EWMA Council Election 2021

 The EWMA Council Election is held in two ways: 

  • Election of council members by and among the individual members of EWMA
  • Election of council members by and among the EWMA Cooperating Organisations

The candidates and procedures of these two elections are presented below.

Council Election - Individual members

This year, there are four (4) vacancies for individual members of EWMA.

For these vacancies there are seven (7) candidates:

  • Franco Bassetto, Italy
  • Mark Collier, United Kingdom
  • Valentina Dini, Italy
  • Magdalena Annersten Gershater, Sweden
  • Alexandra Marques, Portugal (re-election)
  • Mariena J. A. van der Plas, Denmark
  • Andrea Pokorná, Czech Republic (re-election)

Find more information about the candidates here


The election among individual EWMA members will take place via an online ballotAll members entitled to vote will receive an email with link and instructions within the first two weeks of June 2021.

Voting instructions:

  • Each member has four (4) votes (Prioritisation of candidates is not possible).
  • If you select more than four (4) candidates, your vote will not be valid.
  • If you are a candidate, you are allowed to vote for yourself.
  • Those members receiving the majority of votes will be elected members of the EWMA Council. In the event of an equal number of votes being cast on two or more candidates, an additional ballot will be arranged to determine which of these candidates should be invited to join the EWMA Council. 

All members will receive an email with link to the online ballot. The ballot will close Thursday 8 July 2021 at 12:00 CEST.

If you have any further questions about the election procedure, please contact the EWMA Secretariat via kis@ewma.org.

Council Election - Cooperating Organisations

This year, there is one (1) vacancy for the Cooperating Organisations representatives in the EWMA Council.

For these vacancies, there are three (3) candidates:

  • Arturo Caniglia, Italian Association of Skin Ulcers
  • Beata Gress Halasz, Slovak Wound Care Association 
  • Sergiy Podpryatov, Ukrainian Wound Treatment Organisation

Find more information about the candidates here


Online meeting and election

Due to the postponement of EWMA 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Cooperating Organisations Board meeting and the EWMA Council election for Cooperating Organisation representatives will take place online.

The Cooperating Organisations Board Meeting will be held online on 8 July at 16:00-17:30 CEST (Via Zoom). More information will be provided in due time.

All candidates for EWMA Council election must participate in this Cooperating Organisation’s Board meeting in order to present themselves before the election, which will take place during the online meeting.

The result of the election will be announced during the meeting and published on www.ewma.org as well as EWMA's social media platforms.