British Association for Pyschopharmacology. To advance education and research in the science of psychopharmacology
Sub-Committees deal with core Council business that previously had an individual Officer on Council taking responsibility. Thus, Education and Training, Programmes and External Affairs are now Council Sub-Committees, chaired by the respective Officer on Council. New Council members will be invited to join one of the Sub-Committees, depending on their interests, so that each has 2-3 members. This serves two main purposes: to relieve one person of the full work load for a particular area, and provide a role and training for new members, introducing an element of succession planning.
While Sub-Committees organised in this way will comprise only Council members, they could, at their discretion, co-opt someone from the general membership for a particular purpose.*
Chairs of Sub-Committees will meet after the July Council meeting to discuss appropriate recruit/s into the Sub-Committees and will then approach the individuals by the end of the summer conference.
* these co-opted members as described in paragraph 2 can be full participants in the Sub-Committee.
Working Groups will be set up to deal with a particular issue, development or project that the Council considered could not be dealt with adequately and/or productively within its regular meetings. Each Working Group will have specific terms of reference agreed at Council, and a time deadline by which to deliver a report to Council. Example of areas that could be addressed in this way include CME initiatives, and the aim to increase the recruitment of young pre-clinical scientists as BAP members.
Each Working Group will be chaired by a Council member, who would have the responsibility of reporting back to Council on the work of the Group. However, the Groups may also contain general BAP members, recruited on the basis of relevant expertise and knowledge, as well as their willingness to serve on the Group.
External Affairs Sub-Committee: Naomi Fineberg (Secretary for Clinical External Affairs)
Paula Moran (Secretary for Pre-Clinical External Affairs
Programmes Sub-Committee: Jo Neill
Supported by Naomi Fineberg, Liz Tunbridge and Val Curran
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