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Contact Information
P.O. Box 2925 Riyadh 11461 King Khalid University Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-1-2050491
Fax: +966-1-2050391
General Description
The Saudi Pediatric association aims to encourage and enhance the knowledge and resources in child health.
Constitutional Framework
By Laws of Saudi Pediatric Association
1st Article

Name and its location:
The Saudi Pediatric Association, hereafter called "SPA", is recognized by King Saud University, Riyadh and is located at its premises and the main office is in WAMY ( World Assembly Muslim Youth) Building at KING FAHAD ROAD.

2nd Article

Aims and Objectives:
The SPA aims at achieving the following objectives:
a) The progression and development of the scientific thinking in paediatric.
b) Giving the opportunity for the members of SPA to contribute to the scientific development of its fields.
c) Encouraging and enhancing exchange of scientific thinking in its fields among different institutions and disciplines in the Kingdom and abroad.
d) Offering consultation and performing the appropriate studies to improve the level of performance in the fields of the pediatrics in different institutions/disciplines.
e) Cooperating with similar scientific associations in the Kingdom and abroad.
f) Promoting and contributing to public health education on its fields.

3rd Article

The SPA will achieve its objectives listed in Article 2, by all possible means particularly by:
a) Promoting the scientific research and the related topics, publishing the results of such research, distributing and exchanging them with the related disciplines.
b) Holding congresses, symposia and conferences to discuss the problems related to its fields.
c) Issuing journal, bulletin and letters covering studies and research being done in its fields.
d) Arranging scientific trips and competitions in its fields.
e) Issuing books and letters and organizing symposia, lectures and workshops, which promote and enhance public health awareness in its fields.

4th Article

The following three types of members can be offered:
a) Active Membership: This can be offered to those who will meet the membership requirements and having a University degree in the field of the Pediatric or related fields provided that the member is currently residing in the Kingdom
b) Honorary Membership: This can be offered to those, who have contributed financially or morally supporting Pediatric development in the Kingdom or abroad, The honorary member shall be exempted from any yearly dues. The honorary member may attend the General Assembly meeting and its different committees and have a right to vote in decision making or in election.
c) Associate Membership: This can be offered to universities students in pediatrics field and those who would like to be affiliate to the SPA without being residents in the Kingdom , the associate member should pay 50% of the yearly dues.

5th Article

Conditions for Membership: SPA
a) The request for membership shall be discussed by the Board of Directors and the request will not be considered accepted, unless a decision has been taken by the Board.
b) To pay the yearly dues.

6th Article

Termination of Membership:
The SPA membership shall be terminated upon:
a) Request of the member to resign.
b) Unfulfilment of the membership requirements.
d) Any activity that would bring professional or financial harm to the SPA, which would be decide after full investigation ordered by the Board of Directors and after responsibility of the concerned member has been proven and verified.

7th Article

Reigniting Membership:
It is possible to re-grant membership to an ex-member who lost his membership under item 6(c) above after paying his delinquent dues or membership dues for 3 years whatever is least.

8th Article

The Board of Directors:
The Board of Directors consists of not more than 9 members (including the President) who will be elected the General Assembly of the SPA using secret ballots. Membership of the Board of Directors will be for two years which can be renewed. The Board of Directors will hold regular meetings. Emergency meetings(s) may be called upon request of half or more of the Board of Directors or on request of one-fifth of the General Assembly members or the President of the SPA to discuss the matter for which the emergency meeting was called for. No other business will be discussed during such a meeting. The Board of Directors will issue the decisions taken by a majority vote and in case of tie, the President has the right to cast his vote. The meetings of the Board of Directors will not be effective unless attendance by the majority. If a member of the Board fails to attend three meetings of the Board of Directors consecutively without any acceptable reason he is considered to have resigned from the membership. The Board of Directors shall issue the rules and regulations to excute these by-laws and in case of availability of position on the Board of Directors, a new member will be chosen by the Board of Directors subject to the approval by the general assembly in its next meeting.

9th Article

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors:
a) make decisions and to take actions that would guarantee the proper performance of the SPA in its functions and achieving its objectives.
b) will suggest the annual budget of the SPA,
c) prepare the yearly activity, decide each membership dues, its failure functions and presenting it to the General Assembly at its ordinary meeting for approval.

10th Article

President and Vice-President of the Board of Directors:
To be elected by the General Assembly for a period of two years renewable. The President will be the President of the SPA as well. The Vice-President will assist him in his duties and will act as President during his absence. The President will represent the SPA in all its formal communications with official and un-official authorities in the Kingdom and abroad.

11th Article

The General Assembly:
The General Assembly shall comprise of all active members and hold a meeting year. The meeting′s agenda shall be prepared by the Board of Directors. The General Assembly may call an emergency meeting upon a request by the Board of Directors or one-fifth of its members. The same principle will be followed in the emergency meeting as in the regular meetings for the Board of Directors.
The meeting of the General Assembly shall be in order and binding when it is attended by the majority of its members.

12th Article

The duties of the General Assembly are as follows:
a) Issuing the by-laws to conduct the internal affairs of the SPA.
b) Approving the SPA′s annual budget and its accounts.
c) Approving the annual report concerning its activities prepared by the Board of Directors.
d) Electing the members of the Board of Directors and the President.
e) Approving in the annual plan submitted by the Board of Directors.
f) Discussing all items in the agenda and additional items requested by the members within the field of the SPA interests and taking decisions on them.
g) Selecting an honorary President for the SPA if nominated by the Board of Directors.

13th Article

The Honorary President:
The General Assembly may nominate an honorary President after nomination from the Board of Directors. The honorary President shall be a public figure known to have interests in the Pediatrics fields. The honorary president has the rights to attend the meetings as chairman.

14th Article

Resources of the SPA and its Budget:
The SPA′s main resources are as follows:
a) The yearly dues of each member.
b) The gains from its publications.
c) Registration fees for the courses and programs to be arranged by the SPA.
d) The grants and donations which the SPA will get from the Saudi Government or other governmental institutions or private organizations or individuals to the approval of the Board Directors.
e) The yearly grant to be given by the body supervising scientific associations. The Board of Directors will nominate from its members a Treasurer who will be responsible before the Board of Directors for different financial a fairs. The Treasurer of the SPA will prepare its Budget. The Treasurer will submit his report to the Board of Directors which will ultimately be submitted to the General Assembly for its approval.
The financial year will start from the 1st of the month of Muharram. For control of every financial year and present it to the Board of Directors and ultimately to be presented to the General Assembly.
(last updated: 08-October-2006)

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