Member | Communication

The Ordinary, non-officer Members on the Executive Committee are elected positions.

Term of office

  • The period of service is four years. During a period of four months prior to taking office the newly elected ordinary member will serve as non-voting supernumerary member of the Executive Committee.
  • At the conclusion of his/her term of office, the outgoing ordinary member remains a non-voting supernumerary member for four months.
  • Ordinary Executive Committee members are not eligible for immediate election to the same position.

Eligibility criteria

  • Active EAS member with demonstrated understanding of EAS structure and function.
  • Regular attendance at EAS meetings.
  • Persons who hold leadership positions as paid employees within conflicting industry or other international organizations/societies with competing interest with the EAS, are not eligible to stand/be nominated.


  • To serve the EAS mission, contribute to the development and implementation of the EAS strategic plan, including;
    • Participate in three face to face meetings & three virtual calls per year with the Executive Committee.
    • With the other Society Officers, responsibility to plan the Society’s annual budget.
    • Collective responsibility for the Society’s finances with other Executive Committee members.
    • Participation in the Society’s General Assembly at Congress.
  • Uphold the Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, and other EAS policies.
  • To be willing and able to devote a significant portion of their professional time to work for the EAS, including travel commitments.
  • Engage in and/or take a leadership role in a designated committee as assigned by the Executive Committee according to specific requirements and needs.
  • Holds a position in the Communication Committee, which is responsible for formulating the annual budget for its activities, with the final proposal requiring approval from the Executive Committee.


  • Strategic communication
    Comprehensive/strategic view to align communication strategies with EAS’s overarching goals.
  • Communication skills
    • Experience in effective communication and ability to express ideas and messages clearly, particularly in using Social Media platforms.
    • Strong proficiency in both written and spoken English, and as a public speaker.
  • Content creation
    Proficient in crafting engaging and compelling content suitable for diverse social media platforms.
  • Trend awareness
    Updated on current social media trends and incorporate them into communication strategies.
  • Nationally/Internationally recognized
    Contributing to knowledge dissemination, originality in Atherosclerosis research, with a good scientific record and be a high-profile in his/her field.
  • Leadership roles
    Experience as member of a National Society, EAS Committee or another national or international professional organisation.

Personal characteristics

  • Adaptability
    Displays flexibility in adjusting communication strategies to suit the dynamic nature of social media.
  • Teamwork
    The ability to work as part of a team and foster a cooperative working environment.
  • Interpersonal skills
    Building positive relationships with fellow officers, members, and stakeholders contributes to effective teamwork and leadership.