During the General Assembly at E-AHPBA 2019 Congress in Amsterdam the Nominating Committee presented the proposed succession plan for the Council and Committees which were approved by the E-AHPBA members.
Along with the appointment of the new President, the Executive Committee also saw the creation of two new elect positions, Secretary General-Elect and Treasurer-Elect. These positions were introduced to provide communication and consistency within key roles across terms of service.
The Executive Committee members for the term 2019-2021 are detailed below:
|President||Kevin Conlon||Dublin, Ireland|
|Past-President||Christos Dervenis||Athens, Greece|
|President Elect||Ajith Siriwardena||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Secretary General||Xavier Rogiers||Ghent, Belgium|
|Treasurer||Rowan Parks||Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Secretary General-Elect||Roberto Salvia||Verona, Italy|
|Treasurer-Elect||Maximilian Bockhorn||Hamburg, Germany|
The Council Members-at-Large and Ex-Officio members for the term 2019-2021 are detailed below:
|Member-at-Large||Roland Andersson||Lund, Sweden|
|Member-at-Large||Ahmet Coker||Izmir, Turkey|
|Member-at-Large||Michelle De Oliveira||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Member-at-Large||Isabella Frigerio||Peschiera del Garda, Italy|
|Member-at-Large||Hauke Lang||Mainz, Germany|
|Member-at-Large||Stefan Stättner||Innsbruck, Austria|
|Member-at-Large||Andres Valdivieso||Bilbao, Spain|
|Member-at-Large||Giedrius Barauskas||Kaunas, Lithuania|
|Audit Committee Chair||Andrea Frilling||London, United Kingdom|
|Communications Committee Chair||John Devar||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Education Committee Chair||Wojciech Polak||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Innovation & Development Committee Chair||Moh’d Abu Hilal||Southampton, United Kingdom|
|Membership Committee Chair||Krzysztof, Zieniewicz||Warsaw, Poland|
|Programme Committee Chair||Marc Besselink||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Scientific & Research Committee Chair||Mickael Lesurtel||Lyon, France|
E-AHPBA would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all Council and Committee Members that completed their term of office and have stepped down from their positions. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the works of E-AHPBA and we hope to have your continued support as a valued member of the Association.
Congratulations is also due to all those who earned places on various Committees and we look forward to working with you in your respective area to drive forward the work of the Association. The full Committee listings can be viewed here.
The E-AHPBA is committed to include motivated and innovative individuals in the leadership of the Association with a strong desire to promote young HPB professionals covering the broad field of HPB diseases. Each term the Nominating Committee of the E-AHPBA circulates a call for Committee volunteers. This year the response rate was fantastic, however due to limited vacancies within the committee structure only 50% of the applicants were able to be appointed. The E-AHPBA Nominating Committee were delighted with the response and would encourage all those that were unsuccessful to consider re-applying next term. Further information regarding applications will follow in due course via the E-AHPBA website.
The E-AHPBA Council and Committees look forward to working with our members in the coming term.