Dear EAES Members,
On behalf of the Executive Board of the EAES it is a great pleasure to welcome Arjan Appel as the new Executive Director of the EAES. Arjan brings more than 22 years of experience in the congress industry and continuing medical education for health care professionals. He is driven to connect people employing innovative digital channels. Arjan Appel is a team player experienced in transformation of organisations. As guest lecturer Arjan Appel teaches courses in event management at Stenden University in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Arjan will work closely with the Executive Board and the EAES office to realize the targets of the EAES Strategic Plan. He is a spouse, father of three children and avid runner, cyclist and chef. I am convinced Arjan will be a great asset to the EAES and I wish him all success in this new exciting position!
Ria Palmen, our outstanding Executive Director for twenty-seven years, mother of the EAES who has been the driving force of the EAES 24×7 during all those years will work closely with Arjan Appel the coming months transferring all knowledge about the EAES and its activities and procedures to ensure a smooth transition. During the 2018 EAES congress in London, 30th May – 1st June 2018, we will celebrate Ria’s wonderful contributions, loyalty and passion to the EAES.
I am looking forward to greeting you in London!