European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (ESNCH)
European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (ESNCH)
 
Stand / Druckdatum: 18.11.2017

Statutes | European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (ESNCH)

 

 
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Article 1

Name and domicile:

The name of the society is "The European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics", hereafter referred to as "The Society". The Society is a non-profit organization, which does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion or colour, and which has its domicile in Oslo, Norway.
 
 

Article 2

Objectives:

Advancement and promotion of knowledge and research regarding neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics. The promotion of collaboration between National European Societies and with other international societies in the field of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics. The Society will also act as an advisory body for health policies and teaching standards in the field of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics in Europe.
 
 

Article 3

Membership:

3.1 The Society shall be composed of founding, active, fellow, corresponding and honorary members. Founding members were present and supported the foundation of the society in Münster in 1994. The Founding President is Professor David Russell.

3.2 Active membership. Active members of the Society shall be members of the medical community, including physicians, scientists and technicians who have demonstrated serious interest in the field of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics, and who have indicated their desire to be a member of the Society by payment of their annual dues.

3.3 Corresponding membership. The same conditions as for active membership apply to this category, but for people working outside Europe.Corresponding members may be observers at business sessions of the society but they cannot vote.

3.4 Fellow members shall be active or corresponding members specially recognized for their contributions to the field and who have been voted by the members as "Fellows" upon recommendation of the Officers.

3.5 Honorary members shall be scientists who are internationally recognized for the outstanding contribution they have made in the field of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics. They will be voted by the members as "Honorary" members upon recommendation of the officers. Honorary members do not have to pay annual dues.

3.6 Subscriptions. Members shall pay annual subscriptions in the amounts and within the periods set by the Executive Committee.

3.7 Rights and Privileges. Active members may participate in the business sessions of the Society and may vote. All active members are eligible for election to office in the Society. Corresponding members may participate in the business sessions, but they may not vote and are not eligible for election to office.

3.8 Cessation of membership. Membership shall cease upon:
a) Death.
b) Written notice by the member, in which case as of the following calendar year (1st January).
c) Expulsion in accordance with a decision of the Executive Committee. Expulsion shall be effective upon the taking of the vote and no expelled member may be readmitted into membership nor may any expulsion be revoked except by the affirmative vote of two thirds of the active members attending a General Assembly.
d) Failure to pay the annual subscription 12 months after reminding by the Treasurer.
 
 

Article 4

Executive Committee

4.1 Members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, up to 5 other members and two members at large. The two members are the past and present organizers of the Society`s annual meeting. Their tenure as Member at Large will automatically be terminated after 2 years. The attribution of tasks to each member of the Executive Committee shall be decided within the Executive Committee.

4.2 Duration of office. The duration of office shall be for 4 years for full members and two years for members at large. Members may be re-elected but not for more than two consecutive periods.

4.3 Elections and eligibility. The General Assembly of active members shall elect the members of the Executive Committee. The respective functions within the Executive Committee shall be decided by the Executive Committee itself, including nominating the President, who must rotate every four years. No more than 3 citizens of the same country may be elected to the Executive Committee at any one time.

4.4 Election Committee. The Election Committee is composed of three members from three different countries. The Election Committee and the committee’s chairman is proposed by the Executive Committee but must be approved by the majority of members attending the General Assembly of the society. Members may be re-elected but for not more than two consecutive periods. The duration of office for the chairman is 4 years.

4.5 Duties and activities of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall direct and conduct the general activities of the Society. The Executive Committee is authorized to carry out tasks not allocated to the General Assembly. In legal actions, the Society shall be represented by the President, the Treasurer and the Secretary. The Executive Committee shall make decisions by majority vote.

4.6 Meetings. The Executive Committee shall meet at regular intervals, at least once a year.

4.7 Administrative Secretariat. The society shall have a Secretariat, which will be supervised by the Secretary.

4.8 The Society has its legal headquarters in Oslo, Norway.
 
 

Article 5

Advisory Board

The advisory Board will consist of former Presidents of the Society. The Board will provide advice to the Executive Committee and members will attend Executive Committee meetings. Advisory Board members do not have the right to vote at Executive Committee meetings.
 
 

Article 6

Associated National Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics Societies

A National Society may become an Associated National Society of the ESNCH if it promotes the goals of the ESNCH and consists of at least 10 fully-paid ESNCH members. The decision of whether or not a National Society can be accepted as an Associated National Society of the ESNCH will be made by the Executive committee of the ESNCH. All members of an Associated Society must also be members of the ESNCH. The program committee for Associated National Society scientific meetings must include at least one Executive Committee member of the ESNCH who must approve the scientific program if the name of the ESNCH is used in association with the meeting. The Executive Committee of the ESNCH can terminate Associated National Society status if the Associated National society does not abide by the goals of the ESNCH as stated in the ESNCH Statutes.
 
 

Article 7

General Assembly

The General Assembly is formed by all members of the Society. The active members may vote in writing, on request of the Executive Committee, or during a business meeting, which may be arranged by the Executive Committee during the sessions of the annual meeting of the Society. The invitation to the business meeting shall be announced to the members at least 2 months before the date of the meeting.
 
 

Article 8

Amendments to the Statutes

Amendments to the Statutes may be proposed by the Executive Committee or proposed in writing to the Secretary by 30 or more active members and must be acted upon within the year following the receipt of this proposal. An amendment shall require for its adoption an affirmative vote from active members by three fourths of the votes at a General Assembly.
 
 

Article 9

Scientific meeting

A scientific meeting of the Society shall be held each year.
 
 

Article 10

Finances

Finances will be obtained through subscriptions, profit from scientific conferences grants from governmental/non-governmental agencies, industry, private donations and bequests, and any other source approved by the Executive Committee.
 
 

Article 11

Dissolution of the Society

10.1 Decision of dissolution. The dissolution of the Society shall only be decided upon by an affirmative vote of three fourths of the active members of the Society at a General Assembly.

10.2 Disposition of assets. The General Assembly deciding on the dissolution of the Society shall be competent to decide how the assets of the Society shall be disposed of.

 
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