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Council on Stroke - Elections 2020

The Council on Stroke is holding elections for the following Nucleus and Nominating Committee positions for the mandate 2020-2022

Extended deadline: submit by the 19 April

Nucleus Positions


The Secretary supports the Chairperson in administration (annual report, Board / Nucleus meeting agendas). The Secretary is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).


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).

National Contacts Coordinator

This person will be responsible for leading a taskforce of national society contacts (national working groups on Heart & Stroke interaction) for future collaboration with the Council on Stroke on national levels. The successful applicant should have experience in a national society and excellent communication and organisational skills. The National Contacts Coordinator is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).

Education & Scientific Programme Coordinator

The responsibility of the Education & Scientific Programme Coordinator is to lead the Programme Committee in the planning of the Council’s annual meeting and webinars, in collaboration with ESC Staff. The Education & Scientific Coordinator is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).

Communications & Young Community Coordinator

The Communications & Young Community Coordinator collects and proposes content for the Council’s newsletter and 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.). The Communications & Young Community Coordinator ensures that social media discussions are moderated correctly and in accordance with current ESC recommendations. He/she works in collaboration with the ESC Staff. The Communications & Young Community Coordinator is also responsible for collaborating with the ESC Young Community. The Communication & Young Coordinator is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).

Liaison Officer

The Liaison Officer is responsible for communication with ESC Associations, Working Groups, Councils and with other scientific societies (ESO, ESMINT, ESVS, EANS, etc.) The Liaison Officer is elected for two years and may be re-elected for a further two years (four years maximum).

Candidates may only apply for one position.

Nominating Committee Positions

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 at least one candidate 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.

Eligibility criteria to apply

  • Only Council members whose place of work is an ESC member country can be elected to Nucleus positions.
  • Candidates must be members of the Council on Stroke.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their active interest in stroke (published papers related to stroke research, prevention, diagnosis or treatment – or if no authorship of such publication exist provide any other evidence for their activity related to stroke).
  • Candidates cannot hold more than three leadership ESC positions at the same time. Candidates cannot be elected to more than one ESC Council Nucleus 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.
  • Nominating Committee members are not eligible for election into Nucleus roles for a 4 year period after the end of their mandate in the Nominating Committee.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for one of the Nucleus or Nominating Committee positions, we invite you to provide the following:

  • An application letter including motivation.
  • A CV including information about specialization (board certification) and current position.
  • Your previous work in the ESC structures is welcome, but not absolutely requested.
  • A list of your publications (point out those related to stroke).

Send your application to by 19 April 2020 (extended deadline).

 What happens next?

  1. The applications will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee of the ESC Council on Stroke for completeness and eligibility.
  2. The role of the Nominating Committee is also to guarantee interdisciplinary, gender and age balance and to propose a balanced list of candidates for all positions. Thus, besides applications from cardiologists, applications from other specialists (neurologists, radiologists, surgeons, strokologists etc.) and from our young members are particularly welcome.
  3. Voting is by secret ballot and the elected Members take up their positions at the end of the Council Meeting at the ESC Congress 2020.
  4. Council members with voting rights are members of that same Council approved at the launch of the call for candidates, whose country of work is in an ESC Member Country.