ACT Honorary Membership
Honorary members of the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) are individuals recognized to have made a significant contribution to the field of theriogenology. While understood to be primarily for non-veterinarians, veterinarians may be inducted as honorary members. Honorary members of the College are not Diplomates, cannot hold office, and cannot vote.
The following nomination guidelines are intended to direct the nominator as to what information is required by the Executive Board for consideration of a nominee before possible presentation to the membership for a vote.
The criteria for consideration of a candidate for honorary membership include:
- Participation in training in theriogenology (providing training opportunities, service on graduate committees, teaching courses routinely taken by theriogenology residents, participation in journal clubs, participation on the list serve, or by significant contribution to the literature)
- Participation in the Society for Theriogenology by presentation or attendance
- Significant contribution to the advancement of scientific or clinical knowledge directly related to the specialty of theriogenology
- Other unique and significant contribution to the field of theriogenology
- The nomination packet must include:
- Letter of nomination including statement of how the nominee has contributed to theriogenology as described above
- Abbreviated biography / curriculum vitae (300-350 words in length)
- Letters of support from five (5) individuals, of which at least three (3) must be Diplomates of the ACT