It was agreed to have the Finance Committee meeting once a year, preferably in March/April.
10.1 Basic principles for the Ethics Committees (EC)
10.2 Mission statement of the EC
The mission of the ESHRE Ethics Committee is to examine ethically relevant issues related to reproductive medicine and reproductive science with a (potential) impact on patients, professionals and society as a whole.
The ESHRE Ethics Committee adopts a deliberative approach in their discussion based on ethical principles and fundamental human rights such as equality, non-discrimination, right to private life and family building. In addition, as part of a scientific society, the ESHRE Ethics Committee also discusses topics related to freedom of research, research integrity and responsible innovation.
The Ethics Committee is a standing committee with an advisory role. The aim of the Ethics Committee is to develop the position of ESHRE and to advise the ESHRE Executive Committee on the issues considered. Outcomes of the Ethics Committee are reports to the ESHRE Executive Committee
10.4 Relation to the Executive Committee
10.5 Terms of office and profiles of members
Tasks of the Special Interest Group Committee:
The chairs of the Special Interest Group Committee (the “trio”):
The Special Interest Group Committee Chair attends the Executive Committee meetings as non-voting (ex-officio) member. He/she also chairs the Special Interest Group Committee meetings and attends the Scientific Committee meetings. The Special Interest Group Committee Past-Chair and Chair-elect attend the Special Interest Group Committee meetings.
The SIG Committee Chair’s tasks are:
Design a prospective plan on the educational strategy for the following year. At the ExCo meeting in June, the coordinator will present a plan for the following year.