There are six classes of membership in the Society: Active, Associate, Honorary, Inactive, Life and Resident. Membership is a privilege and not a right, and it is contingent upon continuing compliance with the By-Laws of the Society. No person shall be elected or remain a member of the Society unless he or she is of good moral character and adheres to accepted principles of medical ethics.
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Qualifications for Active Membership
- Be a legally qualified, reputable practicing surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, active in craniofacial surgery, and who has made worthwhile contributions in this field.
- Has at least twelve (12) months training in craniofacial surgery at a program recognized by the Society.
- Completed a Plastic Surgery residency.
- Has been in active practice of craniofacial surgery for a minimum of three years.
- Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
- Must submit a list of operations performed in two consecutive years, which have been approved by the Society. At least twenty-five (25) of these should have been of the intracranial type.
- Submit a list of members of your clinical team.
- Has published at least two papers on the subject of craniofacial surgery.
- Shall live and practice craniofacial surgery in the United States of America.
Qualifications for Associate Membership
- Individuals who are acquiring credentials for Active membership or have contributed to the understanding and/or treatment of disorders of the craniofacial region. They need not necessarily be actively engaged in the practice of craniofacial surgery.
Qualifications for Resident/Fellow Membership
- Individuals who are currently in plastic surgery residencies or fellowships, or in craniofacial fellowships.
- Shall not be assessed dues; however, they shall be required to pay registration fees for any meetings that they attend.
- Cannot vote, hold office, or attend Executive Committee meetings of the Officers and Council.
- Resident/Fellow membership automatically terminates when the member is no longer in residency or fellowship program, for whatever reason.
Qualifications for Inactive Membership
- Members in any category, upon application to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Society, may be transferred to inactive membership. Members in any category absent for three meetings or who have stopped paying dues will be converted to inactive status.
- Inactive members may be reinstated on application to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Society and approval of the Offices and Council.
- Inactive members need not attend meetings or pay dues; however, they shall be required to pay registration fees for meetings they attend.
- Inactive members cannot vote, hold office or attend executive meetings of the Officers and Council.
Qualifications for Life Membership
- Life members shall be individuals who have retired from active clinical practice and who make application for this class of membership.
- Life members shall not be assessed dues; however, they shall be required to pay registration fees for any meeting which they attend.
- Life members cannot vote, hold office or attend executive meetings of the Officers and Council.