Early Career WES Board – Call for new Early Career Ambassadors

7 March 2024

Early-Career Ambassadors of the World Endometriosis Society (WES) are committed to WES’s vision and mission to advance evidence-based standards and innovations for education, advocacy, clinical care, and research in endometriosis and related disorders, in collaboration with its stakeholders and global partners to improve the lives of all affected by endometriosis or adenomyosis and their families.

Early-Career WES Ambassadors are encouraged to present innovative ideas to the Early Career WES Board that they consider will further the WES mission, with particular attention to engaging and supporting early career clinicians, scientists, and advocates developing a focus on endometriosis/adenomyosis care, discovery, and awareness.

Early-Career WES Ambassadors will be appointed for a two-year term. To be appointed, they must be paid-up members of WES and meet Early-Career status:

Clinicians and allied health professionals

(including physiotherapist, dieticians, pharmacists and psychologist)

  • Within six years of independent practice (full time equivalent)

Scientists (including social scientists)

  • Within ten years of their PhD award (this is from the time of the PhD ‘viva’ oral test), or equivalent professional training (full time equivalent)

Early-Career WES Ambassadors agree to represent WES and participate in at least one of the following WES initiatives:

  • Act as a referee for abstracts submitted to the World Congress on Endometriosis.
  • Actively participate as a contributing member to at least one WES taskforce/sub-committee.
  • Promote WES events and initiatives through societies and institutions in which they are involved, as well as sharing on social media.
  • Support the Early Career WES Board, when requested, in developing and executing initiatives that, following Senior Board approval, are targeting early career clinicians, scientists, or advocates to advance endometriosis/adenomyosis care, discovery, and advocacy.
  • Upon request from the Early Career WES Board, contribute to endometriosis- or adenomyosis-related initiatives in collaboration with outside stake-holding organisations.
  • Contribute in their locality and to regional endometriosis- or adenomyosis-societies, to support early career endometriosis- or adenomyosis-focused clinicians, scientists, policy makers, and patient advocates.
  • Champion WES mission and collaborative opportunities in interaction with colleagues, mentors, mentees, funders, and other stakeholders.

Following their two-year term as an Early-Career WES Ambassador, contributions to WES during this term will be reviewed by the WES Board, and re-appointment as an Early-Career WES Ambassador or appointment as a Senior Ambassador will be considered. In addition, they will be eligible for selection for the Early-Career WES board.

Early-Career WES Ambassadors are requested to provide the WES Secretariat with three “key words” describing their special interest areas within endometriosis and adenomyosis (for the purpose of appropriate inclusion in WES activities as outlined above).

Bios of Early-Career WES Ambassadors will be included on the WES website.

If you wish to be considered, please complete an Early Career Ambassador Application Form and an Early Career Ambassador Referee Form from two referees (one to be a WES member) by 30th April.

Please send these to worldendometriosissociety@wsm.com.au