ESVS is starting the writing process for two new clinical practice guidelines over the following subjects, and seeking an EVST representative for each new writing committee:
- Vascular Trauma
- Visceral Arteries and Veins
As decided by the ExCo of the ESVS, every writing committee can have a “trainee” representative. The goal is to have one EVST representative appointed for each of these guideline writing committees following an application process.
There are no strict clinical or academic requirements for becoming selected an EVST representative for the Writing Committee, but as the EVST member is equal to other members of the Writing Committee, and as the guideline writing process will demand academic skills and reviewing of a lot of literature, previous experience in academic writing and research is a requirement, in addition to personal interest in the topic. These points will be considered when reviewing the applications, along with relevant detail of any involvement applicants have had in EVST activities. Applications will be reviewed, and the top three candidates presented to the ESVS Guidelines Committees and Chairs of each guideline for approval.
The guideline writing process will take an average of 18 months (but can extend beyond this), and include two meetings, the kick-off meeting (online) and follow-up meeting (face-to-face), with mandatory attendance. The travelling and accommodation expenses will be covered by the ESVS. Being a writing committee member of these guidelines is really an educative experience, although you should be prepared to work according to a schedule.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter highlighting your previous activities in the ESVS/EVST, your previous scientific/academic expertise (specifically in the subject of the preferred guideline) and the guideline topic(s) you are interested in, to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12:00(CEST) on Monday 13th June. Should you need any more information on the topics, please email (jointly) email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The kick-off meeting is anticipated to be the end of June. The date will be circulated asap in order for any applicants to save the date.