With the designation “International Association of Anthroposophic Pharmacists (IAAP)" (translation: Internationaler Verband Anthroposophischer ApothekerInnen*) an association according to Art. 60 to 79 of the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB) exists with an office in Dornach, Switzerland, Medical Section at the Goetheanum, School of Spiritual Science.
(* synonym: „ApothekerInnen für anthroposophisch erweiterte Pharmazie“)
2. Purpose, objective, and tasks
The IAAP is the international umbrella organization of the national associations of Anthroposophic Pharmacists.
Its purpose, objective and tasks are, in detail:
To represent anthroposophic pharmacists in the anthroposophic-medical movement and in public life on at international level Anthroposophic pharmacy is understood as an extension of conventional pharmacy.
To establish standards regarding education, further training and practice in anthroposophic pharmacy (including but not limited to retail pharmacists).
To promote research in anthroposophic pharmacy.
To achieve international recognition by specialised publications as well as training material for anthroposophic pharmacists.
To establish a cooperative network between anthroposophic pharmacists to exchange information and best practice throughout the world.
To initiate / coordinate international activities.
To establish and to keep relations to:
other specialized groups and sections at the School of Spiritual Sciences.
other pharmaceutical interest groups and complementary medicine organizations at international level.
The IAAP is composed of national associations of anthroposophic pharmacists / sections of anthroposophic pharmacists in national associations respectively, co-opted members, individual anthroposophic pharmacists, and honorary members.
3.1 Members with voting rights
3.1.1 National associations of anthroposophic pharmacists / sections of anthroposophic pharmacists in national associations respectively:
Members of the association are national associations/sections of anthroposophic pharmacists respectively recognised by the IAAP who delegate a pharmacists as a representative to the IAAP. The board of management shall decide about admission.
3.1.2 Co-opted members:
For specific spheres of activities, the board of management may appoint experts as co-opted members.
3.2. Members without voting rights
3.2.1 Individual members:
From countries without a national association of anthroposophic pharmacists, individual pharmacists may be admitted to the IAAP by the board of management.
3.2.2 Honorary members:
Persons regardless of their education who have made an outstanding contribution to anthroposophic extended pharmacy can be appointed as honorary members by the board of management.
3.3 Admission/Withdrawal and expulsion of members
3.3.1 Admission: The declaration of membership must be submitted in writing. Admission of new members will be checked and effected by the board of management. In the event of a rejection, reasons must be given by the board of management and confirmed by the assembly of delegates.
3.3.2 Membership terminates upon death, withdrawal, or expulsion.
3.3.3 The declaration of withdrawal must be made to the board of management in writing at least one month prior to the end of the calendar year. In the event of non-observance of this time-limit, membership shall continue for one year.
3.3.4 Complaints about IAAP members shall be received and checked by the board of management. The board of management prepares a recommendation for the assembly of delegates about the measures to be taken.
3.3.5 Expulsion shall be effected by the assembly of delegates upon the board of management’s request in the event of gross breach against the interests or objectives of IAAP or for other good cause. The concerned member must be given the opportunity to justify themselves.
4. Criteria for recognition of national associations
For a national association or a section of anthroposophic pharmacists to be recognised by IAAP, the following criteria must be fulfilled: The full members of the relevant association or a section of anthroposophic pharmacists must have passed all necessary exams to be recognised as a professional pharmacist or have completed a master degree in (Industrial) Pharmaceutical Sciences.
They should be members of the Anthroposophic Association or actively support the anthroposophic guidelines targeted to professional pharmacists (see “Extension of the Profession of Pharmacist through Anthroposophy“).
Moreover, criteria for specific anthroposophic pharmaceutical experience and knowledge/studies must have been defined.
The national association / section of Anthroposophic pharmacists to be recognised must have:
statutes, complaint procedures,
a current list of members,
an appeal and disciplinary procedure.
5. Individual members and their representation in the IAAP
From members without a national association recognised by the IAAP, up to three individuals per country may apply for individual membership of the IAAP. Admission of an individual member to the IAAP requires the concerned person to be a professional pharmacist having passed all necessary exams to be recognized as a as a professional pharmacist or have completed a master degree in (Industrial) Pharmaceutical Sciences. He or she should be a member of the Anthroposophic Association or actively support the anthroposophic guidelines targeted to professional pharmacists (see “Extension of the Profession of Pharmacist through Anthroposophy“).
The individual member has experience and knowledge in anthroposophic pharmacy and agrees to Art. 3.2.
The bodies are:
Die assembly of delegates (= general meeting),
the board of management,
the auditing department.
7. Assembly of delegates (= general meeting)
The assembly of delegates is the supreme governing body of the association and is convened at least once per year. The assembly of delegates will be called by the president a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the date by announcing the agenda items.
The assembly of delegates shall constitute a quorum if the members have been duly invited by announcing the agenda items to be covered. The assembly of delegates shall constitute a quorum if at least half of the voting rights are present. The voting rights may be transferred in writing to other members with voting rights. However, only one additional voting right can be transferred to each member. Requests can be submitted 10 days prior to the assembly to the president.
An extraordinary assembly of delegates shall be convened if one fifth of the members with voting rights or the board of management requests so. It must also be announced 4 weeks beforehand and must take place within one quarter year after the request at the latest.
The assembly of delegates reserves the following tasks:
8.1 Election of the board of management, of the president, and of the auditors.
8.2 Approval of the annual report, the annual accounts and the budget.
8.3 Granting formal approval of the board of management’s actions and the auditing department’s actions.
8.4 Liaising with other associations.
8.5 Modifications of the statutes with two-thirds majority of the present voting rights.
8.6 Dissolution of the association with two-thirds majority of the present voting rights.
8.7 Determining the annual fee.
8.8 Decision about the requests made by the board of management or submitted by the members.
8.9 Decision about expulsion of members with two-thirds majority of the present voting rights.
8.10 Decision about the measures recommended by the board of management in the event of complaint procedures.
9. Board of management
The board of management is composed of a minimum of 3 members (minimum 2/3 delegates from national associations):
The president must be elected by the assembly of delegates and externally represents the interests of IAAP, s/he prepares the annual report and s/he calls the assembly of delegates. For the rest, the board of management constitutes itself and enforces rules of procedure. The term lasts for three years. Re-election shall be possible. In its sphere of activities, the board of management shall constitute a quorum if at least half of its members are present and takes decisions by a simple majority. In this body, the president shall cast a vote. In the event of an equality of votes, his/her vote shall count twice. Minutes about the board meeting must be taken.
10. Authority to sign
The president is authorized to sign together with a member of the board of management in pairs. The treasure is authorized to sign pursuant to rules of procedure of the board of management.
The auditors are two members elected for three years by the assembly of delegates. The assembly of delegates may also appoint an external auditing department for three years for this purpose. The auditors shall audit the documentation and annual accounts and give an account in writing to the board of management for the attention of the assembly of delegates.
12. Rules of election and vote
The members having voting rights are entitled to participate in elections and votes. The may be elected to join bodies of the association. Votes shall be open. Votes by secret ballots shall only be held if one third of the present voting rights so request. Simple majority shall apply, except for modifications of statutes, expulsion of members and dissolution of the association. In such cases, two-thirds majority of the present voting rights shall apply.
13. Sources of income
The association’s sources of income are:
13.1 Membership fees
13.2 Donations, allocations, sponsorship
The assembly of delegates during the current financial year votes on the amount of the annual fee.
14. Financial year
The financial year runs from 1 August to 31 July.
Vis-à-vis third parties, the association’s liability is limited to the association’s assets. The members’ personal liability is excluded.
The association may be dissolved by a resolution taken by the extraordinary assembly of delegates convened for this purpose. In the event of dissolution, any existing association’s assets must be handed over to an organisation with similar objectives.
These statutes were resolved in the extraordinary general meeting on 16 September 2010 and replace the statutes version 7 of July 2010.
The president, the secretary
The following delegates of the assembly of delegates have voting rights:
Mr Samir Kedwani, Secretary, ÖGAPh delegate
Ms Judith Klahre Parker, Delegierte BAAP delegate, commissioner for individual members
Mr Manfred Kohlhase, president, GAPiD delegate
Mr Alessandro Massarotto, SOFAI delegate
Ms Mónica Mennet-von Eiff, VAEPS-Sektion ApothekerInnen delegate
Mr Flavio Milanese, FARMANTROPO delegate
Ms Nelly Ségur-Fantino, AFERPA delegate
Mr Marc Vanvelk, BNVAA delegate
Christiaan Mol, co-opted member, coordination APC
Honorary members are:
Mr Herwig Judex
Ms Michaela Glöckler
Mr Bob Ballard
Issue: September 2010
Board of management
Mr Manfred Kohlhase, president
Mr Samir Kedwani, Secretary
Ms Mónica Mennet-von Eiff, treasurer
Mr Christiaan Mol
Ms Nelly Segur
Mr Marc Vanvelk
Mr Herwig Judex