CONSTITUTION
of the ACADEMIA EURASIANA NEUROCHIRURGICA

(the Eurasian Academy of Neurological Surgery)

 

Article I
The name of this organisation shall be ACADEMIA EURASIANA NEUROCHIRURGICA
(the Eurasian Academy of neurological Surgery) which will be abbreviated as Academy in the following text.

 

Article II
The purposes of the Academy shall be:

1. To promote scientific, academic, social and cultural exchanges and mutual understanding between neurosurgeons of Asia and Europe;
2. To contribute to the development of scientific and clinical neurological surgery in connection with other neurosciences;
3. To further strengthen the traditions and ethics of neurological surgery; and
4. To facilitate the training, contacts and integration of the young neurosurgical elite for leadership of neurological surgery in Asia and Europe as well as in their countries.

 

Article III

Membership

1. The Academy shall consist of active, senior, corresponding and honorary members.
2. The number of active members shall be limited according to the recommendation of the Administrative Council and the consent of the majority of the General Assembly.
3. Corresponding members shall have the same qualifications as active members. Corresponding members can participate at the general assembly but can not vote and total number of corresponding members can not be more than one fifth of active members.

 

Article IV

Qualification for Active Membership

1. Active members shall have performed outstanding scientific and clinical work, and shall have teaching experience and international recognition.
2. With the exception of some particular circumstances, active members shall have a responsible position in an academic neurosurgical institution.

 

Article V

Election of Active Members

1. A proposal for candidacy is to be made by at least three members, the President and the Chairman of the Membership Committee being excluded. The eligibility of the candidate shall be examined by the Membership Committee.
2. No personal application shall be accepted.
3. The final acceptance shall be made by the General Assembly. The Academia membership is started after first dues payment

 

Article VI

Senior Membership

1. Active members may request transfer to senior membership upon

a. retirement from active Neurosurgery
or
b. on their 70th birthday.

2. Senior members shall have all the duties and privileges of active members except for the payment of dues and the holding of office.
3. A senior member may elected Historian.

 

Article VII
Officers

1. President
2. President -Elect
3. Vice-President
4. Honorary Vice-President
5. Secretaries (two)
6. Treasurers (two)
7. Chairman of the Membership Committee
8. Historian

The officers shall be elected by the General Assembly during a Convention. They shall serve for the designated terms. One term is from the close of a Convention to the close of the next Convention.

ad 1. The President

The President shall be elected from Asia and Europe alternately. He/she shall represent the Academy. He/she shall exercise the usual duties and assume the responsibilities of the president of a scientific society. He/she shall serve as chairman of the Administrative Council and the General Assembly. He/she hold office for one term and shall be succeeded by the President- Elect.

ad 2. The President-Elect

The President-Elect shall be elected from Asia and Europe alternately, inversely to the President. He shall serve concurrently with the President.

ad 3. The Vice-President

The Vice-President shall be elected from Asia and Europe alternately, inversely to the President-Elect. He/she will become the President-Elect during the next term. We shall serve concurrently with the President. In the event that the President shall be unable to fulfil the duties of his/her office, as determined by the Administrative Council, he shall assume the duties of the President.

ad 4. The Honorary Vice-President

The Honorary Vice-President shall be elected for one term and shall be alternately from Asia and Europe, inversely to the President-Elect.

ad 5. The Secretaries

There shall be two Secretaries, one from Asia and one from Europe. They shall exercise the usual duties and assume the usual responsibilities of the secretary of a scientific society. They shall serve for two terms, and may be re-elected once.

ad 6. The Treasurers

There shall be two Treasurers, one from Asia and one from Europe. They shall assume the duties and responsibilities common to this office. They shall serve for two terms and may be re-elected once. The Treasurers may be assisted by Financial Advisors.

ad 7. The Chairman of the Membership Committee

He shall serve for two terms and may be re-elected once.

ad 8. The Historian

He shall serve for four terms and may be re-elected once. He shall keep the archives of
the Academy in a safe place and shall provide a historical account when requested.

 

Article VIII
Administrative Council

The Administrative Council consists of the Immediate Past President, the President, the President-Elect, the Vice-President, the Honorary Vice-President, the Secretaries, the Treasurers, the Financial Advisors, the Chairman of the Membership Committee, and the Historian. Chairmen of other Committees may be invited to attend the meetings of the Administrative Council.

2.General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of all active and senior members of the Academy, and shall hold a meeting at the time of the Convention.

 

Article IX

Committees
1. Membership Committee
The Membership Committee shall consist of the Chairman of this Committee, and the other Members of the Administrative Council. All these Members will have been informed by the Chairman, of the candidacies. These shall be discussed by the Members present at the Officers' meeting, which precedes the General Assembly.
2. Other Committees may be appointed by the General Assembly on the proposal of the Administrative Council. The President, the President-Elect, and the Secretaries are ex officio members of these Committees. The Treasurers will also be ex officio members of the Finance Committee.
3. Ad hoc Committees may be appointed by the President.
4. There shall be an Award Committee composed of the President, one Secretary an done of the Past-President. During each biennial convention the committee will give two different awards:

a. Gold Medal of Academy
The academy will give gold medal/medals fort he most distinguished neurosurgical contribution, education effort or service efforts fort he Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. Awardee/awardees will be decided on the meeting before the bienninal convention.

b. The Academy Award
A biennial award shall be granted to the best scientific presantation at the convention. The accouncement of this award shall be neurosurgical residents in training or young neurosurgeons. Papers shall be submitted to the secretary, describing either clinical or laboratory research, which the candidate has had the primary responsibility.
Selected paper will be presented at the meeting and all expenses of the awardee will be covered by the Academy. The awardee will receive a certificate and an honorarium (Amont will be determined each year by the Executive Committee.)

 

Article X
Honorary Members

Outstanding personalities who have contributed to the purposes of the Academy may be designated as Honorary members.

 

Article XI

Convention
There shall be an annual or biennial (or triennial) convention alternately in Asia and Europe. The place and dates shall be determined by the General Assembly on the proposal of the President who shall organize the Convention. The Official language shall be English.

 

Article XII

All active members shall pay annual dues. The amount shall be determined by the General
Assembly.

 

Article XIII
Status of Members

1. If a member is in arrear of dues for two consecutive periods of two years, in the absence of any valid reason , his or her membership will be suspended, and his or her seat will be declared vacant.
2. Active members who fail to attend four consecutive conventions without reasonable excuse shall automatically be suspended from Academy membership.
3. Expulsion of a member shall be considered by the Membership Committee and may be accomplished on the base legal prosecution, or for other reasons, by a three-quarters majority vote of the General Assembly.

 

Article XIV

Amendments

1. Major amendments to the Constitution must be submitted to every member of the General Assembly at least four months prior to the Meeting at which they are to be considered and shall be approved by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the General Assembly.
2. Minor amendments and additions to the Constitution which do not controvert or alter
its sense may be made at any meeting of the General Assembly on the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present.

 

Article XV

Dissolution of the Academy

1. In the event that the General Assembly decides by a three-quarters majority vote that the Academy is no longer able to realize its purposes as mentioned in art. II, it will be dissolved.
2. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the Academy its assets remaining after
payment, or provision of payment, of all debts and liabilities of this Academy, shall be distributed to a worldwide non-profit fund, foundation or society, preferably in the field of Neurosurgery.

 

BY-LAWS

 1. Active Members

The number of Active Members shall not exceed 100, of which a certain number shall be under the age of 50 years.

2. Quorum and Decisions

The membership present at any Business Meeting of the General Assembly shall constitute a quorum for business. If not specified otherwise, its decisions will be made by a majority of affirmative votes.

3. Election of Members

A proposal for candidacy for Active Membership shall be made by at least three members, the President and the Chairman of Membership Committee being excluded. No personal application shall be accepted, but the candidate shall -· been informed of the proposal and agree to it.
A complete file, containing the curriculum vitae of the candidate and the written proposals must have been received by one of the Secretaries, according to his/her nationality, and by the Chairman of the Membership Committee at the latest one month before the next Convention during which the General Assembly will take place. The Chairman shall transmit the candidacies to all the members of the Administrative Council, constituting the Membership Committee.
The Membership Committee after examining the eligibility of the candidates, shall submit
a slate of candidates to the General Assembly, who will decide by a secret vote. Five negative ballots will constitute temporary rejection of a candidate for membership, but shall not prejudice any re-considerations as the General Assembly may deem fit.
The membership will only become effective after payment of the dues.

4. Senior Members

Application of an active member for senior membership shall be submitted to the Academia Secretary for approval by the Administrative Council at the time of the next Convention.

5. Election of Honorary members:

Proposal by Honorary Membership may be submitted by any Academia member in writing to the secretary. Such proposals shall be considered by the Administrative Council and decided by the General Assembly.

6. Dues

a. New members shall pay an entrance fee of three hundred U.S. dollars.
b. The minimum Annual Due shall be decided at every Convention by the General Assembly, on proposal of the Treasurers .It must be paid In the interval between the two consecutive Conventions.
c. One of the Treasurers will take care of the bank account.

7. Amendments

Amendments to the By-Laws shall be approved by the Administrative Council.