The Nordic Society for Veterinary Epidemiology (NOSOVE) is an informal organization with the vision of advancing veterinary epidemiology. The volunteering board aim to fulfill the vision by providing courses and opportunities to socialise and strengthen the network among post graduate students, researchers and others with an interest in epidemiology. Events are presented through the society network (blogspot).
NOSOVE started in 1988 as a collaboration between the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and has expanded to include the Baltic countries, but welcome members and participants from all countries.

Thursday, 15 November 2001

Minutes of the General Assembly 2001

 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 Assembly
2.           Edgar Brun was elected secretary of the General Assembly
3.           Petter Hopp was elected keeper of the minutes
4-6.   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 list
 The 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)      --new
Dep. Chairman     : Eero Rautiainen (FI)  -- re-elected
Secretary              : Anne Margrethe Urdahl (NO)  -- continued
Treasurer             : Ann Lindberg   (SE) – re-elected
Member               : Ollie Pettoniemi (FI) – new
8.       Election of substitutes
         Substitute 1           : Lena Hult  (SE) -- continued
Substitute 2           : Annette Kjær Ersbøll (DK)  --- new
9.            Election of auditors
Petter Hopp  (NO)  ---new
Helle Stege (DK)  -- continued
Mette 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 evaluation
The 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 Assembly

Edgar Brun                                                                            Petter Hopp
Secretary of the  General Assembly                                     Keeper of the minutes

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