Nomination procedure for officers and committee positions
How do you become a EUROSPINE officerThe elections are held annually and offer EUROSPINE members the opportunity to have their say about the future leaders of our Society. In the first quarter of every year, EUROSPINE calls for candidates. Candidates can apply by themselves or be proposed by another member. Certain conditions apply for positions within the Executive Committee. All candidates need to provide some information, such as a brief CV and possible disclosures amongst others.
Deadline for applications in 2021 is 12 June. The applications are then evaluated by the Nomination Committee that then forwards their recommendation to the Executive Committee. A short list of candidates is presented to the General Assembly at the Annual General Meeting for final ratification.
Member votes are extremely important, and we encourage all members to contribute to the elections and have their say. All current calls for candidates or voting opportunities are displayed here below.
Nominations/ Election 2021–2022Executive Committee:
Committees and Task Forces:
Election procedure forVice-President, President Elect, Councils:
Committee and Task Force Members:
Conditions to applyEUROSPINE Statutes, (art 27) ff
Only active, senior and honorary members may be candidates for the executive committee.
Candidates for President, Vice President, President Elect and Past President of the Executive Committee must be active members. He/ she must further be either (former) member of the Executive Committee, (former) chairperson of another committee or a honorary member.
Candidates for Secretary, Treasurer or Head of Council 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.
Send applications/ nominations to:/ Judith Reichert, EUROSPINE Administration until 12 June 2021
Candidates can apply by themselves or be proposed by another member.
The following information will be needed:
Agenda for Elections 2021–2022
Nomination Committee 2020Tim Pigott, United Kingdom (Chair, Past President – institutional)
Jörg Franke, Germany (Secretary – institutional)
Carmen Vleeggert-Lankamp, Netherlands
Wai-Weng Yoon, United Kingdom