Nomination and Election of National Representatives

ESMO Representatives act as ambassadors of ESMO’s mission in their respective country and serve for a two-year period.

Find out more about ESMO National and Regional Representatives here

Extended Term in Office

At the start of 2015, the following National Representatives agreed to serve an additional term in office. We would like to extend a warm thank you to them for their dedication and involvement. They will remain on the National Representatives and Membership Committee for the period 2015-2016:

  • Sylvie Rottey, Belgium
  • Dimitrios Mavroudis, Greece
  • Zsolt Horvath, Hungary
  • Marina Garassino, Italy
  • Rasa Janciauskiene, Lithuania
  • Renata Zaucha, Poland
  • Paulo Cortes, Portugal
  • Alexandru Eniu, Romania
  • Iryna Kryachok, Ukraine

Newly Nominated National Representatives

ESMO is pleased to welcome the following new representatives to the National Representatives and Membership Committee (2015-2016):

  • George Orphanos, Cyprus
  • Heikki Joensuu, Finland
  • Anne Horgan, Ireland
  • Guy Berchem, Luxembourg
  • Tomas Salek, Slovakia

Elections of Representatives in 2015

In countries with over 50 Full members, ESMO representatives are elected via an online voting open to all full, junior, emeritus and honorary members in good standing. In 2015, the following candidates were elected in the countries below:

  • Wolfgang Eisterer, Austria
  • Jeliazko Arabadjiev, Bulgaria
  • Vladimer Kuchava, Georgia
  • Christoph Renner, Switzerland 

NB: Members entitled to vote receive a personal invitation. If you have not renewed your membership you will not be invited to vote. Verify your membership status and renew

Stepping down from National Representative Involvement

Some of the members of the National Representatives and Membership Committee and/or Membership Steering Group (SG) have stepped down from their position at the end of 2014 (term in office in brackets) – the committee thank them for their devoted service and time over the years.

  • Gabriela Kornek, Austria – SG (2009-2014)
  • Zhasmina Mihaylova, Bulgaria - SG (2009-2014)
  • Marios Decatris, Cyprus (2014)
  • Peeter Karihtala, Finland (2014)
  • Tamari Rukhadze, Georgia (2009-2014)
  • Michael Martin, Ireland (2009-2014)
  • Stefan Rauh, Luxembourg (2006-2014)
  • Jozef Mardiak, Slovakia (2008-2014)
  • Razvan Popescu, Switzerland (2014)