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21 November 2016

Open call for Parity Commission member

ESCMID is happy to announce an open call for an ESCMID Parity Commission Member position. We are seeking an Advocate for Geographic Balance and the officer’s term is envisaged for 3 years (2017-2019) with the possibility of extension by two years.

The aims and activities of the ESCMID Parity Commission may be viewed here.  
The newly selected officer is expected to participate in all activities of the Commission, such as:
•    promote parity representation in all scientific events organized by ESCMID
•    design related surveys and disseminate results
•    produce resources and tools which enhance awareness and encourage equal opportunities for all CM/ID professionals
•    liaise with National Societies for purposes serving the aims of the Commission
•    link to other ESCMID bodies such as the Trainees Association of ESCMID (TAE)
•    be available and responsive to requests, comments or feedback from the entire ESCMID membership.

The Advocate will collaborate with other members of the Parity Commission under the guidance of the ESCMID Professional Affairs Officer. Congress registration-, accommodation- and travel-associated costs for ECCMID as well as any other Parity Commission meeting will be reimbursed by ESCMID.
All ESCMID members who are sensitized in issues regarding parity in the CM/ID professional arena are eligible to apply for the position. Applicants with a record of active engagement in such subjects will be preferred. A suitable candidate will be selected by all current members of the Parity Commission, while the decision will be finally approved by the ESCMID Executive Committee. The successful candidate will be notified by 15 February 2017.

In order to apply for the position please send a motivation letter (max 500 words) along with a short CV (max 2 pages) to dianne.white[at] The deadline for sending applications is 15 January 2017.

ESCMID’s Parity Commission explored the social, cultural, psychological, and organizational factors associated with inequality in the workplace among clinical microbiologists (CM) and infectious disease (ID) specialists at European hospitals.
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In January 2016 the Parity Commission launched a blog. You can comment on Parity Commission members' blogs on gender and geographic balance.
Link to blog