History – Old with Elementor

Foundation 1995

The idea to found an International Society for Functional Electrical Stimulation was born in 1993 after the Ljubljana IFESS meeting in Porto Roz, Slovenia.

The society itself, with the name IFESS, was finally founded two years later in 1995 during the 5th Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrical Stimulation.


Founding Invitation

Board of Directors and Officers

2019
President:
Thierry Keller
Vice President:
Simona Ferrante
Secretary:
Erika Spaich
Treasurer:
Michael Russold
Board:
Ken Yoshida
Jonathan Jarvis
Milos Popovic
Winfried Mayr
Ines Bersch
Thomas Janssen
Cesar Marquez-Chin
Glen Davis
Christine Azevedo-Coste
2009
President:
Manfred Bijak
Vice President:
Jane Burridge
Secretary:
Glen Davis
Treasurer:
Thierry Keller
Board:
Maura Whittaker
Martin Schüttler
Ken Yoshida
Milos Popovic
Vivian Mushahwar
Brian Smith
Julie Armstrong
Andy Hoffer
Dejan Popovic
2008
President:
Manfred Bijak
Vice President:
Jane Burridge
Secretary:
Glen Davis
Treasurer:
Thierry Keller
Board:
Milos Popovic
Vivian Mushahwar
Brian Smith
Julie Armstrong
Andy Hoffer
Dejan Popovic
Thomas Stieglitz
Janis Daly
Kazonuri Seki
2007
President:
Paul Meadows
Vice President:
Manfred Bijak
Secretary:
Andy Hoffer
Treasurer:
Milos Popovic
Board:
Thierry Keller
Glen Davis
Dejan Popovic
Jane Burridge
Janis Daly
Kazonuri Seki
Vivian Mushahwar
Jochen Quintern
Thomas Stieglitz
2006
President:
Paul Meadows
Vice President:
Manfred Bijak
Secretary:
Nico Rijkhoff
Treasurer:
Milos Popovic
Board:
Jane Burridge
Andy Hoffer
Kazonuri Seki
Vivian Mushahwar
Jochen Quintern
Thomas Stieglitz
Christine Singleton
Graham Creasy
Maurizio Ferrarin
2005
President:
Paul Meadows
Vice President:
Manfred Bijak
Secretary:
Nico Rijkhoff
Treasurer:
Milos Popovic
Board:
Vivian Mushahwar
Jochen Quintern
Thomas Stieglitz
Christine Singleton
Graham Creasy
Maurizio Ferrarin
Ian Swain
Mohamad Sawan
2004
President:
Thomas Sinkjaer
Vice President:
Paul Meadows
Secretary:
Manfred Bijak
Treasurer:
James Abbas
Board:
Graham Creasy
Maurizio Ferrarin
Milos Popovic
Ian Swain
Tomaz Karcnik
Mohamad Sawan
Glen Davis
Robert Riener
Ron Triolo
2003
President:
Thomas Sinkjaer
Vice President:
Paul Meadows
Secretary:
Manfred Bijak
Treasurer:
James Abbas
Board:
Ian Swain
Tomaz Karcnik
Mohamad Sawan
Glen Davis
Robert Rieer
Ron Triolo
Jane Burridge
Hunter Peckham
Charles Robinson
2002
President:
Thomas Sinkjaer
Vice President:
Paul Meadows
Secretary:
Manfred Bijak
Treasurer:
James Abbas
Board:
Glen Davis
Robert Riener
Ron Triolo
Jane Burridge
Hunter Peckham
Charles Robinson
Joyce Campbell
Roger Nathan
Warren Grill
2001
President:
Ross Davis
Vice President:
Thomas Sinkjaer
Secretary:
Aleks Kostov
Treasurer:
Peter Veltink
Board:
Jane Burridge
Hunter Peckham
Charles Robinson
Joyce Campbell
Roger Nathan
Brian Andrews
Tadej Bajd
Warren Grill
Richard Stein
2000
President:
Ross Davis
Vice President:
Thomas Sinkjaer
Secretary:
Paul Meadows
Treasurer:
Peter Veltink
Board:
Joyce Campbell
Roger Nathan
Brian Andrews
Tadej Bajd
Warren Grill
Richard Stein
Nozomu Hoshimiya
Arthur Prochaska
Primoz Strojnik
1999
President:
Ross Davis
Vice President:
Thomas Sinkjaer
Secretary:
Aleks Kostov
Treasurer:
Peter Veltink
Board:
Brian Andrews
Tadej Bajd
Warren Grill
Richard Stein
Nozomu Hoshimiya
Arthur Prochaska
Primoz Strojnik
Yosunobu Handa
Joyce Campbell
1998
President:
Uros Stanic
Vice President:
Ross Davis
Secretary:
Paul Meadows
Treasurer:
Peter Veltink
Board:
Nozomu Hoshimiya
Arthur Prochaska
Primoz Strojnik
Yosunobu Handa
Joyce Campbell
Thomas Sinkjaer
Robert Jaeger
Alojz Kralj
Dejan Popovic
1997
President:
Uros Stanic
Vice President:
Ross Davis
Secretary:
Paul Meadows
Treasurer:
Peter Veltink
Board:
Yosunobu Handa
Joyce Campbell
Thomas Sinkjaer
Robert Jaeger
Alojz Kralj
Dejan Popovic
Helika Benko
Gudrun Sigurjonsdottir
Moshe Solomonow
1996
President:
Uros Stanic
Vice President:
Ross Davis
Secretary:
Paul Meadows
Treasurer:
Peter Veltink
Board:
Alojz Kralj
Byron Masolais
Nicholas Donaldson
Helika Benko
Gudrun Sigurjonsdottir
Moshe Solomonow
Robert Jaeger
Dejan Popovic
Stanley Salmons