Call for board candidates

The European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH) wants to announce a vacancy for 2 Directors-at-Large to strengthen the EPATH Board. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional, who is closely and positively involved in transgender healthcare, and who has an open, tolerant and research-minded attitude towards our field, and who would like to join our current Board.

Below you can find the criteria for applying to become a Board-Member and the application form. Only WPATH/EPATH-members (membership 2019) can be candidate. Perhaps it is time now to renew your WPATH membership or to become a member. All EPATH members on Feb 28 2019 are able to vote. Members from March 1 2019 are not able to vote in 2019. Find more information on how to become a member here.

Process

Use this application form to send in your candidacy. Please send a copy of your CV to contact@epath.eu to complete your application. Deadline for applications is 17 February 2019.

After nomination of the candidates by the board, elections will take place in March 2019 via WPATH. All EPATH members who signed up for membership before 28/02 will be eligible to vote. The results will be communicated during the EPATH conference in Rome.

Criteria

Residency
WPATH Membership
  • Current Member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), in good standing, prior to the nomination
  • Supports the mission of EPATH /WPATH
Ethics
  • Members shall act in accordance with the ethical standards set by professional specialty boards or other professional societies where they hold certification or membership
  • Adhere to the ethical guidelines for members of WPATH
  • Support the SOC and evidence based practice
Board experience
  • Previous board experience or an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of board members
  • Has competency, skills and experience needed on the board
Personal Commitment
  • Able to attend meetings regularly
  • Can dedicate approximately 4 hours per month to board duties
  • Can commit to a 4 years term
  • Understands the mission and vision of EPATH
Conflicts of interest
  • No conflicts of interest
  • Committed to a broad agenda to improving transgender health regionally and globally
Diversity
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
Consensus
  • Maintains a collegial working relationship with other board members
  • Commitment to consensus building
References
  • Affinity with research is required, with a preference for PhD level
Board make-up
  • The Board of Directors, which includes four (4) at large members and four (4) Officers of the organization: Including the President, Past President, President Elect, and Secretary- Treasurer.
  • When the Board selects committee members, maximizing geographical, professional and gender diversity across the Board is paramount; in addition to the prospective nominee being in good standing professionally and being recognized in their field.