European College of Aquatic Animal Health (ECAAH)
CALL FOR DE FACTO DIPLOMATES
1. Membership and qualifications for membership
In order to establish the ECAAH Executive Committee has the responsibility of electing de facto Diplomates.
De facto Diplomate: is a Diplomate appointed by the Interim Executive Committee. During the first five years following provisional recognition of the College, the Interim Executive Committee may appoint a small number of additional de facto Diplomates who are also “Founding Diplomates” and are expected to contribute to the running of the College and must meet the general criteria described below for the members of the Interim Executive Committee.
Those wishing to apply for membership of the ECAAH under this category should contact the ECAAH executive committee:
Please note that under the terms of the provisional recognition granted to the ECAAH by the European Board of Veterinary Specialities (EBVS), the criteria outlined below must be strictly applied:
2. Criteria of De facto Diplomates:
Be initiators in their field;
i. Have achieved distinction in the field, and have qualifications far exceeding those proposed as necessary for candidates to take the certifying examination of the organisation;
ii. Be internationally recognised as a qualified specialist by peers, and
a. have at least ten years experience in the speciality, and by teaching, research, or practice have contributed significantly to the development of the speciality or
b. have advanced training (PhD or equivalent) in the speciality; have demonstrated competency through teaching, research or practice in the speciality to which the individual devotes most of his or her professional time, and
c. be author of at least ten significant publications in peer-reviewed journals resulting from the research or practice in the speciality;
iii. Be uncontroversial to the majority of the membership;
iv. Spend at least 50 per cent of their time in the speciality, based on a normal working week of 40 hours.
v. Be practicing or licensed to practice in Europe;
vi. Practice scientific, evidence-based veterinary medicine, which complies with animal welfare legislation;
viii. Display the willingness to contribute to the growth of the College (e.g. by training residents)
Selection will be made by the Interim Executive Committee on the basis of a submitted CV. All persons known to be interested in becoming a member of ECAAH shall be invited to apply for de facto registration by means of a personal letter, or by open advertisement in journals or congresses outlining the above mentioned requirements.
ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Prof. Fotini Athanasopoulou
Univ. of Thessaly, Greece
Past President, World Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Association.
Ex Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Laboratory of Ichthyology and Fish Diseases, Veterinary Faculty
221 Trikalon str, Karditsa 43100 Greece
Tel +30 24410 66008, 66045, +30 6984214219
Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive
Recently the Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD) has been modernised. During its 2014 AGM (11-12 April) in Brussels, EBVS focussed on the modernisation of the PQD and putting a Common Training Framework (CTF) in place.
Presentations on the PQD from three different perspectives were given as part of this meeting. Recordings of presentations from the perspective of the European commission, the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists and from the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation are available. You will need to use the password provided by email by EBVS to access the videos. If you have not already received a password please contact the EBVS secretariat at
To view the videos click here
Newsletter 9, Spring 2014 can be downloaded here.
Erratum: There is an error in the VetCEE article relating to the status of discussions with ECLAM. An erratum will be published in the 10th edition of the EBVS newsletter. The EBVS extends its apologies to VetCEE and ECLAM and hopes this misunderstanding can be resolved rapidly.
- Newsletter 8, Winter/Apring 2014 can be downloaded here
- Newsletter 7, Autumn 2013 can be downloaded here
- Newsletter 6, Spring 2013 can be downloaded here
- Newsletter 5, Fall 2012 can be downloaded here.
- Newsletter 4, Spring 2012 can be downloaded here.
- Newsletter 3, Fall 2011 can be downloaded here.
- Newsletter 2, Spring 2011 can be downloaded here.
- Newsletter 1, Spring 2010 can be downloaded Here.
- Recognition of European Veterinary Specialists in France ( article in French)
- 2009 FVE Specialisation survey of its members
- Les collèges européens sont méconnus en France (article in French)
- Depous dix ans, l'ECVS (European College of Veterinary Surgery) soutient l'art de la chirurgie vétérinaire in France. (article in French)