Statute

 
It is established an association called: “Bone, Biomaterials & Beyond Academy” (hereinafter BBB Academy or BBBA), an international scientific association, which Regulation Act is integral part of this Statute. The association has scientific and cultural goals; it is not political, not bound with any political parties, and it is non profit.
The Academy goal is to favor and disseminate the study of collagen matrix “dual-phase” bone substitutes of porcine and equine origin, and to verify their clinical efficacy and predictability in dental and maxillo-facial regenerative surgery.
These goals will be pursued by ustaining scientific research and via professional courses, symposia and congresses; in order to pursue its institutional objective the Academy may also organize contests, prizes and scholarships, promote scientific publications and any other initiative contributing to scientific progress.
To reach uch goals the Academy will favor all possible cooperation with national and international private and public institutions.

REGULATIONS ACT

 
The members of BBBA are distinguished in:
1. Active Founding Members
2. Active Members
3. Members
4. Honorary Members
5. Honorary Founding Members

To become a member of BBBA, the following qualifications and titles are required for each category.
Founding Active Members are all those who took part to the setting up of BBB Academy constitution. They are considered as Active Members and keep their title of Founding Members for life.
Active Members have a degree in Medicine, Biology, Bioengineering, Dentistry and have been introduced to BBB Academy by the Active Members Acceptance Committee (AMAC) and approved as Active Members.
Different degrees will be examined by AMAC and approved if related to the BBB Academy goals and activities.
Those who carry on scientific researches related to BBB Academy’s goals and activities may also become Active Members. In this case the candidate shall send the Board of Directors a CV and a wide documentation certifying the research field and the related scientific results; the Board of Directors will decide whether to approve or to decline the candidature by majority.
All the mentioned degrees shall be legally recognized in the members’ origin countries. To become Active Member the candidate shall first become a Member for at least two years, with the exception of the first 21 (twentyone) Active Members that will be appointed by the Board of Directors upon invitation of the said Board of Directors, at the foundation of the Association.
To be admitted to the Academy as an Active Member, the candidate shall send to the Secretary of the Active Members Acceptance Committee (AMAC) an application for the evaluation addressed to the President of AMAC at least ninety days before the annual Closed Meeting.
The application as Active Members shall include the following documents:
• introduction letter signed by two Active Members who personally guarantee the real interest of the candidate in pursuing the aims of the Academy and its proven morality;
• English-language scientific-cultural curriculum demonstrating interest in clinical implantology and biomaterials;
• documentation of three clinical cases personally treated using xenogenic collagenated dualphase biomaterials considered appropriate by AMAC in relation to the protocol approved by the Board of Directors.

The procedures to be followed for the evaluation by AMAC are listed in the following Article 8 of this Regulation Act.
Any admission to Active Membership approved by the Committee must be subsequently ratified by the Active Members Assembly.
Active Members:
• are required to pay the annual membership fee to the extent fixed by the Board of Directors;
• if the annual membership fee is regularly paid, they are entitled to:
- attend the annual Active Members Assembly (during the Closed Meeting) and every four years the election of the Board of Directors of the Academy;
- to participate free of charge at the biannual International Congress;
- to participate free of charge at the Closed Meeting for Active Members that shall be held once a year;
• they are required to comply with the rules of the Academy, and with the resolutions adopted by the associative bodies and to provide their own qualified contribution to the initiatives and goals of the Academy by collaborating in scientific activities, organizing the events or by participating in commissions or study groups and / or workshops;
• only one Active Member per nation who does request such role, may be appointed by the Board of Directors "BBBA Ambassador" for his country of residence. This appointment will last maximum four years.

If BBB Academy organizes or sponsors a course or congress in a particular country, the BBBA Ambassador of that country will contribute to the organization as a local representative and local coordinator of the event on behalf of the BBBA.
All activities carried out by the Active Members on behalf of and for the Academy are free of compensation, except for the reimbursement of documented expenses incurred specifically in the interest of the Academy, following the rules set by the Board of Directors.
Members are those who have a Degree in Dentistry, Medicine, Biology, Bioengineering or other degree related to the cultural goals of the Academy, and who are interested in the use and study of biomaterials for bone regeneration in Dentistry.
All above mentioned academic titles must be legally recognized in the Member’s country of origin.
To be admitted as Member, he/she must complete a registration form and pay the membership fee for the current year.
Members will be entitled to a discount equal to their fee at the biannual International Congress of BBB Academy. Members are allowed to take part in the Active Members Assembly but have no right to vote.
Individuals who have given particular impulse to the development of bone regenerative techniques in Dental Implantology with their scientific contribution can be called to become part of BBB Academy.
The appointment to Honorary Member is formulated and decided by the Board of Directors.
The Honorary Member is not required to pay the annual membership fee.
Honorary Members may attend free of charge the biannual International Congress and may attend the Active Members Assembly, but have no right to vote.
In any case, they are required to observe the Association rules and the resolutions adopted by the Associative Bodies and to provide their contribution to the initiatives and goals of the Academy.
All activities carried out by the Honorary Members on behalf of and for the Academy are free of compensation, except for the reimbursement of documented expenses incurred specifically in the interest of the Academy, following the rules set by the Board of Directors.
Mr. Giuseppe Oliva and Mr. Ulf Nannmark are Honorary Founding Members and have the right to vote.
The status of Active Member and Member is lost:
• for forfeiture, in case of default of payment of the annual membership fee. Active Members can be automatically reintegrated into their category if within one year the previous and current year fees are paid.
This term expired, the Active Members automatically lose their status. Membership withdrawal is also decided by the Board of Directors against those Active Members who, for no justified reasons, have failed to attend on their own or by proxy for three consecutive years the annual Active Members Assembly (Closed Meeting).
In these cases, the Active Members are withdrawn from their status and become automatically Members by receiving written notice from the Secretary of the Academy by registered letter or certified e-mail.
The Active Member who has lost the qualification for the above-mentioned reasons, in order to be re-qualified, must undergo the regular procedure for the qualification of new Active Members.
• For written resignations by means of a registered mail or e-mail to the President of the Academy;
• for expulsion, pronounced for serious reasons by the Board of Directors;
• for death.

In any case, those who have lost at any time the status of Active Member are not entitled to any reimbursement by the Academy.
The application for the admission to the status of Active Member must be accompanied by the following documentation:
- introduction signed by two Active Members who personally guarantee the real interest of the applicant for the Academy and his/her proven morality;
- personal picture and CV in English scientific-cultural language, demonstrating the interest in bone regeneration in Dentistry;
- documentation in 5 digital copies in English language relating to three clinical cases personally treated grafting dual-phase xenogenic collagenated biomaterials considered appropriate by the Active Members Acceptance Committee (AMAC) in relation to the protocol approved by the Board of Directors.

The Secretary of the Committee shall, within fifteen days from the receipt of the application, send it together with the attached documentation to the AMAC.
Applications must be received by the Secretary or President of the AMAC at least 3 (three) months before the annual Active Members Assembly (Closed Meeting).
The Committee will have the faculty by the following month, to ask the candidate further evidence or clarification to validate admission requirements and / or to suggest changes to the presentation of the cases. The eventual admission as Active Member by the Committee must be subsequently ratified by the Active Members Assembly. Active Members, if admitted at the same time of the establishment of the association, will have to pay the membership fee not later than thirty days after the Board's definition of the amount; if subsequently admitted, they will have to pay the integration of the fee from Member to Active Member within the same thirty days after the date of ratification of their admission to Active Partner by the Active Member Assembly: in either case the failure to pay determines the immediate forfeiture of the Active Member.
Only complete cases will be considered, even when parts of the treatment plan have not been executed by the candidate. The parts of the treatment plan not performed by the candidate must be explicitly indicated by the latter (the treatment of a clinical case is intended as the therapy-rehabilitation of all the related problems and not an isolated therapy-rehabilitation that does not consider the need of the whole oral cavity). The three cases need to have different therapeutic-regenerative treatment orientation to give AMAC more assessment options.
The Active Members Acceptance Committee will have to call the candidate for Active Membership at the annual Closed Meeting to orally discuss the performed treatment and / or to obtain more detailed information and explanations regarding the presented cases.
Clinical cases should be presented according to the following scheme:
1. Presentation of the case
- Medical history of patient and specific bone deficit.
- High definition photos with proper magnification.
- Images without animation and overlay of maximum 2 images per slide.
- Clinical examination.
- Adequate X-ray examination.
- Analysis of the clinical and radiographic situation with particular reference to areas of therapeutic-regenerative-implant interest (intraorals - panorex + initial and final dental scan).
- Complete and correct photographic documentation clearly showing the clinical pretreatment and post-treatment situation.
- The total number of images should not exceed 50.
- Images of study cast models where necessary.
2. Diagnosis
3. Treatment plan
- The various phases of the treatment plan and the motivations that led to the specific therapeutic-regenerative choices should be listed.
4. Treatment
- The therapeutic-regenerative treatment and clinical results achieved must be described with clear images. Videos of the surgical phase of the treatment are also accepted.
5. Final assessment of the case
With controls six months after the end of treatment, preferably at one year.
- appropriate radiographic examination at one year.
- final considerations of the clinical results obtained.

Individuals who carry out clinical and scientific research activities within the social objective of the Academy can also become Active Members of BBB Academy. In this case, the candidate must present directly to BOD as an alternative to clinical cases, a detailed CV and adequate scientific documentation that allows the Members of the Board of Directors to make a specific evaluation.
In this case, the Board of Directors has the unquestionable power to require the candidate further documentation, evidence or clarification to validate the submitted scientific and / or clinical documentation.
Active Members which are regularly registered and up to date with the payment of the annual membership fee have the right to attend the Active Members Assembly. Each Active Member may be represented in the Assembly by another Active Member by means of a written proxy.
No more than two proxies can be received by a single Active Member.
Candidatures are free and Active Members will be able to indicate, on the voting forms, only one candidate name for each position.
The candidates who will be awarded the highest number of votes will be elected for each position.
In the voting forms for the Board of Directors election, the position of President will not be included as the previous President Elect will be automatically in charge covering such position.
The Board of Directors, after having heard the interested candidates, appoints the Members of the Committees. Active Members appointed in similar roles in other scientific societies, or in conflict with BBBA's cultural, scientific and institutional activity, may not be Members of the Committees.
The Board of Directors is the guarantor of the implementation of this principle among the Active Members. The Presidents and the Members of the Committees naturally lose their position at the expiration of the mandate of the Board of Directors. The Presidents of the various Committees may be appointed for two four-years terms. The Presidents of the Committees may replace one or more Members of the Committees if they do not collaborate to the tasks of the Committee. The Board of Directors has the power to set up other working Committees, the Members of which will be elected among the Active Members of the Academy but cannot revoke the pre-existing Committees without the favorable opinion of the Active Members Assembly. The Presidents of the Committees must draft, at least annually, a written report on the activities carried out and submit it to the Board of Directors.
BBB Academy's patronage may be granted exclusively to cultural and / or scientific activities related to bone regeneration and dental implantology, planned in collaboration with the BBB Academy after evaluation, on the merits of the program and the purposes of the event, by the Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Committee. Cooperation in organizing an event, means participation by BBB Academy in formulating programs and identifying Speakers and coordinating event dates, so as not to create conflicts with the ordinary programming of the Academy's scientific activity. Events organized in collaboration with the BBB Academy can be advertised with the BBBA logo, explicitly mentioning the partnership relationship with the Academy.

WEB SITE
The Web Site www.bbb.academy is property of the Academy itself and represents an official information media. The cultural and scientific contents published on the site are written in English language and are protected by the intellectual property right.
If a non-private entity, i.e. association or institution is interested in cross-linking with BBBA's site, it must present a request to the President of the Scientific Advisory Committee; the Scientific Advisory Committee President after making the necessary preliminary assessments, submits the application to the Board of Directors for the necessary approval.
The application must include a specific self-certification by the cross-linking site manager, specifying the absence of any conflict with BBBA's institutional activities, and with the rules contained in the Articles of the Statute and Regulation Act, as well as the absence of any conflicts with the Rules of the Code of Medical Deontology.
Any litigations which may occur regarding the interpretation or application of this Statute between the Academy its bodies and its Members shall be referred to an Arbitration Committee nominated by one of the Board of Directors Members of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration among the Active Members of IAO that are not members of the BBB Academy.

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