Name: Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery (SANS)
Location: The association is based in the Faculty of Medicine at King Saud University in Riyadh and may establish branches in the Kingdom if necessary.
Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery hereinafter referred to as the Association, aims at raising the scientific level and professional competence of neurosurgical specialty in Saudi Arabia by achieving the following:
In order to achieve the objectives set in Article II the Association shall carry out the followings:
Membership shall be of three types:
Granted by a decision of the General Assembly to those who helped in developing the fields of interest of the association or delivered to the Association financial or moral support. Honorary members are exempted from the subscription fee; they may attend the meetings of the General Assembly and its various committees and participate in the discussions.
Associate membership: Can be acquired by:
Membership expires in the following cases:
It is a decision of the Executive Board to restore membership to those who lost it upon their request if the reasons for cancellation of the former membership have gone.
The General assembly is composed of the active (full) members. It holds a regular meeting once a year at the invitation of Chairman of the Board. The meeting shall not be valid without the attendance of the simple majority of the members. If the majority failed to attend, another meeting shall be held two weeks later and this meeting is valid with any attendees. Associate members may attend without the right to vote.
An extraordinary meeting can be held, if necessary, upon the request of the Executive Board or one fifth of members of the General Assembly.
General Assembly shall work toward fulfillment of the objectives of the Association. In particular it shall carry out the followings:
The General Assembly can, based on a proposal of the Executive Board, nominate an Honorary President for the Association out of such personalities known because of their interest in the working fields of the Association, for a term of three years subject to renewal by a decision of the Council of the University. He is authorized to chair the meeting he attends.
First: The Association will depend mainly on its own resources, namely:
Second: Budget and final accounts of the Association:
The Executive Board holds regular meetings every three months and its meeting shall not be valid unless it was attended by the majority of the Board members. The Board may also hold extraordinary meetings whenever requested by more than half of its members or by the request of one fifth of the General Assembly members or the Chairman of the Board. In such cases the meeting will be limited to the discussion of the topics for which the Board was held.
The resolutions of the Executive Board shall be adopted by the majority votes of the attending members and when the votes are equal the vote of the Chairman is decisive.
The Executive Board is responsible for the following: