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Guide For Establishing an Orthoptic Association

This guide is intended to enable leaders in countries where national associations do not exist to establish orthoptic associations. This publication may also be used by the board and staff of existing national orthoptic associations to manage their organizations more effectively. We hope that this resource guide will reduce the learning curve, avoid re-inventing the wheel and strengthen national associations around the world.
It should be noted, however, that there is no single formula for success. Contexts and conditions vary and determine what is needed and possible. For that reason, we have focused on providing guidelines based on the experiences of existing national associations. Any newly formed constitution should reflect the local conditions and requirements of each country. We advise all associations to act in accordance with local civil procedures law concerning organization of associations.