The Board oversees the work of SIOPE and provides guidance in administering the organisation. It meets approximately every month, to discuss the priorities and issues at stake and agree on a joint approach to problem solving. More specifically, the role of the SIOPE Board is to:
- Provide strategic advice on paediatric oncology in Europe;
- Define priorities and targets of the organisation;
- Review SIOPE financial management and scrutiny of annual accounts;
- Provide expert input on scientific policy and management issues.
The Board is led by the President and is composed of the President-Elect or Past-President (depending on the term), the Treasurer, the Chief Executive Officer, the SIOPE Clinical Research Council Chairs and a certain number of other Board Members (currently 11), each with expertise in a specific field.
Board members are either elected by the General Assembly or appointed by the Board – for their particular expertise – for a three-year term, renewable for only one consecutive term. The work of the Board is supported by the SIOPE Office.