Membership

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.