European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

Membership Categories

EPOS MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Membership of EPOS is a privilege for those qualified in paediatric orthopaedic surgery or who have contributed significantly to the development of the specialty. There are six classes of membership comprising: active, corresponding, associate, candidate, emeritus and honorary membership.

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

To be considered for active membership the Executive Committee must be satisfied that the proposed member contributes to paediatric orthopaedic surgery in the fields of clinical practice, research or education. Active membership is open to candidates residing and working either in European countries or those, which 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.

*List of European countries or those which border the Mediterranean
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City State.
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
  • Annual membership fee: EUR 200
    Payable by credit card or bank transfer through the membership account.

CORRESPONDING MEMBERSHIP:

Corresponding membership is open to paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, who do not reside in any of the countries listed above. Corresponding members should have made significant contributions to paediatric orthopaedics.

Election to corresponding membership is subject to approval by the General Assembly. Each corresponding member shall pay the normal membership dues and is entitled to vote. They are not, however, eligible for Executive Committee election.

  • Annual membership fee: EUR 200
    Payable by credit card or bank transfer through the membership account.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:

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 Executive Committee election.

  • Annual membership fee: EUR 200
    Payable by credit card or bank transfer through the membership account.

CANDIDATE MEMBERSHIP:

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 Executive Committee 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.

  • Annual membership fee: EUR 100
    Payable by credit card or bank transfer through the membership account

EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP:

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 Executive Committee election.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP:

Honorary members will be elected by the General Assembly. Recommendations for Honorary membership should be made to the Executive Committee. Five co-signatories should support the application for Honorary membership. Honorary members will be chosen from Active, Corresponding or Emeritus members of EPOS and internationally recognised personalities who have given distinguished service to paediatric orthopaedic surgery.

They will be excused from paying membership dues. They are entitled to vote at the General Assembly. They are not eligible for Executive Committee election, unless they are active members.

For any questions or additional information, please contact membership@epos.org.