1. The group shall be named the Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group , hereinafter referred to as the DPSG.
  2. The DPSG shall be a Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, hereinafter referred to as the EASD.
  3. The aim of the Study Group is to further research and education, with respect to the improvement in detection and management of diabetes in pregnant women and their offspring by fostering research, treatment and education in the subject of diabetic pregnancy. Obesity before and during pregnancy has been added in the field of interest of the Group.
  4. Membership of the DPSG shall be open to all members of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and such other persons as the Executive Committee of the DPSG consider eligible.  Officers of the DPSG Executive Committee are valid members of EASD.
  5. With the exception of members who are not members of the EASD, all members may be nominated for any office of the DPSG 
  6. The membership fee of the DPSG shall be an amount as determined by the DPSG Executive Committee at its Annual Meeting. 
  7. Administration of the DPSG shall be in the hands of the DPSG Executive Committee.  This Committee should consist of a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Treasurer and a Secretary as a minimum structure.
  8.  An Annual Report of the Study Group activities shall be compiled and sent to the Executive Committee of the EASD.
  9. The finances of the Study Group shall be managed at the discretion of the Committee in pursuit of the aims of the Study Group (paragraph 3 above).  Proper books of account shall be kept by the DPSG Treasurer.
  10. Should the Study Group wish to engage in publication involving guidelines or statements, the EASD Panel of Overseeing Guidelines and Statements must be contacted beforehand.
  11. The group may cease to be the DPSG of the EASD either by a decision at the Annual Meeting of the DPSG, or by a decision of the Executive Committee of the EASD.
  12. In the event of the Group being dissolved, all surpluses, debts and liabilities shall be discharged to a charitable diabetes account after agreement from the EASD executive.

 Approved October 2013

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