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Constitution and By-Laws

Download as PDF: Approved ISUP Constitution and By Laws, March 20, 2010 Final approval of revisions at ISUP AGM 1 March 20, 2010 (Washington DC)


THE CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF UROLOGICAL PATHOLOGY The Society was originally incorporated as the International Society of Urologic Pathology in the State of Maryland in the United States of America and is hereafter known as “the Society”. Article 1. The Name of the Society The name of the Society is The International Society of Urological Pathology. Article 2. Objectives of the Society The Society is a non-profit organization whose objectives are;

  1. The advancement of the science and clinical practice of urological pathology.
  2. The promotion of research in the field of urological pathology.
  3. The publication of such journal articles and scientific monographs so as to afford dissemination of advances in the field of urological pathology.

Article 3. Membership of the Society

  1. The membership of the society shall be international in scope and shall consist of ordinary members and such honorary members as may be elected.
  2. Election to membership shall be by resolution of the Executive Committee following nomination by a member of the Society. Election to Honorary Membership shall be by resolution at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.
  3. Members of the Society are entitled to be designated as Fellows of the International Society of Urological Pathology.

Article 4. Resignation and Dismissal from Membership of the Society

  1. Members may cease active participation in the Society by submitting a letter of resignation to the Secretary.
  2. Membership of the Society may be terminated by resolution approved by 75% of members present and voting at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

Article 5. Officers of the Society

  1. The Officers of the Society shall be the President, the President-Elect, immediate Past President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and Councillors representing geographic regions (International Councillors) or specific functional areas (Special Councillors) as approved by the Executive Committee. Final approval of revisions at ISUP AGM 2 March 20, 2010 (Washington DC)
  2. The Election of Officers of the Society shall be provided for in the By-laws.
  3. The President, President-Elect, immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Society.
  4. The Executive Committee may constitute any subcommittee it considers necessary in order to conduct the business of the Society.

Article 6. Meetings of the Society The Society shall hold an Annual General Meeting as such time and venue as decided by the Executive Committee. Further special meetings may be called by resolution of the Executive Committee or at the written request of not less than ten percent (10%) of the membership. Article 7. Transaction of Business

  1. The quorum at a business meeting, including the Annual General Meeting of the Society, shall be twenty (20) members.
  2. The quorum for meetings of the Executive Committee shall be three (3) members.

Article 8. Alterations to the Constitution and By-laws Amendments to the Constitution and to the By-laws shall first be submitted to the Secretary in writing for the consideration of the Executive Committee. The proposed amendment(s) and the recommendation of the Executive Committee shall be submitted to the membership by correspondence at least sixty days before a scheduled meeting. The amendment(s) shall be acted upon either at a business meeting or by correspondence. A two-thirds majority vote of those present at a business meeting or of those voting when polled by correspondence shall be required for adoption of the proposed amendment.


 

Final approval of revisions at ISUP AGM 3 March 20, 2010 (Washington DC) THE BY-LAWS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF UROLOGICAL PATHOLOGY Article 1. Membership of the Society

  1. Membership of the Society shall be open to;
    • Those who possess a medical degree and who are registered to practice medicine in their country of domicile and who have demonstrated an active interest in promoting the science and/or clinical practice of urological pathology, or
    • Such non-medically qualified scientists who are active in the field of urological pathology.
    • Individuals, distinguished for their eminent service in the advancement of urological pathology may be elected to Honorary membership in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Society.
  2. The annual membership dues of the Society shall be determined by the Executive Committee and are payable in advance. Members in arrears for two (2) years may be deleted from membership by resolution of the Executive Committee.

Article 2. Officers of the Society

  1. All officers of the Society are elected at the Annual General Meeting and will hold office for two (2) years. All officers except the President, President-Elect and Past President may be re-elected for two or more consecutive terms.
  2. Candidates for election to office must be nominated and seconded by members of the Society and all nominations must be in writing and in the hands of the Secretary prior to the commencement of the Annual General Meeting of the Society.
  3. The term of office for each of the officers shall begin at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting at which the election was conducted.
  4. Any office that becomes vacant due to resignation, indisposition, death or removal, may be filled by resolution of the Executive Committee.

Article 3. Duties of Officers

  1. The Executive Committee shall formulate policies for the conduct of the Society’s activities and shall authorize disbursement of the Society’s funds for the conduct of ordinary business.
  2. The President, Secretary and Treasurer shall discharge the duties customarily assigned to these officers. All meetings will be chaired by the President or his nominee. Final approval of revisions at ISUP AGM 4 March 20, 2010 (Washington DC)
  3. The Secretary shall;
    • Maintain a central office for the transaction of the business of the Society,
    • Prepare the minutes of any regular meetings of the Executive Committee and of the Society,
    • Submit to the Executive Committee appropriate reports of business transactions conducted since the last meeting and
    • With the assistance of such subcommittees as may from time to time be constituted, shall arrange the Annual General Meeting and all other business meetings of the Society.
  4. The Treasurer shall;
    • Transact the financial business of the Society,
    • Maintain a membership list of the Society,
    • Collect membership dues,
    • Submit an estimated budget annually for approval of the Executive Committee and
    • Produce a financial statement for approval at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

Article 4. Meetings of the Society

  1. The Annual General Meeting may be held in conjunction with meetings of other national or international societies of pathology and/or urology. Further scientific meetings of the Society may be organized by the Executive Committee.
  2. The Annual General Meeting of the Society shall;
    • Receive reports by the President, Secretary and Treasurer.
    • Conduct such elections for officers as may be necessary.
    • Receive and approve the accounts of the Society
    • Conduct any old or new business as may be presented.