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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Standing Committees

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National Societies Committee

The National Societies Committee develops relationships between the EACR and the national societies to mutual benefit, by identifying areas for potential collaboration and joint working and by identifying ways in which the EACR can support the work of the societies in their own countries.

  • Alberto Bardelli (EACR President Elect) (co-Chair)
  • Anton Berns (EACR President) (co-Chair)
  • Mirjana Brankovic–Magic (SDIR - Serbia)
  • Carlos Camps (ASEICA – Spain)
  • Luis Costa (ASPIC - Portugal)
  • Mark De Ridder (BACR - Belgium)
  • Julian Downward (BACR – UK)
  • Marie Dutreix (SFC – France)
  • Rainer Engers (AEK – Germany)
  • Sonja Levanat (HDIR - Croatia)
  • Morten Mau-Sørensen (DSCF - Denmark)
  • Amanda McCann (IACR - Ireland)
  • Edith Olah (MOT – Hungary)
  • Gabriella Sozzi (SIC – Italy)
  • Jane Smith (EACR Chief Executive Officer)
  • Engin Ulukaya (MOKAD - Turkey)
  • Eitan Yefenof (ISCR - Israel)

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee encourages and receives nominations and/or applications for the following awards and selects the winners: The Mike Price Gold Medal Award and jointly, The Pezcoller Foundation – EACR Cancer Researcher Award.

Where the award is for Poster Prizes at the EACR Congress, the Awards Committee will select judges from beyond the Committee.

The Committee will keep published award criteria under review and refer recommendations for substantive changes to the EACR Board for agreement.

The Committee will take opportunities when presented to nominate European cancer researchers for international awards.

  • Anton Berns (Chair)
  • Alberto Bardelli
  • Raffaella Giavazzi
  • Richard Marais
  • Moshe Oren
  • Christof von Kalle

Conference Series Committee

The Conference Series Committee initiates, receives and considers suggestions for a programme of conferences and courses. Planning is undertaken in the context of the EACR conference calendar, Secretariat commitments/staffing, and the budget available to support the conferences.

  • Joan Seoane (Chair)
  • Caroline Dive
  • Jessica Downs
  • Verena Jendrossek
  • Daniel Peeper
  • Eli Pikarsky
  • Emmy Verschuren

Finance Committee and Personnel Committee (membership ex-officio)

Remit of the Committee:

To monitor budget performance and address personnel issues as raised or referred by the Board, Chief Executive Officer or staff members.

Receive and review a quarterly statement of accounts against the budget and consider virement requests, if any, as set out by the Chief Executive Officer.

Receive statements from the Chief Executive Officer relating to the staff performance review process and adjudicate in respect of any salary adjustments.

Consider staffing matters including size, structure and duties of the Secretariat and agree staffing changes where appropriate in the context of the Strategic Plan and Budget.

Agree and maintain policy and procedural guidelines in respect of Finance and Personnel matters in the EACR Staff Handbook.

  • President - Anton Berns
  • Past-President - Richard Marais
  • President-Elect - Alberto Bardelli
  • Secretary General - Joan Seoane (Chair-Personnel)
  • Treasurer - Christof von Kalle (Chair-Finance)

Meeting Sponsorship Committee

The Committee decides on the level of EACR sponsorship, if any, to be committed following requests received. Decisions are made by the Committee in the context of the annual budget and in line with the conditions set out in the EACR Meeting Sponsorship Policy.

  • Carlos Caldas (Chair)
  • Therese Sørlie
  • Emmy Verschuren
  • Moshe Yaniv

Travel Fellowship Committee

The Committee reviews and assesses all travel fellowship applications, and recommends the level of award for successful applicants within budget and policy framework.

  • Leonor David
  • Clare Isacke
  • Yardena Samuels (Chair)
  • Moshe Yaniv

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