Bylaws & Policies
Name: “CENCAM” – Consortium on the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico
Mission Statement: The mission of the Consortium is to contribute to knowledge generation and to promote and facilitate activities and policies to reduce CKDu occurrence in Central America and Mexico.
- To increase international collaboration for the exploration and research of CKDu
- To contribute to a reduction in the overall prevalence and impact of CKDu
- To raise awareness and action about CKDu in Central America and Mexico
- Compile and disseminate research
- Facilitate a collaborative approach to research
- Provide a forum for communicating results
- Inform other initiatives
- Promote global collaboration
- Promote conferences, workshops and exchanges
Members: Researchers, clinician researchers and non-researcher professionals actively involved in knowledge generation and communication relevant to CKDu.
New members: Additional members will be approved by the Board based on an application form and a CV. Board members may ask potential members for references if necessary.
Membership responsibilities and privileges: Members are free to carry out, publish and present their work as individuals. Members may be invited to participate in specific Consortium activities, but are not obligated to do so. Members may not speak or write on behalf of the Consortium without permission from the Board of Directors.
Special rule for the first (inaugural) election: Since the Consortium was started as a result of the First International Workshop on the Mesoamerican Epidemic Nephropathy (MeN) held November 28-30, 2013 in Costa Rica, voting members for the first (inaugural) election include all participants in the 2012 meeting regardless of membership category.
Other interested parties: can request to be kept informed as desired.
Governance: A Board of Directors of nine (9) individuals will oversee pursuit of the mission. A Board secretary will be appointed by SALTRA and the remaining eight (8) Board members will be elected. All Board members will serve a two year term. At least four (4) elected members will be from Central America and/or Mexico. Board members will not receive monetary compensation.
Administration: The Consortium will be managed by SALTRA as the initial administrator.