Membership Information

 

Membership in NASAOS is a privilege bestowed by the Society through its Board of Directors, and carries with it both rights and responsibilities. Members are expected to exemplify professionalism and excellence in oculoplastic patient care and education.

 

Qualifications

Full Membership:

  • Primary academic appointment, teaching residents
  • 5+ years out of fellowship
  • An average of 1 publication/year over past 5 years
  • $600 initiation fee
  • $195 yearly membership fee

Junior Membership:

  • Academic appointment
  • 2+ years out of fellowship
  • $300 initiation fee
  • $195 yearly membership fee
  • Maximum of 5 years in this category

Associate Membership:

  • Private practice orbital surgeon or academic orbital surgeon not meeting full or junior membership criteria
  • $100 initiation fee
  • $195 yearly membership fee

 

Application Process

Full/Junior Membership:

  • Nominations submitted in letter format by the applicant’s department chairman, directed to NASAOS President
  • Applicant to submit letter of interest and CV
  • Support of an existing NASAOS member required

Associate Membership:

  • Inquiries submitted to NASAOS President, including letter of interest and CV
  • Support from 2 NASAOS members required
  • Demonstrated track record and reputation in functional oculoplastic and orbital surgery
  • Limited number permitted

 

Rights of Members

Full Members:

  • Listed on website
  • Ability to post on website
  • Full voting privileges
  • Can attend meetings

Junior Members:

  • Listed on website
  • Can attend meetings

Associate Members:

  • Listed on website
  • Can attend meetings

 

Changing Membership Category

Junior Members can be nominated by a Full member for Full member category once they possess all qualifications necessary (1 publication/year on average, 5+ years out of Fellowship). Approval is by majority of vote by Board of Directors. Without the necessary publication record, after 5 years Junior members will be offered an Associate membership. If either Full or Junior Members have been out of academic practice for 1 year or longer, they will have the option of converting their membership to Associate category. Changing of membership category does not require a re-entry fee. It only results in a change in yearly dues and membership rights/benefits.

 

Resignation and Termination

Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the President. A member can have their membership terminated by a super-majority vote of the membership (65%). Failure of dues payment or failure to uphold a professional code of conduct can be grounds for termination by the Board of Directors (majority vote).

 

 

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