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 World Congress. 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 March 1, 2016. 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, President, two lay members (people with a bleeding disorder or a parent) and two medical members. These positions are for a four-year term. Each NMO may submit one nomination for president. 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 region, and another from anywhere else in the world. All nominations forms must be signed by the president/chair of the nominating NMO. After the nomination deadline WFH headquarters will count the number of nominations and 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: Friday, April 30, 2016 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 send an e-mail to [email protected].