The Council for Cardiology Practice is holding elections for the mandate 2022–2024.
The following positions need to be filled:
The Treasurer is responsible for the financial affairs and budget management of the council, according to ESC accounting principles. The Treasurer is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).
The Secretary takes on specific responsibilities in relation to the organisation of the council’s meeting's agenda as defined by the chairperson at the beginning of his/her mandate. The Secretary is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).
The Communications Coordinator collects and proposes content for the council’s e-newsletter, website and any other communication media used by the council. He/she ensures that the council’s website is updated with new content on a regular basis to inform the public and the council’s members (information on new techniques, scientific material, reviews of papers, etc.). As a social media presence is maintained by the council, the Communication Coordinator must ensure that discussions are moderated correctly in accordance with current ESC recommendations. He/she works in collaboration with the ESC staff. The Communication Coordinator is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).
The Liaison Officer is responsible for the communication and collaboration with the representatives of the private-practice cardiology associations having a non-voting role on the Board of the Council for Cardiology Practice. The Liaison Officer is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).
Nominating Committee positions
The Nominating Committee is composed of a Chairperson and three elected Nominating Committee members. The three Nominating Committee members are elected from and by the Council Membership every two years at the same time as the Nucleus Elections. The Nominating Committee term of office starts in September, in line with the Nucleus mandate.
Nominating Committee member – three positions
The role of the Nominating Committee is to supervise the good running of elections following a call for candidates for open positions.
The Nominating Committee:
- ensures that the criteria for eligibility are pre-defined
- evaluates the candidates and proposes all suitable candidates per position
- strives to encourage a good balance of candidates by considering the experience of the candidates, the geographical representation of ESC countries, and the gender
What you should know:
- This Nominating Committee mandate will run September 2022–August 2024.
- The members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for election into Council for Cardiology Practice Nucleus positions for two years after the end of their mandate in the Nominating Committee.
Eligibility criteria and rules
- All candidates must be members of the Council for Cardiology Practice
- Nucleus members are required to be either ESC Professional Members or Fellows of the ESC (FESC).
- Candidates must be general cardiologists working primarily in an out-of-hospital setting
- Only Council members whose place of work is an ESC member country* can be elected to Nucleus positions
- Candidates cannot hold more than three leadership ESC positions at the same time.
- Candidates cannot simultaneously hold another position as an elected Nucleus / Board Member in an ESC Association, Working Group or another Council, unless if co-opted in a non-voting position
- Candidates cannot exceed twelve years in the same Council Nucleus, consecutive or not.
- The members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for election into Council for Cardiology Practice Nucleus positions for two years after the end of their mandate in the Nominating Committee (2026).
How to apply
If you would like to be a member of the Nucleus or Nominating Committee, we invite you to submit your application including a curriculum vitae and your motivations for applying for the role.
- Your suitability for the role
- Any previous experience with positions within the ESC or another professional society
- If applying for a position as member of the Nominating Committee, you should be aware that if elected you will be ineligible for positions in the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice Nucleus for two years after the end of the mandate in the Nominating Committee (until 2026).
Candidates may only apply for one role.
Submit your application by 31 March 2022.
What happens next?
- The applications will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee of the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice for completeness and eligibility.
- The Nominating Committee defines the final slate of candidates.
- All candidates are informed of whether they are included in the final slate of candidates.
- Voting is by secret ballot and the elected members take up their positions at the end of the Council Meeting at ESC Congress 2022
- Council members who were members of the Council for Cardiology Practice at the latest one month before the opening of the electronic vote, and
- Council members whose membership does not expire before the voting commences, and
- Council members whose country of work is in an ESC member countr*
*The Belorussian Scientific Society of Cardiology and the Russian Society of Cardiology are temporarily suspended from the membership of the ESC. See ESC Statement.