The bylaws of the Iranian Society of Nephrology (IrSN) were written by the founders of the society named at the end, in 6 sections and 27 articles on 1992. Here in, we will give a summary of the most important articles. For the complete text see the Persian version or contact the site administrator.
Section 1-General rules (articles 1 to 6)
Article 2-The Society’s activities are restricted to specialized scientific, research and technical fields and the members are not allowed to engage in any political activity using the Society’s name.
Section 2-Description of goals and duties:
Article 7-To reach the goals mentioned in article 2 above, the Society will pursue the following activities:
Establishing scientific, technical, research and educational relationships among researchers, specialists and other experts dealing with different areas of nephrology.
Co-operating with the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education in research and educational planning and organization of the nephrology congresses and update meetings.
Evaluating and revising research and educational programs and providing suggestions for their improvement.
Providing educational, scientific, research and technical services.
Encouraging scientists, researchers and students in scientific, research and educational activities.
Publishing scientific and educational materials and organizing educational and research gatherings and update meetings, in the country and abroad, according to the current laws and rules of the country.
Section 3-Membership rules
Article 8- Membership of the Society can be in one of the following forms:
Voting member: Founding members and all those holding a nephrology credentials confirmed by the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.
Associate members: Internists with special skills in nephrology.
Honorary members: Iranian and international personalities with significant scientific, cultural or sociological ranks, or those who have effectively promoted the goals of the Society.
Addendum: Associate members can become voting members through satisfying the necessary conditions set by the Board of Directors.
Article 9-Each member should pay annual membership dues as determined by the Board of Directors and approved by the general assembly.
Addendum: Paying the membership dues will not establish any right or claim on the property of the Society.Article 10- Membership is revoked upon:
1. Written resignation.
2. Failure to pay the membership dues by specified deadlines.
3. Loss of previous membership criteria or being permanently or temporarily banned from medical practice.
Section 4-Structure of the SocietyArticle 11-The Society includes:
General assembly (Articles 12 and 13)
Board of Directors (Articles 14 to 17)
Audit (Articles 17 to 22)
Section 5-Dissolution of the Society (Articles 23 to 25)
Section 6-Other rules (Articles 26 and 27)Founders of the Society:
Ahad J. Ghods-M.D., FACP
Ali Nobakht Haghighi-M.D.
Hosein Nejhad Gashti-M.D.
Mansoor Hashemi Rad-M.D.
>>Translated from Persian to English by :
Nasrollah Ghahramani M.D.