South of England Neurosciences Association

Encouraging professional contacts between clinicians and clinical neuroscientists in the South and South East of England for educational and didactic activities.

Council Structure and Responsibilities

SENA is administered by a Council, consisting of a President, President-elect, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary.

The Honorary Secretary liaises with a named Representative from each of the Neuroscience Centres. The Secretary serves as the Representative for their Neuroscience Centre.

Otherwise Local Representatives are elected by acclamation or ballot by the Members of each Neuroscience Centre, at their discretion. The nominated Representatives are confirmed at each Annual General Meeting.

President and President-elect

The President is elected by members of Council. Nominations for President can only be made by the local Representatives, but Members of SENA can propose any Member of SENA for the post of President via their Representative.

The President will serve for a period of three years, extendable annually to a maximum of six years at the discretion of Council.

The President (or his or her nominated Deputy) will:

The President-elect is elected by members of Council. Nominations for President-elect can only be made by the Representatives but Members of SENA can propose any Member of SENA for the post of President-elect via their Representative.

The President-elect is nominated and confirmed at the Annual General meeting and immediately succeeds the President on demission.

Honorary Treasurer

The Treasurer is elected by members of Council. Nominations for Treasurer can only be made by the local Representatives but Members of SENA can propose any Member of SENA for the post of Treasurer via their Representative.

The Treasurer will serve for a period of three years, extendable annually to a maximum of six years at the discretion of Council.

The Treasurer will:

Honorary Secretary

The Honorary Secretary is elected by members of Council. Nominations for Honorary Secretary can only be made by the local Representatives but Members of SENA can propose any Member of SENA for the post of Honorary Secretary via their Representative.

The Honorary Secretary will serve for a period of three years, extendable annually to a maximum of six years at the discretion of Council.

The Honorary Secretary will:

Representatives

Each Neuroscience Centre nominates one or two SENA Representatives from its local Members.

The Representatives serve until that Centre has held its statutory meeting. He or she can then continue to serve as the Representative or demit. One of the representatives demits and arranges a replacement by discussion with other Members of the Centre.

Representatives can serve for a maximum of seven years.

The Representatives will:

The Representatives of the hosting Centre are referred to as the Local Organisers.

The Local Organisers are responsible for all aspects of the organisation of SENA meetings at their Centre including: