The International Society of Applied Neuropsychology (ISAN) is created in accordance with the resolution of the Department of Justice, Government of Catalonia and is included in the Register of Governemental association on May 20, 2015, № S0551E80G08J67T – EN
STATUS of ISAN
Chapter I. The name, and address of ISAN
The term International Society of Applied Neuropsychology (ISAN) means an entity that regulates their activities in accordance with the provisions of Law 4/2008, of 24 April, the third book of the Civil Code of Catalonia concerning legal persons; Organic Law 1/2002 of 22 March regulating the right of Association and its articles of Association.
1. Article 2
The aims of the society (Association) are:
– To contribute to the progress in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of children and adults with disturbances (underdevelopment) of cognitive functioning, personality and behavior;
– To contribute to an increase in the quality of training of specialists in applied neuropsychology.
To achieve these objectives, the Association performs the following activities:
– To participate in the organization of international professional conferences and workshops in applied neuropsychology;
– To participate in the organization of postgraduate courses in applied neuropsychology
– To publish on the website of ISAN information on the activities of professional institutions in applied neuropsychology.
– To publish on website of ISAN references and reviews of new publications in applied neuropsychology
The activities of ISAN are effectuated on the non-profit basis by the International Executive Committee, including 1-2 members from each country – participant. On the website of ISAN all information is published in at least five languages: Catalonian, English, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.
1 The address of the Association is La Pobla de Claramunt (Barcelona), calle Anselm Clavé, 1. .
2 The functions of this Association are exercised in Catalonia and in other member countries.
Chapter II. The members of the Association and their rights and obligations
All professional and entities in applied neuropsychology that freely and voluntarily are interested in objectives of the Association can be its members.
As for individuals:
1 They must have legal capacity.
2 They must be older 18 years
3 Their professional activity must be consistent with the name and purposes of the Association.
As for institutions:
1 The application form for admission must be approved by the competent authority.
2 The rules that regulate the activity of the institution in question should not exclude the possibility to join the Association.
To join the Association it is necessary to submit a written application to the Regional Representative of the Executive Committee, which will communicate his decision to the General Assembly.
The rights of the members of the Association:
1 To attend and vote at meetings of the General Assembly.
2 To elect or be elected to representative or executive positions.
3 To participate in discussions in each case.
4 To participate in the governance and management, services and activities of the Association, in accordance with legal and statutory regulations.
5 To present to the Assembly and the Executive Committee for consideration everything that can contribute to a fuller life of the Association and effective realization of basic social goals.
6 To apply for explanations about the administration and management of the Executive Committee or the chief executives of the Association.
7 Be informed prior to the execution of disciplinary measures.
8 To receive information on the activities of the Association.
9 Make use of common services established by the Association or have them at own disposal.
10 To be a member of the working groups.
11 To have a copy of the bylaws.
12 To see the publications of the Association.
The duties of the members of the Association:
1 To commit to the aims of the Association and to participate actively to achieve them.
2 To contribute to the support of the Association by the payment of fees, levies and other financial contributions set by statute and approved in accordance with these.
3 Meet the rest of obligations arising from statutory provisions.
4 Respect and fulfill the decisions of the governing bodies of the Association.
Termination of the membership in the Association:
1. Own decision by the person concerned, who should notify The Executive Committee in writing form.
2 Exceeding of the quotas set.
3. Violation of statutory obligations.
Chapter III. The General Assembly
1 The General Assembly is the supreme body of the Association; where the members realize their own irrefutable rights.
2 The members of the Association, meeting in General Assembly legally decide most problems within the competence of the Assembly.
3 All members are subject to the resolutions of the General Assembly, including absentees, who disagree and present who have abstained from voting.
The General Assembly has the following powers:
a) To approve the management of the Executive Committee, budget and financial statements.
b) To elect and remove members of the Executive Committee and to control its activity.
c) To amend the bylaws.
d) To decide the form and amount of contributions to the financing of the Association or the payment of expenses, including contributions to the assets of the Association.
e) To approve conversion, merger, demerger or dissolution of the Association.
f) To apply declaration of public utility.
g) To approve the internal regulations and its amendments.
i) To ratify, if any, casualties and other disciplinary sanctions imposed by the Executive Committee.
k) To decide on matters assigned to any other organ of the Association.
1 The General Assembly meets in ordinary session at least once a year, within six months following the closing date of the fiscal year.
2 The Executive Committee may convene an extraordinary general meeting whenever it thinks fit and must do so only when prompted 10% of members. In this case, the meeting must take place within thirty days after the application.
1 The Assembly is convened by the Executive Committee by an announcement that must contain the agenda, place, date and time of the meeting.
2 The call must be notified two months before the meeting date, and individually by writing to the address shown in the updated list of members of the Association.
3 The meetings of the General Assembly is chaired by the president of the Association, or by the vice president or the oldest member of the Executive Committee. There shall act a secretary who held the same position in the Executive Committee.
4 The Secretary extends the minutes of each meeting, to be signed along with the president. It must include a summary of the deliberations, the text of the resolutions adopted, the numerical results of the voting and the list of attendees.
At the beginning of each meeting of the General Assembly will read the minutes of the previous meeting be approved or amended. Five days earlier, however, the minutes and other documentation must be available to members of the Association.
1 The General Assembly is valid regardless of the number of individual members present.
2 10% of the members can apply to the Executive Committee of the inclusion in the agenda of one or more issues to deal with in the first third of the period between the receipt of the announcement and the date of the Assembly.
1 At the meetings of the General Assembly, one vote for each member of the Association.
2 Decisions are taken by simple majority vote of members present or represented.
3 Resolutions on the amendment of the statutes, the dissolution of the partnership, the establishment of a federation with similar Associations and the provision or sale of goods require a qualified majority of members present or represented (the affirmative votes exceeding half the cast). The election of the Executive Committee, if present several applications, is done by a simple majority of members present or represented (more votes in favor than against).
4 The candidates are formally entitled by a copy of the list of members and their addresses and email addresses, as long as the authorization have been obtained.
Chapter IV. The Executive Committee
1 The Executive Committee governs, manages and represents the Association. It composes this body president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and members, two first positions must be held by different people. (1)
2 The election of the members of the Executive Committee is legal after the vote at the General Assembly. People come Acting elected after accepting the position.
3 The appointment and dismissal of charges must be indicated by a certificate issued by the outgoing Secretary with the approval of the outgoing president.
4 The members of The Executive Committee hold office for free.
(1) The composition of The Executive Committee may be different, but must necessarily include a minimum of three members, among whom there must be a Chairman and a Secretary.
1 The members of The Executive Committee hold position for a period of five years, and may be reappointed.
2 The dismissal of the charges before expiry of the statutory period of his mandate can occur by:
a) death or declaration of absence;
b) incapacity or disqualification;
c) refusal notified to the Executive Committee
d) separation granted by the General Assembly
e) any other reason established by the law or the statutes.
3 Vacancies occurring in The Executive Committee shall be discussed at the first meeting of the General Assembly. Meanwhile, a member of the Association may temporarily occupy vacant position.
1 The Executive Committee has the following powers:
a) To represent, lead and manage the Association in accordance with the status; to comply the decisions taken by the General Assembly in accordance with the regulations, instructions and guidelines established by the Assembly.
b) To take the necessary agreements in social relations and to exercise any kind of legal action and filed the required resources.
c) To give proposal to the General Assembly aimed to defend the interests of the Association.
d) To propose to the General Assembly the establishment of quotas that members of the Association must pay.
e) To convent general meetings and to monitor compliance with the adopted agreements.
f) To present the balance sheet and statement of accounts for each financial year to the General Assembly for approval, and to prepare budgets for the coming year.
g) To establish working groups to achieve the most efficient and effective projects of the Association, and to control the activities planned by these groups.
i) to appoint the members of the Executive Committee to be in charge of each group working on a proposal from the groups.
k) To carry out the necessary steps before public bodies, organizations and others, to achieve:
– subventions or other support
-the use of premises or buildings that may become a place of fellowship and communication and of civic recovery center
l)To open current accounts and savings to any establishment of savings and credit funds stipulated in Article 28.
m) To solve any case not scheduled ин the statutes and report ше at the first meeting of the General Assembly.
1 The Executive Committee, previously convened by the Chairman or the person who will replace, will meet in regular session as often as its members decide that in no case be less than once every semester.
2 It shall meet in extraordinary session when convened by the President with only one third of the members.
1 The Executive Committee shall be validly convened in advance and if there is a quorum of half plus one of its members.
2 The members of The Executive Committee are required to attend all meetings called, although justified excuse. The attendance of the President or the Secretary or the people who replace them are always required.
3 The Executive Committee resolutions are taken by a simple majority of those attending.
1 The Executive Committee may delegate any of its powers to one or more committees or working groups with the favorable vote of two-thirds of its members.
2 It can also appoint, with the same quorum, few leaders to fulfill the roles entrusted with the powers conferred them deemed appropriate in each case.
3 May not be delegated the financial events that have not authorized or approved by the General Assembly.
Decisions of The Executive Committee shall be recorded in the minute book and shall be signed by the secretary and the president.
At the beginning of each meeting of The Executive Committee has read the minutes of the previous meeting for approval or rectification if necessary.
Chapter V. The presidency and vice-presidency
1. The president has following functions:
a) To direct and legally represent the Association delegated by the General Assembly and the Executive Committee.
b) To preside over and conduct the proceedings in both the General Assembly and the Executive Committee.
c) To have a deciding vote in case of equality.
d) To set the convening of meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee.
e) To approve the minutes made and certified by the secretary of the Association.
f) Other authority’s own position and those delegated by the General Assembly or the Executive Committee.
2 The President shall be replaced in case of illness or absence, by the Vice President, or the oldest member of the Executive Committee.
Chapter VI. The treasury and secretary
The Treasurer serves to custody and control the resources of the Association, as well as budgeting, balance and settlement of accounts. He has a cash book, signs receipts for fees and other financial documents. Pays bills approved by the Executive Committee, which must be endorsed by the president before, and enters the surplus deposits in credit institutions or open savings.
The Secretary has custody of the documents of the Association, writes and signs the minutes of the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee, writes and delivers necessary authorized certificates.
Chapter VII. Committees or working groups
The creation and constitution of any committee or working group should consider the members of the Association who want to train them, they have informed the Executive Committee and explained the proposed activities carried out.
The Executive Committee is responsible for analyzing the various committees and working groups, and once a month receives a detailed report of their activities.
Chapter VIII. The economic
The financial resources of the Association:
a) The fees fixed by the General Assembly for its members
b) grants or private donations, legacies or bequests
c) income from the same heritage or other income that can be obtained
All members of the Association are required to sustain it financially through fees or levies in the manner and as apportioned by the General Assembly on the proposal of the Executive Committee.
The General Assembly may establish admission fees, regular fees which shall be paid monthly, quarterly or annually, as the Executive Committee proposes, and extraordinary fees.
The financial year coincides with the calendar year and concludes on 31 desembre.
In current accounts or savings in stores open credit or savings should include the signatures of the president, treasurer and secretary.
In order to have enough funds to two companies, one of which must be the Treasurer or the President.
Chapter IX. The discipline
The Executive Committee may punish members from a reprimand to expulsion from the Association, according to the established rules of procedure.
Disciplinary proceedings are initiated ex officio or as a result of a complaint or communication. Within 10 days, the Executive Committee appointed an instructor who handles disciplinary proceedings and proposes a resolution within 15 days after hearing the alleged violator. The final decision, which must be justified and approved by two thirds of the members of the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee also gives within a period of 15 days.
In cases of severe sanctions agreed by the Executive Committee, applicants can only apply to the first general Assembly.
Chapter X Dissolution
The Association may be dissolved if it is approved by the General Assembly convened as extraordinary for this purpose.
1 Once agreed upon dissolution, the General Assembly should take appropriate measures both to target the assets and rights of the Association, as the aim, the termination and settlement of any pending operation.
2 The Assembly is empowered to elect a liquidation committee whenever it deems necessary.
3 Members of the Association are exempt from personal responsibility. Their responsibility is limited to fulfilling the obligations that they have voluntarily assumed.
4 The net balance resulting from the settlement must be submitted directly to the public or private non-profit.
5 Functions settlement and execution of the agreements referred to in the preceding paragraphs of this article are the responsibility of the Executive Committee if the General Assembly does not give this mission to the liquidation committee specially appointed for this purpose.
INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF ISAN
President of ISAN – Glozman Janna, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor, Emerite Scientist of Moscow University
Scientific Director of Moscow Research Center of Developmental Neuropsychology. (Moscow, Russia)
Vice-President of ISAN – Liutsko Liudmila, Ph.D. (Barcelona, Spain)
Treasurer of ISAN – Quintino Aires Joaquim Maria, professor, President of Vygotsky Institute in Lisbon, Portugal
Secretary of ISAN – Malova Julia, Ph.D. (Moscow, Russia)
MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF ISAN
– Prof. CARLA ANAUATE, Director of the Centro Integrado de Neuropsicologia e Psicologia (CINAPSI), San Paulo
– Dr. SIMONE MARANGONI Directora Executiva of IPAF – INSTITUTO DE NEUROPSICOLOGIA Lew VYGOTSKY, São Paulo
– Prof. BELLA KOTIK-FRIEDGUT The D. Yellin Academic college of Education
– YULIA SOLOVIEVA Profesor Investigador Maestría en Diagnóstico y Rehabilitación Neuropsicológica
Facultad de Psicología, BUAP (Puebla Autonomous University)
– Dra. ANA LILIA DOTOR LLERENA Neuropshicologist, Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
National Institute of Rehabilitation, Mexico,City
– Prof. MARIA PACHALSKA MD.PhD President of Polish Neuropsychological Society
– Prof. BOZYDAR KACZMAREK, University of Economics and Innovation, Lublin, President of Polish Neurolinguistic Society
– Dr. ALEXANDRA SOBOLEVA, Ph.D. Executive Director of Moscow Research Center of Developmental Neuropsychology.
– Prof. JORDI PEÑA CASANOVA Director, Section of Behavioral Neurology. Hospital del Mar. Barcelona
Director, Master of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology. Autonomous University of Barcelona.
– Prof. Josep Mаria Tous, Porofessor Honoris of the University of Barcelona