ESGE Individual MemberS Councillor:

ESGE Individual MemberS Councillor: Nomination

The deadline for candidature application has now closed.

Individual Members representation on the ESGE Governing Board

About ESGE
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is dedicated to the advance of skilled endoscopic practice through workshops, publication of guidelines, and research. It represents national societies of endoscopy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa. As of 2016, two ESGE Individual Members are elected by ESGE Individual Members to serve on the ESGE Governing Board for a term of two years.

Eligibility for election on the Governing Board
ESGE Individual Members may put themselves forward for nomination. Only members who have paid their annual dues may be considered. Those with trainee status are not eligible to become ESGE Individual Members councillors.

Role of the Individual Member on the Governing Board
As a voting member of the ESGE Governing Board, the Individual Members councillor is involved in ESGE’s decision making process.

Candidature of active and dedicated persons is encouraged. It is important to be capable and willing to spend a substantial amount of time for this position.

He/she is required to attend three ESGE Governing Board meetings (virtual or face to face) per year, and  participate in regular web-based calls. Attendance is also required at the annual ESGE General Assembly.

Term of office
The term for this position begins at the ESGE General Assembly at ESGE Days and ends after two years, terminating at the ESGE General assembly. Should the Individual Members councillor be re-elected, his/her term may be extended for a maximum of a further two years.

ESGE Statutes

§5 Members
(1) Members of the Association shall be the Member Societies ("MS"), the Individual Members ("IM") and Honorary Members.
(4) IM may be physicians or persons in training to become physicians if they have received formal training in the field of gastrointestinal tract and/or surgery and/or internal medicine or are in such formal training.
(6) Only IMs shall be eligible for election for positions on the Governing Board. IMs shall only be entitled to vote and to be actively elected in the cases expressly mentioned in these Statutes.

§14 Election and Term of Office of the Governing Board
The 2 IM Councillors shall be elected by the IM 6 weeks before the ordinary General Assembly in electronic elections with effect from the end of the General Assembly. The position of IM Councillor may be held by one person for a maximum of two terms. The IM election rules, which are not part of the Statutes, regulate the details.