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Constitution Act of Foundation











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

Signed on May 15, 2002

BEFORE ANTOINE ROCHAT, NOTARY in Lausanne
for the district of Lausanne,

is present:
the Association OESO
(World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus)
whose Head Office is in Paris
represented by Pr Jean-Marie Collard, General Secretary.


This party declares the setting up of a Foundation in compliance with articles eighty and those following of the Swiss Civil Code.
It determines the statutes as follows:


Article 1
Denomination
Under the denomination OESO Foundation (Health Operating Polydisciplinary Expertise Services)
hereafter designated as "the Foundation", a non-profit making Foundation is constituted by the Association OESO (World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus), hereafter designated as "OESO", under private law in accordance with articles 80 and following of the Swiss Civil Code and under the here-stated statutes.


Article 2
Head Office and duration
The head office is located in Lausanne, for an unlimited period.
It is deposited with the trade register and placed under the surveillance of the supervisory authority.


Article 3
Aims
The objective of the Foundation is to improve the efficacy of the health systems by offering the following services:

  1. To assemble, on an Internet portal, a network of clinicians, as well as researchers from all countries of the world, belonging to all disciplines relative to the field of health.
    Initially, this portal will be exclusively devoted to gastroenterology.
  2. To allow access to a professional multi-media base of medical data, made up of validated publications of members of the various Scientific Societies contributing to the network.
    A graphic chart devised to enable the immediate recognition of a HOPES document, will be drawn up according to a system specifically corresponding to the final user.
    The data base will undergo continuous enrichment.
  3. To allow access to the General Public to part of a knowledge base, with the guarantee of having validated scientific content at their disposal.
  4. To allow access by Internet to an international polydisciplinary network of excellence for information, diagnosis or assistance in treatment.
  5. In cooperation with OESO,
    - To set up and co-ordinate multi-centric, polydisciplinary, cooperative studies oriented towards clinical or fundamental research.
    - To organize congresses, courses, or seminars in the field of health.
    - To publish, in the same field, books, brochures or articles scientifically validated beforehand by a Scientific Committee and disseminated through current electronic technologies.
    English will be the only language of reference. However, for the benefit of cultural plurality, each author will also be able to publish his or her text in its language of origin but, in this case, assuming alone the responsibility of the text in a language other than English.
    The network will be thus open, from the very start, to populations that could have been excluded for linguistic reasons.
  6. To cooperate with all organizations and scientific societies in the undertaking of multi-center studies, in the conception of educational programs, or in the setting up of networks of second opinion.
  7. To facilitate the dissemination by Internet of knowledge in the field of health, and to be approved as an official Organization for Continuing Medical Training in all countries of the world.
  8. To be recognized by diverse international organizations, such as UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) or the WHO (World Health Organization), as an official structure for Continuing Medical Education.

    The Foundation will have the right, in Lausanne, in Switzerland, or in the world, to hire personnel, researchers and persons in charge of the development, to create, direct, or participate in public or private research projects and in operational activities, to enter into contracts with other organizations, or to invest in institutions whose activities are in direct relation to its aims.
    The choice of means will be made by the Governing Board.


Article 4
Capital – Resources
The Foundation is endowed with a capital of twenty thousand Swiss Francs (CHF 20.000).
The Foundation can receive, at any time, subsidies, donations, contributions, grants, and bequests.
To attain these objectives, the Foundation has available those resources mentioned in article 4 as well as revenues coming from its activities, its investments, and its intellectual royalties.
The participation of the members of the Board of the Foundation in the sessions is not remunerated, but their expenses are reimbursed. Special mandates can be entrusted to members of the Board or to a third party and are remunerated according to usual standard. The Director of the Executive Committee will receive annual revenue determined by the Board of the Foundation.


Article 5
Organs
The bodies of the Foundation are:
a. The Governing Board of the Foundation,
b. The Executive Committee,
c. The Auditing Authority.
The Executive Committee can set up specialized Committees to carry out its diverse activities.
These Committees do no figure as organs of the Foundation.

 

Governing Board

 

President of Honor - Mr Jacques PUECHAL (Paris)

President - Bernard de Combret (Geneva)

Vice President - Pr Jorg Rüdiger SIEWERT (Heidelberg)

Secretary - Carmelo SCARPIGNATO (Parma)

Treasurer - Mr Pierre BAYENET (Genève)

 

 

 

Henry D. APPELMAN
(Ann Arbor)

Thomas H. GOUGE
(New York)

Pr Joel E. RICHTER
(Philadelphia)

Pr Donald O. CASTELL (Charleston)

Pr Raj K. GOYAL
(Boston)

Carmelo SCARPIGNATO
(Parma)

Bernard de COMBRET
(Geneva)

Mr John R. KIMBERLY (Philadelphia)

Christophe VALIA-KOLLERY
(Paris)

Pr Antoine GEISSBUHLER (Geneva)

 

 

 



Executive Committee

 

Director:

Robert GIULI (Paris)

Deputy Director:

R.P. TATUM (Seattle)

Program coordinators:

 

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J.G. BRASSEUR (Univertsity Park)
I.F. HERRMANN (Rome)
R. TUTUIAN (Baden)

 

 

 

 

 

Celia BOYER
(Geneva)

B.A. JOBE
(Pittsburgh)

P. POKIESER
(Vienne)

J.M. COLLARDS
(Brussels)

L.F. JOHNSON
(Birmingham, AL)

C. SCHUMACHER
(Munich)

G.W. FALK
(Cleveland)

Ph. MONNIER
(Lausanne)

P.D. SIERSEMA
(Ultrecht)

F.S. GIULI
(Paris)

R.W. McCALLUM
(Kansas City)

G. TOUGAS
(Basel)

O. HUBER
(Geneva)

D. NOCCA
(Montpellier)

G. TRIADAFILOPOULOS
(Stanford)

H.C. WOLFSEN
(Jacksonville)

B.K. OELSCHLAGER
(Seattle)

F. VICARI
(Nancy)