Objectifs - Statut
La Société Française des Antioxydants a été créée par le Docteur Marvin Edeas en 1998 à la suite de la 1ère Conférence Internationale sur la Superoxyde Dismutase, organisée à l’Institut Pasteur en 1998.
La recherche sur les radicaux libres ainsi que leurs implications dans diverses pathologies a progressé dans le monde de la recherche fondamentale tant en biologie qu'en chimie. Bien qu´étudiées, les implications physiopathologiques ne sont cependant pas encore reconnues dans le monde médical par les cliniciens et les acteurs de la santé publique.
Le domaine des radicaux libres est complexe, trouve encore peu d' applications en médecine thérapeutique et préventive du fait du manque d'informations des cliniciens sur le sujet. Pourtant, les laboratoires d' analyses médicales sont prêts à développer les dosages des paramètres du stress oxydatif qui permettent son étude : antioxydants et métabolites oxydatifs.
Le cloisonnement des divers acteurs travaillant sur les antioxydants dans des domaines variés (biologistes, cliniciens, chimistes, industriels, etc.) est l' origine de la dispersion des études et de la lenteur de la prise en compte de l' impact des antioxydants sur la santé publique
Les Objectifs de la Société Française des Antioxydants sont :
- Regrouper et favoriser les échanges entre chercheurs, biologistes, chimistes, médecins, acteurs de la santé publique, industriels de l’agroalimentaires, sociétés de biotechnologies…
- Analyser les recommandations sur les dernières découvertes et applications concernant les antioxydants par les membres internationaux qualifiés du conseil scientifique de la SFA, les communiquer aux acteurs du domaine de la santé et aux établissements concernés.
- Transférer la recherche fondamentale vers des vrais applications cliniques, pharmaceutiques, nutritionnelles et cosmétiques.
- Promouvoir l’usage des Antioxydants en nutrition et santé, notamment leurs applications en médecine préventive et thérapeutique.
- Assurer le rôle de relais entre les fabricants, les prescripteurs, les utilisateurs d’antioxydants et les laboratoires commercialisant ou appliquant les dosages des antioxydants et des paramètres du stress oxydatif.
- Informer le grand public des applications des découvertes sur les antioxydants dans le domaine de la santé et de la nutrition.
Membres de la SFA
Isanh a été fondée la suite de la Conférence Internationale sur les Superoxide Dismutases, organisée l'Institut Pasteur par le Dr. EDEAS en 1998.
- Président d'honneur : Pr J. McCord
- Président : Dr. M. Edeas
- Secrétaire général : E. Pelletier
- Trésorier : D. Sovnez
The "Société Française des Antioxydant" is a part of the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition & Health.
International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition & Health (ISANH)
ISANH is a non-profit-making international organization. In no case, part of its assets or incomes shall benefit to any private or individual partnership or corporation.
The aim of ISANH is to :
1. Advance the practical applications of Antioxidants, in all related fields, with particular reference to Health and Nutrition,
2. Analysis and provide recommendations to ISANH’s members, health decision makers and institutions about the last antioxidants trends, uses and problems. This analysis will be done by international qualified team members of ISANH,
3. Transfer the basic researches and data into a real clinical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications,
4. Transfer the basic researches and data into a real nutritional and nutraceutical applications in food technology,
5. Bridge antioxidants related users and manufactures of antioxidants measurement instruments,
6. Encourage communication and interaction among researchers, physicians, nutritionists, industrials, food technology and strategic marketing managers through a global antioxidants network,
7. Promote the nutritional and health benefits of antioxidants by exchange ideas, information, education and coordination of International Meetings on antioxidants,
8. Offer a forum for discussions on the late-breaking discoveries in all fields of antioxidants through international publications and internet diffusion,
9. Increase integration and interaction of the various disciplines involved in Antioxidants’ fields.
Registration will be open to any person, irrespective of place of residence and will be submitted to approval of the Committee.
There shall be two sorts of registrations :
1. Active Members: Persons who are involved in some phases of development and application of antioxidants.
2. Student Members: Students registered in a degree program, whose studies shall be directly linked to antioxidants application in health and nutrition.
(a) The annual subscription at the ISANH shall be paid to the Treasurer. The amount of the subscription will be defined every year by the Council.
(b) The annual subscription shall be paid in advance, every year on the 1st January. Each future member, will be registered with payment of the annual subcription and only for the current year (whatever the period of registration during the year).
6. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES.
Active members : shall be eligible and shall vote on any matter subject to a vote under these Bylaws and shall be eligible to hold office . They will receive all the information to participate in the affairs of the ISANH.
Obligations will be determined by the Committee.
Members’ resignation shall be made in writing to the ISANH. Resignation shall not discharge any member of his/her responsibilities, obligations and debts to the ISANH.
9. COUNCIL OF ISANH
a) Composition of Council
The affairs of the ISANH shall be managed by a Board of Directors, which shall be called the Council. The Council will composed of Officers and Councilors, as follows:
b) Powers of the Council
The Council shall have the power of management and supervision of the property and affairs of the ISANH (Administration of funds and obligations, call of membership meetings, control of the management of the ISANH).
Only Active Members of the ISANH shall be eligible for election as an Officer or Councilor.
d) Nomination and Election of Officers and Councilors
Every year, in sufficient time prior to the annual meeting, the Council shall nominate at least one individual to be placed on the ballot for each Officer and Councilor to be elected. All Active Members shall then be given sufficient opportunity to propose any additional qualified nominees.
Such nominations from the membership shall be made known to the President of the ISANH by mail or at the meeting where the nominations are announced. Nominations receiving simple majority vote are elected. Those receiving equal votes will be subject to a runoff vote. Election will be by mail ballot to the entire membership following the nomination meeting.
e) Succession and Terms of Council Members
The terms of all Officers shall be for one year. The terms for Councilors shall be for 2 years. A person shall serve for only one term for President except if the person has served for six months or less as President. Councilors shall not be eligible for re-election except those that have served for one year or less in filling vacancies. Only half of the Councilors (2) will be elected at each regular election. Newly elected Officers and Councilors will take office on January 1 following their election.
Officers and Councilors shall receive no compensation for their services. Nevertheless, after approval of the Council, they may be reimbursed for their expenses incurred in carrying out their duties.
Any vacancy occurring in the Council shall be filled by a majority vote of the Officers and Councilors then in office, for the remainder of the no finished term of the vacancy.
Any Officer or Councilor may resign from the Council by notifying the Secretary in writing.
Removal : Any Officer or Councilor may be removed with sufficient cause by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Council or by a 2/3 vote of the Active Members of the Society.
Duties of Officers and Councilors
The Officers and Councilors of the of the ISANH shall have the following duties:
1. The President shall act as the chief executive officer and chief operating officer of the ISANH and shall preside as the chairman at all meetings of the ISANH.
2. The Vice President shall serve in the absence the President or in case of his incapacity to act.
3. The Secretary shall have custody of the records of the ISANH, keep the minutes of every ISANH meetings, and shall notify, in duly time, all members of ISANH meetings.
4. The Treasurer shall keep the ISANH accounts, prepare annual budgets and fiscal reports, control all funds, and perform all other duties usually undertaken by the treasurer of a corporation.
5. The Officers of the ISANH may delegate appropriate responsibilities to an Executive Secretary
if one is made available.
6. Election of the International Committee
The election of the President, Vice President , Secretary and Treasurer to the International Committee shall take place by a secret ballot at each Biennial General Meeting and shall be open to all members of the ISANH. Members may either vote by post or personally at the Meeting. The postal votes received by the Secretary to the International Committee or his representatives shall be added to those cast by other members at the meeting.
a) In giving notice of the Biennial General Meeting, the Secretary shall submit a list of the International Committee distinguishing those eligible for re-election, and shall request nominations for the new Committee.
b) The officers of the International Committee shall be elected for a period of two years, to run from one biennial meeting to the next and the new officers will take effect from the last day of the biennial meeting provided that:
i. The Secretary and the Treasurer will be eligible for re-election provided that they do not serve in those respective offices for more than two consecutive two-year periods.
ii. The vice president shall serve as President in the two-year period following his election.
iii. Any officer of the International Committee shall be eligible to serve in another office in the next two-year period provided that they do not serve on the International
Committee for more than three consecutive two-year periods.
10. PROCEDURE AT INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
a) The International Committee may meet together and undertake business and adjourn, as they think fit. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of votes. In the case of an equality of votes the President will have the casting vote.
b) A quorum of the International Committee shall be two officers with at least 50% of the delegates from constituent Member Societies. In the absence of the officers the Committee shall elect one of their number as acting Chairman.
c) On the request of any six members of the International Committee the Secretary shall at any time summon a meeting of the International Committee in a three months period.
d) The International Committee shall cause proper minutes to be made of the Proceedings of all meetings of the International Society and of the International Committee and of all business transacted at such meetings and all such minutes shall be signed by the President of such meetings which shall be sufficient evidence without any further proof of the facts therein stated.
e) All acts done by any meetings of the members of the International Committee or by any person acting as a. member of the International Committee are in good faith. Should it be afterwards discovered that there is some defect in the appointment of any such member of the International Committee or person acting as aforesaid, or that they or any of them were disqualified, their actions would be deemed as valid as if every such person had been duly appointed and was qualified to be a member of the International Committee.
a) The International Committee shall cause proper books of accounts to be kept with respect to, (i) all sums of money received and expended by the ISANH, (ii) all sales and purchases by the ISANH and (iii) all assets and liabilities of the ISANH.
b) At each Biennial General Meeting the International Committee shall, present to the members of the ISANH an account of income and expenditure since the last Biennial General Meeting made up to the preceding March 31st together with a balance sheet made up as at the same date.
c) The International Committee shall have the accounts audited by an independent auditor.
d) Banking account(s) shall be held in the name of the ISANH and all checks shall be signed by the Treasurer, the President or the Secretary.
12. AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION
a) The International Committee may make recommendations to alter, amend or add to this Constitution by resolution passed at any meeting by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting subject to the approval of the next Biennial General Meeting except that no such alteration, amendment or addition may be made to the objects of the ISANH.
b) Members unable to attend the Biennial General Meetings at which such resolution is voted on may vote on such resolution by post and all postal votes received by the International Committee not later than minutes before the time of the meeting shall be added to those cast personally at the meeting, In any case, two thirds of the votes cast by mail by lot must affirm the amendment.
13. APPLICATION OF INCOME AND PROPERTY
The income and property of the ISANH shall be applied solely towards the promotion of its objects.
No part shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly to its members or to International Committee members except in the case of members pursuant to such objects or except in the case of member of International Committee members for payment in good faith.
a) Of reasonable and proper out of pocket expenses (including hotel and travel cost(s)) incurred in the performance of relevant duties. This would normally include attending a conference or International Committee meeting only.
b) Of interest at a reasonable rate on money lent to the ISANH.
c) Of reasonable and proper rent for premises to the ISANH.
d) To any company in which any International Committee member has no more than 1% holding.
14. DURATION AND DISSOLUTION
The ISANH shall continue as an organization until a proposal for dissolution shall be passed by the Council and the members of the ISANH.