Bylaws Chapter VI
The President shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of the three (3) persons who shall have most recently served as President of the Academy, with provision for replacement if the need arises from suitably qualified individuals. This committee shall report to the International Council at each of its regular meetings the name(s) of individuals to be proposed for the various Officer roles, provided, however, that nominations may also be made from the floor.
The President shall appoint a Gold Medal Nominating Committee of three (3) persons of senior standing from at least two (2) Divisions of the Academy, which committee shall nominate one (1) or more candidate(s) for the “Gold Medal of the Int of three (3) persons of senior standing from at least two (2) Divisions and Assemblies of the Academy, which committee shall nominate one (1) or more candidate(s) for the “Gold Medal of the International Academy of Pathology” to be reported for approval by the International Council, to which may be awarded at each biennial International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology.
The President may, upon his/her own initiative, and shall upon authorization of the International Council, create and appoint any other such committees as are deemed necessary for the operation of the Academy. Such Committees will usually include the Education Committee (see Appendix A), Finance Committee (see Appendix B) and an International Organizing Committee (see Appendix C).