The meeting was arranged in Oslo, 15 November 2001
26 members joined the assembly. Chairman of the board Jette Christensen had in advance announced that she could not attend the meeting.1. Rolf Bjerke Larssen was elected chairman of the General Assembly2. Edgar Brun was elected secretary of the General Assembly3. Petter Hopp was elected keeper of the minutes4-6. Ann Lindberg as treasurer and on behalf of Jette Christensen, went through the board’s report and the treasurer’s report: Major events during this last period have been the NOSOVE-meeting in Sweden (”Declaring freedom of disease”) and the reception for Hans Riemann at the ISVEE 9-meeting in Colorado 2000. Both events were partly financed by NOSOVE.There membership is informal and those who participate on the annual meetings are regarded as members. The General Assembly gave Larry Paisley the responsibility for the epi-nord list. He was asked to make contact with attendants of this year’s course and update the list with those who wants to be on the epi-nord listThe postal account has been closed leaving one bank account of SEK 56.265,85. The interest rate is 3 %. This rate was questioned to be too low as several banks offer higher interest rates for this amount of money. The treasurer was asked to discuss this with the bank or consider a bank giving a higher interest rate.The auditors had scrutinised the accounts and found verifications to be in accordance with the daybook, and the accounts to be in good order.The General Assembly unanimously approved both the board’s report and the treasurer’s report.
7. Election of the board;
Chairman : Lis Alban (DK) --newDep. Chairman : Eero Rautiainen (FI) -- re-electedSecretary : Anne Margrethe Urdahl (NO) -- continuedTreasurer : Ann Lindberg (SE) – re-electedMember : Ollie Pettoniemi (FI) – new8. Election of substitutesSubstitute 1 : Lena Hult (SE) -- continuedSubstitute 2 : Annette Kjær Ersbøll (DK) --- new9. Election of auditorsPetter Hopp (NO) ---newHelle Stege (DK) -- continuedMette Vaarst (DK) – continued (substitute )10. There will be no membership fee for the coming period.11. Next meeting will be in Finland in October/November 2002. The Finnish members of the board are free to establish an arrangement committee for the meeting, which will decide the topic of the course 2002.12. The General Assembly briefly suggested some alternative topics;- risk analysis- basic epidemiology- study design (case-control studies)- data quality/data evaluationThe board appreciates further suggestions, which will be forwarded to the Finnish arrangement committee.13. The General Assembly did not elect a logo committee. Instead, the board was given the responsibility to decide on how to work out suggestions for a logo for NOSOVE. Alternative logos will be presented on the General AssemblyEdgar Brun Petter HoppSecretary of the General Assembly Keeper of the minutes