Call for nominations: WFH Board of Directors

Members of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Board of Directors play a key role in setting the strategic direction and ensuring that the organization represents the needs of the global bleeding disorders community. Board members are elected at the WFH General Assembly, following the WFH 2018 World Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, this May.

WFH national member organizations (NMOs) who are fully accredited and who have paid their subscriptions may nominate people to stand for election to the board of directors. Nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors will be accepted as of December 20, 2017. Individuals interested in running for a position on the board of directors should contact the NMO in their country to express their interest in being nominated.

The following positions will be elected:

  • Vice President, Medical (4-year term)
  • Vice President, Finance (4-year term)
  • Medical member (4-year term)
  • Lay member (4-year term)

Each NMO may submit one nomination for Vice President, Medical and one nomination for Vice President, Finance. In addition, each NMO may nominate two medical nominees (medical doctors), and two lay nominees (people with a bleeding disorder, or a parent): one from their own country or within their region, and another from their own region or from anywhere else in the world.

All nomination forms must be signed by the president/chair of the nominating NMO. After the  deadline WFH headquarters will  ascertain if the nominee has received the required number of nominations. Sixty days prior to the General Assembly, WFH headquarters will circulate the final list of candidates together with their curriculum vitae (CV) to all NMOs for their consideration.

At the WFH General assembly, all eligible NMOs will vote for the candidates of their choice for the respective positions. Nominations must be received at WFH headquarters no later than: Sunday, February 25, 2017, at 17:00 Eastern Standard Time.

For more information about the WFH board positions and the nomination and election process, or to submit a nomination form, please e-mail us at [email protected].