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The Paediatric Intensive Care Society
The Society was founded in 1987 as a multidisciplinary forum for those involved and interested in paediatric intensive care, with the following aims:
- To promote training and education, with the aim of stimulating research and promoting collaborative studies.
- To provide a forum for discussion
- To provide specialist advice
- To collect information through the council of the society
- To provide a focus for paediatric intensive care in the UK
A member may be accepted as any person actively involved in paediatric intensive care or involved in work contributing to the paediatric intensive care field.
Application for membership will be made by sending the secretary an application form containing description of clinical activity, professional position, qualification, degrees etc.
The Honorary Secretary will vet membership applications and any which are not straightforward will be discussed at Council.
Membership becomes effective on first payment of subscription.
Members shall pay an annual subscription set by council. Membership will include subscription to one of the journals to which the society is affiliated.
Members may participate in the business and scientific sessions of the meetings and have voting rights.
Accounts will be produced annually to the 31st of March and will be available for independent examination by an accountant.
Members of Council
The council will consist of three nursing representatives, two paediatric representatives, two anaesthetic representatives, one surgical representative and one trainee representative. The maximum period in council will be six years. Re-election may be sought after a four year period out of council. Election will be by ballot of all members of the Society. Council should be able to co-opt members to attend council meetings as the Council sees fit. There shall be co-opted members from ESPIC and also a representative of ICTPICM if either is not represented on Council.
With the exception of the trainee medical representative or co-opted members, all members of council should have been members of the society for a year prior to the closing date for that election to Council.
Education and Scientific Committee
The Society will have an Education and Scientific Committee which will be responsible for vetting scientific papers for meetings of the Society and also applications for study/travel grants. The committee will consist of two medical and one nursing member, the latter a member of council. The chairman will be co-opted onto council. Medical members of this committee will be elected by all members of the society by ballot. The maximum period on this committee will be four years.
Past Officers of the Society
The Immediate Past Chairman and Secretary may be co-opted to remain on council up to one year to aid continuity.
Medical trainees are encouraged to join the Society. A representative from the trainees should sit on Council. Trainees will be asked to nominate a representative for council.
Trainee education days will be encouraged and supported by the society.
The Council will have a chairman, treasurer, secretary and meetings secretary elected by and from Council.
The duration of each of these appointments will be a minimum of two years which may extend the individual's time on council. Individuals may serve more than one term as an officer. Ideally the chairman and secretary should not change at the same time.
The council will meet at least twice a year