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, 25 November 2009

Minutes Nosove General Assembly 25th November 2009

1. Francois Beaudeau elected as chairman of the general assembly

2. Nina Otten elected secretary of the general assembly

3. Torben Nielsen elected as minute keeper of the minutes from the general assembly

4. The report of the board concerning the latest election period:
 Last years meeting was held in Gilelje, DK. A report from the AG can be seen on website.
 Accepted with no comments.

5. The treasurer’s report of the accounts and the certification by the auditors for the year 2009:
 71.000 sv.kr transferred from Danish meeting. Possibly caused by missing payment of VAT for Danish meeting and one lecturer that had to cancel (hotel- and flight expenses). Discussion what to do with money: There is a possibility to pay back money to participants as NOSOVE non-profit organisation. Auditors found accounts in good order. Treasurer’s report acknowledged.

6. Liza Nielsen will check why this much revenue from Danish meeting to make sure that there are no mistakes with VAT.

7. Election of the new board members: Chairman Marianne Sandberg (DK), Trude Lyngstad (N) is up for election as Deputy Chairman and Treasurer Ann Lindberg (S) are serving another year. Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen (DK) will serve another year, but as the secretary and Anna-Maija Virtala (SF) is up for election as a member

No objections for proposal.

8. Election of substitutes for the board: Maria Nøremark (S) and Madelaine Norstrøm (N) are up for election.
No objections for proposal.

9. Cecillia Wollf (S) and Nina Otten (DK) elected as auditors. Saraya Tavornpanich (N) elected as deputy.
10. Membership fee accepted as paid by participation in meeting.

11. Francois invited to SVEPM meeting in France last week in March. Please note that poster space is limited so people are advised to submit poster topics as soon possible.

Board suggested donating 1000 Euro to SVEPM. It was suggested to donate a specific event at SVEPM so NOSOVE would be mentioned as sponsor.
Suggestion accepted.
12. Meeting set for end of January 2011, in Norway, pending on availability of lecturer. Makes sense to settle account at end of year. Topic: Health economics, possibly Jonathan Rushton as course lecturer. Licitation of expert opinion is another suggestion.
Organisors: Trude Lyngstad and Madelaine Norström
 13. Suggestions what to use money for in coming years:
 Suggestions to sponsor drinks at SVEPM or support travel or lower fee for PhD-students from Baltic countries, Poland etc.

AG decided to include support of PhD students from Baltic countries, Poland etc to attend NOSOVE courses as a case for next years AG. In order not create too much work for the board, it could be based on a first come, first serve basis.

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