ETA Boards

The Executive Committee (EC) has established ten Boards to assist in the organisation and management of the ETA in order to reach the goals delineated in the statutes. The EC has set general rules for the Boards (available at the ETA website). In short, Boards are composed of two up to five members. The chairperson and a current member of the EC (who may or may not act as chairperson) are directly appointed by the EC. Nominations of other members are subject to approval by the EC. The term of office of Board members is three years except for the EC representative whose term coincides with his or her term as EC member. Members are eligible for a second term of three years only once, as proposed and approved by the EC. Board members will meet in person at least once yearly, e.g. just before the annual ETA meeting; communication between Board members will be mostly by letters, e-mail and phone. Board meetings can be attended by the President and/or Secretary and/or Treasurer. Boards will function in principle without financial assistance of the ETA, although in particular cases the EC may allocate a modest budget. Boards report in writing biannually to the EC, and give a short summary of their activities at the General Assembly of the ETA.

1. Archives Board

Peter Smyth (Chair): 2019- (second term)
Maria Alevizaki: 2019-2023
Clara Alvarez 2018-2023 (ex officio, ExCom)
Luigi Bartalena: 2018-2023 (second term)
Paolo Beck Peccoz 2018-2023
Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen: 2018-2022 (second term)
Enio Martino: 2018-2023 (second term)
Sandra Crutchley (ex officio)

Term of office - 5 years; Maximum terms of office - unlimited

Aims: To record the history of the ETA. To contribute historical vignettes to the ETA newsletter and website.

2. Educational Board

Marian Ludgate (Co-chair basic): 2021-2023
Thomas Brix (Co-chair clinical): 2016-2022
Tomas Bednarczuk (ex officio): 2017-2023
Luigi Bartalena: 2015-2021
Duncan Bassett: 2015-2021
Laurence Leenhardt: 2019-2022
Jens Mittag: 2015-2021
Edward Visser: 2017-2022

Aims: Download (PDF)

3. ETA Guidelines and Publications Board

(merged in 2014)

Marco Centanni (Secretary): 2020-2023
Laura Fugazzola (Chair): 2020–2023
Helene Filipsson Nyström: 2021-2024
Laszlo Hegedüs (ex officio): 2019-2022
Romana Netea-Maier: 2021-2024
Marek Niedziela: 2020-2023
Miloš Žarkovic: 2020-2023

Term of office: 3 years; maximum terms of office: 2

Aims: To generate and prioritize new proposals for guidelines; to identify the need to update existing guidelines; - to make proposals to the ExCom concerning a short list of ETA members who will participate in each specific guideline task force. The Committee should also propose the Chair of each task force; to evaluate guidelines prepared by other international societies and make recommendations to the ExCom for or against their endorsement.

4. Public Health Board

Leonidas Duntas (Chair): 2012-2022
Barbara Demeneix (Co-chair): 2012-2022
Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen: 2012-2022
Josef Köhrle: 2012-2022
Rodrigo Moreno Reyes: 2018-2023
Adriana Gaspar da Rocha: 2019-2024
John Lazarus: 2014-2022

Term of office: 5 years; maximum terms of office: unlimited

Aims: To evaluate and advise on thyroid-related issues which are of concern to public health (such as iodine deficiency, radioactive fallout, endocrine disruptors, screening programs).

5. Website and Social Media Board

Luca Persani (Chair, Milan, Italy)
Simone de Leo (Young EXCo, Milan, Italy)
Grigoris Effraimidis (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Athanasia Stoupa (Paris, France)
Adriana Lages (Coimbra, Portugal)
Jelena Jankovic (Belgrade, Serbia)
Natalie Butterfield (London, UK)
Giorgio Grani (Rome, Italy)
Fabio Maino (Siena, Italy)

Tomasz Bednarczuk (ex officio)
Sandra Crutchley (ex officio)
Leonidas Duntas (ex officio)

Term of office: 3 years; maximum terms of office: 2

Aims: To redesign and update the ETA website; To offer an attractive, appealing and eye-catching design; To offer an easy to obtain, accurate and timely information pertaining to the thyroid field; To incorporate within well-defined corners the website or ”voice” of various official ETA-working groups e.g. ETA-Cancer Group etc.; To emphasize the role of the European Thyroid Journal as the official organ of the ETA; To advertise all congress and educational activities of the ETA; To help attract new members. For these aims the website received in 2018 the commitment to make ETA more visible on social media. A Facebook and a Twitter page/address were created and the Board is entitled to post comments on relevant advancements in thyroid research, events and relevant news in the thyroid field. The fundamental aim of WSMB is therefore to present and advertise the ETA activity and provide the link with thyroid experts and the general public worldwide.

6. Research Grants Board

Graham Williams (Chair): 2022-2025
Leonidas Duntas (ex officio): 2022-2025, 2nd term
Laszlo Hegedüs: 2022-2025, 2nd term
Marian Ludgate: 2022-2025, 2nd term
Pilar Santisteban: 2022-2025, 2nd term
Jacqueline Jonklaas: 2023-2026

Term of office: 3 years; maximum terms of office: 2

Aims: The role of the Research Committee is to make recommendations to the Executive Committee on issues relevant to promoting research in the ETA including awarding Research Grants and initiatives the Association might undertake to promote collaborative research amongst members and further advance understanding of basic and clinical science in thyroidology.