General assembly

2019 – August 23 2019

General Assembly

Ordinary General Assembly of the Nordic Fertility Society

Friday August 23rd  2019, 15.15-16.15 NFS 2019 Gothenburg

Agenda

  1. Opening of the meeting – Jon Hausken

  2. Election of chairman and secretary for the meeting
    Soren Ziebe was elected as a chairman and Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen as a secretary.
  3. Election of two auditors
    Christel Hyden-Granskog and Paula Peltopuro were elected as auditors.
  4. NFS President report from the NFS board
    Jon Hausken thanked the board members for their great contribution for the society. The board has conducted four physical meetings and several telephone meetings in the past two years. The main topics of the meetings have been education (NFS congress plus education courses) and healthy economy.
  5. Presentation of the five national representatives (S, F, N, DK, IS)
    Sigrun Kjotrod NOFAB, Stina Järvholm SSRM, Antti Perheentupa SFY, Kathrine Birch Petersen DFS, Steinunn Thorsteinsdottir Iceland

  6. Discharge from liability to the board members and chairman for 2017-2019
    Astrid presented the budget for 2017-2019, which is in a healthy balance.

    The GA 2017 accepted the work, economy and activities done by the Board in the period since last GA in Nyborg Strand 2017 and discharged the board from liability.

  7. Election of the new NFS president
    Marjut Otala was elected as the new NFS president.
  8. The Board will inform the members about the ongoing Education Courses
    Antti Perheentupa told that the education course news are on the NFS webpage. All the presentations will be found as videos on the webpage. There was a discussion on keeping the physical meetings going on anyway on a yearly basis.
  9. The Board suggests changing the By-laws:
    • The next and previous Chairman of the NFS congress will become full voting member of the NFS Board (this suggestion was first time approved in Nyborg Strand 2017). The GA approved the suggestion.

    • §11. Changes of the Articles of Association shall be adopted by a majority of at least 2/3 of the members of two successive General Assemblies. The GA approved the suggestion.

    • The new By-law suggested: §11. Changes of the Articles of Association can be approved by the boards of the national societies at least 4 weeks before and then adopted at the subsequent General Assembly. The GA approved the suggestion.

  10. Matters arising

The next NFS congress will be held on 26th to 28th August in Helsinki, Finland.

2019 – August 23

Invitation to
General Assembly
Ordinary General Assembly of the Nordic Fertility Society

Friday August 23 rd 2019, 15:15-16:15 NFS 2019 Gothenburg

Agenda

  1. Opening of the meeting – Jon Hausken
  2. Election of chairman and secretary for the meeting
  3. Election of two auditors
  4. NFS President report from the NFS board
  5. Presentation of the five national representatives (S, F, N, DK, Ic)
  6. NFS economy 2017-2019 The treasurer’s report and budget – Astrid Helene Sydtveit
  7. Discharge from liability to the board members and chairman for 2017-2019
  8. Election of the new NFS president
  9. The Board will inform the members about the ongoing Education Courses
  10. The Board suggests changing the By-laws;
    1. the next and previous Chairman of the NFS congress will become full voting member of the NFS Board (this suggestion was first time approved in Nyborg Strand 2017)
    2. §11. Changes of the Articles of Association shall be adopted by a majority of at least 2/3 of the members of two successive General Assemblies.

      The new By-law suggested
      §11. Changes of the Articles of Association can be approved by the boards of the national societies at least 4 weeks before and then adopted at the subsequent General Assembly.
  11. Matters arising

2017 – August 3

Date:
Thursday August 3rd  2017, 16.30-17.00

Meeting venue:
NFS 2017 Nyborg Strand

  1. Opening of the meeting – Jon Hausken
  2. Election of chairman and secretary for the meeting
    Søren Ziebe was elected as chairman and Janicke B Brun was elected to be the secretary
  3. Election of two auditors
    Erling Ekerhovd and Karin Erb were elected
  4. NFS President report from the NFS board
    Jon Hausken started to thank all the Board members for their great contribution. Since Reykjavik the Board has conducted nine meetings, 6 telephone meetings and 3 physical meetings. 4 main topics; the NFS 2017 congress, education courses, NFS FB group and the new website, economy. A great thank you to the organizing committee lead by Kirsten Tryde Macklon. They have delivered all the way and made this congress memorable. The Board will present a new plan for the education courses. Antti will present this. We are happy that the new website and FB now seems to work. We hope that the members will contribute to make these platforms live and informative. The economy is decreasing due to more activities (mostly due to the education courses). We must continuous evaluate this and propose changes in member fee or reduce activities. The goal for NFS economy is to have enough money to cover the expenses for one congress.
  5. Presentation of the five national representatives (S, F, N, DK, Ic)
    Hans Ivar Hanevik NOFAB, Julius Rheinsson SSRM, Antti Perheentupa SFY, Elisabeth Carlsen DFS and Steinunn Thorsteinsdottir Iceland
  6. NFS economy 2015-2016 The treasurer’s report and budget – Astrid Helene Sydtveit
    Astrid presented the budget for 2015 – 2016. Economy slightly decreasing, but still a healthy balance.
  7. Discharge from liability to the board members and chairman for 2015-2016
    The GA 2017 accepted the work, economy and activities done by the Board in the period since last GA in Reykjavik 2015 and discharged the board from liability.
  8. Election of the new NFS president
    Jon Hausken was elected for a new period
  9. The Board presents the new plan for NFS education course and ESHRE certification
    Antti Introduced the new concept of continuous education for NFS members. One of the main objective of NFS is to provide high quality education for the NFS members. Beginning in Helsinki in November (9.-10.11.2017) the first third of the extensive ESHRE curriculum for both tracks will be covered. The other topics will be covered in 2018 and 2019. The content of the previous course in Copenhagen is already available in video form on the NFS homepage. All NFS members are welcomed irrespective of professional training and plan to participate in the ESHRE exam. Look forward to seeing many of you in Helsinki. The new education plan will be presented as a newsletter (NFS website)
  10. The Board suggests to change the By-laws; the next and previous Chairman of the NFS congress will become full voting member of the NFS Board
    The GA agreed and the changes will be done by the next GA 2019
  11. Arising matters
    The Board informed the GA about changes regarding the future NFS congresses. The next meeting in Gothenburg will be held late in August and will only be 2 days. Good discussion about this topic. The meetings are too expensive, the scientific program should focus more on Nordic matters, the frequency of the meetings and also the timing and length. The Board will note the incoming suggestions