Call for Nominations to the ESRS Board and Scientific Committee

Published in ESRS Newsletter July 2016

 

In the course of the upcoming Business Meeting at the ESRS congress in Bologna, 15 September 2016, 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 President and the Vice-President Clinical) were re-elected in 2014, while the Vice-President Basic, the Secretary and the Assistant-Secretary were newly elected. The current Treasurer decided to step down. In addition, since 2006, a representative of the ANSS is a regular member of the Board as an ex officio member.
 
Hence, the following positions must be filled in any case:

President
Vice-President Clinical
Treasurer

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 August 31, 2016. Publication of the list of the candidates will be included in the newsletter distributed one week prior the Business Meeting at the Bologna 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, fax, 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 early September ESRS newsletter.

Your proposal should be received by the secretary of the ESRS, Lino Nobili (secretary@esrs.eu), no later than August 31, 2016. 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:

Tom de Boer (Basic Animal)since 2012, renewed 2014
Renata Riha (Clinical)since 2012, renewed 2014
John Axelsson (Basic Human and Clinical)since 2012, renewed 2014
Gianluca Ficca (Basic Human)  since 2014
Birgit Högl (Human Clinical)since 2014
Poul Jennum (Basic Human and Human Clinical)since 2014
Mayumi Kimura (Basic Animal)since 2012, renewed 2014
Gilles Vandewalle (Basic Human)since 2014
Raphaelle Winsky-Sommerer (Basic Animal)since 2014

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 4 new members of the Scientific Committee during the upcoming business Meeting in September 2016, whereas 5 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, fax 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 August 31, 2016. 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.