CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP
A member of the Association may be a Doctor of Medicine, irrespective of his or her age, who shall voluntarily approach and accept and support the objectives of the Association set forth in the Statute of the Association, which shall abide by the provisions, principles of ethics and rules and regulations which will receive the support. Membership is done by filling out and signing an application form.
The membership of the association is divided into the following categories:
- Active members:
- Licensed Specialists (License issued by RSM Medical Chamber) Specialist in General Surgery, Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Traumatology or Orthopedics Specialist with special interest in hand or upper extremity or upper extremity surgery the area of hand and upper extremity surgery.
- Young members
- licensed doctors of medicine (license issued by the RSM Medical Chamber) with particular interest in hand or upper extremity surgery.
- Associate members
- do not practice direct arm surgery, but contribute to understanding and treatment of upper extremity disorders (eg physical therapist, physiotherapist, senior nurse)
- a member of a specialist section or discipline closely related to hand surgery;
- collaborate with health care surgeons or participate in the technological process of diagnosing, treating and using hand surgery equipment.
4. Honorable Members
– Honorary membership may be given to any person whom the Association considers deserving of special honor. He can be a person from home or abroad, from a group of highly acclaimed scientists, experts or other public workers, if they have particular merit in the practice and progress of hand surgery.
- Honorary members are elected at a session of the Assembly on the proposal of the Presidency of the Association. Honorary Members are awarded Diplomas. The honorary member shall cease to be a member by death or, where his work or activity is prejudicial to the interests of the Association.
Non-active members of the association have all the rights as well as active members, except for election participation and some organizational issues