In 2014, the ESA By-laws were changed to give all trainees voting rights at the General Assembly and to allow 2 Trainee Representatives to sit on the ESA Council with full voting rights to represent all European trainees.
The current Trainee Representatives are Diogo Sobreira Fernandes (Portugal) and Michela Rauseo (Italy).
With the full support of the ESA Board, the NASC and the ESA Academy, Dr Sobreira Fernandes and Dr Rauseo aim to setup an ESA Trainee Network to facilitate communication and the flow of information amongst European Trainees on one side, and to the ESA Council and Board of Directors at the other side. Through this network the ESA will promote training, education and opportunities for trainees throughout Europe and very importantly receive feedback from trainees about their needs and expectations from the Society.
To get this very important initiative off to a start, the Representatives have compiled a survey to be able to give initial feedback during the Council and NASC meetings in Berlin. Please would you circulate this survey amongst the Trainee Members of your society and encourage them to complete it by Monday 25 May.
Trainees at Euroanaesthesia:
There will be an ESA Trainee booth on the ESA stand where trainees can meet Dr Sobreira Fernandes (firstname.lastname@example.org) together with other ESA Trainee Members and find out more about the ESA Trainee Network and the educational and training opportunities available through ESA membership.
Sixteen National Societies will participate in the National Societies Village and will present opportunities and training programmes available in their countries.
Please make sure you and your trainees visit both these areas.
Thank you for your time and enthusiasm!
Diogo Sobreira Fernandes
ESA Academy Chairperson
ESA Trainee Network