Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

Constitutional Review

The ANZSN Constitution is the ‘rule book’ by which the Society operates.

The rules need to set out the purpose, the structure and the processes to guide the effective operations of the Society.

The ANZSN is reviewing its Constitution to ensure it remains fit for purpose in all its aspects.

The review process is being overseen by a Working Group, which has been tasked with consulting with members at all stages of the process. 

A copy of the current ANZSN Constitution can be found here

Have your say:

Stage 1: Identification of issues and options with the current constitution - Now closed

Members were invited to review and provide feedback on a discussion paper which identified issues with the current constitution and options to address them. The invitation to comment on the Discussion Paper closed on May 13, 2019.

Stage 2: Preparation of a revised constitution - Now closed

The Working Group prepared and issued a draft revised constitution based on Member feedback on 28 June.  Members were invited to comment on the revisions, with the call for feedback closing on 17 July.

Stage 3: Final review and feedback - Now closed

Following a review of the feedback arising from Stage 2 of the review process, the Working Group finalised the draft revised constitution.

Teleconferences were held on 24 and 26 July to brief Members on the draft final revised constitution and answer any questions they may have.

Stage 4: Approval of the revised constitution by ANZSN Members - Next Step

A copy of the draft final revised Constitution can be found here, along with an Explanatory Summary of the key changes, which can be found here.

Council will receive the final draft revised Constitution at its 9 August meeting, following which it will be forwarded to Members for approval at the Annual General Meeting to be held at 5.30pm (Adelaide Time) on Sunday 8 September, 2019.

Information on the ANZSN Gender Equity Policy to achieve gender targets on Council by 2020 (30% women) and 2022 (50% women) will be shared at the AGM.

Contact Details:

If you have any questions about the Constitutional Review please contact the ANZSN Office on email: anzsn@nephrology.edu.au