November 2016 – Reports – Scientific Committee

Published in ESRS Newsletter November 2016

ESRS Scientific Committee (SC)

Current Members (2016 – 2018):

(election held during the ESRS business meeting in Bologna)

Raphaelle Winsky-Sommerer (Chair; United Kingdom), Gianluca Ficca (Italy), Ludger Grote (Sweden), Birgit Högl (Austria), Reto Huber (Switzerland), Poul Jennum (Denmark), Christoph Nissen (Germany), Gilles Vandewalle (Belgium), Giovanna Zoccoli (Italy)

(Re-elected members for a second 2-year term are listed in italics)

Previous Members (2014 – 2016):

Tom de Boer (Co-Chair), Renata Riha (Co-Chair), John Axelsson, Gianluca Ficca, Birgit Högl, Poul Jennum, Mayumi Kimura, Gilles Vandewalle, Raphaelle Winsky-Sommerer

The 23rd Congress of the ESRS in Bologna was a resounding success with 1903 participants from 64 countries, and a scientific programme composed of 1037 submitted abstracts, leading to 905 posters and 114 oral presentations (in 17 oral sessions), and 5 keynote lectures, 24 symposia, 8 round table/case/video discussions and teaching courses.

Credit for the programme should go to the former ESRS Scientific Committee which worked closely with Congrex and the ESRS Board. We would like to warmly thank everyone for their commitment, effort and enthusiasm.

The ‘new’ Scientific Committee was elected during the ESRS business meeting in Bologna for a 2-year term. The committee should soon receive the congress report and the evaluation of the Bologna meeting, which will be reviewed along with comments and suggestions provided by participants to members of the Scientific Committee. A list of improvements/changes/ideas will be generated and be submitted for consideration to the ESRS Board in preparation for the upcoming ESRS congress in Basel.

Looking forward to working with all of you,

Raphaëlle Winsky-Sommerer (on behalf of the Scientific Committee)