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June, 1978
(Amended July, 1995)


Article I


The name of this organization shall be The International Society of Biorheology, Inc., subsequently referred to as The Society.

Article II


The purpose of The Society is to advance and disseminate knowledge of the science of biorheology, and the applications of biorheology to human welfare.

Article III


Section 1.

The Society will consist of regular members, emeritus members and corporate members. Any membership may be terminated by the President with the approval of the Council.

Section 2. Regular Members.

Any person who has contributed to the increase in knowledge of biorheology, and is presently engaged in such work, will be eligible for election to regular membership in The Society.

Section 3. Emeritus Members.

The Council may designate individuals as emeritus members at its discretion. Such an emeritus member is not required to pay dues.

Section 4. Corporate Members.

Corporations, institutions, and laboratories that have an interest in the purposes of The Society will be eligible for election to corporate membership in The Society.

Section 5. Voting.

Any regular or emeritus member of The Society is entitled to a single vote on the business of The Society.

Article IV


Section 1. Management of The Society and Composition of The Council.

The property and affairs of The Society will be managed and conducted by the Council, with powers of directors. The Council consists of not more than eleven elected members including the President, four Vice Presidents, the Secretary General, and the Treasurer. In addition the following are ex officio members of the Council, the immediate Past President, the Chairmen of all standing committees of The Society, the Liaison Officer to the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB), the representative of The Society on the Editorial Board of Biorheology, and the next Conference Chairperson or President-Elect.

Section 2 . Meetings.

A regular meeting of the Council will be held during each international congress held by The Society.

Section 3. Transaction of Council Business.

At Council meetings of The Society, Council members attending the meeting will be empowered to take any Council action authorized in the Constitution and By-Laws of The Society. The President or his designee plus two other members of the council will constitute a quorum. In addition valid decisions of the Council may be taken by consultation in writing with all members of the Council. Decisions of the Council require the act of a majority of those present or approached in writing.

Article V


The Society will hold international meetings of members for election of officers and members, for the transaction of business, and for presentation of communications and related activities. The time and place of such international meetings will be determined by the procedure for selection of a conference site. The President of The Society or a person designated by him will preside at the business meetings of The Society.

Article VI


This Constitution and By-Laws may be amended or repealed at any business meeting of The Society by a vote of two-thirds of the regular and emeritus members in attendance provided that at least one third of the members entitled to vote are in attendance or represented by proxy. Amendments to be voted on at the regular business meeting of The Society require that notice of them be given with a statement of the substance thereof and of the Articles to be affected thereby in the call for a mail vote of all regular and emeritus members provided that not more than one-third of the members polled oppose the proposal. Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws can be proposed by the Council or by written proposals from the membership provided that the proposal is supported by the signatures of at least ten members of The Society in good standing.

Article VII


If upon winding up or dissolution of the Society there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any funds whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to nor distributed among the members of the Society, but shall be given or transferred to some other institution or institutions which has or have objectives similar to the objectives of The Society, and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property among its or their members.



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