Call for applications for new PReS Council Members 2022
in accordance the PReS byelaws, four PReS Council positions will become open for election this year, namely for Clinical Affairs, Education and Training, Research and Health Professionals.
All applicants will need to submit their applications by 12.00hrs (CEST) on 5th September 2022.
Dear PReS Members,
As previously announced in the PReS Newsletter, and in accordance the PReS byelaws, four PReS Council positions will become open for election this year, namely for Clinical Affairs, Education and Training, Research and Health Professionals.
To ensure smooth transition between the current and future Council members, we aim to have these positions already elected at the PReS AGM in Prague on 22nd September 2022. They will be expected to work closely alongside the current incumbents of the role for a year, including attending relevant Council meetings, as positions-Elect.
Newly elected PReS Council members will commence their new roles formerly from the PReS General Assembly meeting in 2023.
The PReS Executive and Council are looking for candidates who are fully committed to contributing to and advancing the goals of the PReS Mission and Vision (see website), the success of ‘PRES 2025 initiatives’, and the continued growth and development of PReS.
Candidates would be expected to have had senior positions within their own local / national context (and preferably also international), in which they have had roles and responsibilities demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities, senior management experience, and leadership of large, multi-professional teams. In view of the range of meetings associated with this role entails, candidates need to be resident and working in Europe.
Though experience and expertise are important, these are not the only prerequisites. The current PReS Executive and Council are looking for excellent team players with a clear vision of the future of paediatric rheumatology, willing to explore new ideas and able spend and invest time to contribute to the future of PReS. The current PReS Executive and Council feels that the Executive and Council should reflect gender balance and geographical representation, where possible. The PReS Executive aims for a democratic process open to all PReS members.
In view of the importance and responsibility of these positions, to gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of the position, any potential candidates would be expected to arrange to speak confidentially with any of the current PReS Executive and/or current Council incumbent of the role. Brief role descriptions are given below.
Nominations and elections
In line with our constitution, we will be undertaking a democratic process open to all PReS Members. All these positions are open to nominations. An anonymous, electronic election will take place in early September 2022, prior to the General Assembly. Importantly:
- Only PReS Members in good standing with the Society are eligible to self-nominate.
- Only those with current PReS Membership will be eligible to vote. Please apply to become / renew your membership now, to enable you to vote.
- The results will be formally announced at the beginning of the PReS 2022 General Assembly.
All applicants will need to submit their applications by 12.00hrs (CEST) on 5th September 2022:
- For the positions of Research, Clinical Affairs and Education, please send a Curriculum Vitae including professional biography and a Letter of Motivation to:
- For the position of Health Professionals, please send your CV and Letter of Motivation also to:
- Jeannette Cappon <email@example.com>
- In addition, please send a short video (max 2 minutes) where you introduce yourself, tell something about your actual work and committees membership and complete the sentence.. "If I would be HP Chair…..”
For all positions, the candidate’s CV and Letter of Motivation will be made available to all members as part of the voting process.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Prague very soon,
Angelo Ravelli, President of PRES
On behalf of the PRES Executive