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ETAHP Board Members

Marleen Van Buren


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Coby Annema
ETAHP Vice-Chair


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Chiara Cavalli
ETAHP Board Member 2021-2025
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Asia Imedi
ETAHP Board Member 2021-2025
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Cecilia Ragntoft
ETAHP Board member 2023-2027
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Tania Rogach
ETAHP Board Member 2024 - 2028
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Brigitte Ursini
ETAHP Board member 2023-2027
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Christy Walklin
ETAHP Board member 2023-2027
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The European Transplant Allied Healthcare Professionals (ETAHP) is a Committee of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT).

This document outlines the regulations of the ETAHP Committee in accordance with Article 10 of the ESOT bylaws.


Within ETAHP, allied healthcare professionals throughout Europe will be united to ensure the best possible care to all transplant patients, with the aim to optimize patient outcomes.

ETAHP will do so by creating a strong European interdisciplinary platform to:

  • share best practices
  • exchange knowledge and provide training
  • facilitate research and clinical collaborations
  • set the standards for allied health professionals in delivering care to transplant recipients
  • ETAHP reaches out to nurses (e.g. basic nurses, advanced practice nurses and nurse coordinators (recipient care), psychologists, physical therapists, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists and other non-medical disciplines working in the field of transplantation.

ESOT members can specify their interest and affiliation with ETAHP at any time and become ETAHP Committee affiliates. ETAHP Committee affiliates have the rights and benefits derived from being ESOT members and must comply with their responsibilities as ESOT members.


4.1 The business and affairs of ETAHP shall be managed and controlled by a Board of officers who shall be known as the “ETAHP Board”.

4.2 The Board of the Committee shall consist of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, and a maximum of 6 additional members. Board members preferably come from different countries and represent various allied healthcare professions from different disciplines.

The Chair shall hold membership in the council of ESOT. Officers shall serve without compensation.

4.3 Only active members of ESOT in good standing shall be eligible to become Board members. In case of recruiting for new Board members, a public call for nominations will be issued; candidates will be voted by all ETAHP affiliates. In case an interim position needs to be filled, Board members will be elected by a majority of the board members of ETAHP.

4.4 Board members, except for the Chair and the Vice-Chair, shall be elected for a four-year mandate and can be re-elected for one additional mandate. The Chair and Vice-Chair positions shall be elected from within the membership of the Board for a mandate of two years. At the end of their mandate, the Vice-chair will automatically become Chair and accepts appointment in the position on this basis. In order to ensure continuity within the Board, no more than 50% of the Board should be renewed at any given time. If a situation arises in which more than 50% of the Board members are up for re-election the Board can extend the term of one member for another 2 years.

4.5 The ETAHP Board will schedule regular meetings and conference calls throughout the year. The Board may be granted the financial resources and office support necessary to organize a full-day face-to-face board meeting per year depending on budgetary considerations and in compliance with ESOT reimbursement guidelines.

The agenda is set by the Chair, in collaboration with the Vice-Chair, and is open to the suggestions of all Board members.

4.6 The Chair of ETAHP reports to the ESOT Council twice a year.

4.7 Administrative Support

Administrative support for the ETAHP Section and the coordination of Committee meetings, conference calls, and activities is provided by the ESOT Office.


The ETAHP Committee submits its budget to the ESOT Council on an annual basis (including operational costs for the Committee and budget for in-person meetings); Adherence to the budget is monitored by the Chair and Vice-Chair in close collaboration with the ESOT treasurer.


6.1 ETAHP shall meet every two years during the ESOT Congress. Cooperation with other Sections and Committees is possible when organizing a specialty program for allied healthcare professionals. On the other hand, ETAHP might be invited by other sections to cooperate during their specialty program.

6.2 Other activities shall include, but shall not be limited to supporting or participating in:


  • Workshops on multidisciplinary care in organ transplantation
  • Interaction with other scientific societies or working groups with common scientific interests
  • Developing educational materials (e.g., webinars, courses)
  • Inviting experts in the field of transplantation to give online lectures, available for ESOT members
  • Promoting ETAHP: for instance, by creating flyers, or providing newsletters on the ESOT website.

Changes to the ETAHP Committee regulations can be proposed by the Board or by ETAHP Committee affiliates and will be incorporated and approved upon voting. Regulations shall be reviewed every 4 years or will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis should there be a reason for specific amendments as well as upon request of the ESOT Council.