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Membership of the Spine Society of Australia

 

The Spine Society of Australia encourages membership from a wide variety of disciplines. At present our membership is made up of the following disciplines: Anatomy, Biomechanical Engineering, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Physiotherapy, Radiology and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Requirements for membership

Demonstration of a major clinical or research interest in the spine.
Written letters of support from three referees, two of whom are active members of the Society.
Supply a suitable Curriculum Vitae.

Types of membership

  • Active Membership
    Where to requirements are fulfilled and the applicant is a Full Member or Fellow of his/her respective Specialist Professional Association or like bodies in Australia or New Zealand.

  • Associate membership
    Where to requirements are fulfilled and the applicant is not a Full Member or Fellow of his/her respective Specialist Professional Association or like bodies in Australia or New Zealand.

All applications for membership are considered by a membership committee and voted upon at the Annual General Meeting of the Spine Society.

Requirements for continued active or associate membership

  • annual scientific meeting is to be attended at least once every three (3) years

  • A scientific paper is presented or accepted for presentation at least once every five (5) years, or that some other major contribution is made to the SSA in a five (5) year period.

An appropriate current membership fee will be levied on a yearly basis.

How to apply for membership

Applications must be submitted electronically, on Spine Society Application Form (application form) to the Secretary (See address under current office bearers). Please note that the form must be signed by the applicant prior to transmission.