Call for Nominations to the ESRS Board and Scientific Committee

Published in ESRS Newsletter July 2018

 

In the course of the upcoming Business Meeting at the ESRS congress in Basel, 27 September 2018, new members for the Board and the Scientific Committee will need to be elected.

Nominations to the ESRS Board

According to the bylaws, members of the ESRS Board are elected for a period of two years, and only one additional two-year renewal in a particular position is possible, with the exception of the Treasurer position, which can be renewed without limitation. Two of the six current ESRS Board members (that is, the Vice-President Basic and the Secretary) were re-elected in 2016, while the President, the Vice-President Clinical, the Assistant-Secretary and the Treasurer were newly elected. The current Vice-President Basic will run for Secretary and the current Assistant-Secretary will run for Vice-President Basic in the next election. In addition, since 2006, a representative of the ANSS is a regular member of the Board as an ex officio member.
 
Hence, the following position must be filled in any case:

Assistant-Secretary

The Board asks you to become active, to meet and discuss with your colleagues and to help ensure the development of the ESRS by nominating dedicated colleagues best suited for the successful future of our society. The Board is looking forward to receiving nominations from the membership no later than September 12, 2018. Publication of the list of the candidates will be included in the newsletter distributed one week prior the Business Meeting at the Basel congress.
 
All ESRS members are invited to nominate candidates for the Board positions according to the following rules established by the bylaws:

  • both the proposer and the candidate must be regular ESRS members in standing order
  • he/she should have his/her residence in a European country or in Israel
  • re-election after 2 two-year terms (i.e. after 4 years) in a particular position is not possible, except for the Treasurer.

Any nominations for the Board should include a short accompanying letter specifying:

  • name, title, position, institute, department, nationality, address, phone, and email of the nominated candidate
  • name and affiliation of the nominator
  • expertise (basic animal, basic human, or human clinical) and field(s) of interest (2-5 key words) of the candidate
  • previous activities of the candidate in the ESRS
  • acceptance in writing that the candidate agrees to be nominated (an acceptance email from the candidate to the secretary is valid)
  • a statement for which position of the Board the person is being nominated
  • a short curriculum with information relevant to the particular position on the ESRS Board.

This information will be published in the September ESRS newsletter.

Your proposal should be received by the secretary of the ESRS, Lino Nobili (secretary@esrs.eu), no later than September 12, 2018. We encourage you to send any nominations by email and, in order to ensure its reception, request a confirmation. Note that no further nominations shall be accepted after this date.

Nominations to the Scientific Committee

The composition of the present Scientific Committee is:

Raphaelle Winsky-Sommerer (Basic Animal)since 2014, renewed 2016
Gianluca Ficca (Basic Human)since 2014, renewed 2016
Ludger Grote (Human Clinical)since 2016
Birgit Högl (Human Clinical)  since 2014, renewed 2016
Reto Huber (Basic Human and Animal Sleep Research)since 2016
Poul Jennum (Basic Human and Human Clinical)since 2014, renewed 2016
Christoph Nissen (Basic Human and Clinical Sleep
Research)
since 2016
Gilles Vandewalle (Basic Human)since 2014, renewed 2016
Giovanna Zoccoli (Basic animal)since 2016

The members of the Scientific Committee are elected for 2 years and can be re-elected for an additional two-year term. Thus, we need to elect 5 new members of the Scientific Committee during the upcoming Business Meeting in September 2018, whereas 4 members can be re-elected.
 
The main task of the Scientific Committee is to help the Board with the scientific organization of the ESRS congresses. In practice, this means that the Scientific Committee advises the Board on the selection of the symposia, and on the selection of the poster and oral presentations after reviewing the submitted abstracts. Note that since sleep is a very broad field, it is necessary that the Scientific Committee represents a wide range of expertise covering all main areas of sleep research and sleep medicine.

Like being a member of the ESRS Board, being a member of the Scientific Committee is not a small task. The selection of abstracts and assessment of symposia, in particular, constitutes a major task that requires hard work under time pressure.
 
Nominations for the Scientific Committee should include:

  • name, title, position, institute, department, nationality, address, phone, and email of the candidate
  • name and affiliation of the nominator
  • expertise (basic animal, basic human or human clinical) and field of interest (2-5 key words) of the candidate
  • acceptance, in writing, that the candidate agrees to be nominated.

Your proposal should be received by the secretary of the ESRS, Lino Nobili (secretary@esrs.eu), no later than September 12, 2018. We encourage you to send any nominations by email and, in order to ensure its reception, request a confirmation. Note that no further nominations shall be accepted after this date.