European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

How to Become a Member


The deadline for applications has passed. The webpage would open again after the Annual Meeting.
Requirements and benefits
To be considered for active membership, the Executive Committee must be satisfied that the proposed member contributes to paediatric orthopaedic surgery in clinical, research or teaching fields. Members must reside and work in the larger European Community, which in this context includes those countries that border the Mediterranean. Election to membership is subject to approval by the General Assembly. Each active member has full voting rights at the General Assembly. Active members will pay normal membership dues.
Candidate membership is open to those who are still in training and/or not qualified in paediatric orthopaedic surgery according to the relevant rules of their own country. They must produce evidence of their standing to the Executive Committee. Their election will be confirmed by the General Assembly. Candidate members will pay a reduced membership fee (50% of the active membership fee). They have no vote and are not eligible for Board election. The duration of candidate membership is limited to five years. On completion of their training, they may apply for active or corresponding membership of the society.
Corresponding membership is open to paediatric orthopaedic surgeons residing outside the larger European Community, which in this context includes those countries that border the Mediterranean. Corresponding members should have made significant contributions to paediatric orthopaedics. They will pay the normal membership dues and are entitled to vote. They are not, however, eligible for Board election.
Associate membership is open to others who are not paediatric orthopaedic surgeons. The Executive Committee must be satisfied that these members make a significant contribution to paediatric musculoskeletal diseases in clinical, research or teaching fields. Election to membership is subject to approval by the General Assembly. Associate members will pay the normal membership dues and are entitled to vote. They are not, however, eligible for Board election.
At the age of 65 years, Active and Corresponding members are eligible for emeritus status. A member may request transfer to emeritus status following retirement or ill health. Emeritus members will pay no membership dues but will continue to receive Society information. They are entitled to vote at the General Assembly. They are not eligible for Board election.

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How the Election of Board Membership is organized



Letter of Application
Complete CV
Sponsor nº1 letter
Sponsor nº2 letter

  • Before applying for membership, applicants need to attend at least one meeting of EPOS; and to have published a paediatric orthopaedic related paper in a peer reviewed Journal or presented a paper or a poster at an EPOS meeting.
  • Applications for membership should be submitted to the Central office for consideration by the Executive Committee. Each letter of application should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications in Paediatric Orthopaedics. Each applicant needs two sponsors, one of whom should be a fellow National and the second, an active or corresponding member from another country. One sponsor must be an active member.
  • Applications (including the letters of recommendation) are only allowed/accepted through the website
  • Complete applications for Active, Corresponding, Associate and Candidate memberships should be received by the Central Office of EPOS by the end of January for consideration at the subsequent Annual Meeting
  • The attendees who will have completed the BAT trilogy will be eligible for EPOS candidate membership upon their request. The president of EPOS and the chairman of the Educational Committee will automatically sponsor their applications.