GOLD Management Council Elections, 2008

Call For Nominations - must be received by May 16th 2008

It is once again time to call for nominations to the Management Council of GOLD. The Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Saturday June 28th from 5.00pm – 6.30pm during the 10th International Symposium on Mucopolysaccharide and Related Diseases, June 26-29, 2008. Vancouver, Canada.

In line with the Articles of Association of GOLD, 4 members of the Management Council members rotate off the board at this meeting. This means that there are 4 vacancies on the Management Council falling due for election this year.

The Management Council members retiring and offering themselves for re-election are:
Ms Rhonda Buyers, National Gaucher Foundation, USA
Professor Timothy Cox, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK
Dr Roberto Giugliani, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil
Dr Maurizio Scarpa, Department of Pediatrics, Centre for Rare Disorders, University of Padova, Italy

Only not for profit members (academic research organisations, clinical groups and patient organisations) can make a nomination and this must be seconded by two further not-for-profit organisations. Existing Council Members standing for re-election need only be proposed by one not-for-profit organisation – no seconding is necessary.

Depending on the number of nominations received for the Management Council, it may be necessary to hold an election for the posts available. Please note that the closing date for nominations is May16th 2008. Only those individuals nominated using the nomination form, received by this date will be considered nominated. Forms must be returned by email, fax or post to Dr Ann Hale, Executive Director & Company Secretary by May 16th 2008.

Nomination forms have been sent to all member organisations. Copies can also be downloaded here: Download Nomination Form.

FAQs about the Management Council Elections can be found here:

GOLD Management Council Election FAQs.

Download a copy of Call for nominations letter.



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