ARTICLE 1: NAME AND REGISTRY
The name of the Association shall be the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. The Headquarters Office to be located in the country of registration. The Secretary General of the Association shall be a recognized and registered member of the dental profession.
ARTICLE 2: OBJECTIVES
The aims of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology are to:
– promote the advancement of radiological research, education and service
– develop clinical services in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology
– encourage research in the allied diagnostic fields
– encourage the work of investigators and clinicians in order to improve service to patients
– disseminate knowledge in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology
In its endeavour to fulfil these objectives, the Association should foster close ties with national and international education and research institutions and associations which have an interest in dentomaxillofacial radiology The Association is organized exclusively for educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law); or the appropriate tax code of the managing country. No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, officers, or other private persons, except that the Association shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article 3 hereof. The Association shall not participate in the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. Nor shall the Association participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this Association shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this Association.
ARTICLE 3: DISSOLUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION
Upon the dissolution of the Association, the General Assembly shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all the assets of the Association exclusively for the purposes of the corporation or organizations operated exlusively for nonprofit making, educational or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law); or the appropriate tax code of the managing country, as the General Assembly shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the country in which the principal office of the Association is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes. (NOTE: Articles 2 and 3 may need to be modified by the Board of Directors to comply with the legal requirements within the country of the Association’s administration. Any amendments will be submitted to the next General Assembly).
ARTICLE 4: MEMBERSHIP
Membership of the Association shall consist of five categories.
Category 1: Founding Members
Founding Members shall be those members who signed the Constitution records at the first International Congress of Maxillo-Facial Radiology, August 1968, Santiago, Chile.
Category 2: Honorary Members
Honorary Members shall be those persons who have exhibited great support for the objectives of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology or who have made outstanding contributions in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology. They shall be proposed by the Executive Committee and the Nominating Committee, approved by unanimous vote of these committees and this shall be ratified by the Board of Directors and the General Assembly.
Category 3: Fellows
Fellowship status shall be granted to deserving members of the Association, having had their credentials reviewed by a committee of fellows and honorary members of the Association. Category 4: Individual Members Individual Members shall be dentists, stomatologists, medical doctors, and other health care or research professionals working in radiology or its allied fields and who, due to their studies or background, are willing to further the objectives of the Association.
Category 5: Affiliated Members
Affiliated members shall be health care and science oriented individuals who have a genuine interest in dentomaxillofacial radiology or research and who are willing to help and encourage Members to further the objectives of the Association. Affiliated Members shall have all rights and privileges of the Individual Members, but shall have no voting privileges.
Court of Patrons
Those individuals and companies who promote the objectives of the Association and who economically support the Association, shall be known as Patrons of the Association. Patrons will be nominated by the Board of Directors for a three year period, and be eligible for re-election.
Certificates of Honor
ARTICLE 5: ORGANIZATION
The Association shall consist of:
I. General Assembly
This Assembly shall be composed of Founding Members, Honorary Members, Fellows and Individual members.
II. Board of Directors
This Board shall comprise:
– the President
– the Secretary General (Chairman)
– the Treasurer
– the President Elect
– the President Elect Designate*
– the immediate Past President
– the immediate Past Secretary General
– the senior Vice-President
– the junior Vice-President
– the Vice President Designate*
– the Secretary to the Board of Directors
– the Editor of the Journal
– all Regional Directors *(“Designate” officers are only required for a two year Congress cycle)
III. Executive Committee
This Committee shall comprise:
– the President (Chairman)
– the Secretary General
– the immediate Past President
– the Treasurer
– the Chairman of the Board of the Trust Fund
A professional accountant shall be appointed as Auditor by the Secretary General, with the approval of the Nominating Committee.
ARTICLE 6: OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official language shall be English. In addition to the English text, the expediency of interpretation of Newsletters, Brochures of Announcements into other languages can be decided by the author, and with the approval of the Executive Committee. The Journal shall be published in English.
ARTICLE 7: CONGRESS AND MEETINGS
An International Congress shall be held every two years. An Agenda and Officers’ Reports for the General Assembly will be circulated in a Newsletter at least three months before commencement of the Congress. The President shall select a Congress Organizing Committee to compile a program and budget for the Congress and be responsible for the arrangements for the Congress. The final form and content of the program shall be determined by the President in consultation with the Secretary General and the Executive Committee. The Congress Organizing Committee shall also submit to the Secretary General a budget for the Congress which the Secretary General will distribute to the Executive Committee.
Meetings The Executive Committee shall approve the time and place of Regional Meetings if such are desired. The use of the Association’s title at such meetings will only be allowed at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
Executive Meetings The Executive Committee shall call meetings for the discussion of Association business if and when indicated. The Executive Committee shall designate Members for certain tasks and summon Members for consultation if and when desired. Board of Directors Meeting The Board of Directors shall meet on the day prior to the start of the Pre congress course, or prior to each main Congress if there is no Pre congress course. Other meetings shall be arranged as required. A combined meeting of the outgoing and incoming Board of Directors should be held before the end of the Congress.
Meeting Expenses Travelling expenses will be reimbursed only in exceptional circumstances by previous arrangement with, and consent of, the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE 8: AMENDMENTS
I. The Board of Directors shall have the power to draft any reform regulations, new regulations and bylaws it deems necessary. These amendments shall be presented to the General Assembly at the next Congress provided that a draft of these is published in a Newsletter or by letter to all members at least three months before the Congress, inviting changes or further amendments from the Members.
II. The drafts, amendments and/or changes shall be published in a special section of the Program of the Congress.
III. All regulations, reformed regulations or amendments shall be submitted for vote by the General Assembly.
IV. A substitute ballot by mail may be decided upon by either the General Assembly or the Executive Committee. If at least 50% of the Members respond, two-thirds of their votes will carry the decision.
ARTICLE 9: GENERAL
For items or subjects not covered in the Constitution and Bylaws of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, the Association shall follow the guidelines set down in the Regulations and Bylaws of the Fédération Dentaire Internationale.
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