Update from the ESE President
It has been only three months since I have taken over as ESE President and already there has been some positive developments. The first achievement, as reported in the last monthly alert, of which I am very proud, is the opening of the office in Brussels. This is a major step for ESE to have a base in the political capital of Europe. Increasingly is will become the place that we meet as ESE – a central European hub – and is important on a symbolic as well as practical level. The location is also important as our presence within the Brussels environment continues to grow, with ESE becoming a familiar and trusted stakeholder within important political discussions which affect our discipline.
We have also been hard at work putting into place my inclusion plan for my presidency, which I will introduce to you over the coming months. Keep an eye out for the next issue of our newsletter, ESE News, for a full update on this. One central aspect of the plan is the creation of a new Membership Committee. This committee will be headed by our President Elect, Martin Reincke, and our ECAS representative, Djuro Macut – the seniority of these co-chairs signifies the importance within my Presidency on membership growth and the close relationship with our national societies. The aim will be to create an increased membership base, and also to ensure that we represent the national societies interests and speak as the voice for endocrinology!
We have some exciting events coming up over the rest of the year – I would like to highlight our postgraduate course in particular which will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 10-13 October. As a regular speaker at these events I can fully endorse their value in improving your clinical knowledge – and they really are incredible value as well to attend. Register by 6 September to guarantee your place!
Warm best wishes,