ICAA Constitution | Board
ICAA is dedicated to preventing and reducing the harmful use and effects of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and addictive behaviours on individuals, families, communities and society.
ICAA sensitises, empowers and educates organisations and individuals in the interest of public health, personal and social well being. It does so through a range of acitivities at international, regional and local levels and through services provided to its membership and the interested public at large.ICAA believes in the exchange of evidence-based knowledge and innovative approaches. It is committed to undertake this in an independent, apolitical inclusive and transparent manner.
The General Assembly, in which all voting members are represented, meets every three to four years and determines the general policy. It ratifies membership applications, elects the Board of Directors and has a number of financial responsibilities.
The Board of Directors consists of up to 30 elected representatives from voting members. Its composition reflects the diversity of the membership, both in terms of professional and geographical background. The responsibilities of the Board include the development of guidelines and general policy of ICAA, the approval of reports of activities and of budget and accounts. The Board's current President is Dr Peter A. Vamos, of Portage Program Inc., a major treatment provider in Canada.