Members of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Board of Directors play a key role in setting the strategic direction of the WFH and ensuring that the organization represents the needs of the global bleeding disorders community. Board members are elected at the WFH Annual Meeting of the 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 WFH Board of Directors will be accepted as of January 20, 2020. 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 of such a person or a married, civil union, or de facto spouse of such a person); and two medical members. These positions are for four-year terms. 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 of such a person or a married, civil union, or de facto spouse of such a person), 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 ascertain if the nominee has received the required number of nominations. To be eligible to appear on the final election slate at the Annual Meeting of the General Assembly, a candidate for WFH President must receive five (5) nominations.
The lay and medical candidates from each region who received the highest number of nominations will be put forward for the election.
Sixty days prior to the WFH Annual Meeting of 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 Annual Meeting of the General Assembly, all eligible NMOs will vote for the candidates of their choice for the respective positions.
Nominations must be received no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 at 17:00 Eastern Standard Time.
For more information about the board positions and the nomination and election process, or to submit a nomination form, please send an email to WFHElections2020@wfh.org.