András Büki, Ji Yao Jiang, Edward D. Hall, Peter Hutchinson, Esther Shohami, Lars Hillered, Robert Vink, Takeshi Maeda, Anthony Figaji, Michael Fehlings, Guoyi Gao, John T. Povlishock, Katsuji Shima, Bo-Michael Bellander, Doortje Engel
Planned and the real programme of the 11th International Neurotrauma Symposium
Planned and the real budget of the 11th International Neurotrauma Symposium
Future of the International Neurotrauma Society
Future activities, congresses
Dr. Büki called the meeting to order at 17.00. He thanked all the attendees for their participation and welcomed them to Budapest.
Dr. Büki started to outline the points to discuss in connection with the 2014 11th International Neurotrauma Symposium and the future of the Society.
Programme and budget:
Dr. Büki went through the slides explaining the planned programmes and the real ones and also talking about the planned budget and the actual one. (See: power point presentation)
In summary: compared to the other meetings financing is though, however the rethinking and restructuring of the meeting-structure would most probably lead to an even balance which is again a great achievement.
Prof. Fehlings suggests to contact AO Neuro probably to involve them or make connections with them as a non-profit organization involved in education primarily.
The report has been accepted unanimously.
Main issue: what the future of this society is.
The board all agree that there is a need for an international society like that.
smaller executive board
what legal structure should there be
whether to have a formal membership
what benefits the membership should provide
website – there must be one
there is a need for a strong-handed business manager
there should be a website and an office behind the society
to make a business plan an advisor/instructor should be asked to help (for example EANS is a good model, Susie Hide may help or give advice)
it should be done as soon as possible, not let it take years
everything cannot be changed at once, the most important things would be: the executive committee and how it should be set up and later on how to operationalize it
reviewing the bylaws, restrictions, setting up new positions
making the society more professional
there should be an electronic voting about this restructuring
For the new structure there will be a need for:
a president who has a wide perspective
somebody working in a part time job
leader and team for congress organization
How to start? How to put it in action?
On Friday, 21st March, at the lunch meeting, the aforementioned points, issues will be finalized
Decision agreed upon unanimously:
minutes will be sent out tomorrow morning
on the 21st the lunch break session will formally phrase the text of further actions, now seeming to include:
every action should be based upon currently available bylaws
this is also referring to the leadership
the board makes a proposal for new leadership structure as well as on change of bylaws and part time employment of a professional officer
should not be close to similar meetings
should be in two years avoiding IBIA that is taking place in May