Elections 2017

Call for elections for the ESSD Board will be open from 12 October to 12 November.

Board members are elected for terms of 4 years and elections are held every 2 years when half the places on the board are elected.

6 places are available. All candidates must have been ESSD members for at least one year and be proficient in English.

All participants must be up to date with their membership fees.

Election Candidate Nomination Form 2017
Election Candidate Profile Form 2017
ESSD 2017 Board Election Calendar


ESSD Board Elections

There are 12 members on the board.

All ESSD members who are up-to-date with their fees, have been in ESSD for at least a year, who work in the field of dysphagia and who speak English are eligible. These members can present for the elections or can be nominated by other members

Elections are carried out online with a voting programme that ensures secrecy of vote. Candidates present a brief description of their professional background, affiliations, and ideas for the society and these are placed on the web a month before the elections. All members up-to-date with their fees can vote.

The places of the members marked in blue are up for election.

Original board Elections Dec 2013 Elections Dec 2015
Pere Clavé, President Pere Clavé Pere Clavé, President
George Lawson, Treasurer Geroge Lawson Laura Baijens, Treasurer
Renée Speyer, Secretary Renée Speyer Renée Speyer, Secretary
Margareta Bülow Margareta Bülow Rainer Dziewas
Lukas Dagdilelis Olle Ekberg Olle Ekberg
Doris Mª Denk-Linnert Daniele Farneti Shaheen Hamdy
Olle Ekberg Shaheen Hamdy Guntram Ickenstein
Daniele Farneti Guntram Ickenstein Emilia Michou
Shaheen Hamdy Peter Pokieser Nathalie Rommel
Maria Kynigou Nathalie Rommel Antonio Schindler
Peter Pokieser Antonio Schindler Eric Verin
Giovanni Ruoppolo David Smithard Margaret Walshe
Antonio Schindler Eric Verin
David Smithard Margaret Walshe
Eric Verin Virginie Woisard
Edith Wagner-Sonntag
Honorary Member as expresident
Anita Wuttge-Hannig

  • Members are elected for four years
  • Every two years half the board resigns or presents for reelection.
  • Member’s in blue print will present for reelection or resign at the following elections.