for Executive Officers and Section Nuclei members elections:
(subject to changes)
Please consult the roles and responsibilities of the President Elect, the Secretary and the Treasurer in the EAPC constitution.
The following information and documents will be required for the application:
Apply by filling this form - deadline 1 June
Apply for a Nucleus member position in one the EAPC Sections:
Positions for the Primary care and risk factor management section will be opened in September 2018.
Please consult the EAPC constitution for the eligibility criteria.
Nucleus members are expected to attend the section meetings and videoconferences (at least two/year) and commit to delivering assigned tasks within deadlines set by the chair.
Read the EAPC constitution for more information on the election regulations.
I have been member of EAPC since more than 20 years, of which I have been member of the nucleus of cardiac rehabilitation for 6 years and then secretary of EAPC for 4 more years. The constructive and friendly atmosphere in which we were able to promote preventive cardiology in Europe by organising courses, symposia, writing position papers, etc was the main reason for me to be a candidate for the presidency of this important organisation within ESC. The work within EAPC brings you in contact with international experts in the field, which has had a direct influence on the way I treat my patients in cardiac rehabilitation in my hospital in Hasselt.
Certainly. As we are all hardworking health professionals, the extra time I had to invest was sometimes difficult to find. But by growing into the organisation progressively from the level of a nucleus member over secretary to president elect gave me time to reshuffle or delegate some of my responsibilities. Now I divide my time between hospital practice, research and teaching, and the EAPC vice-presidency. We have an amazing support from the EAPC and ESC staff, which is the real « motor » behind the effectiveness of our organisation. I am looking forward to the extra challenge of the presidency!
Do not hesitate! A role within EAPC brings work but also huge rewards. And start at the lowest level, by playing a role in one of our nuclei, so that you can grow into the job. You should know that in the Association you will always be part of a team, with strong support from the organisation in the Heart House. If you hesitate to be a candidate for an official position, start with getting acquainted with the work of the section of your interest by attending the open nucleus meetings we organise at EuroPrevent and ESC.
I have seen the growth of the EAPC over the last 20 years : step by step, we have become the leading organisation in preventive cardiology in the world, with more than 6000 members, a top congress and several international courses, a leading participation in the Guidelines, etc. To know that I have contributed even only a small part in this succes story is enough reward for the effort invested over the last ten years. The main challenge for me as an incoming president will be to keep the EAPC on this succesful track. But I know I can count on the enthousiastic support of dozens of motivated clinicians and scientists. And maybe on you…
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