Dr Jan Willem Elte, Secretary General, Netherlands
Profile: Formerly Internist-Endocrinologist at St. Franciscus Gasthuis, Dpt. of Internal Medicine, Rotterdam.
‘After having served as a Secretary General in EFIM for eight years it was an obvious step to continue in a similar function for FDIME using the previously gathered experience. FDIME has always been independent, but closely related to EFIM and therefore, with its aims which I fully endorse, I am very happy to be the FDIME Secretary General for the next few years.
Since the Foundation is dedicated to the research on rare diseases, but also helps young physicians from low-income countries to take part in the European School of Internal Medicine, it is a privilege to participate in an organization with active, professional and devoted friends. Although not a fund-raiser by nature, I will help the more skilful persons (in this respect) as much as I can.’