12th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem

Subject area meetings / Team meetings

All congress attendees who want to be involved in one or several ICBEN topical "teams" are invited to attend one or more Subject area meetings ("Team meetings"). These in total 8 group meetings take place on Monday and Wednesday after the regular congress program is finished and are open to everyone interested in the respective subject area or team. Any member of a team becomes a member of ICBEN itself. The primary purpose of the subject area/team meetings is to elect the team chair and co-chair, who should take care for a vivid communication among the members of the team and are expected to helping design the program of the next congress. The team chairs and co-chairs will also be part of the ICBEN Executive Committee for the next 3-year term.

The team meetings of Subject areas 1, 2, 6, 8, 9 take place on Monday, 18:00-18:30 h.
The meetings of Subject areas 3, 4, 5, 7 on Wednesday, 17:45-18:15 h. See program for more details.

 

ICBEN business meeting

All ICBEN officers and executive committee members of ICBEN gather at the ICBEN business meeting. Its purpose is announcing the appointment of new officers, nominating team chairpersons, and for any other business that might arise, like planning future congresses or changing the team structure of ICBEN et cetera. The business meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 18:15.

Please note that the business meeting is on invitation only.

Agenda for the 2017 business meeting:

  1. Welcome and apologies for absence

  2. Minutes of the last meeting

  3. Matters arising from the minutes

  4. Election of officers (Lex Brown)

  5. Report on 2017 Congress in Zurich (Mark Brink)

  6. Report on past and planned activities (Mathias Basner)

  7. Website (Mark Brink)

  8. Discussion of possible changes to Team structure (Mathias Basner)

  9. Discussion of necessity of conference proceedings. Motion to change the constitution from “ARTICLE VI. Meetings: Section 1. Congress. The ICBEN shall sponsor and conduct a congress every third year. The proceedings of the congress shall be published.” to “ARTICLE VI. Meetings: Section 1. Congress. The ICBEN shall sponsor and conduct a congress every third year. The organizing committee of each congress shall decide on whether proceedings of the congress are published or not.” (Mathias Basner)

  10. Discussion of flexibility of conference timing. Motion to change the constitution from “ARTICLE VI. Meetings: Section 1. Congress. The ICBEN shall sponsor and conduct a congress every third year.” to “ARTICLE VI. Meetings: Section 1. Congress. The ICBEN shall sponsor and conduct a congress every third year. This period can be extended to 5 years by ICBEN Officers if the search for a meeting sponsor is unsuccessful.” (Mathias Basner)

  11. Proposal(s) for the ICBEN Congress 2020 (Mathias Basner)