The statutes and by-laws of the FEEA were formally registered under Dutch law on May 28, 1986. The statutes and by-laws have been formally adjusted on October 15, 1999. Copies of the statutes and by-laws can be obtained from the FEEA Bureau.
The statutes provide that :
- the affairs of the Foundation will be conducted by an executive committee, hereafter named the Board.
- the Board is supported by a Bureau. The Board appoints the head of the Bureau and decides the seat of the Bureau.
- FEEA courses will be organized by Regional Centres officially appointed by the Board.
- a Regional Centre is organized in an area of about 1000 anaesthetists working in or around one or more universities within a particular geographical region.
- in this Regional Centre a scientific committee is responsible for the organization and the programs of the courses.
- each Regional Centre will appoint a course director who is the contact person with the Board.
- the course directors meet with the Board at least every 4 years.
- the courses must be organized in a similar manner in each centre, following the guidelines laid down by the Board, after consultation with the course directors.
- a course has a duration of 2-3 days and should offer accommodation for the participants. Courses are based on lectures, panel discussions, workshops and informal exchanges.
- the number of participants should not exceed 50.
- since the courses will follow a similar format in all centres, they can be attended in any of the centres, starting with any of the 6 courses.
- the FEEA will act to in accordance with the European Recognition of CME accreditation.
- the centres are financially independent.
- course lecturers will not receive a fee, but may claim reimbursement of their travel costs. Lecturers will be recruited from the universities within the area of the Regional Centre as well as from other regions in or outside the country, in order to encourage exchanges between centres.
- the Regional Centres should organize at least one course pro year. They should send a course program to all anaesthesiologists working in their region at least 6 months in advance of the course.
- the Regional Centres must follow the instructions laid down by the Board concerning sponsoring of courses.
- the Regional Centres must inform the Bureau in advance about each course to be organized.
- after each course the Regional Centres must send a report to the Bureau using Form A. This form is to be obtained from the Bureau or to be copied from the website.
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