Dear Members,

As the chair of the ESPA Election Committee and on behalf of the Executive Board, I cordially invite you to vote in the election of new officers and members of the Executive Board of the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology. Please find the list of candidates below with their election statements and the detailed election process.

Please note that those with the * next to their names means they are endorsed by the current ESPA Executive Board.


BARTOWSKA-ŚNIATKOWSKA Alicja    PolandBoard Member
*DISMA NicolaItalyBoard Member -renew
*FRYKHOLM  PeterSwedenBoard Member
*GRAAFF de JurgenNetherlandsSecretary 
*HOEHNE Claudia GermanyTreasurer
KENDERESSY PeterSlovakiaBoard Member
*KOVESI TamasHungaryBoard Member
*SABOURDIN NadaFranceBoard Member - renew
SCHULTZ Anette-MarieAustriaBoard Member
SIMIC DusicaSerbiaBoard Member
*VUTSKITS LaszloSwitzerlandPresident 2019
*WALKER SuellenUKBoard Member

To enter the electronic voting system, please go to:  Voting starts at midnight (12:00 am CEST) on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 and closes at midnight (12:00 am CEST) on Friday, June 15th, 2018. You shall be informed of the results of the elections shortly after voting closes.

Please access the election using your personal login details sent to you via email.

There are 9 vacancies for the Executive Board including three statutory officers and six other members of the Executive Board.

The three statutory officers are:

  • President (who takes office in September 2019)
  • Honorary Treasurer
  • Honorary Secretary (renewal)

You may vote for a maximum of nine candidates as follows:

•    You have one vote for each of the named officers for President, Treasurer, and Secretary. You may either vote for the candidate or abstain from voting.

•    You also have up to six votes for other members of the Executive Board. You may vote for six or less of the nine candidates.

Please note, that even if you abstain from voting for one or more of the named officers, you may still only vote for a maximum of SIX other members of the Executive Board.

You may NOT vote for the same candidate more than once.

If you have any problems with voting or any other questions or comments regarding the election, please contact Mrs. Nela Husoňka by e-mail at:

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important election.

Yours Sincerely,

Ehrenfried Schindler

Immediate Past-President, ESPA

ESPA Election Committee Chair 2018