STATUTE

 STATUTE
of the Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies
(FLASOG)
Modification on 02-14-2020

INTRODUCTION

The Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies (FLASOG) was founded in 1952, being founders the associations, societies and federations of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico , Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

It is currently made up of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

CHAPTER I
OF THE CONSTITUTION AND HEADQUARTERS

Article 1.

The Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies (FLASOG) is a non-profit Institution, which groups with representation by countries and in a regionalized way to scientific institutions (Societies, Associations, Colleges and Federations) that in Latin America are devoted to the specialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology and that have been integrated into FLASOG in accordance with the requirements of this Statute and the respective Regulation.

Sole paragraph:  FLASOG may also incorporate other national scientific federations, societies and associations for scientific, educational, social or cultural exchange. Their rights, duties and other conditions are specified later in this Statute and its Regulations.

Article 2 : FLASOG will be made up of the following categories of members:

1. Affiliates

2. Adherents

Article 3.

Affiliate Members : are the national Associations, Colleges, Federations and Societies, with equal rights and obligations that group the specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology from each Latin American country.

Article 4:

Adherent Members : are the Associations, Colleges, Federations and International Societies linked to Obstetrics and Gynecology in its various areas and subspecialties that meet the scientific, educational and social conditions to join the important activities of FLASOG, after fulfilling the requirements of income specified in Chapter III of this Statute.

Article 5.

The FLASOG Headquarters is located in the country where the FLASOG Foundation has legal status.

 

CHAPTER II
OF THE OBJECTIVES

Article 6.

The objectives of FLASOG are:

  1.  Integrate into a single grouping the Latin American medical institutions dedicated to Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the rate of one per country.

  2. To comprehensively promote the health of women and the product of their conception, their well-being and their rights.

  3. Support the scientific, academic, educational, ethical, union and social legal progress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  4. Provide technical cooperation in each country, for the design, formulation and implementation of women’s health policies and the product of their conception to governmental and non-governmental organizations.

  5. Integrate other national or international medical associations dedicated to the health of women and the product of their conception, which are considered useful for the achievement of the above objectives and meet the entry conditions detailed below.

Article 7.

To achieve these objectives the following actions will be carried out:

  1. Maintain and establish the necessary relationships with the affiliated institutions, National and International Organizations, whether governmental or private, whose activities do not contravene the principles enshrined in this statute.

  2. Represent Latin America before international organizations in matters inherent to Gynecology and Obstetrics

  3. Promote scientific exchange between universities and related institutions in Latin America and worldwide, to promote international cooperation in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  4. Disseminate and recommend lines of conduct to develop teaching and research methods, good medical practices and scientific reports through different media.

  5. Promote women’s rights and encourage community activities aimed at maintaining and strengthening their health.

  6. Organize Latin American Congresses of Obstetrics and Gynecology, postgraduate courses and scientific meetings that are considered useful for the progress of the specialty

  7. Support the international promotion of the National Congresses held in the affiliated countries.

  8. Promote in our affiliated institutions the use of existing centers dedicated to research and high-level training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  9. Support the creation of Specialty Councils in affiliated countries where they do not exist, for the Certification of all doctors that are part of the Societies that represent the country.

 

CHAPTER III
STRUCTURE AND REGIONALIZATION

Article 8.

FLASOG for organizational purposes is divided into a north zone and a south zone:

  1. North Zone :  It is divided into:

Mexico and Caribbean Region : made up of Cuba, Haiti, Mexico and the Dominican Republic

Central American Region : made up of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama

  1.  South Zone :  It is divided into:

Andean Region:  made up of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

Southern Cone Region:  made up of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

Article 9.

The institution that wishes to join FLASOG as an Affiliate member must meet the following requirements:

  1. The group of Obstetrics and Gynecology must have been founded by means of a Constitutive Act recognized before a Notary Public or equivalent legal procedure, depending on the country to which they belong.

  2. Have in its records a number of partners not less than 50, in the case of Societies, Associations or Colleges and for Federations with a total number of partners not less than 100 and not less than five Societies, Associations or Associations affiliated to the herself.

  3. Have accredited the development of regular scientific activities for a minimum period of three continuous years for Societies, Associations, Colleges or Federations.

  4. Be governed by its own Statute and that none of its articles oppose this Statute.

  5. Submit to the procedure stipulated in the FLASOG Regulations .

  6. In the event that there are two or more applications from a country, this right will be held by the oldest in its foundation. Two institutions from the same country will not be allowed.

  7. Be Accepted at a FLASOG Assembly Meeting.

First paragraph : It will be integrated according to the geographic Region indicated in Article 8.

Second paragraph:  All Affiliated Institutions that currently make up FLASOG, have absolute priority of said representation, and cannot be replaced by another institution from the same country, unless there is an express request from the Society, Association or Federation that currently exercises said right and that must be presented to the Executive Committee of FLASOG, which after its analysis and if applicable, will submit it to the Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly, for the rejection or approval of said request.

Article 10:  For the admission of Adherent members, the Executive Committee will analyze and evaluate the institutions, associations or international federations, which, in the interest of FLASOG or on their own initiative, express their desire to enter under said category. You must meet the requirements of Affiliate members in points 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, of Article 9 of this Statute.

First paragraph : all income to be approved by the Executive Committee must have a Twinning Agreement previously analyzed and adapted between the parties.

Second paragraph : if an entry is approved by the Executive Committee, it must take the proposal to the next Assembly Meeting for its consideration and final approval.

Third paragraph : the Agreement must be signed by the Presidents of both institutions.

Fourth paragraph : if there are two or more applications for the same specialty or subspecialty, this right will be held by the oldest in its foundation. Two institutions of similar activity will not be allowed.

Article 11.

Of the Rights of the Affiliate members :

  1. Attend the FLASOG Assembly Meetings, with voice and vote.

  2. Apply and apply to host FLASOG congresses.

  3. Nominate candidates to integrate the Executive Committee, commissions, committees and working groups.

Article 12.

Of the Duties of the members Affiliated to FLASOG:

  1. Inform the Executive Committee periodically according to the Regulation, about their academic activities and their scientific production published in the specialty journals.

  2. Pay annually to the FLASOG Treasury according to the number of affiliated persons. The amount will be proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Assembly at an Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting.

  3. Attend the FLASOG Congress.

Article 13
On the Rights of Adherent members:

  1. Attend the FLASOG Assembly Meetings with the right to speak.
  2. To apply to the Executive Committee: lecturers, symposia or any other activity that may be relevant for Congresses or other activities of FLASOG. If the Executive Committee finds it convenient, it will pass it on to the Scientific Committee for its consideration.
  3. Request from the Executive Committee the endorsement of FLASOG for academic activities of the Adherent Member  . In each case, the Executive Committee will consider the possibility of applying a fixed or percentage cost  of the income of the event for which the endorsement has been requested. Sole paragraph :  they may not elect or be elected to the Executive Committee, nor hold positions of Coordinators of the FLASOG Committees, nor assume the Representation of FLASOG at the National or International level.

Article 14
Of the Duties of the Adherent members:

  1. Pay annually to the FLASOG Treasury a fixed membership equivalent to the fee of 100 members, at a unit cost similar to that paid by Affiliate members.
  2. Attend the FLASOG Congress.
  3. Comply with the commitments established in the FLASOG Statute and Regulations , as well as the Twinning Agreement signed between the parties.

 

Article 15.

The membership of an Affiliate or Adherent member of FLASOG is lost:

  1. By written resignation sent to the Executive Committee.

  2. By decision of the Assembly based on the report of the Executive Committee, approved by two-thirds of the votes of the Assembly. No philosophical, political or religious reasons may be involved in such a report and decision.

CHAPTER IV
ON THE AUTHORITIES

Article 16.

The FLASOG Authorities are:

  1. The assembly
  2. The Executive Committee

Article 17.

The Assembly is the highest authority of FLASOG and its resolutions may only be revoked by another Assembly Meeting. It is in charge of guiding the general policy of FLASOG, promoting its progress, knowing and solving its transcendent issues and problems, and monitoring the validity and compliance with the Statute and Regulation. Its installation, development and voting will be done as follows:

1. To declare a quorum, it must have the presence of half plus one of the official delegates and also

    half plus one of the Affiliated institutions that have fulfilled the duties of Art. 12 of the Statute and

    they are in full enjoyment of rights.

2. The Executive Committee does not have the right to vote.

3. In the event of a tie, voting will continue until one of the motions achieves a simple majority.

Article 18.

Meeting Type. The Assembly as an organ of FLASOG can meet in the form:

  1. Ordinary
  2. Extraordinary.

Article 19.

Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly

  1. It takes place during the Latin American Congresses of Obstetrics and Gynecology, taking their ordinal numbering from them, after being called by the Executive Committee.

  2. It is made up of official delegates of the Affiliate members. The number of delegates will be determined by the number of partners declared by the respective Institution to the Treasury at the time of annual installment payments.

  3. The delegates to the Assembly will be assigned according to the members registered by each institution, as described below:

                   N˚ of delegated members

      50-150         1        

    151-250         2        

    251-350         3        

    351-450         4        

    451-550         5        

    551-1,550         6        

1,551-2,550         7        

2,551-3,550         8        

3,551- 4,550        9        

4,551 or more      10        

 

  1. The Presidency and direction of debates of the Assembly corresponds to the President of FLASOG.

  2. Proposals presented at the Assembly will be considered approved when the corresponding motion obtains a simple majority of votes from the delegates present at the time of voting. Except for the motions for which the Statutes or Regulations expressly establish that they must be approved by 2 thirds of those present at the time of voting.

  3. Once approved, they will be mandatory for all members of FLASOG.

  4. The summons with the agenda for the Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly must be sent to the President of each Affiliated and Adherent institution, at least ninety (90) continuous days before the date set for the Assembly Meeting.

First paragraph:  To review the credentials of the delegates and prepare the installation of the Assembly, a Powers Commission will be appointed and a Preliminary Session will be held. Which is specified in detail in the Regulations of this Statute.

Second paragraph : Adherent members will have a representative with the right to speak.

Third paragraph :  for those Affiliate countries that for different reasons decide to reduce the number of partners declared to the FLASOG Treasury, the lowest number declared in the last three-year period will be taken into consideration for the assignment of delegates to the Assembly.

Article 20.

The following points are obligations of the Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly:

  1. Approve the minutes of the previous Meetings of the Assembly (Ordinary and Extraordinary).

  2. Know, discuss and vote on the Report of the Executive Committee.

  3. Know, discuss and vote on the administrative and financial report of the outgoing management.

  4. Choose from among its member countries the main and alternate headquarters where the subsequent Latin American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be held.

  5. Consider and ratify the venue for the next Congress and its alternate venue.

  6. Consider and confirm the Latin American Masters of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  7. Elect the members of the Executive Committee.

  8. To elect the Members of the Scientific Committee corresponding to the 3 (Three) Regions that are not involved in the Organization of the next Congress, since it corresponds to the Host Country to propose the Member of the Scientific Committee, who in turn will represent the corresponding Region.

  9. The items on the Agenda will be detailed in the Regulations.

Article 21.

The Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly  will have the following characteristics:

  1. It will have a single delegate (a) that represents the total number of votes of the Affiliate member.

  2. It can be convened at the initiative of the Executive Committee when it deems it necessary or at the request of at least one third of the Affiliate member countries, presented by their Presidents. Applicants must state in writing, before the Executive Committee, the matter (s) they wish to discuss, duly substantiated.

  3. The time between the request or summons and the celebration will not exceed 90 continuous days when it is at the request of the Affiliate members. When the call comes from the Executive Committee, it must be made at least 45 days in advance.

  4. Only the issues for which it was called will be discussed.

  5. The first item on the agenda is to approve the minutes of the previous Extraordinary Meeting.

  6.  Proposals presented at the Assembly will be considered approved when the corresponding motion obtains a simple majority of votes from the delegates present at the time of voting. Except those that the Statute or Regulations expressly establish must be approved by 2 thirds of those present. Once approved, they will be mandatory for all members of FLASOG.

Article 22.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed as follows:

President (following alternation of zone and region)

Vice President (from the same region as the President)

Secretary (may belong to any of the member countries)

Treasurer (may belong to any of the member countries)

Outgoing president

President Elect (to elect the elected president, the alternation of zone and region will be respected).

Sole paragraph : in none of the elective positions it is possible to remain for more than two consecutive periods occupying the same position.

Article 23.

Of the nomination, election, swearing-in, beginning of exercise and substitutions of the Executive Committee.

  1. The election of the members of the Executive Committee will be individually

  2. The Executive Committee will be elected for a period of 3 years, by the Assembly at its Ordinary Meeting within the framework of the FLASOG Congress, the nomination and electoral system are specified in the Regulations.

  3. It is a requirement to apply for any of these positions to be an active member of an Affiliate institution, to be nominated by it, to have acted as an official delegate in at least one FLASOG Assembly Meeting and to prove background and experience in managerial functions in your Society National.

  4. In the Closing Session of the Congress and as the last item on the agenda, the outgoing President swears in the President-Elect who is responsible for assuming his functions and he immediately proceeds to swear in the rest of the incoming Executive Committee, who assume their functions at that time. The Regulations will detail the Protocol of said Session.

Article 24: Of the absences of the members of the Executive Committee.

In the event of circumstances that prevent the performance of their duties, the following shall proceed:

  1. The President  will be replaced by the Vice President in temporary and permanent absences

  2. The Vice President  in different circumstances that impede the temporary performance of his position, will be replaced by the Secretary without prejudice to his own functions.

  3. The Secretary and the Treasurer  will temporarily replace each other, without prejudice to their own functions.

  4. The Outgoing President  in circumstances that prevent the performance of his position, will be replaced by the Outgoing President of the previous management.

  5. The President Elect  in different circumstances that prevent the performance of his office, if these are temporary, will be replaced by the Secretary without prejudice to his own functions and if they are definitive, an Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly must be called to elect an Elected President in his replacement, which must belong to the same Zone and Region, as established in Article 22 of this Statute.

  6. When there are reasons that imply a definitive impossibility of exercising their functions for the Vice President or the Secretary or the Treasurer, an Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly must be called to elect their replacement (s), respecting for each position the requirements established in the Statute and Regulations of FLASOG.

Article 25.

Responsibilities of the Executive Committee

  1. Represent FLASOG in scientific, cultural, social, legal and administrative events that correspond to it.

  2. Ensure compliance with the FLASOG Statute and Regulations.

  3. Appoint the Executive Director, Scientific Director and Administrative Director of FLASOG. The Directors will participate in person in the Executive Committee meetings.

  4. Designate the administrative staff of the main headquarters of the Administrative Office that it deems necessary for the smooth running of FLASOG,

  5. Create the  Administrative Committee of FLASOG , which will be made up of the President or whom he designates from among the members of the Executive Committee; the Treasurer and the Administrative Director; the Accounting Professional hired by FLASOG acting as Advisor.

  6. Qualify the members of  the Nominating Committee  at the rate of one for each region, if possible giving preference to the last 4 presidents of FLASOG. In the event that any of them cannot join, the Executive Committee will take steps to complete it by designating a replacement.

  7. Apply up to 3 (three) candidates to apply for the mention of Masters of Latin American Gynecology and Obstetrics, complying with the requirements established in paragraph 4 of Article 65 of the Regulations.

  8. Appoint the Committees, Commissions or working groups according to the needs of FLASOG, upon request of candidates to the Affiliated National Societies.

  9. Organize the FLASOG Congress in conjunction with the Affiliated Institution chosen by the Assembly, as the Congress Venue.

  10. Discuss, reform and approve the financial report relevant to its management.

  11. Receive satisfactorily the assets (documentary, technological, scientific and economic) generated by the previous Executive Committee, as well as the physical and real estate assets, by means of a delivery certificate and in physical form within a maximum of 90 continuous days after taking possession. The details of this delivery will be specified in the Regulations.

  12.  Prepare the Financial Statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement) of the FLASOG and have them available to present them at the Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly and at the Extraordinary Meetings when expressly specified by its call.

  13.  Prepare an operational plan with your budget for each year that you were elected.

  14.  Call an Ordinary Assembly Meeting. The Regulation specifies the details of the form and agenda.

  15.  Call an Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly when necessary.

  16.  Present a report of the Balance and Income Statement at the end of their period to the incoming Executive Committee no later than 90 continuous days after the end of their period. Including the updated inventory of equipment, furniture and other assets of FLASOG.

  17. Update and take responsibility for the proper functioning of the FLASOG website and social networks and  emphasize the dissemination and use of them to encourage their visit or as a body for the dissemination of  academic and other information related to the specialty.

  18. Receive, analyze and decide on the incorporation of Adherent members. If the institution is accepted, it must bring a presentation to the consideration of the next Assembly Meeting for its evaluation and final resolution.
    Sole paragraph : the Executive Committee will delegate to one of its members the responsibility of managing the website and other communication media, to act in coordination with the Institutional Communication Committee of FLASOG. Likewise, they must appoint the Editorial Committee of the magazine, when it (s) exist. The Regulation will specify what corresponds to this matter.

Article 26.

Of the functions and duties of the President

  1. Direct and assume responsibility for all the actions of FLASOG

  2. Exercise the legal and social representation of FLASOG.

  3. Preside over the FLASOG Congress

  4. Summon the meetings of the Executive Committee and the Assembly together with the Secretary, as well as preside and direct said meetings.

  5. Sign with the Secretary the minutes of the meetings of the Assembly and the Executive Committee, as well as the agreements, diplomas and correspondence.

  6. Prepare and present a report on the management period of the Executive Committee.

  7. Act as an ex officio member of the different Committees

  8. Authorize and order the expenses of FLASOG in agreement with the Treasurer.

  9. Preside over the Foundation or the institution that represents the legal and economic interests of FLASOG.

 

Article 27.

Of the functions and duties of the Vice President

  1. Participate as an ex officio member of all FLASOG Committees.

  2. Replace the functions of the President of the Executive Committee in his temporary or permanent absence.

  3. Comply with specific functions assigned by the Executive Committee.

Article 28.

Of the functions and duties of the Secretary

  1. Convene, together with the President, the Meetings of the Executive Committee and the Assembly, as well as the Committees when necessary, and prepare the agenda

  2. Prepare a minute of each session of the Executive Committee, signed by all its members, as well as of the Assembly Meetings and send these to the affiliated institutions within the following month.

  3. Keep all the minutes of the FLASOG sessions available for all activities.

  4. Maintain a permanent record and report correspondence sent and received

  5. Prepare and communicate the agenda of each Assembly Meeting with the established forecast

  6. Keep the file of FLASOG minutes updated, which it will deliver to the incoming Executive Committee at the end of its term, maximum 90 continuous days after taking office.

7. Exercise the functions of the Protocol of the Inaugural Session and Closing Session of the Congress, the

     which will be specified in the Regulations.

8. Replace the President Elect or Vice President or Treasurer in the event of temporary absence of the

    themselves, without prejudice to their functions.

Article 29.

Of the functions and duties of the Treasurer

  1. Prepare and present FLASOG financial report to the Executive Committee and to the Assembly Meetings or at the time that is requested.
  2. Verify that each affiliated Institution is up to date with its annual fees and inform the Executive Committee about their compliance in order to validate their accreditation at the Assembly Meeting.
  3. Part of the Administrative Committee of the FLASOG.
  4. Coordinate and supervise administrative and financial functions of the Administrative Director.
  5. Authorize and order the expenses of FLASOG in agreement with the President.
  6. Act as Treasurer in the Foundation or the institution that represents the economic interests of FLASOG
  7. Replace the Secretary in the event of his temporary absence, without prejudice to his functions.

Article 30.

Of the functions and duties of the President Elect

Actively participate with the right to speak and vote in the planning and decisions of the Executive Committee.

Article 31.

Of the functions and duties of the outgoing President

Actively participate with the right to voice and vote, advising and cooperating with the Executive Committee.

 

CHAPTER V
OF THE COMMITTEES

Article 32.

The Executive Committee enables the Nominating Committee, the Congress Local Organizing Committee (LOC) proposed by the Affiliated Institution of the host country and others of a permanent or temporary nature. Their integration, functions and obligations will be determined in the Regulation.

First paragraph : The President and Vice President of the Executive Committee are ex officio members of all the FLASOG Committees

Second paragraph :  The Scientific Director and the respective Committee coordinate the academic activities of the Congress and other academic activities of FLASOG.

Third paragraph : the Nominating Committee and the Scientific Committee must have a representative from each Region indicated in Article 8 of this Statute.

CHAPTER VI
ON HERITAGE, ECONOMIC REGIME AND RIGHT TO DELEGATES

Article 33.

FLASOG is a non-profit institution, its assets will be administered by a Foundation created to meet its objectives.

Article 34.

Its patrimony will be constituted by donations, fees from Affiliated institutions, Associated institutions, subsidies, trusts, endorsements, contributions, bequests and all movable or immovable property that is required to fulfill its objectives and duties.

 

Article 35.

The ordinary annual fee to be paid by each affiliated institution, Associated institutions, Society, Association, College or Federation, will be proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly.

Article 36.

The ordinary annual fee must be paid on time during the first quarter of each year. Compliance with this obligation will be governed by the Regulations.

Article 37.

Failure to pay an ordinary or extraordinary fee will automatically suspend the Affiliated or Adherent institution, be it a Society, College, Association or Federation and its partners respectively, from the collective and individual services and benefits to which they are entitled and will be restored once paid the corresponding debt.

Article 38.

All income received by FLASOG and its assets will be used exclusively to fulfill its objectives and duties.

 

Article 39.

Travel expenses and other representation expenses

Applying for a management or administrative position at FLASOG is an act of volunteerism, and being elected or appointed for said position constitutes the highest honor that a Latin American obstetrician-gynecologist can aspire to in the scientific – union order. Therefore, occupying it has an absolutely “ad-honorem” character. Any amount received for per diem, accommodation, compensation, transportation, etc., cannot be considered salary, as there is no employment relationship and constitutes a labor exception.

Sole paragraph : compensation for these expenses will be specified in the Regulations.

 

CHAPTER VII
OF THE CONGRESSES AND COURSES OF THE FLASOG AND ITS CREDITS

Article 40.

Latin American Congresses of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Latin American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the institution’s most important scientific meeting. It will seek an active exchange of opinions, stimulating with a criterion of critical evaluation the research, assistance and teaching of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Latin America.

First paragraph :  This Congress will be held every three years and the organization will be the responsibility of the Executive Committee of FLASOG in conjunction with the Affiliated Institution of the host country and the Local Organizing Committee.

Second paragraph :  The institutions affiliated to FLASOG undertake not to hold or sponsor Congresses or Conferences of a national or regional nature the two months before and the month after the FLASOG Congress. And also not to do it simultaneously with him in another country, unless an Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly authorizes otherwise.

Third paragraph : The host country may not hold its Congress or National Day 6 months before or after the FLASOG Congress.  

Article 41.

FLASOG Congress Venue : Countries that meet the requirements proposed in the Regulations may aspire to the Venue of a Latin American Congress.

Article 42.

The Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly, by a simple majority of votes of the delegates present, will elect the Venue and the alternate Venue of the subsequent Congress. For this purpose, the Nominating Committee will present to it the list of institutions that have expressed, by means of a written request and during the stipulated period, their interest in being the headquarters of the Congress and have complied with all the requirements stipulated in the Statute and Regulations of the FLASOG.

First paragraph :  The alternate Headquarters will be activated by resignation of the official Headquarters or by decision of the Executive Committee of FLASOG when it finds lack of compliance with the stipulated conditions.

Second paragraph :  The alternate Venue will have at least one year for the preparation of the Congress, counted from the moment in which it is notified in writing that it must assume its realization.

Article 43.

Considerations for election and ratification of venues

The Assembly will take into consideration:

  1. That the Congresses should be held alternately in the north and south areas; turn alternately in its four regions.

  2. Compliance by the FLASOG Affiliate institution that aspires to hold the Congress, of all the obligations and duties established in the Statute and its Regulations

Sole paragraph :  the consideration and ratification of the Venue of the following Congress and its alternate Venue will be made at the Ordinary Meeting that precedes its holding.

Article 44.

In the Congress the diplomas of Teachers of Latin American Obstetrics and Gynecology and the FLASOG awards will be delivered, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations.

 

Article 45.

FLASOG courses (Postgraduate; Pre and Trans-congress)

Their objective will be the theoretical and practical improvement of Latin American Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the professionals who collaborate with them and will be developed in each Latin American Congress of FLASOG and in other opportunities according to the Executive Committee of the same (virtual, face-to-face, etc.). Its structure will be planned by the Scientific Director of FLASOG through the Committee that he coordinates and previously submitted to the Executive Committee for consideration.

Article 46. Credits and Certification

The academic activities of FLASOG will grant credits and may be considered in the certification and recertification of the specialty in accordance with the legislation of each country.

CHAPTER VIII
OF THE REGULATION

Article 47.

The Regulation and its Annexes constitute the operational guide for the operation of FLASOG .

Article 48.

The modification of the Regulation must be proposed by the Executive Committee or at least one third of the Affiliated institutions. Its consideration and voting may be made at an Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly and for its approval a simple majority of votes present is required.

 

CHAPTER IX
OF THE MODIFICATION OF THE STATUTE

Article 49.

The modification of the Statute must be proposed by the Executive Committee or at least one third of the Affiliated institutions. For its consideration, an Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly will be called and for its approval the favorable vote of two thirds of the accredited delegates present will be required.

 

Article 50.

The draft Modification of the Statute and / or Regulations must be sent to the Affiliated Institutions at least 15 (fifteen) continuous days prior to the holding of the corresponding Assembly Meeting.

CHAPTER X
OF THE PERMANENCE

Article 51.

The duration of FLASOG is indefinite, its dissolution may only be approved by at least 90 percent of the affiliated Institutions present at the Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly.

First paragraph : if its dissolution is agreed, the Assembly will designate three delegates, commissioned to proceed with the liquidation of its assets according to the instructions that it imparts to them.

Second paragraph :  Your assets must necessarily go to Latin American charities.

 

CHAPTER XI
SPECIAL SITUATIONS

Article 52.

Anything not provided for in this Statute may be resolved by the majority of the Executive Committee, but maintained ad referendum if it is ratified or not by the next Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly, to whose consideration the matter must be submitted.

Article 53.

This Statute begins to take effect on Friday, February 14, 2020, the date on which it was unanimously approved, in an Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly expressly called for its modification, held in Panama City, with the participation of the following Affiliated institutions , with official delegates and observers from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela present .

 

By the Final Drafting and Style Committee

         Dr. Néstor Garello Dr. Alfonso Arias Dr. José De Gracia

 

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