Working successfully with expert boards and panels

Published on 16 April 2019

In professional Societies the staff many times must "take orders" from the board of directors who generally are professionals and experts in their field.  What methods and strategies can be adopted to ensure successful collaboration to make sure that all parties are on the same page and have consensus. Working with boards/trustees can be stressful but the speaker will share her experience of creating successful working relationships.


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Monica Fontana
Monica Fontana

Executive Manager, ERA-EDTA

Monica Fontana was born in the United States in 1965; she moved to Europe in 1970 and grew up in Parma. In 1991, while writing her university thesis, she started working for the ERA-EDTA, a charity based in England and Wales with more than 11,000 members, two medical journals, a guideline body and various working groups. As the person in charge of the membership office, Monica supported a registry, fellowship initiatives, research programmes, educational courses and organized the second largest annual nephrology Congress worldwide. From 1995 until 2016, working from home, she added many other tasks to her main duties: the bylaws, advisor to the President (and Council), advertising and public relations. Since 2015, Monica has been the Executive Manager of the ERA-EDTA and the CEO of a limited company owned by ERA-EDTA that organizes medical events, thus managing all the international operative staff of the association.