As has previously been reported, the next General Membership Meeting of the IBS is planned for Tuesday, 10 July 2018 in Barcelona during the International Biometric Conference.

At its 19 March, 2018 meeting, the Executive Board of the IBS reviewed the Bylaws of the Society, and is now recommending to the membership the approval of an amendment to Article IX, Section 9.2.

New language is being added to allow Representative Council members who have served on a committee for the preceding two or four years the ability to be appointed Chair of that Committee, even if their Council term ended in July, six months before their Chair appointment takes effect the following January. This language is considered necessary to facilitate the smooth running of IBS Committees, particularly due to the fact that Council terms end on July 1, just before new Committee chairs are sought.

Further details and the specific change to language recommended for Article IX, Section 9.2 may be found by clicking here

This change will be voted on at the meeting in Barcelona, assuming a quorum is present. We encourage all members planning to join us to review the information at the link above prior to arriving for the General Membership Meeting. Any questions regarding this procedure may be directed to Peter Doherty, Executive Director of the IBS, at Thanks very much for your attention.



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