The Council (also known as the Board of Trustees) is the governing, decision-making body of EACTS. The Council is made up of up to 15 members who each serve for set terms, in different capacities, acting at all times in the best interests of the Association, our members and ultimately the patients that we serve. Council meets at least four times a year and some members of Council may also serve other Committees or Domains that meet more frequently.
Each Councillor will serve a set term (normally of up to three years) and each year a number of new Councillors are appointed as the terms of current Councillors come to an end. Councillors to be appointed must complete a process of Nomination (detailed below), selection and eventually, ‘election’ by the members at the General Assembly in October 2022.
Vacant Council Positions 2022
This year the following positions on Council are to be filled. A job description for each position is available by clicking on the title;
Acquired Cardiac Disease Domain Chair
The Process of Nomination and Selection
To ensure as fair and transparent a process as possible, the EACTS Nominations Committee will oversee the Nomination and Selection process. This year, the Committee is made up as follows;
- Senior Past President; Ruggero de Paulis (Chairman)
- Past President: Peter Licht
- Immediate Past President: Mark Hazekamp
- President: Friedhelm Beyersdorf
- Secretary General: Rafa Sádaba
Any EACTS member can nominate a fellow member for a specified role on Council (there is no limit to the number of nominations a member can make). For avoidance of doubt, current Councillors, Domain and Task Force members may nominate, but members of the Nominations Committee may not.
In making a nomination, the person making the nomination must write a letter of support that includes;
- a summary of the contribution that the person being nominated has made to his/her professional field,
- the contribution made to the work of EACTS more broadly by the person being nominated, and
- the skills and experiences the person being nominated will bring to Council and the specific role under consideration.
The person making the nomination should send a digital form of this letter, with a brief Curriculum Vitae of the person being nominated, to the Chair of the Nominations Committee via the dedicated EACTS e-mail address [email protected]
The closing date for Nominations is 6pm (CET) Friday 5 August 2022.
The Nominations Committee will consider all applications before making a recommendation to the EACTS Council. Council will make the final decision as to those to be formally presented for election at the EACTS General Assembly on 7 October 2022 (Milan).
The Vice President will be elected in October 2022 with a view to becoming President in October 2023 and serving a final year on Council as Immediate Past President from October 2024.