The Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies (FLASOG) was founded in 1952, foundering the associations, societies and federations of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico , Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Currently, it is composed of Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
OF THE CONSTITUTION AND HEADQUARTERS
The Latin American Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FLASOG) is a non-profit institution, which groups with representation by countries and in a regionalized manner the scientific institutions (Societies, Associations, Colleges and Federations) that in Latin America devote themselves to the specialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology and that have been integrated into FLASOG according to the requirements of this Statute and the respective Regulations.
Sole paragraph: FLASOG may also incorporate other federations, societies and national scientific associations for scientific, educational, social or cultural exchange. Your rights, duties and other conditions are specified later in this Statute and its Regulations.
Article 2 : FLASOG will be composed of the following categories of members: 1. Affiliates 2. Associates.
Affiliated Members : are National Associations, Associations, Federations and Societies, with equal rights and obligations that group the obstetrics and gynecology specialists of each Latin American country.
Associate Members : are National Associations, Associations, Federations and Societies that do not belong to Latin America and that meet the scientific, educational and social conditions to be integrated into the important activities of FLASOG, after fulfilling the entry conditions specified in Chapter III of this Statute.
The headquarters of FLASOG is located in the country where the FLASOG Foundation has legal status.
OF THE OBJECTIVES
The objectives of FLASOG are:
To achieve these objectives the following actions will be carried out:
STRUCTURE AND REGIONALIZATION
The FLASOG for organizational purposes is divided into northern and southern areas:
Mexico and Caribbean Region : integrated by Cuba, Haiti, Mexico and the Dominican Republic
Central American Region : integrated by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Andean Region: integrated by Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela
Southern Cone Region: integrated by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay
The institution wishing to join FLASOG as an Affiliate member must meet the following requirements:
Single paragraph : It will be integrated according to the geographical region indicated in Article 8.
Article 10: For the entry of Associate members, the Executive Committee will analyze and evaluate the national institutions that, in the interest of FLASOG or on their own initiative, express their wish to enter under that category. Must meet the requirements of Affiliate members in points 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of Article 9 of this Statute.
Paragraph one : all income to be approved by the Executive Committee must have a Twinning Agreement previously analyzed and adapted between the parties.
Paragraph two : if an entry is approved by the Executive Committee, it must take the proposal to the next Meeting of the Assembly for its consideration and final approval.
Paragraph three : the Agreement must be signed by the Presidents of both institutions.
Of the Rights of the Affiliate members :
From the Duties of Affiliated Members to FLASOG
Of the Rights of Associate Members:
be relevant to the Scientific Committee of Congress or other FLASOG activities.
Sole paragraph: they can not elect or be elected to the Executive Committee
Of the Duties of the Associate members:
Affiliates, at unit cost similar to that paid by Affiliate members.
Membership of an Affiliate or Associate member of FLASOG is lost:
OF THE AUTHORITIES
The FLASOG Authorities are:
The Assembly is the highest authority of FLASOG and its resolutions may only be revoked by another Meeting of the Assembly. It is in charge of guiding the general policy of FLASOG, of promoting its progress, of knowing and resolving the transcendent issues and problems of it, of monitoring the validity and compliance with the Statute and the Regulations. Its installation, development and voting will be done as follows:
Type of Meeting. The Assembly as a body of FLASOG can meet in the following manner:
Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly
N˚ of delegated members
3.551- 4.550 9
4.551 or more 10
Paragraph one: For the review of credentials of the delegates and prepare the installation of the Assembly, a Powers Commission will be appointed and a Preliminary Session will be held. Which is specified in detail in the Regulations of this Statute.
Paragraph two : Associate members will have a representative with the right to speak.
The following points are the obligations of the Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly:
The Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly, will have the following characteristics:
From the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is integrated as follows:
President (following alternation of zone and region)
Vice President (from the same region of the President)
Secretary (may belong to any of the member countries)
Treasurer (may belong to any of the member countries)
Elected President (to elect the president-elect the alternation of zone and region will be respected).
Of the postulation, election, swearing-in, beginning of exercise and substitutions of the Executive Committee.
Responsibilities of the Executive Committee
dissemination and use of it to encourage your visit as an organ of information disclosure
academic and other related to the specialty.
bring a presentation for consideration by the next Assembly Meeting for its evaluation and
Single paragraph : the Executive Committee will delegate to one of its members the responsibility of managing the web and other means of communication.
Of the functions and duties of the President
Of the duties and duties of the Vice President
Of the functions and duties of the Secretary
they will be specified in the Regulation.
Of the functions and duties of the Treasurer
Of the functions and duties of the President Elect
Actively participate with the right to speak and vote in the planning and decisions of the Executive Committee.
Of the functions and duties of the President Elect
Actively participate with the right to speak and vote, advising and cooperating with the Executive Committee.
OF THE COMMITTEES
The Executive Committee appoints the Nominating Committee, the Scientific Committee, the Organizing Committee of the Congress and others of a permanent or temporary nature. Its integration, functions and obligations will be determined in the Regulation.
Paragraph one : The President and Vice President of the Executive Committee are ex-officio members of all FLASOG Committees
Paragraph two : The Scientific Director and the respective Committee coordinate the academic activities of the Congress and other academic activities of FLASOG.
Paragraph three : the Nominating Committee and the Scientific Committee must have a representative from each Region.
OF HERITAGE, ECONOMIC REGIME AND RIGHT TO DELEGATES
FLASOG, is a non-profit institution, its assets will be managed by a Foundation created to fulfill its objectives.
Your assets will be constituted by donations, quotas of Affiliated institutions, Associated institutions, subsidies, trusts, guarantees, contributions, bequests and all movable or immovable assets that are required to fulfill your objectives and duties.
Article 34 .
The annual ordinary fee paid by each affiliated institution, Associated Institutions, Society, Association, School or Federation, will be proposed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly.
The annual ordinary quota must be paid in a timely manner during the first quarter of each year. Compliance with this obligation will be governed by the Regulation.
Failure to pay an ordinary or extraordinary fee will automatically suspend the Affiliated or Associated institution, whether Society, College, Association or Federation and its partners respectively, from the collective and individual services and benefits to which they are entitled and will be reinstated once paid the corresponding debt.
All the income received by FLASOG and its assets will be used exclusively to fulfill its objectives and duties.
Of the Travel expenses and other expenses of representation
To run for a position of management or administration in the Flasog is an act of volunteering, and being elected or appointed to that position constitutes the highest honor, which in the scientific-union order, can aspire a Latin American obstetrician-gynecologist. Therefore, occupying it has an absolutely "ad-honorem" character. Any amount received for per diem, accommodation, compensation, transportation, etc., can not be considered a salary, since there is no employment relationship and it constitutes a labor exception.
Sole paragraph : the compensations for these expenses will be specified in the Regulation.
OF THE CONGRESSES, POSTGRADUATE COURSES OF THE FLASOG AND ITS CREDITS
Latin American Congresses of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Latin American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the scientific meeting of maximum transcendence of the institution. It will seek an active exchange of opinions, stimulating with a criterion of critical evaluation the research, assistance and teaching of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Latin America.
Paragraph one: This Congress will be held every three years and the organization will be the responsibility of the Executive Committee of FLASOG in conjunction with the affiliated institution of the host country.
Paragraph two: The institutions affiliated to FLASOG undertake not to hold or sponsor National or Regional Conferences or Conferences for the two previous months and the following month of the FLASOG Congress. And likewise not to do it simultaneously with him in another country, unless an Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly authorizes the contrary.
Paragraph three : The host country can not hold its Congress or National Day 6 months before or after the FLASOG Congress.
Headquarters of the FLASOG Congress : The countries that meet the requirements proposed in the Regulations may aspire to the Headquarters of a Latin American Congress.
The Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly, by majority vote of the delegates present, shall elect the Headquarters and the alternate Office of the subsequent Congress. For this purpose, the Nominating Committee shall submit to it the list of the institutions that have expressed, by written request and during the stipulated period, their interest in being the Headquarters of the Congress.
Paragraph one: The alternate Office will be activated by resignation from the official Office or by decision of the Executive Committee of FLASOG when it finds non-compliance with the stipulated conditions.
Paragraph Two : The alternate Office will have at least one year for the preparation of the Congress, counted from the moment in which it is notified in writing that it must assume its realization.
Considerations for election and ratification of venues
The Assembly will take into consideration:
Sole paragraph : the consideration and ratification of the next Congress Venue and its alternate Venue will be made in the Ordinary Meeting that precedes its realization.
In the Congress the diplomas of Teachers of the Latin American Obstetrician Gynecology and the FLASOG prizes will be given, according to what the Regulation stipulates.
Post-Graduate Courses of the FLASOG
They will aim at the theoretical and practical improvement of the Latin American obstetricians and gynecologists as well as the professionals who collaborate with them and will be developed in each Latin American Congress of the FLASOG and in other opportunities according to the opinion of the Executive Committee of the same. Its structure will be planned by the Scientific Director of FLASOG through the Committee that he coordinates and previously submitted for the consideration of the Executive Committee.
Credits and Certification
The academic activities of FLASOG will grant credits and may be considered in the certification and recertification of the specialty according to the legislation of each country.
OF THE REGULATION
The Regulation constitutes the operative operational guide of FLASOG .
The modification of the Regulations may be proposed by the Executive Committee or at least one third of the affiliated institutions, its consideration and voting may be done in an Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly and for its approval a simple majority of present votes is required.
OF MODIFICATION OF THE STATUTE
The modification of the Statute must be proposed by the Executive Committee or at least one third of the affiliated institutions. For its consideration, an Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly will be convened and for its approval the favorable vote of two thirds of the accredited delegates present will be required.
OF THE PERMANENCE
The duration of FLASOG is indefinite, its dissolution can only be approved by at least 90 percent of the affiliated institutions present at the Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly.
Paragraph one : if its dissolution is agreed upon, the Assembly will designate three delegates, commissioned to proceed with the liquidation of their assets according to the instructions given by them.
Paragraph two : Your assets must obligatorily pass to Latin American charities.
What is not provided for in this Statute may be resolved by a majority of the Executive Committee, but maintained ad referendum to be ratified or not by the next Ordinary or Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly, to whose consideration the matter shall be submitted.
This Statute will become effective as of Friday, September 16, 2016, the date on which it was approved unanimously, at an Extraordinary Meeting of the Assembly convened expressly for its modification, held in Panama City, with the participation of most of the following Affiliated institutions, with official delegates and observers from: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.