BYLAWS OF THE KOREAN PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY



ARTICLE I : NAME, OFFICE, OBJECTIVES

  • Section 1: The name of this corporation shall be the Korean Paediatric Orthopaedic Society.
  • Section 2: The office of the Society shall be located in Seoul. It may open branch offices in the provinces.
  • Section 3: The purposes of this society are to promote, support, develop and encourage investigative knowledge of pediatric orthopaedic surgery; to promote communications of knowledge; to develop and encourage by teaching and education of said medical specialty by developing education materials; to promote specialized training for medical personnel in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.


ARTICLE II : MEMBERSHIP

  • Section 1: Members of the Korean Paediatric Orthopaedic Society is classified into two groups; namely fellow and member, both given to those who have been admitted by application. A fellow is limited to an orthopaedic surgeon who is certified by the Korean Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and who has been trained in pediatric orthopaedics for more than one year or practiced pediatric orthopaedics in a training hospital for more than five years, and devotes at least fifty percent of one¡Æ¨ªs professional time to pediatric orthopaedic surgery. A member is a medical doctor who has interest in pediatric orthopaedics.
  • Section 2: Each eligible candidate must complete an application form, and the completed application must be submitted to the secretary. The Board of Directors of the Society shall vote to accept or reject the application.
  • Section 3: The fellow has the privilege to participate in the activity of the society, and also has a franchise, electoral eligibility, and a right to vote. The member also has the privilege to participate in the activity of the society, but does not have a franchise, electoral eligibility nor a right to vote.
  • Section 4: Active membership will be maintained by attendance of annual meetings and by paying the annual dues and registration fees. The Committee of the Board of Directors can change the status of membership of a Active Fellow to a Member by resolution or vice versa.
  • Section 5: Honorary membership shall be conferred by the Board of Directors to honor an individual who has made significant contribution to pediatric orthopaedics.
  • Section 6: The Honorary President shall be nominated at the meeting of the Board of Directors and shall be approved by the General Assembly. The Honorary President is elected from those who served as President and Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Section 7: The Advisory Members shall be nominated at the meeting of the Board of Directors and shall be approved by the General Assembly. The Advisory Members shall be the one who served as President and Member of the Board of Directors, and retired for age.

ARTICLE III: OFFICERS

  • Section 1: The officers of the Korean Paediatric Orthopaedic Society shall be as follows: one President, one Vice-President, several members of the Board of Directors, one Secretary/Treasurer, and one Auditor.
  • Section 2: The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Society and shall, in general, supervise and control all the business affairs of the Society. The President shall execute the following affairs: 1. Nominating members of the Board of Directors and Secretary /Treasurer; 2. Calling and presiding at the General Assembly and the committee of the Board of Directors; 3. Planning and execution of principal business affairs with the approval of the Board of Directors and the General Assembly; 4. Holding the General Assembly, meetings, lectures, and exchange meetings; 5. Planning the budget and execution of general business; and 6. Such affairs as commissioned by the General Assembly or the Board of Directors.
  • Section 3: The members of the Board of Directors shall be responsible for their own committee in discussing and passing a vote for general business affairs.
  • Section 4: Secretary/Treasurer shall conduct all general business affairs under the supervision of President.
  • Section 5: Auditor shall inspect all business and financial affairs.
  • Section 6: The President and Vice-President shall be nominated at the meeting and shall be approved by the General Assembly. The Vice-President automatically becomes President at the end of the term. Auditor shall be elected by the General Assembly. The members of the Board of Directors and the secretary/treasurer shall be appointed among the Active Fellows by the President.
  • Section 7: The President and Vice-President shall serve for one year term of office and shall be eligible to succeed himself/herself for an additional year¡¯s term upon reelection to said office at the succeeding annual meeting. Each of Auditor, members of the Board of Directors, and Secretary/Treasurer shall serve for one year term of office and may be reelected. The officer who might be supplemented shall serve the remaining unfulfilled term of the officer he/she is replacing.


ARTICLE IV: BUSINESS AFFAIRS

    Section 1: The Society shall execute the following businesses:
    1. Regular meetings, lectures, and exchange meetings in the field of pediatric orthopaedics;
    2. Public and international exchange of information about pediatric orthopaedics;
    3. Publications; and
    4. Such affairs resolved by the General Assembly or the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V: ADMINISTRATION

  • Section 1: The Society shall keep the General Assembly and the committee of the Board of Directors as a legislative organ.
  • Section 2: The General Assembly shall be maintained by the Fellows and Members of the Society, and shall be called by the President and be held annually or on special occasions upon approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Section 3: The General Assembly shall be authorized by the presence of the Fellows. Proposed affairs shall be approved by affirmative votes from more than one half of Fellows present. If the votes were split, the President shall be responsible for the decision.
  • Section 4: The General Assembly shall vote for followings: 1. Approval of the planning of principal business affairs. 2. Approval of the budget and settlement of accounts. 3. Election of the officers. 4. Other necessary affairs.
  • Section 5: The committee of the Board of Directors shall be called either by the President or upon request by more than one half of the members of the Board.
  • Section 6: The Board of Directors shall execute the following affairs: 1. Deliberation on principal business affairs; 2. Inspection on qualification, acceptance and termination of membership; 3.Deliberation on the budget and settlement of accounts; and 4. Such affairs as commissioned by the General Assembly.
  • Section 7: Standing Committees shall be Academic and Insurance. The Committee of the Board of Directors may create Ad-hoc Committees when it is deemed necessary to attend to the affairs of the Society.

    1. Academic Committee
    - The academic committee shall consist of a Chairman and three other members, appointed by the President among the fellows. The President and executive secretary are expected to attend its meeting. The Chairman and committee members shall serve for a one year term.
    - The committee shall execute the following affairs:
    1) Program organizing and selective acceptance of abstracts for academic meetings
    2) Program organizing for instructional course lecture
    3) Other academic-related affairs upon the President¡Æ¨ªs request

    2. Insurance Committee
    - The insurance committee shall consist of a Chairman and three other members, appointed by the President among the fellows. The Chairman and committee members shall serve for a one year term.
    - The committee shall execute the following affairs:
    1) Collect and present the consensus of the Society on insurance-related matters
    2) Attend insurance-related meetings on behalf of the Society

ARTICLE VI: FEES AND DUES

  • Section 1: The expenses of the Society shall be provided by the admission membership fee, annual dues, patronized donation and funds.
  • Section 2: Budgets and settlement of accounts shall be approved by the General Assembly after inspection by the committee of the Board of Directors and by the Auditor.
  • Section 3: The fiscal year of the Society begins from the next date of the General Assembly to the date of next year General Assembly.

ARTICLE VII: ETHICS AND DISCIPLINE

  • Section 1: In order to ensure efficiency of its activities, the Society shall maintain an office. The Board of Directors shall determine the expenses for the office.
  • Section 2: Proposed amendment of this Bylaws must be submitted to the Board of Directors. After it is approved by the Board of Directors, the amendment to these Bylaws must be approved by the affirmative votes of more than two-thirds of those members present and voting at the General Assembly.
  • Section 3: When one wishes to secede from the Society, he must give notice beforehand to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may forfeit membership by resolution when one is dead or does not pay the dues for more that five years without any special reason.
  • Section 4: Those who disturbed the administration of the Society intentionally or those who defamed the honor of the Society can be dismissed by the resolution of the Board of Directors.

    Declared on October 16, 1985
    1st Amendment on October 27, 2000
    2nd Amendment on November 11, 2005
    3rd Amendment on November 14, 2009
    4th Amendment on November 8, 2014

Copyright 2004 by The Korean Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. All Rights Reserved.
DThe Korean Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Children's Hospital,
101 Daehak-ro, Seoul 110-744, Korea,  Phone: +82-2-2072-3641 FAX: +82-2-745-3367