Election 2023

Elections to EAS Executive Committee

The EAS Executive Committee is the elected governing body responsible for the running of the Society. Its members determine the scientific direction of the Society, and are responsible for strategic planning of EAS activities and the Society’s financial management.
In 2023 we are looking for new active and engaged members to join this Committee and invite EAS members to put forward their proposals to fill the vacant positions as detailed below:

Vacant positions

From January 16, until March 01, 2023, all EAS full members are welcome to nominate a candidate for the following positions on the Executive Committee that will become vacant January 2024:

  • President-Elect 
    The President is elected one year before he/she takes office (2024 + 2025-2028).
    During 2024 the President-Elect will work alongside President Kausik Ray, as a supernumerary member of the Executive Committee if not already a member. Taking on the Society Presidency on January 01, 2025 for a term of four years.
  • Executive Committee member (2024-2027)
    Executive Committee Member (Outgoing Officer, Prof Philippe Moulin, France), beginning a four-year term as a member of the Executive Committee, starting January 01, 2024.

Ideal candidate profiles

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaged members of EAS who would like to become more closely involved in the organisation of the Society’s activities. If you know someone active in the atherosclerosis field, with an excellent scientific record, good organisational and communication skills, and energy and enthusiasm to devote to EAS initiatives, please consider nominating them. Please note, the candidates should not have any potential conflict of interest with other international societies.

Please also note that, according to EAS statutes:

  • All candidates for positions on the Executive Committee need to be EAS members.
  • Proposed candidates must be eligible according to the EAS Statutes, the current members of the Committee are not eligible for immediate re-election to the same position.
  • Candidates for the position of President-Elect must be currently serving or have served on the EAS Executive Committee.

Election calendar

The timetable and procedures for 2023 elections to the Society’s governing body, the Executive Committee.

January 16 – March 01Nominations welcome from EAS members for candidates for the vacant position in the Executive Committee
April 01 – April 30Election Committee review the nominations and make a shortlist of candidates
MayAnnouncement of the shortlisted candidates with biographies on the EAS website
June 01 – June 30ELECTIONS – EAS individual (full) members vote (online ballot, via Society website)
JulyThe result of the vote is verified by independent reviewer, approved by the Executive Committee and announced to the Society membership

Procedures

The names of the candidates replacing the retiring officers or ordinary members of the Executive Committee may be proposed by an individual member who has obtained the written consent of the nominee. The nomination should be completed by March 01, 2023.

The nominations will be reviewed by an Election Committee, who will select from them up to five candidates to stand for election for each position, based on

a) qualifications and suitability for the position (compared with the profile for the ideal candidate)
b) geographical spread of candidates and existing Executive Committee members
c) gender balance

Voting

The candidates that will stand in the election will be announced in May 2023. Voting is held via a website-based ballot, June 01 – 30.
A member of the society is selected by the Executive Committee to monitor and review the election result for accuracy.

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