On Sept 17th, the VPH Institute held its second General Assembly: the enthusiasm and its member engagement have sensibly increased from last year. Important initiatives were discussed and approved, which will make the Alliance near future very exciting!
The meeting was chaired by the VPH Institute President, Prof Denis Noble, who welcomed the Assembly and presented the new members of the Board of Directors.
The meeting had both the scope to inform the membership of the activities undertaken by the Institute during its first year from the incorporation and the purpose to present the new goals the VPH Institute will concentrate on in 2012/13.
The Executive Director, Prof Marco Viceconti, who opened the session on “Report of the activities for year 2011/2012”, was happy to announce that the governance model the Institute put in place has demonstrated to be efficient and that with the current fee model the Institute is 100% financially viable. He presented in summary the major achievements of the past year:
All these topics were then explained in details by the people in charge.
During the second part of the meeting, Marco Viceconti presented and requested the membership approval on the business plan for the upcoming year. Some major activities were proposed:
Some innovative ideas were proposed such as the creation global ID for all members and the development of repository for all digital resources to share among the community.
The General Assembly demonstrated its interest and support for all the initiatives presented during the meeting: it is now time to roll up our sleeves and make the most out of it!
We will keep you posted on the developments!
All the General Assembly presentationscan be found here.