International Council

The International Council shall consist of the Officers, the most recently retired President, hereinafter referred to as the Past President, and the Councillors. The Editor of International Pathology shall be an ex-officio member of the International Council without the power to vote. The Councillors shall be appointed in the manner and serve for such terms as are specified in the Bylaws.


The International Council formulates policies and authorizes disbursements of the Academy’s funds, except that the endowed funds of the Academy will be spent only after specific authorization by a two-thirds majority vote of the voting members present at a general business meeting of the Academy or of those voting when polled by correspondence. The International Council has authority to act for the Academy in all matters except those otherwise specifically provided for in the Constitution or Bylaws.

Election and Tenure of Councilors

Those person who shall be Councilors on the International Council as provided in Article IV, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution, shall be selected by the several Divisions by such procedures as shall be prescribed in their respective bylaws. As per the IAP ByLaws, Chapter 2 the number of Councilors that each Division shall select shall be based on the numbers of members in that Division as reflected on the roll of its members to be kept on file in the office of the Secretary, the ratio of the number of members to the number of Councilors to be as follows:

International Councilors

Each Councilor shall serve for a term of not less than two (2) years from the date of his/her selection and thereafter until his/her successor shall be selected and qualified.

At any meeting of the International Council the Secretary upon the request of any member of the Council present shall report the number of Councilors to which each Division is entitled and if requested read the names of the Councilors from any one or more Division.

Should the qualifications of any Councilor to serve on the Council be challenged by any member of the Academy, such challenge shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary accompanied by evidence in writing in support of the grounds of such challenge, and the President after the Secretary shall report to him/her such challenge shall make a ruling supporting or rejecting such challenge which ruling shall be final and binding on all persons and should the ruling support the challenger, the member challenged shall cease to be a member of the Council as of the date of the ruling.

The Editor of International Pathology shall be appointed by the International Council for a four (4) year period, effective the January 1 following the appointment.

The Editor shall execute editorial policies in conformity with the aims of the Academy and with the general principles formulated by the International Council. There shall be no change in the contractual arrangements with a publisher without the approval of the Executive Committee.

The Editor shall submit to the Executive Committee a written annual summary of the activities of International Pathology, including financial, editorial and other affairs. The financial report shall be audited in a manner to be determined by the Executive Committee. The Editor's report shall be kept permanently in the office of the Secretary.

The Editor shall submit an estimated budget in advance of each year's activities for the approval of the Executive Committee.

The Editorial Board shall be appointed by the International Council on the recommendation of the Editor.

The official publication of the Academy shall be entitled International Pathology. Additional publications may be authorized from time to time by the International Council or by any one or more Divisons.


Regular meetings of the International Council shall be held during each International Congress at the place and time designated by the President.

A special meeting of the International Council may be called at any time by the President or any twelve (12) Councilors. More details can be found in Article VII -Meetings of the Constitution.