Professor Ellul-Micallef is president of EAN. He received his education at the Lyceum and the Royal University of Malta, from where he graduated MD in 1967. He then proceeded to the University of Edinburgh on a Malta University Council scholarship where he joined the Department of Respiratory Diseases as Research Fellow to Sir John Crofton, obtaining his PhD in 1972. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London in recognition of original research work. Professor Ellul-Micallef became actively involved in university affairs and for many years was a member of various committees including the University Council, Senate and Faculty Board of Medicine and Surgery. He was also member of the University Finance Committee; the Research Fund Committee; the Faculty Board of Dental Surgery and Chairman University Library Committee. He served as Pro-Rector of the University between 1991 and 1996. Professor Ellul-Micallef was elected Rector in 1996. Prior to his election as Rector, he was professor and head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and part-time Consultant respiratory physician at St Luke’s Hospital. He was re-elected for a second term as Rector of the University in 2001. Roger completed his term at the end of June 2006. He is a past chairman (1992-1995) of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Higher Education and Research. He is currently the Chairman of the European Access Network. Professor Ellul-Micallef is the author of more than 50 original research papers on the nature and treatment of asthma and his work was the first to show how glucocorticoids work in this condition. These papers have been published in a number of international refereed journals. He has also contributed several chapters in leading postgraduate medical textbooks published in the UK and USA. He was Chairman of the editorial board and editor of St Luke’s Hospital Gazette (1975-78). He has a keen interest in history, particularly Maltese medical history. He is married to Patricia Stewart and they have a son Robert, and a daughter Michelle.