International Society of Hematology
With the objective to promote international discussions and diffusion of blood- related issues, the International Society of Hematology has members all around the world with the common quest to spread details of this field of internal medicine.
Other goals of the International Society of Hematology include providing a forum for dialogue, encourage global cooperation in investigation of hematological dilemmas, edify standardization of hematological methods and nomenclature, represent the interests of hematology and include scientific principles, laboratory aspects or blood disease management.
The International Society of Hematology is classified into three divisions namely the Asian- Pacific like the Philippines, China, Thailand, Japan, Australia and Korea; European- African like Nigeria, France, Zimbabwe, Italy, Egypt and Sweden; lastly, Inter- American like Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Cuba. Each is administered by a Board of Councilors known as the Divisional Board then members of it form the Council of Society.
All duly- elected members of the International Society of Hematology are entitled to receive a diploma that is certified by the Secretary- General of the Division. It should be in a standard form in its appropriate language which will be forwarded upon payment of the requisite cost. It is broken down into the following:
Ordinary members are those of good professional standing who also has to be medically qualified. Most importantly, those who are knowledgeable in the field of hematology and manifesting continuous interest for a duration of at least five years. Trainees with lesser experience may be reconsidered as applicants.
Honorary members have already perceived sufficiently by personal endeavors in the cause of hematology to certify their candidacy by one of the Divisional Boards. It must also be approved by the Council afterwhich, they will have receive all the benefits and will be exempted from paying dues.
Emeritus members are those who have reached the age of sixty- five. They are asked to make a request to the Divisional Secretary- General so that they would not be given any bills, no office to hold and not having the right to vote.
ISOH holds regular educational and scientific conventions that are called International Congress. The place and schedule are determined by the Council where notifications will just be mailed to their members six months before the event. Business meeting of members known as General Assembly usually takes place. However, there can also be special extraordinary appointments that are called for by the Chairman of the Council. For the transaction of dealings to officially happen, at least twenty- five members will constitute a quorum.
Their incumbent executives in Asia- Pacific Division are the following:
– Kerry Taylor of Australia
– Hideaki Mizoguchi of Japan
– Yong- Mook Choi of Korea
– Hidehiko Saito of Japan
– Frank Firkin of Australia
– Minoru Okuma of Japan
– Maurice Rozenberg of Australia
– Tai- Kwong Chan of Hong Kong
– Yong Wan Ong of Singapore