As the Society for Mathematical Biology continues to grow, the Society’s Subgroups allow members to meet and interact within more focused areas in smaller groups. Subgroups hold scientific symposia and business meetings each year at the Annual Meeting and other activities throughout the year. Membership to the Society’s Subgroups is open to all members. New subgroups may be formed by petition to the Board of Directors at any time. The Society’s Subgroups receive support to sponsor activities and participation within the Subgroup at the Annual Meeting.
Upon petition by at least 30 regular members, the Board of Directors may form a Group of members charged with the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of a specific area of Mathematical Biology within the Society. Accompanying the petition shall be the bylaws of the proposed Subgroup.
The senior officer of the Subgroup shall be elected by the members constituting the Subgroup and will be known as the Chair. This Chair shall report the activities and needs of the Subgroup to the Board of Directors. On a yearly basis, the Board of Directors will consider termination of any group not maintaining 50 regular members or not presenting a scientific program at the Annual Meeting.