


THIS MONTH’S THEMED WEBINARS

The theme for this month’s webinars is ‘Contact lens practice going forward’, available in English, Spanish and Bahasa. The theme covers various aspects such as lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, how contact lens practice will look post-pandemic, the changes needed in practice and how technology can be incorporated into practice. On Wednesday 26 May at 12 noon (BST)Professor Nicholas Rumney and Dr Jack Chan are hosting a global webinar under this theme. 

Catch up on the first webinar of the series via IACLETOP


TOP NEWS IN MAY

Image of the Month

Norma Cárdenas from the Instituto Colombiano de Lentes Especiales in Colombia captured the images above using a Carl Zeiss slip lamp with a Samsung S8 adapter. The image taken is of a patient with a history of allergies, vernal keratoconjunctivitis, severe keratoconus and intracorneal ring surgery in both eyes. The patient wore scleral lenses for one year and complained of intolerance to the lenses, decreased vision and fogging of the lenses. Bio-microscopy showed diffuse conjunctival injection, upper tarsal giant papillae and mucous secretion. Lens wear was discontinued, a detailed assessment was performed, and treatment was initiated. 

Submit your image

IACLE is saddened by the passing of Dr Julio Torres Fuentes

Dr Julio Torress Fuentes sadly passed away on 9 May due to Coronavirus. Julio was a great representative of IACLE with a deep passion for contact lens education. He retired from Instituto Politecnico Nacional after being Director for many years. Julio was actively involved with optometry education and was always keen to collaborate with educational projects. 


MEET A MEMBER

Introducing Alejandro Baraldi, who works in Professional Affairs at Alcon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Baraldi family consists of 10 brothers, half of whom are dedicated to the optometric industry. Alejandro has found IACLE resources to be very useful from a training point of view, and believes the tools are supportive for all professionals who are dedicated to contact lens education. ‘With my work in Professional Affairs, I am responsible for Argentina and Uruguay, and I have been in sales for key accounts in Argentina’, Alejandro says. He likes to take time to learn new things that are not directly related to his job. He also likes to read, travel and spend time with his family. 

Long standing members

Have you advanced the teaching of contact lenses in your institution/company over the past year but have already taken part in Meet a Member? We’d like to hear about your achievements and share them with our membership. If IACLE colleagues would like to connect with other members, we can arrange this by simply emailing us at iacle@iacle.org.

Introduce yourself to other IACLE members by completing this short online form


RESOURCES

IMI White Papers II

The International Myopia Institute has released a new group of white papers which confirm the imperative to control myopia and offers a range of guidance in the field. The papers make up a special issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

Read the full text

Latest update features seasonal allergic conjunctivitis

Laura Periman Ocular Surface Disease Fellowship Director at the Periman Eye Institute authors an editorial in the latest Contact Lens Update. ‘Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis’ reviews ocular allergy and features advice on how to examine and treat the condition. Contact Lens Update is published by the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) in Canada. 

Read the editorialSign up to receive Contact Lens Update


COVID-19 RESOURCE

Nagra et al analyzed responses of over 1,200 primary care optometrists that provide an overview of changes to optometric practice in the UK during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The majority felt ‘very’ to ‘moderately’ comfortable conducting remote consultations. Eye health and vision‐related problems were the most commonly reported patient issues during both remote and face‐to‐face consultations, while contact lens-related problems were the least.

Read the full text


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR REGIONS?

AMERICAS

Bausch + Lomb ortho-k webinar

Dr Daniel TorresAlejandro Tapia and Guillermo Carrillo led a Bausch + Lomb session to discuss ortho-k lenses (14 April). Topics such as how to choose the right patient to start with ortho-k, how to fit ortho-k lenses, and the risks ECPs need to know, were discussed. The event reached more than 100 eye care practitioners.

Read the full Americas report

ASIA PACIFIC

CooperVision delivery webinar to South Korean universities

Minji Kang Director at CooperVision hosted an industry webinar on ‘Silicone hydrogels and toric soft contact lenses’ for around 100 students from Kookje University in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Dongnam Health University in Suwon, South Korea, and Kyungdong University in Wonju, South Korea. Professor Kyounghee Park expressed her gratitude to CooperVision for conducting the online session.

Read the full Asia Pacific report

EUROPE / AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST

During the British Contact Lens Association’s (BCLA) virtual conference and exhibition, IACLE is hosting an international session on Sunday 13 June from 11.00 am – 12.45 pm with IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo as the chair. Shehzad will give an overview of key CLAE papers from the past 12 months, plus six IACLE members will present in the session.

For more info on the BCLA virtual conference


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

IACLE TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect) WEBINARS

Visit the IACLE Webinars area on IACLETOP to view the schedule for upcoming webinars.

GLOBAL MEETINGS IN COMING MONTHS

  • 13-14 June – BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition (virtual meeting). Details.
  • 4 September – European Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Congress (online symposium). Details
  • 29-30 October – New Zealand Association of Optometrists 90th Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. Details.
  • 3-6 November – American Academy of Optometry, Boston, USA. Details.

Global Meetings and Events Schedule
IACLE Events Calendar providing all information and login details to the TLC Initiative events go to www.iacle.org member login 


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Vote now for IACLE’s Board of Directors

Voting is now open for IACLE’s Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that the vote for IACLE’s Board of Directors is now open and closes on Friday 28 May. Please note, this has been extended from the original date of 14 May.

Please place your votes here

The below candidates are standing for election. Please read through the campaign statements here before making your selections. There are six Director positions to fill, and therefore we request you vote for six candidates only. Officers of the Association – President, Vice President and Secretary / Treasurer – will be elected by the newly appointed Directors. 

Please note, you must hold Full IACLE Membership to be eligible to vote. Your membership status will be verified before the vote is counted. Results from the election will be announced the week commencing 31 May.

Nominees standing for election:

Read full details of the nominations

Please direct any questions to IACLE’s Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Boshart

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Special Notice – Final Call to Nominate

Final call to nominate for IACLE’s Board of Directors

We encourage all members to consider nominating themselves or an IACLE colleague to stand for election to the new Board. The appointed Board will serve a four-year term and will be elected by the Association’s membership. 

Nominate your chosen candidates

Officers of the Association – President, Vice President and Secretary / Treasurer – will be elected by the Board from among their numbers. The Board will appoint three Regional Directors for the Asia Pacific, Europe / Africa and the Middle East, and Americas regions. 

Full IACLE members who are in good financial standing can nominate. The nomination form should be completed in writing, signed by two full IACLE members, and accompanied by the candidate’s written consent. If the number of nominations received is equal to or fewer than the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot will not take place. If the number of nominations received exceeds the vacancies, an electronic vote will take place on Friday 14 May.

Members interested in standing for election or who wish to nominate a potential candidate should review the election guidelines

The Board of Directors will implement the updated By-Laws that outline the new structure. Read the By-Laws here

Please email complete nomination form and campaign statement to Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Boshart, and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Bonnie. 

Find out more about the IACLE Board


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Special Notice – Board of Directors

Translation: ChineseKoreanSpanish

IACLE opens nominations for the Board of Directors

IACLE is pleased to announce that nominations for the Board of Directors are now open. We encourage all members to consider nominating themselves or an IACLE colleague to stand for election to the new Board. The appointed Board will serve a four-year term and will be elected by the Association’s membership. 

Nominate your chosen candidates here

Officers of the Association – President, Vice President and Secretary / Treasurer – will be elected by the Board from among their numbers. The Board will appoint three Regional Directors for the Asia Pacific, Europe / Africa and the Middle East, and Americas regions. 

Full IACLE members who are in good financial standing can nominate. The nomination form should be completed in writing, signed by two full IACLE members, and accompanied by the candidate’s written consent. If the number of nominations received is equal to or fewer than the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot will not take place. If the number of nominations received exceeds the vacancies, an electronic vote will take place on Friday 14 May.

Members interested in standing for election or who wish to nominate a potential candidate should review the election guidelines

The Board of Directors will implement the updated By-Laws that outline the new structure. Read the By-Laws here

Please email complete forms to Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Boshart, and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Bonnie. 

Find out more about the IACLE Board


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