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The Constitution of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC)

This Constitution was adopted at the Advisory Board Meeting of APSIC held in Perth, Australia on July 31, 1998, and become effective 30 days after the circulation of the finally revised Constitution to all of the Advisory Board Member or no later than October 30, 2007.
   
This Constitution is composed of five main articles and one supplementary article followed by the two tables, one schema and one appendix.  The total number of pages is 17.
   
   
Article 1 THE PRINCIPLE OF THE SOCIETY
   
1-A THE OBJECTIVE OF THE SOCIETY
The Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology is established to promote interventional cardiology, especially in the field of coronary intervention, in the Asian Pacific area.
   
1-B INDEPENDENCE
The Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology is a society independent of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology.
   
1-C MEMBER NATIONS/REGIONS
The Society covers nations/regions in the Asian Pacific area.
   
1-D ORGANIZATION OF THE SOCIETY
   
1-D-1 Structure
The Society is composed of the Secretariat Office, the Society fund. The APSIC Trustees and the APSIC Board.
   
1-D-2 The Secretariat Office
The Society has the Secretariat Office. The location of the Secretariat Office should be reviewed by the Advisory Board Meeting every 6 years.
   
1-D-3 The Society Fund
The Society has the legally registered Society Fund. The Society Fund should be located in the same country as the Secretariat Office and should be reviewed by the Advisory Board Meeting every 6 years.
   
1-D-4 The APSIC Board Meeting
The APSIC Board Meeting is held at least once every year.
   
1-D-5 The Official APSIC Meeting: AICT
   
1-D-5-1 APSIC will have its annual scientific meeting held within member countries under the auspices of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. The meeting will be officially called the Asian Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics (AICT). It will be a showcase of Asian expertise and perspectives on endovascular intervention.
   
1-D-5-2 The organisation of the AICT meeting will be advised by the APSIC Scientific Committee, supported by the APSIC Board. The Committee members, comprising at least 5 members, are appointed by the President of the APSIC. The terms of the appointment will be for duration of 5 years.
     
1-D-5-3 APSIC will have its annual scientific meeting held within member countries under the auspices of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. The meeting will be officially called the Asian Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics (AICT). It will be a showcase of Asian expertise and perspectives on endovascular intervention.
   
1-D-5-4 The venue of the AICT meeting will be officially appointed by the President of the APSIC, with approval by the APSIC Board. The venue of the next meeting should be decided beforehand whenever an AICT meeting is being held that year.
     
1-D-5-5 The AICT meeting may be held as a stand alone meeting or as a conjoint meeting with an APSIC-sponsored meeting
   
1-D-5-6 At every AICT meeting, there shall be an APSIC Fellowship Convocation for induction
     
1-D-5-7 AICT meeting will seek continued collaboration with major global interventional meetings such as TCT, SCAI, EuroPCR, etc
   
1-D-5-8 Every member country of APSIC should have equal opportunity and rights in hosting the AICT
     
1-D-5-9  Revenues collected from the organisation of AICT will be divided between the APSIC, event organiser and host country society in a prespecified contractual agreement. All funds collected for APSIC with be credited to APSIC account.
     
1-D-6 The APSIC General Meeting
   
1-D-6-1 The APSIC General Meeting is held biennially (once in 2 years) under the name of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology, and covers all nations/regions of the Society.
   
   
Article 2 MEMBERSHIP
All of the physicians, who are actively practicing in the field of cardiac catheterization and angiography, are performing coronary intervention, and have interest in devoting themselves to the development and promotion of interventional cardiology in the Asian Pacific area, are eligible for the membership of the Society.
   
2-A NATION/REGION REPRESENTATIVES AND MEMBER NATIONS/REGIONS
   
2-A-1 Members of each Nation/Region shall be nominated by the official Cardiac Interventional Society of the Nation/Region, or in its absence the Cardiac Society of the Nation/Region, with a maximum of 4 representatives per Nation/Region. The nominations or elections from each nation/region should be received by the President and the Secretary General of the Society. In the event of a failure of the nomination or election by a nation/region, the President and the Secretary General of the Society shall nominate Nation/Region Representative(s).
   
2-A-2 Any nation/region in the Asian Pacific area can be confirmed as a member nation/region of the Society by the President of the Society with the approval by the APSIC Board.
   
2-A-3 The President of the Cardiac Interventional Society or the Cardiac Society in the absence of an interventional society, of each Nation/Region shall be a member of the Nation/Region Representative of the respective Nation/Region.
   
2-A-4 A maximum of two members of each Nation/Region representatives shall be replaced at any one time to ensure continuity.
   
2-B THE APSIC BOARD MEMBERSHIP
The APSIC Board Membership of the Society shall consist of all of Nation/Region Representatives.
   
2-C THE TREASURER
The Secretary General shall be the Treasurer of the Society.
   
2-D THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY
The President of the Society will be elected from the Nation/Region Representatives in the APSIC Board Meeting.
   
2-E THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SOCIETY
The President of the Society shall nominate the Secretary General of the Society from the Nation/Region Representatives. The nominee must be approved by the Advisory Board Meeting.
   
   
Article 3 ROLE AND AUTHORITY
   
3-A MEMBER
   
3-A-1 Members are encouraged to promote interventional cardiology in the Asian Pacific area.
   
3-A-2 Members may participate in all activities run by APSIC.
   
3-A-3 Individual members may qualify to become a Nation/Region Representative, if elected or nominated.
   
3-B NATION/REGION REPRESENTATIVES
   
3-B-1 Nation/Region Representatives must promote interventional cardiology in each country.
   
3-B-2 Nation/Region Representatives must represent their own country.
   
3-B-3 Nation/Region Representatives will reflect views and opinions representative of members in each country.
   
3-C ADVISORY BOARD MEETING AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
   
3-C-1 The Advisory Board Meeting of the Society will consist of Advisory Board Members, Secretary General, and the President.
   
3-C-2 The President may convene the Advisory Board Meeting at least once every year during the sessions of the APSIC Regional Meeting or the APSIC General Meeting.
   
3-C-3 Any Advisory Board Member may request for the President at anytime to convene an Advisory Board Meeting.
   
3-C-4 The President must convene an Advisory Board Meeting, if and when one or more of the Board Member request for the Meeting.
   
3-C-5 The Notification of the Advisory Board Meeting should be provided to all of the Advisory Board Member at least one month prior to the meeting.
   
3-C-6 The quorum of each Advisory Board Meeting will be one or more Nation/Region Representatives from at least one third of all countries of the Society.
   
3-C-7 The President or Secretary General of the Society will chair the Advisory Board Meeting.
   
3-C-8 Advisory Board Meeting must make recommendations through the President
   
3-C-9 Advisory Board Meeting will discuss and decide on disqualification of membership if and when necessary.
   
3-C-10 Advisory Board Meeting may discuss the revision of the Constitution if necessary.
   
3-C-11 The voting in the Advisory Board Meeting shall be on the basis of “One Nation/Region One Vote” and not “One Advisory Board Member One Vote”.
   
3-D THE TREASURER
The Treasurer must audit the annual financial reports of the Society Fund, the APSIC Regional Meetings, and the APSIC General Meetings.
   
3-E SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SOCIETY
   
3-E-1 Secretary General will govern the Secretariat Office.
   
3-E-2 Secretary General will perform practical work according to instructions of the President of the Society.
   
3-E-3 Secretary General shall organize committees. The recommendations from a committee shall be proposed to the Advisory Board Meeting.
   
3-E-4 Secretary General must submit an annual financial report of the Society Funds to the Advisory Board Meeting.
   
3-E-5 In case of the disqualification of the President of the Society, the Secretary General shall convene the Advisory Board Meeting to elect the new President of the Society.
   
3-F THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY
   
3-F-1 The President will govern the Society.
   
3-F-2 The President shall chair the APSIC General Meeting. In case of a failure to chair the meeting, the President shall nominate the chairperson from the Advisory Board Member.
   
3-F-3 The President can nominate Nation/Region Representatives, when a Nation/Region is unable to nominate them.
   
3-F-4 The President may convene an Advisory Board Meeting.
   
3-F-5 The President may determine the activities of the Society according to reports received from Advisory Board Meetings.
   
3-F-6 The President may disqualify any member for the Society according to a report by the APSIC Board Meeting.
   
   
Article 4 TERM AND DISQUALIFICATION
   
4-A THE TERM OF NATION/REGION REPRESENTATIVES
The term of Nation/Region Representatives will be 2 years. Any Nation/Region Representative can be re-nominated or re-elected for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms.
   
4-B THE TERMS OF THE TREASURER AND THE SECRETARY GENERAL
The terms of the Treasurer and the Secretary General will be 2 years, and can be re-nominated for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms.
   
4-C THE TERM OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY
The term of the President of the Society will be 3 years with no renewal. The immediate Past-President will remain a member of the APSIC Trustee. A President-Elect will also be elected along with the President in preparation for assumption of the office of Presidency when the term of the incumbent President expires.
   
4-D DISQUALIFICATION
   
4-D-1 In the event of a member of the Society violating the Constitution of the Society or participating in activities considered inappropriate or harmful to the Society, the member can be disqualified from the membership of the Society.
   
4-D-2 In the event of incapacitation of any office bearer, the Advisory Board Meeting should be convened to elect a new office bearer.
   
   
Article 5 REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION
Any part of the Constitution can be revised in accordance with the decision of the APSIC Board Meeting.
 
 
Article 6 APSIC TRUSTEES
APSIC Trustees, comprising invited Past APSIC Presidents and Secretaries, will oversee and assist the APSIC Board in its organization and development, as well as to oversee the immovable properties of APSIC.
 
 
SUPPLEMENTARY ARTICLE
   
S-1 THE EFFECT OF THIS CONSTITUTION
This Constitution adopted at the Advisory Board Meeting of APSIC held in Perth, Australia on July 31, 1998 will become effective 30 days after the circulation of the final Constitution to all Advisory Board Members.
   
S-2 THE LOCATION OF THE SECRETARIAT OFFICE
At the time of the effectuation of the Constitution, the Secretariat Office of the Society is located at the National Heart Center, Singapore
   
S-3 THE LOCATION OF THE SOCIETY FUND
At the time of the effectuation of the Constitution, the Society Fund is established in Singapore.
   
S-4 MEMBER NATIONS/REGIONS OF THE SOCIETY
At the time of the effectuation of the Constitution, member nations/regions of the Society are composed of the nations/regions listed in Table 1.
   
S-5 APSIC BOARD MEMBERS AND NATION/REGION REPRESENTATIVES
At the time of the effectuation of the Constitution, Advisory Board Members are composed of the Nation/Region Representatives listed in Table 2.
 
S-6 THE PERCENTAGE OF THE PROFIT TO BE DONATED TO THE SOCIETY FUND BY THE APSIC REGIONAL MEETING OR THE APSIC GENERAL MEETING
The APSIC Regional meeting or the APSIC General Meeting will donate 10% of profits to the Society Fund.
 
Table 1 MEMBER NATIONS/REGIONS OF THE SOCIETY AT THE TIME OF THE EFFECTUATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
Australia, China, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand (listed by an alphabetical order)

The naming of APSIC country/region shall be based on World Heart Federation (WHF) listing.

   
Table 2 BOARD MEMBERS OF THE APSIC AT THE TIME OF THE
EFFECTUATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
 
 
AUSTRALIA/New Zealand
Ravinay Bhindi
Rohan Bhagwandeen
Michael Nguyen
Jim Stewart
 
Bangladesh
NAM Momenuzzaman
Fazila Malik
Afzalur Rahman
Nazir Ahmed
 
Cambodia
Prof Sok Chour

 

Hong Kong, China
Chan Kam Tim
Chris Wong Kwok-yiu
Patrick Ko Tak-him
Li Shu-kin
Vincent Kwok On-Hing
Michael Lee
 
India
Ashok Seth
Praveen Chandra
Rishi Sethi
Sundeep Mishra
G Sengottuvelu

 
Indonesia
Teguh Santoso
Muhammad Munawar
Sunarya Soerianata
Doni Firman
 
Japan
Satoru Sumitsuji
Yoshito Yamamoto
Takafumi Ueno

 
Korea
Ki Bae Seung
Park Seong-Wook
Park Seung-Jung
Seung-Jea Tahk
Yang-Soo Jang

 
Myanmar
Aung Kyaw-Zaw
Than Than Kyaing
Kyaw Soe Win
Tin Latt
 
Maylaysia
Sim Kui Hian
Robaayah Zambahari
Rosli Mohd Ali
Wan Azman Wan Ahmad
Choo Gim Hooi
Shaiful Azmi Yahaya
 
Nepal
Yadav Bhatta
 
PR China
Junbo Ge
Yong Huo
Yaling Han
Yongjian Wu
Fu Xianghua
Chen Jiyan
 
Pakistan
Mujeeb-ul-Haq
Bashir Hanif
 
Philippines
Timothy Dy
Saturnino P. Javier
Jose Nicolas M. Cruz
Jose C. Montemayor
 
Saudi Arabia
Khalid Al Faraidy
Owayed Al Shamari
Mirvat Al Asnag
 
Pakistan
Mujeeb-Ul-Haq, MD
Shahryar A. Sheikh, MD

 

Singapore
Richard Ng
Koh Tian Hai
Tan Huay Cheem
Arron Wong
Lim Soo Teik
Paul Chiam Toon Lim
Lim Yean Teng
Tan Wei Chieh Jack
 
Sri Lanka
Gotabhaya Ranasinghe
     
Taiwan
Paul Hsien-Li Kao
Wen-Lieng Lee
Juey-Jen Hwang
Jun-Jack Cheng
 
Thailand
Damras Treukosol
Wasan Udayachalerm
Thosaphol Limpijarnkij
Mann Chandavimol
 
Vietnam
Dinh Duc Huy
Nguyen Cuu Loi
Nguyen Ngoc Quang
Dinh Huynh Linh
 
Gulf States
Haitham Amin
Ibrahim al Rashda
Darar Al Khdair

 
United Arab Emirates
Brajesh Mittal
Ali Al Shamsi
Sultan Alkaram


 
 
THE SCHEME OF THE GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF THE ASIAN PACIFIC SOCIETY OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY (APSIC)
 
 
 
APPENDIX
Any part of the Appendix will effect only after the Board Meeting will revise the main part of the Constitution according to this Appendix in future.

Last updated on 8 August 2016.