ISOPRS
“Co operation between specialities
with attention to detail and keeping
the larger picture in mind.”
—Sunil Moreker
Sunil Moreker
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isoprs@isoprs.com
Bylaws
International Society  of Oculoplastic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -ISOPRS
We in ISOPRS (International society of oculoplastic ,plastic and reconstructive surgery) believe that integrated
approach must continue to be the basis for treatment  of injured bodies and  one should get a combined benefit of
ophthalmology, plastic surgery, neurology,  ENT skills with a readily accessible knowledge base and  
understanding of basic pathology, radiology .Microbiology knowledge is a must to prevent infections in these
cases.  We believe that all faculty members in these fields have an obligation to teach new students, their
discipline, and their self-integrity to model the highest standards of professionalism in all aspects of their lives.
And, we believe in equality of cultural diversity, embracing all colleagues regardless of geographic or political
boundaries. As disease is universal, so too must be the preparation of all those who train future generations of
The mission of the International Society of Oculoplastic ,Plastic and Reconstructive  is to advance oculoplastic and
reconstructive surgery through integration and to ensure that the teaching and learning of ophthalmology
continues to be firmly grounded in technology and that it continues to evolve.

We strive to achieve this by:
1.        sharing current and innovative means to treat the ophthalmology conditions that are common to these fields,
2.        providing a multidisciplinary forum for discussion of issues affecting oculoplasty
3.        serving as an international voice to enhance the public's appreciation of the crucial role of oculoplastic
surgeon in health and health care

Office bearers (2009 -2013)
President –Dr Sunil Moreker


Office- A 132 Palash Towers, Veera Desai Road, Andheri(w),Bombay 400053,Maharashtra,India


Proposed BYLAWS

ARTICLE I. Name
The name of the society shall be the International Society of Oculoplastic ,Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
(ISOPRS) and it shall be incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in Bombay, India

ARTICLE II. Purpose
The purpose of the society shall be to promote oculoplasty education through faculty development and to
encourage that the teaching and learning of oculoplasty continues to be firmly grounded in science and
technology and is done in an integrated manner. This approach should be available to all who wish to avail of it. All
people associated with oculoplasty education should themselves not only be trained in oculoplasty  but also in
reconstructive technology and should be actively involved in evolution of infection prevention technologies
through ongoing medical  research and should dissipate their experiences  through papers in peer-reviewed
journals  and presentations in conferences. The society will help members in these affairs and provide an
international platform for discussion regarding the directions oculoplasty  takes in the years to come. It will also
help prospective oculoplasty surgeons who wish to avail of advances in these technologies to learn how to use
them.

ARTICLE III. Activities and Restrictions on Activities
Proposed Activities
In a phased manner the society shall take up the following activities
A)        Online CME s on oculoplasty.
B)        Yearly programs via teleconference
C)        Quarterly teaching learning activities amongst country faculty and full and student members
D)         Monthly online meetings between full members and student members facilitated by one faculty member
E)        Database of teaching oculoplasty and recourses to be maintained.
F)        Database of Evidence based treatments for treating oculoplasty conditions.
G)        Stress on ethics, communication skills and management skills as well as compassion and empathy
H)        Publication of newer research done by members.
I)         Educational  sub committees –the A to Z of oculoplasty
a)        Oculoplastic anatomy
b)        Orbital fractures
c)        Orbital tumors
d)        Cavernous sinus diseases
e)        Pituitary  tumors  affecting the eye
f)        Traumatic optic nerve disorders
g)        Nerve palsies
h)        Botox
i)         Strabismus in oculolasty
j)        Thyroid eye diseases
k)        Lagophthalmos
l)         Lid abnormalities
m)        Inflammatory orbital conditions
n)        Empty sockets
o)        Orbital implants
p)        Exenteration
q)        Cryptophthalmos
r)        Microphthalmos and anophthalmos
s)        Craniofacial abnormalities
t)         Endoscopy  in oculolasty
u)        Ocular oncology
v)        Cosmetic prosthesis
w)        Cosmetic surgery
x)        Ocular surface abnormalities
y)        Oculoplastic radiology
z)        Sac abnormalities

All sections of educational committee will have a director and all directors will elect amongst themselves 4
members to the Board of Education of ISOPRS. All education section committee directors are selected by
application  and change every year as per maximum qualification as decided by nomination committee and subject
to approval of Board of directors and have to fulfill criteria for Board of directors and may be called upon to fill
vacancies in the Board of directors positions
Section 1. No part of the earnings of the society shall inure to its members, officers, or other private persons,
except that the council shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services
rendered in direct support of its purpose.  
Section 2. No part of the activities of the society shall be directed toward intervening in political campaigns.  

ARTICLE IV. Membership
•        All Memberships are generally by invitation.
•        Applications can made and if meritorious will be considered by the board.
•        All membership issues will be dealt by the Board finally.

Membership classes-
A)        Patron members- No membership dues

1)        Principals/Deans/Professors involved in oculoplasty over 15 years but cannot commit time.
2)        Any discipline involving oculoplasty and support branches.

Can
1)        Select a faculty member in ophthalmology and submit to board.
2)        Can suggest an ophthalmologist’s name for board of directors.
3)        No voting rights but can have voting rights if converted to faculty member( if interested, fulfills criteria, pays
dues and ready to commit time to the mission)

B)        Faculty members- Membership dues-$ 100/year or 5 % of yearly salary (whichever is less-can be waived
by board if meritorious)
Eligible to become board of director member if completes 5 years as faculty
Every term faculty members elect amongst themselves one member (who finishes 5 years and submits one
addition to the databases on oculoplasty teaching and Evidence based treatments for students of oculoplasty in
ophthalmology) to be a board of director member.

a.        Eligibility
Full member for four years or four of the following
a)        Associate Professor or above in a medical college that grants postgraduate qualification in ophthalmology
b)        More than 2 papers or publications in oculoplasty at  conferences or peer reviewed indexed journals of
which at least five in  medical education
c)        One  instruction course in oculoplasty nationally and  one in medical education nationally
d)        Willingness to work actively for the mission of the ISOPRS
e)        Willingness to conduct personally 15 CMEs in a year in country of residence any one in another country
during term
f)        Willingness to conduct 20 online CMEs during tenure.
g)        Elected  as exceptional by full members

C)        Full members-Membership dues-$ 50/year or 5 % of yearly salary(whichever less and can be waived by
board if meritorious)
       Full member is eligible to become faculty member after four years.
      Every term full members elect amongst themselves one member who finishes 4 years to be a faculty member
and submits one addition to the databases on oculoplasty technology and Evidence based treatments for students
of oculoplasty.

a.        Eligibility
a)        Any ophthalmology teaching post in any medical college or institute.
b)        One student member elected by student members as exceptional based on performance.
c)        Demonstrated interest in teaching oculoplasty in ophthalmology
i)         Two papers on oculoplasty in national conference or  one in international conference or indexed journal or
ii)        Atleast one year of teaching oculoplasty in ophthalmology or
iii)        Atleast 2 publications in oculoplastic ophthalmology or
iv)        Any teacher elected as exceptional by student members
v)        Any student member who finishes one year as student member and      procures a teaching attachment in
a medical college/institute and has attended 75 % of training programmes with 75% proficiency and submits one
research paper to the council.

D)        Student members –no membership dues
Eligibility criteria-any student of ophthalmology interested in pursuing oculoplasty teaching as a career and can
procure a certificate stating the same from the Head of Department of Ophthalmology of any institute.

E)        Fellow of Educational subcommittee-no dues
Any ophthalmologist who submits proof of having completed a fellowship in that field or two papers in indexed
peer reviewed journals in that field, subject to clearing an examination in that subspecialty, and approval by Board.


Section 1. The Board may establish and/or change the membership classes. The Board of Directors shall set the
dues amount and the criteria for each class of membership.  
Section 2. All individuals who are faculty members in good standing shall have the right to vote, hold office, and
serve on committees. To be in good standing, a faculty member must not be more than six months in arrears in
his/her dues and financial obligations to the Association. Individuals more than six months in arrears in their dues
will be declared inactive, but retained on the membership rolls for an additional six months. Inactive members can
reinstate their good standing by payment of current and all past dues.  
Section 3. Individuals whose dues are more then 1 year in arrears shall be dropped from the membership rolls.  
ARTICLE V. Officers
Section 1. The Officers of the council shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Joint Treasurer
and the Immediate Past President. The term of office for all Officers shall be five years, and the election procedure
is as described in Article VII. Officers may be re-elected for one additional term.
Section 2. President. The President of ISOPRS is the highest ranking elected officer of the society and is directly
accountable to the membership. The President leads the Board of Directors in development of the strategic goals
and objectives of the organization and provides direction and leadership. The President serves as the Chair at the
Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Annual General Meetings. The first president shall be nominated by
founders and thereafter decided after the bylaws are sent to all medical colleges in the World Medical Register
and nominations are requested for board of directors. The nominations will be screened and those fulfilling criteria
for office bearers will be nominations for various posts which will be decided by mutual election. The member
with maximum qualifications will become the president if he consents. Till then the founder president continues as
President. All further presidents will be those with maximum qualifications and consenting.  
Eligibility criteria for President
1)        Fulfils criteria for Board of Directors
2)        Held a post of Dean/Director of education/Professor/Chief Academic Officer  in any institute granting
postgraduate super specialty qualification in Oculoplastic Ophthalmology
3)        Presented more than five papers related to oculoplasty at any conference/workshop/CME of which at least
one should be of an international level not held in the same country where the individual resides or any five
publications on the same in a peer reviewed indexed journal
4)        Served as editor/associate editor/editorial board member of a peer reviewed indexed journal or reviewer
for atleast five indexed peer reviewed journals on medical education
5)        Conducted at least 5 instruction courses in oculolasty ophthalmology of which atleast two in an
international conference of which one should have been held in a country other than that of the individuals
permanent residence
6)        Willingness to work actively for the mission of the ISOPRS
7)        Willingness to conduct personally 3 CMEs in a year in country of residence any one in another country
during term
8)        Willingness to conduct 5 online CMEs during tenure

Vice -President is declared President at the end of the tenure of the president if he fulfils the criteria. In case the
vice president does not fulfill the criteria the president continues till the vice president fulfils the criteria.
Section 3. Immediate Past President. In those years when a new President is elected, the current President
assumes the office of Immediate Past President on July 1st. A vacancy in the office of Immediate Past President
cannot be filled by appointment. The tenure is five years. The  tenure of the present Immediate Past President
continues if there is a vacancy.
Section 4. Vice President. The Vice President functions as a direct aid to the President carrying out tasks that
complement the work of the council. The Vice President shall function as the council’s President in the absence of
the President and, in the event of a vacancy, shall succeed and assume the office of the President.  
Eligibility criteria for Vice-President
1)        Fulfils criteria for Board of Directors
2)        Held a post of Dean/Director of education/Professor/Chief Academic Officer  in any institute granting
postgraduate super specialty qualification in oculoplasty Ophthalmology
3)        Presented more than three papers related to Oculoplasty at any conference/workshop/CME of which at
least one should be of an international level not held in the same country where the individual resides or any five
publications on the same in a peer reviewed indexed journal
4)        Served as editor/associate editor/editorial board member of a peer reviewed indexed journal or reviewer
for atleast three indexed peer reviewed journals on medical education
5)        Conducted at least 3 instruction courses in oculoplasty ophthalmology of which atleast one in an
international conference which should have been held in a country other than that of the individuals permanent
residence
6)        Willingness to work actively for the mission of the ISOPRS
7)        Willingness to conduct personally 5 CMEs in a year in country of residence any one in another country
during term
8)        Willingness to conduct 10 online CMEs during tenure


Section 5. Secretary. The Secretary oversees the recording of proceedings of meetings of the Society and the
Board of Directors, and is responsible for the Society’s correspondence. If the board does not have any
reservations, the secretary, if he wishes, can succeed the vice president, if he fulfills the eligibility criteria.  
Eligibility criteria for Vice-President
1)        Fulfils criteria for Board of Directors
2)        Held a post of Dean/Director of education/Professor/Chief Academic Officer  in any institute granting
postgraduate qualification in Ophthalmology
3)        Presented more than two papers related to oculoplasty related fields at any conference/workshop/CME of
which at least one should be of an international level not held in the same country where the individual resides or
any three publications on the same in a peer reviewed indexed journal
4)        Served as associate editor/editorial board member of a peer reviewed indexed journal or reviewer for
atleast three indexed peer reviewed journals on medical education
5)        Conducted at least 2 instruction courses in ophthalmology of which atleast one in an international
conference which should have been held in a country other than that of the individuals permanent residence
6)        Willingness to work actively for the mission of the ISOPRS
7)        Willingness to conduct personally 10 CMEs in a year in country of residence any one in another country
during term
8)        Willingness to conduct 15 online CMEs during tenure

Section 6. Treasurer. The Treasurer oversees the financial records of the society according to standard
accounting practices, and, whether performed personally or through the council’s administrative office, is
responsible for safeguarding the society’s funds. He or she presents periodic reports on the financial status of
the society to the Board of Directors and a full report to the membership at the Annual Society Meeting. The
treasurer shall work under the secretary. Treasurer can become secretary. Joint Treasurer becomes treasurer at
completion of term of treasurer.

Section 7. Individuals joining the Board of Directors by appointment as an Officer shall not serve more than 15
consecutive years in that office.  

ARTICLE VI. Board of Directors –no membership dues
Eligibility for being a member of Board of Directors
Any teacher who fulfils four of first six criteria
1)        More than 8 years of teaching in a medical college (undergraduate and postgraduate both) recognized in
that country.
2)        Associate Professor or above in a medical college that grants postgraduate qualification in ophthalmology
3)        Held any post in oculoplasty in any institute granting a qualification in ophthalmology recognized by the
government of that country.
4)        More than 20 papers or publications in ophthalmology at  conferences or peer reviewed indexed journals
of which atleast five in  medical education
5)        More than 5 instruction courses in ophthalmology nationally/internationally of which one in medical education
6)        Willingness to work actively for the mission of the IOTTC
7)        Willingness to conduct personally 15 CMEs in a year in country of residence any one in another country
during term
8)        Willingness to conduct 20 online CMEs during tenure


Section 1. The Board of Directors shall be the principal governing body of the Council. The Board shall consist of
the Officers and  Directors. In addition it will also include the 4 members of Board of Education of ISOPRS.  
Section 2. The term of office for each Director shall be twelve years with three Director positions being annually
subject to election. Directors may be re-elected for one additional term. The election procedure for Directors is
described in Article VII.  
Section 3. The Board shall meet quarterly, or more often if the need arises, at the call of the President or at least
three members of the Board. Board meetings may be held in person, by teleconference, or other electronic means.
A proposed agenda and supporting materials shall be made available to Board members prior to a Board meeting.  
Section 4. A quorum shall consist of one more than half the current number of Board members and must include at
least two members of the Executive Committee.  
Section 5. In the event a vacancy occurs on the Board, the President shall, with the approval of the Board, appoint
a member to fill the vacancy. Appointed members shall serve out the term of the individuals they replace on the
Board. Individuals joining the Board of Directors by appointment as a Director shall not serve more than 6
consecutive years in that office.  
Section 6. With the approval of the Executive Committee, the President may recommend that any Board member be
removed from office by the following procedure: 1) reasons for the proposed action must be provided in writing to
the member, 2) the member shall have 60 days in which to represent themselves at a meeting of the Board, 3) a
two-thirds vote of the current number of Board members shall then decide.  

ARTICLE VII. Nominations and Elections
These rules shall come into force after the first committee completes its term.
Section 1. Nominations. The Nominating Committee shall on or before February 25th submit to the Society Manager
a list of candidates for each position subject to election in that year. At least three candidates must be  non-Indian
members.  The names of these individuals, and other such supportive materials as deemed appropriate by the
Nominating Committee, shall be posted to the Society's website on or before March 1. The Society’s administrative
office shall mail or fax a copy of these materials to those ISOPRS members who have previously indicated they do
not have Internet access. Between March 1 and March 15, members may petition for additional candidates to be
added to the ballot. Such nomination petitions may consist of either a single document or separate letters. To
qualify for nomination by petition, each candidate must have the support of at least 15 ISOPRS members in good
standing. All petitions and letters must be addressed to and received by the Society Manager on or before
midnight Indian Standard Time (GMT+5) of March 15.  
Section 2. Elections. On April 1, a secured, electronic ballot shall be activated on the Society’s website, along with
instructions for electronic voting. The ISOPRS’s administrative office will mail or fax a ballot to those ISOPRS
members who have previously indicated they do not have Internet access. All ballots must be electronically
submitted to the website or received in the post by the Secretary on or before midnight Indian Standard  Time
(GMT+5) of April 30 to be counted. The Secretary shall tally the votes and send the results to the Society Manager
for posting on the Society's website by May 15. A plurality of the votes cast is needed for election. In the event of
a tie, the election shall be decided prior to May 15 by a majority vote of the current number of Board members.  
Section 3. Newly elected Officers and Directors will assume their office on July 1.  


ARTICLE VIII. Standing Managing Committees
Section 1. Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, which consists of the Officers, shall make decisions
and take actions on behalf of the Board in between Board meetings. The President shall call meetings of the
Executive Committee. All Board of education members are also members of this committee.
Section 2. Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for determining suitable
candidates for election as Officers and Directors to the Board of Directors. It shall consist of five members. The
President shall appoint a Chair plus two members with the approval of the Board of Directors. Two members shall
be nominated and elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.  
Section 3. Planning Committee. The Planning Committee shall be responsible for recommending the overall scientific
and educational programs of the Societyl. It shall work in concert with the Board of Directors in developing the
Society’s Strategic Plan.  
Section 4. Publications Committee. The Publications Committee shall be responsible for oversight and management
of all publications of the Society. They will work in concert with the Editorial Board of the Society’s journal.  
Section 5. Membership Committee. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for evaluating the needs of the
membership and recommending appropriate ways to meet those needs. The committee will develop methods and
programs for active membership recruitment and retention.  
Section 6. Public Affairs Committee. The Public Affairs Committee shall be responsible for developing and
recommending means of communicating the accomplishments and events of the Society to the medical community
and where appropriate, to the public at large.  
Section 7. Development Committee. The Development Committee shall be responsible for pursuing appropriate
federal, foundation, corporate, and private funding to support the work of the Society.  
Section 8. Finance Committee. The Finance Committee shall assist the Treasurer in maintaining the financial health
of the Society and shall be chaired by the Treasurer.  
Section 9. Membership and Term of Service. All members appointed or elected to all Standing Committees of the
Society, except the Executive Committee, shall serve until the close of the next Annual Business Meeting. Unless
specified, all members and Chairs of committees will be nominated by the President and appointed by the Board of
Directors.  
Section 10. Education committee. It is the most important committee. All directors of educational subcommittees
form this committee(26 members) They elect 5 members to the Board of education.  

ARTICLE IX. Membership Meetings
Section 1. Annual General Meeting Time, Place, and Purpose. The Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be
held at such time and place as may be selected by the Board of Directors and stated in the Notice of Meeting. The
Annual General Meeting shall include the installation of Officers and Directors and the transaction of such other
business as may properly be brought before the membership.  
Section 2. Notice of Meetings. The Society Manager shall give notice of all Society meetings stating the place, day,
and hour of the meeting and, in case of a Special Meeting, the purpose for which the meeting is called. Such
notice of special meetings shall be not less than ten nor more than fifty days before the date of the meeting. Notice
of the Annual General Meeting is to be given no later than the prior Annual General Meeting.  
Section 3. Quorum. A quorum for transaction of business shall be not less than 10% of the total membership in
good standing.  
Section 4. Voting and Representation. Each member who is present shall be entitled to one vote one member to
the board of directors at all ISOPRS meetings. A membership roll showing the list of members as of the record
date, certified by ISOPRS's Secretary, shall be produced at any meeting of the members upon request. All persons
appearing on such membership roll shall be entitled to vote.  

ARTICLE X. Amendments
Section 1. Amendments of the bylaws may be proposed by a majority of the Board of Directors or by a petition,
sent to the Secretary, bearing the signatures of at least 15 members in good standing.  
Section 2. Notice of proposed amendments, shall be posted to the Society's website on or before March 1. The
Society's administrative office shall mail or fax a copy of these materials and the slate of nominees, described in
Article VII, Section 1, to those ISOPRS members who have previously indicated they do not have Internet access.
On April 1, a secured, electronic ballot shall be activated on the Society's website, along with instructions for
electronic voting. The Society's administrative office will mail or fax a ballot containing the proposed changes and
the slate of candidates, described in Article VII, Section 2, to those ISOPRS members who have previously
indicated they do not have Internet access. All ballots must be electronically submitted to the website or received
in the post by the Secretary on or before midnight Indian Standard  Time (GMT+5) of April 30 to be counted. The
Secretary shall tally the votes and send the results to the Society Manager for posting on the Society's website by
May 15.  
Section 3. In the event of an urgent requirement for an amendment, the Board of Directors, by a two-thirds vote,
may authorize posting a proposed amendment to the members at any time. Notice of proposed amendments shall
be posted on the Society website for a 30-day period prior to balloting. At the end of the posting period, a secured
electronic ballot shall be activated on the Society’s website, along with instructions for electronic voting. The
Society’s administrative office shall mail or fax appropriate information and a ballot to those ISOPRS members who
have previously indicated they do not have Internet access. All ballots must be electronically submitted to the
website or received in the post by the Secretary within 30 days of the opening of balloting. The Secretary shall
tally the votes and send the results to the Society Manager for posting on the Society's website.  
Section 4. All amendments of the bylaws require an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members in good
standing who submit valid ballots.  











ARTICLE XI. Indemnification
The Society shall defend and indemnify any qualified person against any threatened, pending, or completed legal
action resulting from actions taken in good faith on behalf of the Society. Qualified persons shall be present and
former officers, employees, and officially elected or appointed members of boards, councils, committees, and
other components of the Society.  
Indemnification will not be provided to any person who shall be adjudged in a legal action to be liable for
negligence or willful misconduct in the performance of duty, or when such person did not reasonably believe that
the action was within the law and in the best interests of the Society.  
Indemnification shall cover cost of defense and any judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and
reasonably incurred by a qualified person, up to a limit of one-million dollars in any single case except in
circumstances expressly prohibiting such limitation under the law.  Such indemnification shall be in accordance
with the established policy of the Society.  
ARTICLE XII . Other Provisions
Section 1. The fiscal year of the Society shall be on a calendar year basis (January 1 to December 31).  Section 2.
The Society shall be governed by these bylaws, the bylaws shall take precedence always.  
ARTICLE XII. Dissolution of the Council
In the event of the dissolution of the Society, the Board shall give all its assets to one or more nonprofit, tax-
exempt organizations. If the Board cannot decide, the decision shall be made by the applicable Court in the city of
Bombay, India.