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Be a Member of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Scientists:

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Worldwide (except Japan and United States):

To apply for membership, please create an account on the website and fill in all details:
 

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Japan: Membership Application Form for residents of Japan (website opens in new window)
 

United StatesMembership Application Form for US residents (opens in new window)  
 


Friendship Nations
 

African Nations: Special preferential membership dues are currently available for the first year of membership of NEW SICOT members from African nations, our Friendship Nations in 2017.
 



Excerpts from the SICOT Constitution and Bylaws:  

Membership categories

The Association comprises five membership categories: Active Members, Emeritus Members, Distinguished Members, Associate Members and Honorary Members. A Member of any category who changes country of residence may retain their membership. Such members will become members of the national section of their new country of residence or, if there is no national section, be administered by the Secretary General.

  • Active Members:
    Applicants will be admitted to Active Membership by a vote of the International Council on the recommendation of the Membership Committee. The Board of Directors sets the maximum number of Active Members from any country. Active Members have the right to vote, to hold office, to sign referenda, to initiate petitions and to sign nominating petitions. They pay the dues laid down by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Emeritus Members:
    An Active Member who has reached the age of 70 will, on request, be made an Emeritus Member. A Active Member who ceases to practice medicine at the age of 60 may apply for Emeritus Membership in writing to the Secretary General. Emeritus Members may take part in the association’s activities but are not normally eligible to hold office. The President may nevertheless request that the Board of Directors grant an exception to this rule for an Emeritus Member designated by him. They have the right to vote, to sign referenda and to sign nominating petitions. They are not required to pay dues. They may subscribe to International Orthopaedics for a reduced fee.

  • Distinguished Members:
    Active or Emeritus Members who have rendered outstanding services to the association and enjoy an exceptional professional reputation may be appointed as Distinguished Members by the International Council on the recommendation of the Board of Directors. Distinguished Members have the right to vote, to sign referenda and nominating petitions. They are not required to pay dues nor registration fees at association congresses. They receive all the publications of the Society free of charge.

  • Honorary Members:
    On the advice of the Board of Directors, the International Council may confer the title of "Honorary Member" on non-members of outstanding merit. Honorary Members have no seat on the association’s Board of Directors.

  • Associate Members:
    Young surgeons under the age of 40 are eligible for temporary Associate Membership with privileges that entitle them to participate in all the association’s scientific activities and to receive the Journal "International Orthopaedics". They should normally become Active Members after six years' Associate Membership. Associate Members pay reduced dues and registration fees at association congresses. They have the right to vote.

Resignation/Expulsion

Members may terminate their membership at any time by tendering their resignation to the Secretary General, or by failing to pay their dues within six months of the due date. After having been allowed to state his/her case to the Board of Directors, a Member may be expelled in a secret ballot by a four-fifths majority of the votes cast by the International Council in a meeting called specifically for the purpose. No expelled Member, former Member or heir of a deceased Member has any entitlement to the privileges of the Society. They may not claim any share of the funds, any reimbursement of dues or payment of any other kind.

Dues

The membership term of SICOT is one year, from 1 January to 31 December. Payment of membership dues entitles the Member to receive, without additional charge, all society publications corresponding to the period of the paid dues. Payment should be made no later than 31 March of any given year. If a Member's dues have not been paid within six months of the date on which they fall due, the Treasurer of the Society will transmit a final reminder that will be the final demand. The Member will thereafter be considered to have resigned and will be removed from the roster of the Society. Any exemption from or reduction of dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors.


Membership dues 2017

 

Active Members

Associate Members

Emeritus Members

Annual dues - countries listed below

EUR 50

EUR 20

-

Annual dues - rest of the world

EUR 125

EUR 60

-

Annual dues - all African nations 
(first year of membership for NEW members in 2017)

EUR 50

EUR 20

 

Additional national dues - United States

EUR 75

-

-

Additional national dues - France / United Kingdom

EUR 10 

-

-

Additional national dues - Japan

EUR 40

-

-

International Orthopaedics

included

included

EUR 55

Members residing in the following countries pay annual dues of EUR 50 (Active Members) or EUR 20 (Associate Members):

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Contact

For more information about SICOT membership application, please send an e-mail to: hq@sicot.org