Asian Mycological Association
Minutes of the Asian Mycological Committee General Meeting(18/11/2009) 2016-03-29 10:36:22

Minutes ofthe Asian Mycological Committee General Meeting held on 18th November 2009,National Museum of National Science, Taichung, Taiwan

Present:


 1.

Prof. Dr  Kevin. D. Hyde (KDH)

Thailand  (Chairman)

2.

Prof. Dr  Tae Soo Lee (TSL)

Korea  (Vice-Chairman -Activity)

3.

Dr.  Tsutomu Hattori (TH)

Japan  ((Vice-Chairman -Finance )

4.

Prof. Dr.  Vikineswary Sabaratnam (VS)

Malaysia  (Secretary / Country Representative )

5.

Prof. Dr.  Xing Zhong Liu (XZL)

China  (Country Representative )

6.

Prof. Dr.  Lilian L.P. Vrijmoed (LLPV)

Hong Kong  (Country Representative)

7.

Dr S.  Raghu Kumar (SR)

India  (Representative of Prof. D. J. Bhat)

8.

Dr.  Kartini Kramadibrata (KK)

Indonesia  (Country Representative

9.

Dr.  Seyed  Mohse Damadi (SMD)

Iran  (Representative of Dr. Rasoul Zare)

10.

Assoc.  Prof. Dr. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz (TEdC)

Philippines  (Country Representative)

11.

Dr. Sheng  - Hua Wu (SHW)

Taiwan  (Country Representative )

12.

Dr. Peter  Buchanan (PB)

New  Zealand (Australasian Mycological Society Representative)

13.

Prof. Dr.  Leka Manoch (LM)

Thailand  (Representative of Dr Kasem Soytong)

Observers

1.

Assoc Prof  Dr. Guangyi Wang (GW)

Hawaii  (Country Representative)

2.

Dr  Chandralata Raghukumar (CR)

India

Absent:


 1.

Dr. Hean  Vanhan (HV)

Cambodia  (Country Representative)

2.

Prof. Oded  Yarden (OY)

Israel  (Country Representative)

3.

Dr. Rasoul  Zare

Iran  (Country Representative)

4.

Mr.  Phengsintham Pheng

Laos  (Country Representative)

5.

Dr.  Tsetseg Baljinov

Mongolia (Country  Representative)

6.

Dr. S.C.  Singh

Nepal  (Country Representative)

7.

Dr. Farhat  Jamil

Pakistan  (Country Representative)

8.

Dr.  Mikhail Pivkin

Russia  (Country Representative)

9.

Dr. Nimal  Adikaram

Sri Lanka  (Country Representative)

10.

Dr. Teck  Koon Tan

Singapore  (Country Representative)

11.

A. Prof.  Dr. Kasem Soytong (KS)

Thailand  (Country Representative)

MINUTES OF SECOND EXECUTIVECOMMITTEE MEETING
ASIAN MYCOLOGICAL COMMITTEE 2007-2011
(2/2009)

Time    :           1.00 pm
Date     :          18th. November 2009  (Wednesday)      
Place    :          National History Museum
Taichung, Taiwan

       Action

1.1     WELCOMING ADDRESS BY CHAIRMAN              

Welcome  greetings from the Chairman Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Hyde to all committee members  of the Asian Mycological Committee (AMC). He expressed his thanks to  all country representatives for their support in attending the meeting.
 As a number of members were new, Dr Hyde gave a brief explanation of AMC and  its aims/roles in promoting mycology in the region. AMC is part of IMC.  However, AMC has no say in IMC matters and does not get any funds for its  activities. In 2007, IMC provided USD 1 500/- to sponsor young speakers from  the region for AMC 2007 (in Malaysia).

Committee  members hold a four year term. The committee election will be in Korea  2011.  A number of country representatives cannot attend meeting due to  lack of funds.

AMC 2009  was very successful and Chairman thanked the organizing committee headed by  Dr. Wu who briefed the members. Chairman congratulated Dr Wu for the  excellent meeting with more than 500 participants.

It has  previously been agreed that 5% of registration fees  from AMCongress  should be channeled to run AMCommittee and its activities included seed money  for future conferences. Chairman asked Dr Viki and she mentioned that RM 5K  as seed money had been sent to organizing committee of AMC2009. This amount  will be made available to AMC2011 organisers by AMC2009 organisers.

The  Chairman said that there was no taker as editor of AMC newsletter.

He  suggested that we consider  AMC awards,  a journal as well as  activities

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1.2         ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF 1st AMC  MEETING

The  minutes of the first meeting (1/2007) held in Parkroyal Hotel, Penang,  Malaysia on 5 December 2007 were passed without any amendments.

1.3      MATTER  ARISING

.The  current AMC webpage is hosted by Mushroom Research Foundation. It will cost  Thai Baht 20,000 to set up a page and yearly TB 5,000 to maintain it. There  is lack of funds to maintain a webpage. Dr Viki was asked to check if more  funds can be made available.

Country  representatives are heads of relevant societies in respective countries.  Vice-chairs to liaise with interest groups and report their activities so  that members can be aware of each others mycological activities.  These  can be joint activities, too.

VS

TSL, TH

1.4      AMC ACTIVITIES

AMCongress is AMCommittee main  activity once in two years. Dr Hyde said that we should consider other  activities, too.

Dr Lilian  suggested that education to create awareness is not only important for future  mycologists but also policy makers and to support the fight to get recognition  for  mycology as an important component of science curriculum.

Dr  Buchanan said that possible funding for biodiversity activities could be from  International Biodiversity initiatives. The Fungal Conservation (UK) has 20  member countries. There are 5 specialist groups to represent fungi.  Applications can be made for red listing as well as fungal conservation  groups for Asia - Asian Fungal Conservation Committee.

Chairman  said that proposals to set up subcommittees/societies will be encouraged.

1.5      ASIAN  MYCOLOGICAL CONGRESS 2011 (KOREA)

This is the main activity of  AMCommittee. Prof Lee said that AMC2009 had given him ideas how to organize  AMC2011. He briefed that the meeting will be either in Seoul (30 min from  airport) or Incheon (20min from airport). There are conference facilities at  Incheon but right now no accommodations. As November will be cold, the  meeting will be planned for mid- October. He agreed to provide 5% of  registration fees back to AMC.

Satellite  meetings can be planned during AMC2011.

TSL

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1.5.1       BID TO HOST AMCONGRESS

Chairman said that AMCommittee  will consider bids to host AMCongress. Dr Hyde suggested that guidelines and  criteria to be drawn IMC model. Initial bid will be a 4-page document . After  selection and full bid has to be submitted.  The bids for AMC2013 are  from India , Laos and China. Dr Hyde informed the members that there were  only three mycologists in Laos while China hosted AMC2002. Participants from  the Asia will be able to attend as it will be cheap to have a meeting in  China. Dr Sheshagiri said that India is also very keen to host AMC2013 and  will make a formal bid. There is a mycological society in India and it will  be affordable to mycologists from the region.

1.6        SUBCOMMITTEES/SOCIETIES

Dr Hyde  said that AMC was an umbrella body and will support efforts to set-up  subcommittees/ societies so that there can be specialized /focused parallel  meetings during AMCongress. The subcommittees proposed/suggested were:
 ●
Endangered Fungi for Asia – to be headed by Dr. Hattori. He has been  studying this aspect and was willing to gather interested members to pursue  this.

Mycology  Education will be headed By Dr Lilian who will pursue how this  subcommittee can be formed and function.

Medicinal  and Edible Fungi. Dr Viki briefed that there was a discussion with Prof  ST Chang to form Asian Society of Mushroom/Mushroom Society of Asia.

Barcode  Initiatives to be headed by Dr Guo Liang Dong (suggested by Chairman) and  funding can be from International Initiatives

TH

LLPV

VS

PB , GLD (not present)

KDH

1.7      NEWSLETTERS

Chairman said that a Newsletter is  needed to be distributed among member countries. However, there was no takers  as editor to prepare this.

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1.8      AWARDS

Dr. Hyde  proposed that AMC consider an award for eminent mycologist and a mycologist  under 35 (and not more than 10 years after award of PhD) to be awarded at  each AMCongress. The Award includes sponsored round trip and USD 100/-. One  proposal from each member country either from their country or other member  country will be evaluated. The selection committee ( for 5 - year period)  will be current Chairman, immediate past Chairman, one  Vice Chairman  and two International experts from outside Asia. The award costs will be paid  for by the host committee of the AMC meeting at which the awards are  presented.

Other  awards such as travel awards for participants especially students should also  be considered.

Funding  has to be sort for these awards.

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1.9      AMC LOGO

Dr Thomas  was nominated to organize a logo competition.

TEdC

1.9     IMC2014

Dr Manoch  presented Thailand’s bid for IMC2014. It was not their full bid.  AMC  will provide a support letter.

LM

1.10    OTHER MATTERS

AMC should  link with other related societies both in member and non-member countries via  webpage

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Prepared by:  

____________________________              ___________________________
Secretary                    Chairman
Prof. Dr Vikineswary, S, Prof. Dr. Kevin D Hyde