The Japanese Society of Digital Pathology Rules and Regulations
(Formerly, the Japanese Society for Telepathology and Virtual Microscopy)
(August 25th, 2001: Bylaws approved during the General Meeting)
(August 27th, 2005: Amendments approved during the General Meeting)
(August 26th, 2006: Amendments approved during the General Meeting)
(September 12th, 2015: Amendments approved during the General Meeting)
NAME OF THE SOCIETY
The name of this society is the Japanese Research Society of Telepathology and Pathology Informatics (JRST-PI), and in Japanese, 日本テレパソロジー・バーチャルマイクロスコピー研究会, hereinafter referred to as the Society.
The Society aims to contribute to the development of medical care by conducting various activities aimed at research, application, and dissemination of telepathology and related pathological information in Japan.
The Society consists of the following individual members and supporting members who agree with the objective of the Society as set forth in Article II.
In order to achieve the aims of the Society, we will have one president, several secretaries in charge of general affairs, planning, and accounting, and two auditors.
APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS
TERMS OF OFFICE
The term of office for each officer is two years. There is no limit to the number of terms to which an individual officer may be appointed or elected.
The following regular and occasional meetings will be held to achieve the objective of the Society.
Communication expenses, transportation expenses, venue expenses, and other administrative expenses related to the operation of the Society shall be covered by the annual membership fee from individual members and the membership fee from supporting members.
The fiscal year of the Society starts in April and ends on the last day of March of the following year.
FINANCE REPORTING AND AUDITING
The Accounting Secretary summarizes the financial transactions for the previous year, and a report shall be submitted to the Executive Committee at the regular Executive Committee meeting held in the spring. After obtaining approval, the report is audited by the auditors.
The auditors will report the results of the accounting audit to all members of the Society at the next annual General Meeting and obtain their approval.
The executive offices will be located in a facility chosen by the President.
AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS
Changes to the Society Bylaws will be voted on at the General Assembly after consultation with the Executive Committee.
HANDLING OF MATTERS NOT STIPULATED IN THE BYLAWS
Matters not stipulated in these bylaws will be discussed and decided by the Executive Committee and reported at the general meeting.
(November 18th, 2014: Executive Committee Decision)
(September 12th, 2015: Approved at the General Meeting)
SEPARATE PROVISIONS REGARDING SUPPORTING MEMBERS
(September 11th, 2001: JSDP Executive Committee Decision)
(April 13th, 2004: Executive Committee Amendment Decision)