Dear Colleagues, dear friends,
We have just completed our 8th EFTA Congress in Istanbul, Turkey: an event that was, by common acknowledgement, a very successful scientific meeting and, at the same time, enjoyable and fun.
At the Congress, as is customary, the new EFTA Board and President were elected. I am pleased to announce Maria Borcsa, a dear colleague from Germany, as the new EFTA President. Maria has for many years served on the NFTO Board and has held the role of its Chair. She has throughout been characterized by responsibility, fairness and dedication.
Welcome Maria – I am sure you will do a wonderful job! Read more…
Dear colleagues and friends, dear members of EFTA,
Thank you Kyriaki, for your kind and generous words. Indeed, the Istanbul conference was an outstanding, inspiring event and I am sure it will be kept vividly in memory by everyone who was attending it. Thanks to you, Kyriaki and to all colleagues from the Organizing and Scientific Committees who put in their time and effort to contribute to this success.
First of all, it is my pleasure and duty to introduce the new General Board members, by also thanking them for the vote of confidence they have given by electing me president of EFTA for the next three years.
The new EFTA-CIM Board members are the following: Malvina Tsounaki (Chair)(Greece), Juan Antonio Abeijon Merchan (Spain), Anne Chouhy (Italy), Thierry Darnaud (France), Christian Defays (Belgium), Eric Louis (Switzerland), Martine Nisse (France).
Here is the new EFTA-TIC Board: Mony Elkaim (Chair)(Belgium), Kyriaki Polychroni (Vice-Chair)(Greece), Philip Kearney (Secretary)(Irland), Michel Maestre (Treasurer) (France), Nevena Calovska-Herzog (Serbia), Slavica Gajdazis-Knezevic (FYROM), Mauro Mariotti (Italy) and Jose Soriano (co-opted) (Spain).
And last but not least the EFTA-NFTO Board: Monica Whyte (Chair) (Ireland), Javier Bou Piquer (Vice-Chair)(Spain), Hans Christian Michaelsen (Secretary)(Norway), Henk Pijnenburg (Treasurer)(Netherlands), Julia Hardy (Hungary), Rodolfo de Bernart (Italy) and David Amias (Great Britain).
General Secretary: Nevena Calovska Herzog (Serbia)
General Treasurer: Michel Maestre (France)
Co-opted General Board member: Peter Stratton (Great Britain) (Coordinator of the EFTA-Research Committee)
Honorary Presidents: Luigi Onnis (Italy) and Jacques Pluymaekers (Belgium). Jacques Pluymaekers (Belgium) was elected Honorary President of EFTA in Istanbul, in October 2013. Read more…
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