Call for nominations for Committee Members for the EFAD European Specialist Dietetic Network (ESDN) for Gastroenterology


EFAD is calling for nominations of specialist dietitians who wish to contribute to the work of the committee for the ESDN Gastroenterology.

Some of the advantages of committee membership will include:

Increased knowledge of EU policy in field of gastroenterology

  1. Recognition as an EFAD expert
  2. Possibility of representing EFAD or ESDN as an expert
  3. Access to a network of specialists

Committee members will not be reimbursed for their work, but any previously approved expenses incurred on behalf of EFAD will be reimbursed.

Terms of Reference for ESDN Committee members

Purpose: To promote the role of the dietitian in the specialist field

  1. To develop and update position papers and briefing papers on the role of the dietitian in the specialist field
  2. To develop advanced competence statements for dietitians working in the specialist field
  3. To liaise as appropriate with other European professional groups and monitor the developments in education and LLL of other health professionals in the specialist field
  4. To liaise with other EFAD committees to develop the specialty in Education, Research and Professional Practice.
  5. To develop research proposals (research questions, design, and methodology) in order to promote the participation of dietitians in EU and other research projects.

Membership of the ESDN Committee will be for 4 years (2018 – 2022).The committee will meet virtually approximately every 4-6 weeks.

As members of an EFAD committee the “terms of reference for standing committees” outlined in the governance document (see appendix 1) apply. In addition there are specific terms of reference for committee members of each ESDN (see appendix 2).

Deadline for nominations – 12 April 2018

Send your nomination, with all accompanying documents to: Judith Liddell EFAD Executive Director

Please find attached the Call for nomination for ESDN Gastroenterology committee 2018