STANDING COMMITTEES

COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP & CREDENTIALS

The Council on Membership shall consist of the First, Vice President of the Society as chairman and four (4) members appointed by the President. Duties of the Council on Membership & Credentials shall be to examine applicants for membership to review and make recommendations pertaining to member benefit programs and perform such duties in respect thereto as provided elsewhere in these Bylaws. The Council on Membership & Credentials shall report at each regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

The Council on Membership shall be responsible for development of programs for enrollment and retention of members. The Council on Membership will develop and organize a membership benefits package to make membership in the organization attractive for the Egyptian physicians and other Healthcare professionals.

The Council on Membership will study the needs and the desires of the Egyptian physicians in general, and other Healthcare professionals.

This council shall coordinate EAMA’s relationships with all other professional organizations and report the activities of these organizations to EAMA’s President and Board of Directors and make recommendations regarding EAMA’s involvement with these organizations.

The Committee shall develop networks of EAMA members involved in other professional organizations to coordinate their activities.

COUNCIL ON STRATEGIC PLANNING & INFORMATICS

The Council on Council on Strategic Planning & Informatics consist of the Second, Vice President of the Society as chairman and four (4) members appointed by the President. Duties of the Council on Strategic Planning & Informatics shall be to develop and recommend strategies, projects and plans for the long-term activities of the Association Section 14.2.2. The Council on Strategic Planning & Informatics will develop guidelines and advise the Board of Directors for all projects that require use financial or personnel resources.

These guidelines will become effective when approved by the Board of Directors.

This council will evaluate all projects proposed to EAMA that require the use of EAMA’s financial or personnel resources and make its recommendations to the Board of Directors.

COUNCIL ON EDUCATION, RESEARCH & SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS

The Council on Education, Research & Scientific Affairs shall consist of a Chairman appointed by the President and such other members, as he deems appropriate.

The duties of the Council on Education, Research & Scientific Affairs shall be supervision over all scientific programs presented to the Association and shall work at all times in close harmony with the President in preparation of scientific programs.

The Council on Education, Research & Scientific Affairs shall be responsible for overseeing all major research, educational and scientific affairs and activities of the organization.

Organization of the scientific sessions and educational programs at the time of the annual, as well as the regional fall and spring meetings. It will serve as a resource organization to the various chapters for organizing their scientific educational programs.

It will be responsible for overseeing and developing the scientific sessions of the Association’s meeting in Egypt, North America and other places.

The Council will develop a network of Egyptian physicians involved in academic activities and will serve as a resource to the Physicians-in-Training in providing them guidance and counseling and organize a mentors group to support them.

The Council on Education, Research & Scientific Affairs will develop liaison with the health care entities in North America and Egypt for the exchange of students and teachers to take place in various health care and related fields. The Council will provide guidance and experts in the field of health education, patient education, and medical education.

COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION, ETHICAL & JUDICIAL AFFAIRS, AND BYLAW & ELECTION

The Council on Council on Legislation, Ethical & Judicial Affairs, and Bylaw & Election shall consist of a Chairman appointed by the President and such other members as he deems appropriate.

The Council shall be the legislative action committee of the Association. The Council shall obtain information on pending federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances affecting the medical profession or the public health and it shall promptly inform the Board of Directors of such measures.

This Council will be responsible for reviewing and developing recommendations for amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws to keep the organizational structure and function responsive to the current needs.

The Council will receive and review and give an opinion on all grievances brought forward by any of the members of the organization and will also review and make recommendations to the Executive Council and the Board regarding any questions of ethical conduct that may be raised about

COUNCIL ON PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

The Council on Public Relations & Communications shall consist of a Chairman appointed by the President and such other members, as he deems appropriate.

The duties of the Council on Public Relations & Communications shall be to inquire, gather facts, and make studies or surveys on the general subject of the relationship of the physician individually and collectively to the public. The Council on Public Relations & Communications shall establish and maintain cooperation with the news media. It shall develop programs and news releases to enhance adequate understanding of matters affecting the relationship between the medical profession and the public. The duties shall be to advise and coordinate editorial activities of the association’s official publication.

The Council will be responsible for all publications of the Association including newsletter, directory, and other publications that the Board of Directors or the officers may decide to publish.

The council will endeavor to publish a newsletter and a journal that is published regularly including news about and of interest to members of the Association and review articles and/or medical research papers.

The Council will review and evaluate the sites for the various future meetings of the Association, both annually and quarterly. It will provide help and guidance in negotiating contracts with the local hotels for the different meetings.

COUNCIL ON FINANCE & BUDGET

The Council on Finance & Budget shall consist of a Chairman and four (4) members appointed by the President. The Chair of the Council on Finance & Budget shall be the Treasure Section 14.6.2. The Council on Finance & Budget shall develop policies and procedures regarding the financial affairs of the Association. It will be responsible for the overall budget of the Association.

The Council on Finance & Budget shall oversee all the financial activities of the organization, including the office expenses, the various councils, constituent association and committee expenses, and the investment funds.

The Council on Finance & Budget shall present a quarterly report of all the financial activities of the Association.

COUNCIL ON FINANCE & BUDGET

The purpose of each committee is to carry out the objective mission of EAMA.

The Board of Directors of the Association shall have the power of simple majority vote to create or abolish an ad hoc committee.

The ad hoc committees will follow the rules and guidelines as approved by the Board of Directors.