Election period:

13 May 19:00 polls open
6 June 19:30 polls close

(CEST time zone)

Eligible voters:

ECFS Members
(with valid membership 
on 08 May 2019)
can vote in the elections

Voting for the 2019 ECFS Board Elections has now closed.

Dear Colleagues,

The European Cystic Fibrosis Society Board is the governing body of the Society and is elected by active members of the Society.  
The ECFS Board has two vacancies this year.  Prof. Margarida Amaral and Prof. Isabelle Sermet both finish their terms and we wish to express our gratitude to both for their contribution to the Board over the past 3 years. 

We have three candidates for the two positions left vacant.  It is very important therefore that you as members of ECFS consider carefully and vote accordingly to your assessment of the proposed candidates.  It is essential that the Board has a strong and engaged membership to provide leadership to the Society.  

The Board should represent the ECFS membership in all aspects of our activities and should be drawn from a number of different European countries and reflect the main areas of our activity.  

We have three excellent candidates who have been nominated.  Please read their short summaries carefully and consider their potential contributions and vote accordingly.  

We need your collaboration as a member. Your involvement in the ECFS Board Elections is important and will contribute to shape the future direction of the Society.

Many thanks for your cooperation and we hope to continue to provide support and opportunities for the wider membership and the CF community to engage in the important activities of the ECFS.

Yours sincerely,

Isabelle Fajac
ECFS President 

ECFS Board Members

Members of the ECFS Board serve an important role within the organisation. The current responsibilities and future development of the Society are ensured through the active participation of its Board. There are significant expectations of involvement, participation, support and commitment to the Society’s mission.


Trudy Havermans

Dr. Trudy Havermans is CF psychologist of the Cystic Fibrosis Centre at the University Hospital of Leuven. She obtained her PhD at the University of Exeter, in the UK, in 1996. For the past 18 years, she has been responsible for the psychological care of a large cohort of pediatric, adult and transplanted CF patients. She is actively involved in the ECFS and participated in many ECFS projects and working groups . 



Claus Moser

Dr. Claus Moser MD, PhD is a specialist in Clinical Microbiology and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. For over 20 years, he has worked at the Copenhagen CF Center and department of Clinical Microbiology. He is an expert in animal models of biofilm infections and has been actively involved in ECFS activities over the years.



Isabelle Sermet

Prof. Isabelle Sermet has been involved in the field of cystic fibrosis for more than 15 years. She is the Head of the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Centre in Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, and also lead a research lab dedicated to cystic fibrosis. She has been involved in several ECFS project and successfully headed the ECFS Clinical Trials Network Standardisation committee since its inception. Isabelle is ending her first term on the ECFS Board and is standing for a second term.



Board Composition:

ECFS President: Isabelle Fajac (FR)
ECFS Vice-President: Marcus Mall (DE)

Board members:
Jane Davies (UK)
Pavel Drevinek (CZ)
Barry Plant (IE)
Kevin Southern (UK)
+ 2 available positions (current elections)

ECFS Clinical Trials Network Director: Silke van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel (DE)
ECFS Patient Registry Director: Lutz Nährlich  (DE)
Standards of Care Director: Carlo Castellani (IT)
ECFS Education Director: Daniel Peckham (UK)
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis Editor-in-Chief: Scott Bell (AU)