Benefits of SICOT Membership

International Orthopaedics® Journal

Stay connected to your profession: receive free of charge the SICOT Journal, International Orthopaedics®, and the SICOT Newsletters.

SICOT Events

Benefit from reduced registration rates at SICOT scientific meetings and rub shoulders with the most eminent world specialists.


Take advantage of the SICOT fellowships to further your education and career at international level.


Be eligible for the SICOT awards granted to surgeons to reward them for their scientific achievement or to help them attend the Congress by supporting them financially. 

Diploma Examination

Test your core clinical knowledge and competence and apply for the Diploma Examination.


Gain access to the wide selection of videos available on our new virtual platform, SICOT PIONEER.


Become eligible for a FREE Premium Account with OrthoEvidence. OrthoEvidence is the global source for summarized, high quality orthopaedic research from around the globe.  

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® Journal

Get free access to the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® journal.

A Truly Global Society

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet surgeons from around the world and learn from each other. SICOT maintains the philosophy that orthopaedic education should be available, accessible and appropriate for surgeons no matter their background, culture or resources.  

Membership Categories

Active Member

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.

Associate Member

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.

Emeritus Member

An Active Member who has reached the age of 70 will, on request, be made an Emeritus Member. An 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 Member

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 Member

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.

Friendship Nations Member (new members only)

Special preferential membership dues will be available for the first year of membership of NEW SICOT members residing in the PAOA member countries, our Friendship Nations in 2023.

Application Procedure

Application Form

To apply for membership, please fill in the form via the link below. Please fill the form in once only. Applicants will need to upload proof that they are orthopaedic surgeons. This can be a diploma, a recent certificate from their national orthopaedic association, and so on. New Associate Members must also send a copy of their passport/ID card.

Dues Payment

SICOT accepts the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, and PayPal. We do not accept bank transfers or cheques.

SICOT Membership 

Please note that it can take up to 2 weeks for your membership to be activated. After that, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of being a member!