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Constitution of ASCTS
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The constitution was updated following the 2005 AGM of the Society
An excerpt from the body of the constitution is shown below. The full text can be downloaded from here.
EXCERPTS FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY OF CARDIAC AND THORACIC SURGEONS (INC.)
2.1 To establish and maintain appropriate programmes of continuing education in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
2.2 To organise and conduct Scientific programmes relating to cardiothoracic surgery at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the Society# and on such other occasions as may be decided upon from time to time.
2.3 To improve the quality and practice of Cardiac and Thoracic surgery.
2.4 To promote and represent the professional development and interests of Cardiac and Thoracic surgeons.
2.5 To encourage basic and clinical research in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery.
2.6 To publish a scientific Journal of Cardiac and Thoracic surgery.
2.7 To provide a forum for the presentation of scientific and clinical subjects in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery.
2.8 To facilitate and regulate the training of Cardiac and Thoracic surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.
2.9 To assist in the training of Cardiac and Thoracic surgeons in Asia.
2.10 To advise the Council of the RACS on matters relating to Cardiothoracic Surgery generally and on all matters in any way affecting the interests of Cardiothoracic Surgery and surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.