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Results from the EAS Elections 2017

The Society's members have voted electronically, the result has been independently verified and approved by the Society's Executive Committee.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Paolo Parini as our new Treasurer. Professor Parini will serve for four years from January 01, 2018.

Paolo Parini
Stockholm, Sweden

Paolo Parini was born in Rimini, Italy, in 1964. He gained his MD degree in 1990 at the Universita’ di Bologna, Italy. In 1994 he obtained his specialization in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Universita’ di Bologna, Italy). The same year Paolo was registered as PhD-student at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, under the supervision of Prof Mats Rudling and Prof Bo Angelin.

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We thank our current Treasurer who will continue in his position as Vice-President in 2018

Jan Boren

Gothenburg, Sweden

Professor Jan Borén, MD, PhD (born 1963) is currently Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University and Director of the Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research.

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About the elections

Nominations for the position as EAS Treasurer were welcome during the period May 15 - June 30, 2017. The nominations were reviewed by the Election Committee.

The voting was open from September 28 - October 28 for EAS members only.

Election timetable

The timetable and procedures for this year’s elections to the Society’s governing body, the Executive Committee.

May - June
Nominations welcome from EAS members for candidates for the vacant position in the Executive Committee

Deadline for nominations was June 30, 2017.
July Election Committee review the nominations and make a shortlist of candidates
September Biographies of shortlisted candidates on EAS website

EAS members may vote (online ballot, via Society website)

November The result of the vote is verified by independent reviewer, approved by the Executive Committee and announced to the Society membership

Ideal candidate profile

Position Treasurer
Term Four years
Dates Jan 2018-Dec 2021

The Treasurer has Power of Signature for the Society. The Treasurer takes part in decision making & strategic planning of the Society's activities, including

- participation in face to face meetings (2 per year) plus monthly conference calls

- with the other Society Officers, responsibility to plan the Society’s annual budget

- Supervise the Society’s Administrative Office’s handling of Society’s finances

-collective responsibility for the Society's finances with other Executive Committee members

-participation in the Society's General Assembly at Congress; the Treasurer presents the Society’s annual financial report

Ideal candidate profile

- a committed and active member of EAS who regularly attends EAS Congress

- closely involved in EAS activities (an advantage if candidate has previously been a member of the Society’s Executive Committee)

- actively involved in research in the atherosclerosis field

- has an excellent scientific record

- committed to carry out duties of Executive Committee membership, including attending Executive Committee meetings

- has excellent organisational and communication skills

Current EAS Officers & Executive Committee Members

Note: * indicates where positions are open for election

January 2017 - December 2020
Position Last Name First Name Term
President Tokgozoglu Lale January 2017 - December 2020
Past President Catapano Alberico L. January 2017 - December 2020
Vice President Borén Jan January 2017 - December 2020
Treasurer* Borén Jan January 2008 - December 2017
Secretary Von Eckardstein Arnold January 2017 - December 2020
Member Binder Christoph January 2016 - December 2019
Member Frikke-Schmidt Ruth January 2017 - December 2020
Member Ray Kausik January 2017 - December 2020
Member Tselepis Alexandros January 2017 - December 2020


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