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AMP: non-profit

AMP's operating structure

The non-profit Association Mieux Prescrire was set up in such a way as to ensure the ongoing independence, quality and usefulness of Prescrire's publications and programmes.

Association Mieux Prescrire (AMP) is a non-profit continuing education organisation under the French law of 1901. AMP was set up in such a way as to preserve the ongoing independence, quality and usefulness of Prescrire's publications and programmes over the long term.

A professional association governed by editors and subscribers
Within AMP, power is shared between four groups, which are all represented in the General Assembly of Colleges:

  • the College of Editors. 25 members (elected by their peers), with 35% of the votes;
  • the College of Subscribers. 20 members (elected by their peers), with 25% of the votes;
  • the College of Advisors. 15 members (appointed by the Board of Directors for a period of 3 years), with 20% of the votes;
  • the College of Founders. 10 members (appointed by the Board of Directors for a period of 12 years), with 20% of the votes.

The Directorate
The 20-member Board of Directors holds an important role in both oversight and decision-making. The Board is elected by the Colleges, and in turn elects a Directorate, which must include members from the College of Editors and the College of Subscribers.

The members of the Directorate are:  Pierre Chirac (pharmacist, member of the College of Founders, President); Séverine Carré-Pétraud (pharmacist, member of the College of Editors, Vice President) ; Dörte Gunthert (MD, member of the College of Editors, Treasurer) ; Antoine Grandvuillemin (pharmacist, member of the College of Editors, Deputy Treasurer) ; Bernard Topuz (MD, Member of the College of Editors, Secretary General) ; Maryline Dufils-Gelgon (MD, member of the College of Subscribers, Deputy Secretary General).

©Prescrire November 2016

  • AMP's operating structure