The full details of these different categories can be seen in the by-laws section.
In summary Active membership is for practicing Pediatric neurosurgeons, Candidate membership is for Neurosurgeons in training and Associate membership is open to medically qualified personnel in other disciplines related to Pediatric neurosurgery, such as pediatric neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology etc.
Active, candidate and associate members are entitled to receive Child's Nervous System as part of their membership dues as well as full access to all areas of the website.
The three other categories of membership are Senior, Corresponding and Honorary and these are awarded directly by the executive of the ISPN. Senior Membership can be applied for in written form by longstanding active members to the Membership Chair. Senior members are not required to pay dues, the fees indicated below are for the optional subscription to Child's Nervous System only.
The current fees for membership are:
To apply for membership, please fill out our membership application form:
From 2016 onwards new applicants for ISPN membership and existing ISPN members from lower-middle income countries will be able to apply for a reduced annual fee as follows:
- Only individuals from low, and lower-middle income countries (as specified by the World Bank) will be eligible
- For new members i.e. those sending applications to become ISPN members from 2016 onwards, only those individuals from these countries will be able to apply for the reduced fee and their application will be fully checked as per the standard application process which all applicants are subject to
-Existing members will be able to renew their membership at the reduced fee, provided they are from the eligible countries
*The fee for this category will be $100 and will include online access to Child's Nervous System