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Proposed amendment of the constitution by Jose F Lapena 2018.06.19 11:28 Views : 27

Dear board of directors and committee members,


      Hello. I have received two proposals for constitution amendments from Prof Lapena, seconded by Prof Wilfred, Proposal one is on APAME membership, involving 4 statements (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4). Proposal two is related to Governance, involving changing of one sentence (2.1). According to our constitution, we will need a majority approval from APAME board of directors to accept the proposal. Therefore, I hope that all of you can have a look, and make a decision by 1st July 2018


     During the General Assembly, we will table the amendments to our members. We will need the approval of 2/3 majority of our voting members to accept the amendments. 


     I was informed by the local host that the final program of the CASE APAME meeting 2018 should be available on the homepage by 1st July. I will also send a copy to all our members once it is available in early July. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Saw Aik

Secretary-general, APAME



Paediatric Orthopaedic unit /  Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery unit

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 

University Malaya Medical Centre,

59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel : 03 79493141

Fax : 03 79493141


Original mail on 2018.06.18 22:29

Proposed by Jose F Lapena

Seconded by Wilfred Peh

Agreed by 

  Merlita Opena <> 2018.06.19 02:37

  Erlinda Palaganas <> 2018.06.19 09:59

  Vivi Setiawaty <> 2018.06.19 10:32




Proposed Constitutional Amendments – 1


To affirm the status of our Associate Members from Canada and Iran, and in consideration of membership applications from Asia Pacific nations outside of WPRO and SEARO,

1.1 we propose that the heading of Section 1,  ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 – Individual Membership

Editors, previous editors, editorial assistants of peer-reviewed medical journals and those working in any branch of scientific communication in the Asia Pacific Region, in their capacity as Editor-In-Chief, Deputy, Associate, Assistant, Supplement and Managing Editors or scientists and technologists, are eligible for individual membership. Regular members may vote, hold office and serve on committees.


Be replaced by:

Section 1 – Individual Regular Membership


1.2  We further propose that the numbering of Section 2, ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP

Section 2 – Association Membership

National associations of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals, scientific publications or publishing bodies and related companies or organizations are eligible for association membership. Designated representatives shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of a regular member except the rights to vote and to hold office.


Be changed to

Section 3 – Association Membership


1.3  We also propose that a new Section 2 on Individual Associate Membership be inserted under ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP:

Section 2 – Individual Associate Membership

Individuals meeting eligibility for individual membership in Section 1, who do not belong to a member state of WPRO or SEARO may be eligible for associate membership. Associate Members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of a regular member except the rights to vote and to hold office.

  1.  We finally propose that the numbering of Section 3 of ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP 

Section 3 - Admission to Membership

(1) Application for individual or association membership requires the submission of a completed application form.

(2) All applications shall be screened by the Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. A negative decision shall be overruled only if an appeal in favor of the applicant is supported by a majority vote.


Be changed to

Section 4 – Admission to Membership


1.5  We propose that all these aforementioned changes involving 

Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP


Be adopted by this General Assembly, effective upon approval, and that our Constitution be accordingly amended.