The ETS was created in 1971 to bring together embryologists, reproductive toxicologists, paediatric pathologists, epidemiologists and clinicians to focus on the causes and prevention of birth defects. The core objectives of the society remain to stimulate interest in, and promote the exchange of ideas and information about, the causes and prevention of adverse effects on reproduction and development.

Our Organisation

The key persons of our organisation are:

  • The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Council. He/she shall be an ex officio member of all committees. He/she shall have general charge and supervision of the business and affairs of the Society.
    Current term: 1 year (2 year planned for the future).
  • The Vice President shall be responsible for the organisation of the Annual Meeting of the Society during the year of his/her tenure, and for the timely provision of a programme, papers and abstracts to the appropriate Editor(s) of the Official Journal of the Society to allow printing of a special edition of the journal for distribution at the meeting. To facilitate this, with council approval, the Vice President may co-opt such members or external organisations as are necessary. At the request of the President, or in the event of his/her absence or disability, the Vice President will perform all the duties of the President.
    Term: 1 year.
  • The Vice President-Elect shall learn the administrative operations of the Society and support the President and Vice President. At the request of the Vice President, or in the event of his/her absence or disability, the Vice President-Elect may perform any and all duties of the Vice President.
    Current term: 1 year (to be abolished after transition).
  • The Past-President shall give such assistance to the President or Vice-President as they request. In the event of the absence or disability of both the Vice President and President, the Past-President may perform any and all duties of the President.
    Term: 1 year.
  • The Secretary shall attend to the giving of all notices of the Society and shall specifically issue notice of each General Meeting as set forth in Article I, Section 3 of these Bylaws. He/she shall compile a roster of members in attendance at each General Meeting for the timely information of the Council, be responsible for the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of the Society during the years of their tenure, and have charge of such books, documents and papers as the Council may determine.
    Term: 4 years, renewable.
  • The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and securities of the Society, subject to such regulations as may be imposed by the Council. He/she shall approve the budget for the Annual Meeting, authorise any contracts undertaken on behalf of the Society, issue a statement of dues owing at the beginning of each financial year, keep the financial records of the Society and enter therein full and accurate account of all moneys received or paid or obligations incurred on account of the Society including details of the financial accounts of the previous Annual Meeting, and shall exhibit such records at all reasonable times to any member of the Society.
    Term: 4 years, renewable.
Last Updated: 08 October 2015