The Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology was founded in 1939


1. Promote

To promote and contribute to the development of Ophthalmology in its different different aspects: community and prophylactic dimensions, assistential care, scientific, educational and research, with respect for ethics and professional deontology.

2. Defend

To defend the interests of its members, in particular in the field of the exercise of the profession.

3. Contribute

To contribute to the correct design of a health policy in the field of Ophthalmology, ensuring standards of quality and competence in line with the demands of Medical Science.

4. Caring

to ensure that the health of individuals is not endangered, in particular by the performance of medical acts by non-medical professionals whose activities are purely instrumental in relation to ophthalmology.

Regulation of electoral functioning


Article 1.

The Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology (SPO) as a non-profit private legal entity, is governed by its Statutes; without offending the dictates of the Statutes it becomes necessary to regulate its without offending the dictates of the Statutes, it becomes necessary to regulate its operation, updating concepts and instituting rules that serve as operating regulations.


Purposes of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology

Article 2.

1. In addition to what is stated in articles 2 and 3 of the Statutes, the SPO should constitute itself as one of the privileged partners of the public and private and private authorities in the definition of health policies in the ophthalmologic field, contributing with its knowledge field, contributing with its knowledge to the evaluation of community or research projects.

2. The creation of a National Observatory of Ophthalmic Pathologies, based at the headquarters of SPO, will be a privileged privileged element of partnership with the public authorities.

3. The connection to private stakeholders, foundations, institutes, scientific/research associations, professional, parents', pathology, or social or rehabilitation associations, with the purpose of promoting the visual health of the Portuguese, with respect for ethics and professional deontology, shall be one of the means of action for the achievement of society's goals.

4. The existence of an SPO site on the Internet is a crucial element of communication with ophthalmologists ophthalmologists and with the population in general, pursuing an integration in the information society.


Of the associates

Article 3.

1. Full members may be resident ophthalmologists pursuing their residency training in any EU country and admitted as such

2. Ophthalmologists of the European Union (EU) may register as full members, other EU licensees may register as correspondent members, provided that they request this status and are admitted as such.

3. The Board may reject the admission of the candidate for membership if it finds that there were false statements or lack of moral, ethical or deontological suitability of the candidate, informing the proposers and the candidate of the refusal of admission of the proposed member; the proposers or the candidate may appeal to the General Assembly which shall be sovereign.

4. Approval of applications for membership shall be individual or collective for casual or full members and individual for honorary members.

5. The General Assembly shall be sovereign in the appreciation of the application and may propose to the Board the measures it it deems necessary to investigate the facts and delegate or not to the Board the subsequent measures to be taken.

6. Any member who has been dismissed for non-payment of dues may be reinstated by paying the last 3 years' arrears.

7. The existence of non paied dues shall deprive the member of the right to attend the Congress or any other inherent right.

8. Preferably, the payment of dues by bank transfer will be institutionalized.

9. A computer database shall be set up in which all members shall be registered and which shall contain details of their identity, their clinical name, their residence, the location of their practice or and mobile phone, fax, e-mail, member number and quality, login and password to access the SPO website, photograph, positions held in the SPO.

10. Any member shall have the right to request to reserve the disclosure of data or even not to provide them in The National Commission for Data Protection will be asked to authorize the creation of this database. database.


Governing Bodies

Article 4.

The entire statute will be complied with, from art. 7 to 22 and various aspects that do not conflict with any of these articles will be regulated. with any of these articles.

1. The election of the Social Bodies (Central Commission, General Secretary, General Assembly Board, Supervisory Board Assembly, Fiscal Council) and of the Coordinators of the Sections and Direction of the Magazine, will be made by secret vote. voting all the members recognized as such and in the full joy of their associative rights.

2. The election of the Central Commission, General Assembly Board, Supervisory Board, Section Coordinators and the Direction of the Magazine, will be made in a single vote by competing list and the General Secretary will have but with clear identification of the list that proposes it.

3. 3. There shall be an electoral roll containing all members entitled to vote, excluding those who have overdue dues.

4. There will only be 2 votes, one with the letter attributed to the competing list or lists and which will be determined by order of its entrance at the headquarters of the SPO, and another with the name of the General Secretary and indication of the list that the list that supports him/her.

5. The first proposer or subscriber of the list shall act as its agent or representative until the final acceptance of the candidates for election.

6. The list or lists shall be addressed to the Chairman of the Board of the General Meeting, who shall verify their compliance with the statutes and regulations and will inform the proxy of its acceptance or of the necessary for its regularization, until 20 days before the electoral General Assembly.

7. Voting for the Governing Bodies shall be in person, and votes by proxy or by mail shall not be accepted.

8. Voting shall take place from the beginning of the General Meeting and the electoral act shall be the last item on the agenda agenda of the day.

9. Once the result of the voting has been determined, the President of the election shall proclaim elected the winning list and the Secretary General, and shall cause this to be recorded in the respective minutes as well as the term for which they were elected.

10. 10. Once the results have been announced, the President shall interrupt the proceedings of the Meeting for the time strictly necessary necessary for the drawing up or completion of the minutes for their approval, except in the case where the The President shall suspend the work of the Meeting for the time strictly necessary to draw up or conclude the minutes for their approval, unless the Meeting confers a vote of confidence in the Bureau for its preparation and considers it approved in advance.

11. The newly elected members shall take office after meetings with the outgoing members, promoted by the President of the General Assembly still in office within 30 days. minutes of the meeting shall be drawn up. 12 - It is the responsibility of the Chairman of the Board of the General Meeting to decide on any matters omitted in this regulation concerning the process of the General Meeting. this regulation with regard to the electoral process.


Article 5.

1. This Regulation be considered active as soon as approved by the General Assembly.

2. Amendments to the regulations may be made at ordinary General Meetings, provided that they are proposed and inserted in the agenda of the same.