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The Members of the current POAC International Committee are:

Prof. Rocky Taylor;
Mrs. Ivana Kubat;
Secretary General
Ms. Anne Barker Canada
Dr. Steve Bruneau Canada
Dr. Li Zhou China
Mr. Klaus Harnvig Denmark
Mr. Reko-Antti Suojanen Finland
Prof. Arttu Polojarvi Finland
Mr. Robert Bridges France
Dr. Franz von Bock und Polach Germany
Mr. Sergey Vernaev Kazakhstan
Prof. Jong-ho Nam Korea
Dr. Natsuhiko Ohtsuka Japan
Prof. Hayo Hendrikse Netherlands
Prof. Knut Hoyland Norway
Mr. Edmond Hansen Norway
Prof. Adrian Law Wing Keung Singapore
Prof. Annie Bekker South Africa
Vacant Sweden
Dr. Ben Lishman UK
Dr. Dmitri Matskevitch USA
Prof. Deniz Gedikli USA

The membership Guidelines for the POAC International Committee are:

  • A member of the International Committee (IC) should show activity by attending and promoting the POAC conferences;
  • A member will be taken off the IC if they miss two consecutive POAC Conferences;
  • For a country to have members on the IC, multiple researchers should be active in that country within the field of POAC;
  • A member must be active by arranging conferences or contributing to sessions of POAC;
  • No country can have more than two members;
  • The Secretary General is a member of the IC but this position does not count on the country membership list.

The duties of the POAC President are as follows:

  • Organize, advertise and host a POAC Conference following the themes of POAC. The full costs of the conference must be borne from the registration fees and conference sponsors;
  • The President shall establish and chair a Local Organizing Committee (LOC) to assist in developing the conference and planning the details (both technical and social) for the conference;
  • The President and LOC must prepare a website for the conference;
  • The President is responsible for obtaining sponsors for the conference;
  • The President and LOC must produce a set of Proceedings from the conference. The proceedings must be available in electronic format along with a hard copy version of the Abstracts. It is up to the President and LOC to decide if they are also available in hard copy. They should be available at the time of the conference;
  • The President and LOC shall set the Registration Fees for the conference based on the anticipated costs and in-line with previous conference registration fees. There should be no profit or loss from the conference;
  • The President and LOC may impose additional charges if an author intends to present more than one paper at the conference. They may, at their discretion, ask for authors to register before publishing the paper in the proceedings;
  • The President may seek advice at any time from the Secretary General and the Past Presidents of POAC.
  • The President has the responsibility, working with the Secretary General, to seek potential hosts for the next POAC Conference.

The duties of the POAC Secretary General are as follows:

  • To ensure that POAC continues to thrive through international communication and collaborations;
  • To act as a point of contact for POAC-related activities, including interacting with other professional societies (e.g. IAHR, etc.);
  • To stimulate countries to apply for the next conference venue;
  • To ensure that the venue site for POAC conferences alters locations without consecutive meetings on the same continent;
  • To offer advice to the POAC President for the planning of the POAC Conference;
  • To work with the POAC President to seek potential hosts for future POAC conferences;
  • To keep the POAC Home Page (www.poac.com) updated and informative.