ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
ARTICLE 1.

Based on Article  9 of Academy of Medical Sciences  of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Statute  (AMSBiH),  members of AMSBiH recommend new members for managing bodies of the Academy.

ARTICLE 2.

Main Board of AMSBiH before end of its mandate opens elections for new members of the management bodies of AMSBiH and determines deadlines for election phases.

ARTICLE 3.

Each board of AMSBiH, during 15 days after start of elections, suggest to the Main Board one candidate for Academy President,  and 15-20 candidates  for members of the management  bodies  of the AMSBiH.  Suggested candidates  for AMSBiH President should submit the plan of AMSBiH work in next four years. Also the names of the candidates for the first Vice president, General secretary and Financial secretary.

Main Board AMSBiH will the proposed candidates for members of management bodies in alphabetical order introduce into the list of candidates, provided that the number of such candidates is up to 50. If suggested is smaller number of candidates, the Main Board will fill the list up to 50 candidates members of management bodies of AMSBiH.

Voted is for 25 members, and 25 elected are ones who obtain the largest number of votes.

Newly elected President shall organize a meeting of elected members of management bodies of AMSBiH. At that session the mutual distribution will be performed as follows: fifteen members of the Main Board, five members of the Court of Honor, five members of the Committee on Statute and three members of the Supervisory Board.

ARTICLE 4.

Main Board will all received proposals within fifteen days submit all members of AMSBiH. Proposals of candidates should be presented so that it can serve the voting ballot for those members of AMSBiH, who cannot personally attend the Election Assembly of AMSBiH. For the proposed candidates  for President,  Vice  President,  General  Secretary  and  Financial  Secretary  voting is  on collective basis.

ARTICLE 5.

Members of AMSBiH, which for justifiable reasons cannot attend the Election Assembly will mark the names of those candidates for whom they wish to vote and submit them to President of the Main Board of AMSBiH in closed envelope before the Election Assembly. Votes can be given only to one presidential list, or individually for 25 candidates from the list of members of administrative bodies. This list should be submitted to the Main Board within 15 days. At the same time to the Main Committee should be submitted the comments on the work program for candidates for the President.

ARTICLE 6.

Main Board after receiving responses organize Assembly in which the Election shall be by secret vote to choose new members of management bodies. The consideration will be given to voting completed by mail. The President and all members of the management bodies should get at least majority vote of members present at the Academy. Election Assembly may be organized only if it attended by the majority of registered members of AMSBiH.

ARTICLE 7.

When electing between three or more candidates for the President and if no one gets majority of votes, voting is repeated with the two candidates who received highest number of votes. Chosen is the one who gets the most votes.

ARTICLE 8.

Presidents of the boards, the President of the Senate and former president of AMSBBiH become “ex officio” members of the Main Board.

The Main Board has the right to engage if needed additional four members into the Main Board.

ARTICLE 9.

Elected president of AMSBiH is also the president of the Main Board of AMSBiH.

General Secretary, Financial Secretary, the Presidents of the boards and the Senate, are required to submit at every annual Assembly of AMSBiH a written report on the work in the past year.

ARTICLE 10.

This Regulations becomes active at day of adoption by the Assembly of AMSBiH.
President of AMSBiH,
Prof Izet Masic, MD, PhD

ARTICLE 1.

On the basis of the Statute of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter AMSBiH), its members can become a prominent doctor, scientific worker, as well as other scientists, whose activities contribute to the development of medicine in our country.

ARTICLE 2.

Member of AMSBiH can became a scientist, which is selected by the Election Assembly of AMSBiH after conducted election procedures in the Boards of the Academy, and on the proposal of the Admission Board of AMSBiH.

ARTICLE 3.

Members of the Academy can be: regular members, associates and honorary members.

ARTICLE 4.

Criteria for selection in certain categories of membership:

a) For regular members may be elected a scientist, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which meets the following criteria:

ARTICLE 5.

Associate member of AMSBiH may be elected from medical scientists, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which meets the following criteria:

ARTICLE 6.

As an honorary member can be elected a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, outside the membership of AMSBiH or a foreign citizen who has significantly helped in advancement of medical science in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ARTICLE 7.

At least 90 days prior to the regular Election Assembly of the Academy, the main board invites applications for the selection of new members of the Academy. Notwithstanding this deadline will be procedure of choice of new members AMSBiH every two months of one new member of AMSBiH to fill the number of members which is sufficient to perform legal registration of the AMSBiH with the competent court. Care about this will be done by Main Board of AMSBiH on the proposal by the Admission Boards of new members of AMSBiH. Each new member of AMSBiH is obliged to hold an initial lecture to other members of the AMSBiH in deadlines set by the Main Board of AMSBiH.

ARTICLE 8.

Proposal for selection of candidates for members of the Academy may be submit to the Main Board of the Academy by:

ARTICLE 9.

Within the deadline prescribed for the selection of the new members of the Academy, and at least 30 days before the Election Assembly of the Academy, the proponents must submit to the Main Board of the Academy for each candidate the following documents:

ARTICLE 10.

Board of the Academy appoints its own boards, which shall elect two reviewers for each candidate for membership in their Board.

The reviewers  submit  written  opinions  on the candidates  no later than 30 days.  In case  of different  opinions appointed  is  the third reviewer.  Boards  based on review  propose  candidates  to be nominated  for members in the Academy.

ARTICLE 11.

On the basis of written documents from Article 10 of this Regulations and the board proposal, Boards propose to the Main Board nominated candidates, which will be on the Electoral Assembly Academy suggested for election to membership in the Academy, and the promotion in higher level of membership in the Academy, depending on the number of positions available in Boards.

ARTICLE 12.

Election of new members is done on a regular Assembly of the Academy by secret ballot.

Besides this it is possible to choose new members of AMSBiH in the procedure specified and under the reasons from the Article 7 of this Statute.

ARTICLE 13.

Main Board of the Academy shall notify candidates in writing of the results within 15 days after the elections.

ARTICLE 14.

Main Board decides on the number of honorary members that will be elected in the year of Election Assembly. Based on the proposals of the Board and the Senate, The Board elects new honorary members, and of his decision informs the Election Assembly.

ARTICLE 15.

This Regulations becomes active at day of adoption by the Assembly of AMSBiH.
President of AMSBiH.
Prof Izet Masic, MD, PhD

I GENERAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 1.

With this Statute are determined:goals, tasks and activities of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina (in further text: AMSBiH), membership in AMSBiH.

AMSBiH members rights and duties, management of AMSBiH activities, organization of work at AMSBiH, economic-financial operation of AMSBiH and rules on termination of AMSBiH.

ARTICLE 2.

AMSBiH is a non-governmental association of scientists established to promote biomedical science and improve public health.

It is an independent non-profit legal entity, registered at the Cantonal Ministry of Science and Education, Sarajevo .It operates independently of state institutions and cooperates with them in scientific projects of common interest for the country. AMSBiH headquarters are established in Sarajevo while the Scientific Committees can be established in other university cities of BiH.

Operation of AMSBiH  refers  to the realization  of activities  from Article  73, Law on High Education  of Canton Sarajevo and Article 25, Law on Public Institutions.

ARTICLE 3.

The full title of AMSBiH is "Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina", and the short title is AMSBiH. Latin title of AMSBiH is "Academia Bosniaca Scientiarum Medicarum", with abbreviation ABSM. Academy title in English is "Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina", with abbreviation AMS BiH.

Headquarters of AMSBiH are in Sarajevo, in Čekaluša street 90/4.

AMSBiH operates on territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ARTICLE 4.

AMSBiH is a legal entity, registered at the Cantonal Ministry of Science and Education of Canton Sarajevo and is registered in the Register of this Ministry.

AMSBiH is represented by its president or one of vice-presidents.

ARTICLE 5.

AMSBiH have its own seal, circular in shape, 3.4 cm in diameter which consists of three concentric circles in which is the written text “The Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina “ in South Slavic languages, Latin and English. In the central part of the seal is Esculape staff and year written in Latin.AMSBiH have a badge, flag and members of the Academy receive a membership card which is identification information printed by the Academy of the date of their membership.

AMSBiH celebrates its foundation day and, preferably, on that day held an annual

Assembly to officially accept the new members into AMSBiH.

II GOALS, TASKS AND ACTIVITIES OF AMSBiH

ARTICLE 6.

Goals of AMSBiH formation are: promotion of medical sciences, improvement of public health, affirmation of Bosnia and Herzegovina medicine in the country and abroad.

ARTICLE 7.

AMSBiH activities are:

Work of AMSBiH and its entities is public and transparent, available to public information media, with possible valorization of its activities by official and non official institutions following science and scientific work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

III MEMBERSHIP IN AMSBiH

ARTICLE 8.

For member of AMSBiH can be elected a scientist in field of biomedical sciences which work on protection of health of BiH population and fulfills the criteria’s listed in Article 9 on this Statute.

Members  of AMSBiH  can be regular, associate  members,  and associates.  Number of members AMSBiH  is  not limited, but the selection process is limited to a maximum of 12 members per year, where each newly elected member, after passing  through a procedure  of verification by Initiation  Committee, should  held a access  lecture  prior to its membership.

Regular members of AMSBiH are citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, residents of BiH and from which are elected the bodies of AMSBiH.
Associate members of AMSBiH are scholars which are also citizens of Bosnia and foreign nationals.

AMSBiH have its honorary members, and their membership will be made according to conditions set forth in Article 11 of the Statute.

Rights and duties of AMSBiH members are determined by the provisions of Article 13 of this Statute.

ARTICLE 9.

Member of AMSBiH  became by election.  Election  to membership  of AMSBiH  conducts  Assembly  of AMSBiH according to the protocol given to the provisions of Article 16 of this Statute.

The basic condition for the election in AMSBiH membership is that the candidate has defended his doctoral thesis in biomedical sciences as well as evidence of the results of scientific research in biomedicine and that: have some of the university  teaching  profession  (at  least  regular or associate  professor),  published  a book or textbook in the field  of biomedical sciences and at least ten articles published in biomedical computer’s database Current Contents, Medline and EMBASE.

ARTICLE 10.

Election into certain member’s categories of AMSBiH is made based on following conditions:

a)  For a member of AMSBiH can be elected a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina which is:

b) Associate member of AMSBiH can be elected internationally acknowledged scientist in field of biomedical sciences which fulfill criteria’s for member election, but is:

In its scientific status associate member is equal to a member of AMSBiH.

c) For associate of AMSBiH can be elected medical scientist, citizen of BiH, which fulfills the criteria’s:

ARTICLE 11.

Honorary  members of AMSBiH are chosen on the basis of decisions of the AMSBiH Assembly, and proposed by Main Board of AMSBiH, AMSBiH Board or Senate, but with the consent of the Main Committee of AMSBiH. Honorary members of AMSBiH may  be a persons  non-members of AMSBiH with distinguished scientific work in the field of biomedical science, which gave the contribution to the development of biomedical sciences in BiH and abroad.

Honorary member of AMSBiH is entitled to state their membership with their name.

ARTICLE 12.

Main Board of AMSBiH is awarding the honorary name of the laureate and organizes academic days DIES ACADEMICUS to especially deserving members of AMSBiH for their long work and special achievements of medical science and the profession.

For a special contribution to medical science AMSBiH is giving appropriate awards and recognitions.

IV RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF AMSBiH MEMBERS

ARTICLE 13.

a) Members of AMSBiH have the following rights:

Members of AMSBiH have also the following obligations:

b) Associate members have the following rights:

ARTICLE 14.

Membership in AMSBiH is terminated:

Decision on exclusion from membership is made by the AMSBiH Committee, the Mean Board of the AMSBiH on the proposal by Court of Honor AMSBiH. Excluded member has the right to complain to the Assembly AMSBiH to the decision about his exclusion by the Main Board of AMSBiH.

The decision of the Assembly AMSBiH is final.

Decision on expulsion from membership of AMSBiH is carried by the Main Board of AMSBiH.

V FORMING THE AMSBiH BODIES AND MANAGEMENT  OF AMSBiH

ARTICLE 15.

AMSBiH have the following bodies: Assembly, Main Board, Supervision Board, Court of honor Senate.

ARTICLE 16.

AMSBiH  Assembly  is  the highest  body of AMSBiH  and it is  consisted  by members and associate  members of AMSBiH.

Assembly can be:

ARTICLE 17.

Annual Assembly of AMSBiH is held once a year and it is organized by the President of AMSBiH.

Election Assembly for AMSBiH bodies is organized every four years, by the President of AMSBiH chaired by the working presidency elected at the Assembly of AMSBiH.

Election Assembly for new members of AMSBiH is organized every two years and it is organized and lead by the President of AMSBiH.

Emergency  Assembly  of AMSBiH  is  organized  according  to need. It is  organized  by the President  of AMSBiH according to article 18 of this Statute and it is lead by the working presidency of AMSBiH.

Emergency Assembly of AMSBiH is organized by the President of AMSBiH on request by at least 1/3 of Mean Board members, or when requested by at least 10% of members, or at least two boards of AMSBiH.

If the President of AMSBiH does not organize emergency assembly during 30 days period, it will be organized by the above mentioned proposing party

ARTICLE 19.

Assembly of AMSBiH is organized and its decisions are valid if at least 1/5 of members are present. Assembly of AMSBiH makes decision by the more than half majority of present members.

ARTICLE 20.

Annual Assembly of AMSBiH:

ARTICLE 21.

Implementing functions and other jobs determined with this Statute are performed by the Main Board of AMSBiH. Main Board of AMSBiH is consisted of at least 15-20 as follows:

If needed, Main Board of AMSBiH can, on a proposal of AMSBiH President, engage more board members and their election is confirmed by the next AMSBiH Assembly.

President of AMSBiH at the same time is the President of the AMSBiH Main Board. President of AMSBiH organize and lead the meetings of AMSBiH.

Main Board of AMSBiH performs the following activities:

ARTICLE 23.

Meeting of the Main Board AMSBiH is organized by the President of AMSBiH or one of the vice presidents with its empowerment.

Decisions of the Main Board AMSBiH are valid if on the meeting of Main Board are present one half of the members and if for the decision is voted more than half of the present members.

Meetings of Main Board AMSBiH are held according to needs, and date, time and its agenda are determined by the President or appointed vice presidents of the AMSBiH.

Meeting of Main Board AMSBiH must be organized on request of 1/3 of its members.

Meeting of Main Board AMSBiH can be organized by the proposing party in case that President or one of vice presidents does not organize a meeting during 30 days following the request

ARTICLE 24.

For its work Main Board of AMSBiH is responsible to the Assembly of AMSBiH. About its work Main Board of AMSBiH gives to the Assembly the annual report. Mandate of members in Main Board of AMSBiH is four years.

ARTICLE 25.

Supervision Board of AMSBiH follows and supervises its work, and about their results and opinion gives written report to the Assembly and Main Board of AMSBiH.

Supervision Board of AMSBiH determines whether the activities of AMSBiH are in accordance with valid legislation, Statute of AMSBiH and its other documents.

Supervision Board AMSBiH especially supervise material and financial operations of AMSBiH.

ARTICLE 26.

Supervision Board of AMSBiH has three members, which elect president among themselves. Meetings of Supervision Board of AMSBiH are organized according to need.

Decision  of Supervision  Board of AMSBiH  is  valid  id the majority  of Board members wetted  in favor of them. Mandate of Supervision board AMSBiH members is four years.

ARTICLE 27.

President of AMSBiH:

President proposes to the Assembly two Vice presidents, General secretary, Financial secretary and other members of the Main Board of AMSBiH, and the Assembly confirms their election.
Vice presidents take the role of President according to powers given by it.

Mandate of the President, Vice president and General secretary last for four years with possibility of reelection for the next four years mandate.

ARTICLE 28.

General secretary of AMSBiH performs following duties:

General secretary of AMSBiH for its duties and tasks is responsible to the Assembly of AMSBiH, Main Board of AMSBiH and the President of AMSBiH.

General secretary is elected by the Assembly of AMSBiH on proposal of AMSBiH President, with mandate of four years.

ARTICLE 29.

Financial secretary of AMSBiH is responsible of financial operations of AMSBiH, for rational utilization of funds and their collection. It is elected by the Assembly of AMSBiH on President propose and its mandate last for four years.

ARTICLE 30.

Technical secretary of AMSBiH, assist General secretary of AMSBiH and take proceedings on meetings of the Main Board AMSBiH.

It is elected by the Assembly on President propose, with mandate of four years.

ARTICLE 31.

Court of Honor has three members and three deputies.

Members of the Court elect the President of Court of honor among themselves.

Court of Honor performs procedures in case that members of AMSBiH violate this Statute or endanger reputation of AMSBiH. Court of Honor is elected by the Assembly of AMSBiH for four years period.

ARTICLE 32.

Senate is the highest counseling body of AMSBiH.

Senate discuss on scientific, professional and humanistic issues related to medical science and its attitudes, conclusions and recommendations informs Main Board of AMSBiH and Annual Assembly of AMSBiH.

For Senate member of AMSBiH can be elected a member of AMSBiH which with its work, credits in AMSBiH have special contribution to its work.
Members of the Senate are elected by the AMSBiH Assembly on proposal from Main Board of AMSBiH.

Proposed election of Senate members initiates the Senate of AMSBiH. Senate have at least 30 to 40 members, and their number can be increased if needed. Senate elects its President, Vice president and General secretary for period of four years.

ARTICLE 33.

Annual Assembly, on proposal by Main Board of AMSBiH, forms the appropriate boards according to certain fields of medical science.
Boards elect presidents and according to need vice president and secretary, for the period of four years. About its work boards report to the Main Board of AMSBiH.

Boards according to need can found sub boards in agreement with the Main Board of AMSBiH. Boards suggest to Main Board of AMSBiH candidates for new members of AMSBiH and laureates.

ARTICLE 34.

AMSBiH forms its professional service – technical support which performs the following jobs:

Technical services are lead by the General secretary of AMSBiH.

VI ECONOMIC-FINANCIAL OPERATION OF AMSBiH

ARTICLE 35.

AMSBiH makes income from:

ARTICLE 36.

Allocation of funds from the financial plan and report is made by Main Committee done on the basis of financial plan and final accounts.

VII TERMINATION OF AMSBiH OPERATION

ARTICLE 37.

AMSBiH stops to operate by the decision of AMSBiH Assembly, if for that vote more than half of members or based on active rules related to this matter.

ARTICLE 38.

In case of AMSBiH work termination, its property becomes a subject of public auction.

ARTICLE 39.

This Statute becomes active at day of adoption and based on written decision by the President of AMSBiH Assembly.
President od AMSBiH,
Prof Izet Masic, MD, PhD

Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina - AMNuBiH is established on 20 October 2009 in Sarajevo in order to promote biomedical science in B&H through scientific projects, publication of biomedical scientific and research publications, organization of scientific and professional meetings, etc. At the Constituent meeting of AMNuBiH organized on 20 October 2009 was appointed the Governing bodies and adopted Normative acts of AMNuBiH.

We also prepared a proposal for admission of new AMNuBiH members and the first Academy members of AMNuBiH were admitted on 20 December 2009 at the Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo and on that occasion for academics are appointed: Izet Masic, President, Mirko Grujic, Vice president, Osman Sinanovic, Vice President, Zoran Hadziahmetovic, Secretary general, then, Vjekoslav Gerc, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Abdulah Kucukalic, President of the Ethics Committee and Marko Buksa, Mehmed Gribajcevic, Izet Hozo, Jasenko Karamehic, Muharem Zildzic, Sukrija Zvizdic for full members of AMNuBiH, and Jacob Bergsland, Benjamin Djulbegovic, Asim Kurjak as correspondent members, with Zeljko Reiner and Pavle Milenkovic for honorary AMNuBiH members.

AMSBiH activities are:

Work of AMSBiH and its entities is public and transparent, available to public information media, with possible valorization of its activities by official and non official institutions following science and scientific work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Journals: Medical Archives, Acta Informatica Medica and Materia Socio Medica became the official journals of AMNuBiH.

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