The name of the Association shall be the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Federation of Endocrine Societies. Component Societies consists of:
The Indonesia Society of Endocrinology (BERKENI)
Malaysia Endocrine and Metabolism Society (MENS)
The Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Incorporated
The Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Singapore
The Endocrine Society of Thailand (EST)
2. Place Of Business
The Secretariat shall be based in a country to be determined by the Executive Committee every two years.
The objectives of the Federal shall be:
To promote and coordinate activities among the components endocrine societies.
To advance the knowledge and practice of medicine in the field of endocrinology and metabolism in the member countries.
To promote research in endocrinology and metabolism, emphasizing on regional problems.
To organize regular scientific meetings and practical demonstrations on subjects relating to endocrinology and metabolism.
To acquire, establish, print and publish books, magazines periodicals, leaflets or other literary or scientific works that the Federation may thing desirable for the promotions of its objectives.
To receive cash or bonds or share certificates from any person or group so disposed, ob behalf of the Federation, and also to borrow or raise money to invest and deal with money so derived for the purpose of enhancing the study and research in endocrine and metabolic disease.
Membership shall be of two kinds:
a. Ordinary Members
Members of component endocrine societies shall automatically be members of Federation. Their privileges are to attend meetings, receive publications and to be eligible to hold office in the Federation.
b. Honorary Members
Distinguished persons, who have rendered notable service to Federation or the advancement of endocrinology and metabolism, may on the recommendation of a member of the Executive Committee be elected honorary members by a simple majority at the executive committee meeting. They will be permitted to attend all general and scientific meetings organized by the Federation and to receive publications of the Federation.
There shall be no collection of subscription fee. The National Society of the country in which the Secretariat is based will bear administrative expenses during that period.
6. Executive Committee
a. The governing body of the Federal shall be the Executive Committee.
b. The Executive Committee shall consist of two members nominated by each of the member societies from whom will be elected a President and Honorary Secretary.
c. The President shall act as chairman at all committee meeting. In his or her absence, the Executive Committee shall elect an acting chairman.
d. The Honorary Secretary shall keep all records of the Federation and shall be responsible for their correctness. During the period of office, he shall supervise the overall administration of the Federal and will keep minutes of all committee meetings. He or she shall be responsible for all official correspondence related to the Federation.
e. In the interval between biennial meetings, the Executive Committee shall exercise management and discretion in the business and conduct of the affairs of the Federation.
f. Minutes shall be kept of all meetings of the Executive Committee.
g. The quorum at meeting of the Executive Committee shall be at least once representative from each component society.
h. The biennial meeting shall be held at a place and time as determined by the Executive Committee.
The Federation shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its fund and/or premises to be used for political purposes.
In the event of any question or matter arising out of any point which is not expressly provided for in the constitution, the Executive Committee shall have power to use its own discretion and whose decision shall be final and binding on all members of the Federation unless and until countermanded by a resolution of general meeting.
The Federation shall not be dissolved except with the consent of not less than two-thirds of the Executive Committee members expressed in person or by proxy at a meeting convened for this purpose or by postal vote.