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.

Wednesday, 19 January 2005

Minutes of the General Assembly of NOSOVE 2005

 The 2005 NOSOVE Annual General Assembly was held at the Hässelby Slot conference Center, 162 15 Vällingby, Sweden, on 19 January 2005.  The General Assembly started at 20:20. 22 members attended the meeting.
1.  Election of the Chairman of the General Assembly
Anna-Maija Virtala (F) was elected as the chairman of the meeting.

 
2.    Election of the Secretary of the General Assembly
Mariann
e Sandberg (N) was elected as the Secretary of the General Assembly.
 3.  Election of the Keeper of the minutes of the General Assembly
Marcus Doherr (CH) was elected as the Keeper of the minutes of the General Assembly.

4.  The report of the board concerning the latest election period
Lis Alban (Chairman, DK) explained that the last meeting in Denmark was a successful course in hierarchical analysis. There had also been some interaction with SVEPM, the Email distribution list functioned fine, and otherwise it had been quiet
 5. The treasurer’s report of the accounts and the certification by the auditors for the year 2004
Ann Lindberg (treasurer, S) distributed the summary of the accounts – that had been very few transactions – expenses for home page and meeting – meetings have their o
wn budgets – There is a reserve of around 55,000 SKK
The auditors scrutinized the report

6. 
Settlement of the account and approval of the administration during the last election period
Anna-Maija Virtala asked for approval – everyone in favour

7.  Election of the new board members to replace those retiring
Chairman (Lis Alban) was up for re-election – all approved – she accepted for another 2-year period.
Suggestions for: Marianne Sandberg (N) - approved
Trude Lyngstad (N) was elected as a second boar member (had mailed notice of acceptance)

8.  Election of substitutes for the board
No election of substitutes for the board, because Anna-Maija Virtala (F) and Annette Kjær Ersbøll (DK) were elected last year.

9.  Election of 2 auditors and a deputy auditor
Catarina Svensson (S) and Eystein Skjerve (N) were approved as auditors (both emailed their acceptance)
Marcus Doherr was approved as deputy auditor.

10. 
Determination of membership fee for the coming year.
There will be no membership fee for the coming period. Approved

11.  Updated information about NOSOVE hosting the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM)

The 2007 meeting will take place in Espo that is located close to Helsinki. It is easily accessible from Helsinki airport. Anna-Maija is the local organiser, and she has taken contact to a professional company, that will be organising for us. Student discount is aimed for – Dirk Pfeiffer encouraged it. Affordable hotels and agreement with airline would also make it cheaper. Student reductions are strongly supported by the NOSOVE general assembly. The meeting will take place the last Wed / Thu / Fri in March 2007 (2006 in Exeter). A NOSOVE course will be arranged adjacent to the SVEPM/ NOSOVE meeting. Dirk suggested to look into the opportunity of EU funding for the meeting. The scientific program will be decided by the SVEPM board as usual. Co-opted board members: Anna-Maija Virtala

12.   Determination of the time and place for the next General Assembly and appointment of the organiser for this meeting (Norway will be organising).
Next meeting (2006) in Norway; suggested topic is risk analysis; suggested time again is late January, location should be easily accessible. Lis emphasises that the organizing country selects the topic. Marianne Sandberg and Trude Lyngstad will be the local organisers.

13.   Any other business

Marcus pointed out that this would be the time to start thinking about courses to organize at the next ISVEE meeting (Cairns Australia, August 2006)

The annual meeting of the ECVPH took place in Rome (Oct. 2004). The deadline for application as recognition as de-facto diplomat has expired. There was some discussion on resident training and examination. It was stated that it is Important to represent our interests at the annual meetings. There is a need for employers to fund residencies – we need for ask for it! The website of the ECVPH can be found by searching for ECVPH (it is on an Austrian website).
 
14.  Closing of the meeting
The 2005 General Assembly was closed at 20:55 h

20.01.2005          
 
Marianne Sandberg                                         Marcus Doherr
Secretary                                                        Keeper of the minutes

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