European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

How to Become a Member


Please note that the submission deadline is 20 March 2019!
EPOS Membership Application Information
Mandatory/Requested documents:
  • Letter of Application.
  • Complete CV.
  • Sponsor nº1 letter.
  • Sponsor nº2 letter.

Application procedure:

IMPORTANT: Please use ONLY the form available below to apply for EPOS Membership

  • 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 mid-March for consideration at the subsequent Annual Meeting.
  • Cancellation Policy: The EPOS membership fee will only be reimbursed in case of duplicate payment.

NOTE: Membership Application for EPOS BAT Trilogy Graduates

  • The attendees who will have completed the BAT Trilogy will be eligible for EPOS active or candidate membership depending on their qualification upon their request.
  • The President of EPOS and the Chairman of the EPOS Educational Committee will automatically sponsor their applications and there is no need to provide additional sponsor letters. Applicants will also need to prove that they practise more than 50 % in paediatric orthopaedics and need to have attended at least one previous meeting of EPOS or the annual meeting of the year of their application.
  • Please submit your application now ONLY  by clicking in the following link:


Application to:


Email (required)

First Name (required)

Family Name (required)

Title (required)

Birth Date (required)

Professional Address (required)

Professional phone number (required)

Fax number (required)


(Only if applying for candidate) In which year will your training period be finished?


Current position (required)

No. of Paediatric years (required)

EPOS meeting attended - at least 1 (required)

Peer reviewed papers (required)

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Your Complete CV (.pdf, .doc or docx format)

Sponsor nº1 Letter (.pdf, .doc or docx format)

Sponsor nº2 Letter (.pdf, .doc or docx format)

Your photography (.jpg format (required))


Private email address

Private Address

Private phone number

Private Fax phone number

Name of wife or husband

EPOS Active Membership
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.

EPOS 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 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.

EPOS Corresponding Membership
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.

EPOS 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 Board election.

EPOS Emeritus Status
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.
Please use the following short form to apply as emeritus member of EPOS:


Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Please write below the reason of EPOS Emeritus Request