European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

How to Become an EPOS Member

HOW TO BECOME AN EPOS MEMBER

EPOS requirements for election as an Active, Corresponding or Associate member of EPOS

  • Active members must be qualified in paediatric orthopaedic surgery according to the rules of their own country. Applicant members need to spend at least 50% of their time in paediatric orthopaedic practice.
  • Corresponding members must be qualified in paediatric orthopaedic surgery according to the rules of their own country. Applicant members need to spend at least 50% of their time in paediatric orthopaedic practice.
  • Associate members must be qualified in branches of medicine, which treat or study disorders of the paediatric musculoskeletal system. Before applying for membership, applicants need to attend at least one EPOS Annual meeting and to have published a paediatric orthopaedic related paper in a peer reviewed Journal or presented a paper or a poster at an EPOS Annual meeting.

Applications for Active, Corresponding and Associate membership have to be submitted online and must be addressed to the Secretary General for consideration by the General Assembly. Each letter of application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a list of publications in paediatric orthopaedics. Each applicant needs two sponsors. The two letters can either be from EPOS Active or Corresponding Members from the same country (National fellows) or from EPOS Active or Corresponding Members from outside the country or one letter from an EPOS Active or Corresponding Member from the same country and one letter from an EPOS Active or Corresponding Member from outside the country.

Membership application for EPOS trilogy graduates:

Attendees who will have completed the BAT trilogy will be eligible for EPOS Active, Corresponding or Associate membership depending on their qualification upon their request.

The President of EPOS or the Chairman of the EPOS Educational Committee will automatically sponsor their applications and there is no need to provide additional sponsor letters.

Applicants will have to submit their application online, providing a curriculum vitae and their certificate of successful completion of the EPOS trilogy.

EPOS requirements for election as Candidate Membership

EPOS requirements for election as a Candidate member of EPOS are as follows:

  • Applicants must be in an approved training programs.

Applications for Candidate membership have to be submitted online and must be addressed to the Secretary General for consideration by the General Assembly. Each letter of application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from an EPOS Active, Corresponding or Associate member and the head of their department.

Candidate Membership application for EPOS trilogy graduates:

Attendees who will have completed the BAT trilogy will be eligible for EPOS Candidate membership depending on their qualification upon their request.

The President of EPOS or the Chairman of the EPOS Educational Committee will automatically sponsor their applications and there is no need to provide additional sponsor letters.

Applicants will have to submit their application online, providing a curriculum vitae and their certificate of successful completion of the EPOS trilogy.

All applications for Active, Corresponding, Associate and Candidate memberships have to be received by the EPOS Central Office by 20 March for consideration and approval by the General Assembly during the following Annual meeting of that same year.

Due to fact that the 2020 EPOS Congress has been postponed to the beginning of July due to the current situation of Covid-19, the application deadline has been extended to 15 May 2020. All applications received within the deadline will be considered for approval at the next General Assembly in Porto on 10 July 2020.

Termination of membership

Membership in the Society may be terminated by the death of a member, resignation, dropping for non-payment of dues, or due to unethical conduct. Any member who fails to pay his dues for two consecutive years will have his membership terminated.

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