Operating Manual for the Renal Pathology Society
Vice-Presidential and Presidential Duties and Timeline
The President takes office in January and is responsible for the programs at the BOD and business meetings during the USCAP and ASN meetings that take place during the calendar year of his/her tenure.
Below is a timeline of the responsibilities required of the RPS president in the year prior to, the year of, and the year subsequent to holding the office.
The individual serving as Vice President is the President-elect with duties to fulfill as follows:
Vice Presidential Year
1. Liaison with the following year’s ASN program committee chair and advocate if
necessary to have pathologist named to committee for that year (during which you will
be president of the RPS).
2. Communicate with the pathologist on the ASN postgraduate education (PGE) committee for any needed input and/or support. Be sure this pathologist is a member of the RPS
3. Brief the incoming RPS program committee chair regarding the guidelines for selection of topics and speakers for USCAP (for the following year) and the budget limitations.
April - May
The RPS Program Committee distributes via e-mail the proposed program for the next year USCAP Companion Meeting to the RPS BOD. Any issues are discussed and resolved via e-mail and the final program is agreed
The Chair of the RPS Program Committee provides the USCAP directly (cc to the current President, Vice-President and the Secretary) with the final version of the Program for the next year companion meeting
July - September
The RPS Program Committee finalizes proposal for the suggested programs for the ASN RPS Symposium and presents to the ASN postgraduate education committee (cc to the current President, Vice-President, RPS Secretary)
Make sure the ASN RPS Symposium was presented to the ASN program committee.
Make sure USCAP evening session is not on Sunday night (conflict with RPS dinner).
The ASN program committee representative should know what the final program is.
The ASN makes all subsequent arrangements for the program.
The RPS Program Committee Chair is responsible for the handouts for the USCAP Companion Meeting. The Chair of the RPS Program Committee communicates directly with the USCAP. Any possible issues can be discussed with the President/Secretary/BOD as appropriate via e-mail.
Appoint chairs and members of other committees.
The RPS president is the liaison to the ASN president for administrative functions.
Prepare agenda for the RPS Board of Director’s meeting at the USCAP and send it to all Board members for their input prior to the meeting. Review written reports from committee chairs.
Prepare agenda for the RPS business meeting at the USCAP (sample attached).
USCAP meeting takes place.
Prepare agenda for the RPS Board of Director’s meeting at the ASN and send it to all Board members for their input prior to the meeting.
Prepare agenda for the RPS business meeting at the ASN.
List RPS symposia and teaching sessions for RPS membership benefit.
Encourage poster viewing.
ASN meeting takes place.
Appoint Nominating and Awards committee for following year.
The duties of the past-President relate to the role of the Nominating and Awards committee of which the past-President is the chair.
Finalize the Churg awardee and transmit the name to the secretary-treasurer.
Present Churg award at the RPS dinner held at the USCAP meeting.
Select candidate for Councilor for upcoming election. Forward name to the secretary-treasurer.
Review abstracts when available for Young Investigator’s award. Send winner’s name to the secretary-treasurer.
Solicit nominations for Gallo award (KUFA-RPS)
Present the Gallo Award at the RPS business meeting at the ASN Meeting (KUFA officers to be invited).