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Nomination procedure for officers and committee positions

Nominations/ Election 2018-2019

Executive Committee:
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Meeting Council & Chair of the Programme Committee
  • Research Council & Chair of the Task Force Research
  • Stakeholder Council

Committees:
  • Education Committee: member
  • Programme Committee: member
  • Pre-Day & Lunch Symposia Committee: member
  • Task Force Spine Tango: member
  • Task Force Research: member
  • Patient Line: chair and member
  • Nomination Committee: member

Please apply if you want to engage actively in your society!

Conditions to apply


EUROSPINE Statutes, (art 27) ff

Only Active, Senior and Honorary members may be candidates for the Executive Committee.

Candidates for President, Vice President and Past President of the Executive Committee must be an active member. He/ she must further be either (former) member of the Executive Committee, (former) chairperson of another committee or a Honorary Member.

Candidates for Secretary or Treasurer must have served the Society in relevant positions incl. at least as a committee member for a minimum of two years.
Candidates for chairmanship of a committee must present their qualifications.

Conflict of interests must be mentioned together with the application documentation.

Election procedure for


Vice-President:
  • The Nomination Committee will verify that “equity rules” are respected, i.e. not more than two officers per country simultaneously, not two consecutive presidents from the same country, etc.
  • The candidates fulfilling the criteria will be interviewed by the Nomination Committee and then be presented at the ExCom meeting where a secret vote will be organised.
  • Vice-President: The two candidates with the highest number of votes per position will be presented to the GA for election. A brief CV (1 slide/candidate) will be shown by the chairman before the vote. No other “campaign” is to be initiated.
  • Candidates with a potential position within ExCom will be proposed by ExCom and shall be ratified by the General Assembly.

Committee and Task Force Members:
  • Applications/ nominations will be forwarded to the related committee chairs.
  • Committee chairs can forward potential candidate names to the ExCom until 15 July 2018
  • The committee proposals must be accompanied by a motivation letter explaining the qualities that make the candidates eligible.
  • Agreement of the candidate (if by nomination) to serve the society in that position
  • A country can only be represented once per committee.
  • The Nomination Committee will evaluate the suggested candidates and forward their recommendation to ExCom.
  • For each position, the ExCom will present one candidate to the GA for ratification.

Send applications/ nominations to:

/ Judith Reichert, EUROSPINE Administration until 15 July 2018

Candidates can apply by themselves or be proposed by another member.

The following information will be needed:
  • which position is she/he interested in
  • background information, specialisation, CV (brief)
  • any disclosures
  • former postions within EUROSPINE committees or task forces
  • applicants for the Programme Committee: list of recent publications and proven experience as reviewer

Agenda for Elections 2018-2019


  • My EUROSPINE News, Ed. 4/ 2018: invitations for nominations
  • 15 July: deadline for applications/ nominations
  • 03 September: Nomination Committee proposes candidates to ExCom
  • 17 September, ExCom Meeting: evaluation and referrals
  • 20 September: EUROSPINE ordinary General Assembly and ratification

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