General Assembly

MINUTES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF AFSUMB

17:00-18:30, November 20, 2010
The Ashok, New Delhi, India (Suite 294, 2nd floor)

ATTENDANCE
Immediate Past President
Dr. Byung Ihn CHOI (KSUM)
President
Dr. Cheng-Wen CHIANG (CTSUM)
President-elect
Dr. Nobuyuki TANIGUCHI (JSUM)
Vice-President-1
Dr. Masatoshi KUDO (JSUM)
Vice-President-2
Dr. C.V. VANJANI (IFUMB)
Secretary
Dr. Seung Hyup KIM (KSUM)
Treasurer
Dr. Yi-Hong CHOU (CTSUM)
Councilor
Dr. Yung-Liang WAN (CTSUM)
Councilor
Dr. H. SIDHARTA (ISUM)
Councilor
Dr. Jae Young LEE (KSUM)
Co-opted Councilor
Dr. Kanu BALA (BSU)
Co-opted Councilor
Dr. Sodov SONIN (MSDU)
Co-opted Councilor
Dr. Wilaiporn BHOTHISUWAN (MUST)
Co-opted Councilor
Dr. Dorita EANGELISTA (PSUCMI)
Website/Newsletter Editor
Dr. Shiro KOZUMA (JSUM)
Representative
Dr. Chiou Li ONG (MUSS)
Representative
Dr. Firoz AHMED (BSU)
Representative
Dr. N. CHAUBAL (IFUMB)
Representative
Dr. Daniel MAKES (ISUM)
Representative
Wen-Shiang CHEN (CTSUM)
Representative
Tang-Ho HSU (CTSUM)
Representative
San-Kan LEE (CTSUM)
Representative
Chui-Mei TIU (CTSUM)
Representative
Tyng-Guey WANG (CTSUM)
Representative
Sien-Sing YANG (CTSUM)
Representative
Dr. Rubina GHANGAT (USP)
Observer
Hiroki WATANABE (JSUM)
ABSENCE
Councilor
Dr. Tohru MASUYAMA (JSUM)
Councilor
Dr. YuXin JIANG (SUM/CMA)
Councilor
Dr. Musarrat HASAN (USP)
Co-opted Councilor
Dr. TP BASKARAN (MSUM)
Journal Editor
Dr. Chi-Ping CHEN (CTSUM)
Representative
Dr. Tarith THOU (CSUM)
Representative
Dr. Kwok Yin LEUNG (HKSUM)

Agenda 1. Greetings by the President

President, Dr. Cheng-Wen Chiang, welcomed all members of the council attending at the General Assembly.

Agenda 2. Apologies for absence and introduction of observers

Secretary, Dr. Seung Hyup Kim, noted following absent members

Councilor
Dr. Tohru MASUYAMA (JSUM)
Councilor
Dr. YuXin JIANG (SUM/CMA)
Councilor
Dr. Musarrat HASAN (USP)
Co-opted Councilor
Dr. TP BASKARAN (MSUM)
Journal Editor
Dr. Chi-Ping CHEN (CTSUM)
Representative
Dr. Tarith THOU (CSUM)
Representative
Dr. Kwok Yin LEUNG (HKSUM)

Agenda 3. Confirmation of minutes of last general assembly

Minutes of last General Assembly (November 15, 2007, Bangkok, Thailand) was reviewed and accepted

Agenda 4. President’s Report

President Cheng-Wen Chiang reported as follows;

“Welcome to the 9th AFSUMB General Assembly. With all your contributions and supports, the AFSUMB has progressed smoothly. Currently, the AFSUMB has 15 member societies with 16,647 members, ranking second among the WFUMB. After the 8th AFSUMB Congress in 2007 we have conducted a lot of scientific activities, including 5th to 8th AFSUMB Workshops and 5th to 6th WFUMB Asian Education project workshops. The great efforts of the Education Committee are deeply appreciated. Thanks to the Indian Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, the 9th AFSUMB Congress has been organized and conducted successfully. I am sure everyone has been enjoying the fruitful program. After this Congress, the AFSUMB will have a Congress every two years instead of every three years. In this General Assembly, we are going to amend the AFSUMB Constitution and to elect new Officers and Councilors. I hope the AFSUMB will continue to move forward rapidly.”

Agenda 5. Secretary’s Report

Secretary Seung Hyup KIM reported on,

  1. AFSUMB Affiliated Societies
  2. AFSUMB Officers, councilors, co-opted councilors
  3. Presidents and secretaries of AFSUMB affiliated Societies
  4. AFSUMB‟s annual report (2009-2010) sent to WFUMB

Agenda 6. Treasurer’s Report

Dr. Chou, treasurer, explained current status of 2010 account and draft budget for 2011.

Agenda 7. Journal Editor’s Report

Dr. Chou, instead of Journal Editor, Dr. Chi-Ping Chen, reported on the current status of AFSUMB journal. He reported that the journal is published regularly thanks to the support of councilors and members of affiliated societies. He also reported that SCI-indexing process in on-going and we may have an outcome in two years.

Agenda 8. Web site/Newsletter Editor’s Report

Dr. Kozuma, Web site/Newsletter Editor, reported that AFSUMB‟s website is active, but we need to update information as often as possible. He also mentioned that our website should be activated in terms of education and CME.

Agenda 9. Committee Chairs’ Report

1) Education Committee

Dr. Bala, Chair of Education Committee, reported activities of education committee.
Dr. Bala proposed an „AFSUMB CME Credit Point‟ Logo which will be displayed on the education materials and certificates of the education programs seeking the Credit Points, and was accepted unanimously.

Dr. Bala also explained that AFSUMB needs to designate one representative from the AFSUMB Education Committee to present paper on the education activities of the AFSUMB in the WFUMB Congress, and the council unanimously decided to designate the Chair of the Nominating Committee as the AFSUMB‟s representative.

Agenda 10. Election of Officers of AFSUMB (2010-2012)

Dr. Kim SH, Secretary of AFSUMB, reported the process of nomination of new officers and councilors through discussion in the Nominating Committee and Administrative Council Meeting, and also explained what we could not follow the current constitution/by-laws. There was no objection of proceeding with voting for the following candidates.

  1. President-elect: Seung Hyup KIM (KSUM)
  2. Vice-President 1: C.V. VANJANI (IFUMB)
  3. Vice-President 2: H. SIDHARTA (ISUM)
  4. Secretary: Yi-Hong CHOU (CTSUM)
  5. Treasurer: Masatoshi KUDO (JSUM)

President, Dr. Cheng-Wen Chiang, designated Dr. Makes and Dr. Wan as tellers.

Total number of vote was 36 and the result was .

  1. President-elect: Seung Hyup KIM (KSUM): agree 36
  2. Vice-President 1: C.V. VANJANI (IFUMB); agree 36
  3. Vice-President 2: H. SIDHARTA (ISUM):agree 36
  4. Secretary: Yi-Hong CHOU (CTSUM): agree 36
  5. Treasurer: Masatoshi KUDO (JSUM): agree 36

Agenda 11. Election of Councilors of AFSUMB (2010-2012)

Following three councilors were designated by the societies whose membership is larger than 10% of the total membership.

Voting was done for the following three candidates of Councilors and the result was

Agenda 12. Election of Co-opted Councilors of AFSUMB (2010-2012)

This agenda will be discussed in the New Council Meeting.

Agenda 13. Amendment of Constitution and By-Laws

Dr. Kim SH, Secretary, reported the progress of the amendment of constitution/by-laws, and explained the draft of the amendment. Voting was done and the amendment was accepted unanimously (agree 36).

Agenda 14. AFSUMB 2010 India Report

Dr. Vanjani, Chair of the OC of AFSUMB 2010, reported that the congress is progressing smoothly and more than 1000 registered.

Agenda 15. AFSUMB 2012 Indonesia Progression Report

Dr. Sidharta reported that preparation for AFSUMB 2012 is going smoothly, and the congress will be held in Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, on 14-17 November 2012.

Agenda 16. AFSUMB 2014 Pakistan Progression Report

Dr. Hasan could not come to the meeting due to visa problem and Dr. Rubina Ghangat brought brochures of AFSUMB workshop and conference in 2013 and 2014 at Karachi. She mentioned that USP arranged these events in a 5 Star Hotel located in the airport area which is just 3 minutes from main building of the airport terminal. The Council reminded that this will be decided at least in 2012 but preferably in 2011. If the situation does not be improved, MSUM will host 2014 congress instead of 2016 congress planned originally.

Agenda 17. WFUMB-related matters

Dr. Kim SH, Councilor of WFUMB, reported WFUMB-related matters as flows;

WFUMB Administrative council meeting was held on September 04, 2010, at Headquarter of French Radiological Society in Paris. Discussion on AFSUMB-related matters were

  1. Dr. Kim SH, councilor, reported current activities of AFSUMB and AFSUMB-affiliated societies.
  2. There was discussion on the nomination WFUMB officers and councilors. AFSUMB nominated Dr. Cheng-Wen CHIANG for Vice-President 2 and Dr. Seung Hyup KIM for Councilor. FLAUS did not submitted nomination and will submit later through petition. WFUMB nomination committee will discuss later on this matter.
  3. AFSUMB submitted CTSUM‟s letter to host WFUMB 2017, and WFUMB received it. WFUMB will send invitation to host WFUMB 2017 to all affiliates, and will finalize the location in 2012.
  4. Dr. Choi BI, Chairperson of Advisory Board WFUMB Center of Excellence, presented the activity of WFUMB COE Bangladesh and application of Indonesia as a new WFUMB COE. Application of Indonesia was accepted unanimously.
  5. Schedule of future WFUMB Congress is as follows;
    • WFUMB2011 – Vienna, Austria; August 26-29, 2011
    • WFUMB2013 – San Paulo, Brazil; May 2-5, 2013
    • WFUMB2015 – Orlando, USA; March 21-25, 2015

Dr. Wilaiporn reported that WFUMB Education workshop will be held in Bangkok on 16-18, February 2011.

Agenda 18. Bidding for WFUMB World Congress 2017

Dr. Kim SH reported that AFSUMB submitted CTSUM‟s letter to host WFUMB 2017, and WFUMB received it. WFUMB will send invitation to host WFUMB 2017 to all affiliates, and will finalize the location in 2012.

Agenda 19. Gold Medalist

According to the amended Constitution Article 4(c) “Affiliates who have rendered uniquely valuable service to the Federation may have bestowed upon them the title of Gold Medalist”, AFSUMB presented Gold Medalist to Dr. Byung Ihn CHOI, out-going past president.

Agenda 20. Place and date for the next general assembly

Next AFSUMB General Assembly will be held in Bali Indonesia during the period of AFSUMB 2012 (November 14-17, 2012). The Administrative Council meeting will be held on the 15th and the General Assembly on the 16th November, 2012.

Agenda 21. Other Businesses

Dr. Tanguchi proposed that we need to form Safety Committee and the proposal was accepted unanimously.

Agenda 22. Closing Remark from the President

President Dr. Cheng-Wen Chiang thanked all of the attendants and delivered closing remarks.