Introduction

President :     Ho-Kyung Chun
Secretariat :     Koutarou Maeda, Nobuyoshi Miyajima

Societies of Colorectal Surgery / Coloporctology in Asian countries

Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India Ashok Kumar
Iranian Association of Surgeons Iraj Fazel
Thai Society of Colorectal Surgeon Nopdanai Chaisomboon
Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore Jit-Fong Lim
Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons   April Roslani
Meheshinder Singh
Ismail Sagap
Philippine Society of Colorectal Surgeons Robert Bandolon
Chinese Anti-cancer Association, Committee of Colorectal Cancer Sanjun Cai
Chinese Association of Colorectal Surgery Jian Ping Wang
China Association of Chinese Medicine, Committee of Colorectal Diseases (中華中医薬学学会 肛腸分学会長) Zhenguo Tian
Hong Kong Society of Colorectal Surgeons Simon NG Siu Man
Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Taiwan Jeng-Kai Jiang
Korean Society of Coloproctology Woo Yong Lee
Japan Society of Coloproctology Masato Kusunoki
Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand James Keck
Taiwan Society of Coloproctology Jin-Tung Liang

By Laws of the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology
(Revised on June 2nd, 1995, 5th Congress, Seoul, Korea)
(Revised on September 22nd 2007 11th Congress, Tokyo Japan)
(Revised on September 27, 2009, 12th Congress, Goa, India)
ARTICLE 1. NAME
The name of the society shall be the ASIA PACIFIC FEDERATION OF COLO-PROCTOLOGY, subsequently referred to as' the Federation'. The original organization was the Asian Society of Colo-Rectal Surgery and until 2009 the Asian Federation of Coloproctolgy.

ARTICLE 2. HEADQUARTERS AND SECRETARIAT
The location of the headquarters and secretariat of the Federation will be the responsibility of and be determined by the hosting Association/ Society of the forthcoming Congress.

ARTICLE 3. AIMS
1. To promote the advancement of coloproctology in the Asia Pacific region.
2. To maintain active communications with all organizations interested in coloproctology and its related fields, in the Asia Pacific area
3. To relate with other International Associations of Coloproctology
4. To co-ordinate and facilitate the conduct of the biennial Congress of the Federation holding of an Asian Scientific Congress of Coloproctology

ARTICLE 4. MEMBERSHIP
4.1 Membership of the Federation will be open to any National coloproctologic association or society in the Asia Pacific region.

4.2 Where a nation has more than one such National organization, then each organization may be a member, however that one nation may have only one voting representative on the Council of the Federation ( see 5.5)

4.3 Trans-national associations and societies wishing to become a member of the Federation will need to present an application in writing to the Council. Admission to membership will be determined by a vote of Council (see 5.5). Such Trans-national societies will be represented by its chairman or his/her nominee & will not have any voting rights.

ARTICLE 5. GOVERNING COUNCIL and COUNCIL EXECUTIVE
5.1 Membership of the governing council
Membership of the governing council of the Federation, referred to subsequently as 'The Council', will comprise the President/Chairman of the member National Association/Society or their nominee.

5.2 Council Executive
The Council Executive subsequently referred to, as 'The Executive' shall consist of the following:
- President
- The immediate past President
- Congress President
- Congress Vice-President (elected by the host nation)
- Congress Secretary (elected by the host nation)
- Treasurer (elected by the host nation)
- Congress President Elect (Congress President for the next Congress)
The term of office of each member of the Executive shall be two (2) years.

5.2.1  President
The congress president will become the president of the Federation at the congress that he or she hosts, and will continue the presidency until the next congress.
He or she shall chair all meetings of the Council and the Executive and the proceedings of the meetings will be follow due process and professional codes of conduct.
Official exchange of opinion and views shall be documented in written format in the form of minutes, the keeping of and circulation will be the responsibility of the president
The president shall be responsible for the proper functioning of the Federation, and is empowered to make the necessary decisions with the knowledge and consent of the Executive. He or she shall preside at all meetings of the Council and at the Executive Meeting.

5.2.2  Immediate Past President
Self explanatory.

5.2.3  Congress President
The congress president shall be responsible to the council for the financial and organizational conduct of the congress and to maintain close communication with the executive, and substitute for the president when necessary

5.2.4  Congress Vice-president
The congress vice-president shall assist the congress president in the conduct of the business of the Congress, and substitute for him/her when necessary.

5.2.5  Congress Secretary
The congress secretary shall assist the congress president vice-president in the conduct of the business of the Congress, and substitute for him/her when necessary.

5.2.6  Treasurer
The Treasurer will be from the hosting nation of the Congress and shall be responsible to the President for the financial matters of the Federation for the 2 years leading up to the Congress.

5.3 Meetings
The Council may meet at any time, and a business meeting shall be conducted at least once in every two years.

5.4 Representation at Council meetings
Each member Association/society shall be represented by no more than two delegates. Each nation or shall not have more than one vote.

5.5 Voting at Council and Executive meetings
A two-third majority will be necessary to form a decision at Council and Executive, when voting is required. This includes dissolution of the Federation. A quorum will consist of half the voting membership of council, at least five (5) members.
In case of a tie, the president or chairperson of the meeting shall have a casting vote. Co-opted or invited representatives of trans-national organizations will have no voting rights.

ARTICLE 6. FINANCES

The hosting country or place of the Congress has the responsibilities for all the financial keeping of the Federation for 2 years (see 5.2.6 above).


ARTICLE 7. CONGRESS CYCLE
7.1 Cycle
The Congress of the Federation shall be held every two years (odd number) by rotation.

7.2 Selection of host nation
The host nation, for the congress 4 years hence, will be voted on by Council at the current Congress.
Bids from the host candidates, must be received in writing by Council at least one month before the Congress meeting of the Council.
The host candidates must be members of the Federation and have a representative attend the Council meeting at the Congress.