The final authority in administration of the Union lies with the General Assembly exercised collectively by delegates of National Committees (See Constitution B18) of the Member Societies and members of the Executive Board. The General Assembly may direct the Executive Board to establish any Division or other working group deemed necessary for the administrative or scientific work of the Union.
The General Assembly ordinarily meets at least every three years on the occasion of an International Congress organized under auspices of the Union, convening at least once during each meeting. The last meeting of the GA was in Montreal Canada on 10 September 2011. For the draft minutes of this meeting click here. For minutes of previous General Assemblies click here.
The General Assembly elects the Officers of the Union (the President-Elect, two Vice-Presidents, Secretary-General, and Treasurer) and two Members-at-Large, receives reports and, as required, approves activities of the Executive Board and initiates further business.
Nominations, containing a biography of the nominee and a statement indicating a willingness to serve, are sought from National Committees and from Divisions for the offices of President-Elect, two Vice- Presidents, Secretary-General (unopposed change in Constitution), Treasurer and two Members-at-Large. It is important to note that members of the Executive Board will be responsible for specific portfolios and that nominees are aware about their duties and responsibilities.
For forms to nomination of new members of the Executive board click here
New members (Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer) for the Executive Boards of the three Divisions (Virology, BAM and Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology) are sought by their Secretary/treasurer. Nomination forms can be found here.
Next GA meeting - Singapore 2017.
This meeting will take place Sunday July 16 2017, 11.00-13.00 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore.
Council Meetings of the Divisions in Singapore.
The venue and date will be displayed as soon as they become available.