Membership Criteria for Clinicians
After applying as a “Clinician Member”, the executive allocates membership category. Full membership is open:
- To recognised medical specialists who are Members and/or Fellows of an Australian, New Zealand or Australasian Medical College.
- Associate Membership is open to medical and surgical trainees, fellows and to overseas specialists. Overseas members must have, or have had, some connection with the management of skull base disorders and pathologies and membership is strictly by approval from society executive.
- Special Membership. From time to time the executive may propose persons to membership who do not meet the above criteria providing that person has a connection to Skull Base Surgery or the management of Skull Base disorders and pathologies. Specialists practising in specialities other than neurosurgery, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and radiation oncology be considered under this category.
- Honorary Life Membership. The Society has the authority to elect Honorary Life Members at its Annual General Meetings. Such individuals should have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Society over a significant period of time. Nominations for Honorary Life Membership should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to an Annual General Meeting and require 10 signatures. Election requires a simple majority at the Annual General Meeting. Honorary Life Membership can be revoked in rare circumstances by six weeks’ notice, 10 signatures and a two-thirds majority at an Annual General Meeting.
- Fellow membership or fellowship. For existing members who fulfill the following criteria:
- Member of Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS), Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) (or its equivalent) in good standing.
- At least 3 years out from completion of residency training,
- A log book of 50 surgical/intervention cases in a two-year time period (Examples of pituitary surgery, open or endoscopic surgery skull base approaches, stereotactic surgery and radiotherapy of the skull base),
- Documentation of service to the Skull Base Surgery community (Examples include publications in the field of skull base disorders/surgery, involvement in non-industry sponsored educational activities that serve the public, the medical community or training programs)
- Attendance at least three (3) ANZSBS meetings or ANZSBS -sponsored courses over a 3-year period OR two (2) and attendance at one (1) or North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) European Skull Base Society (ESBS), International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), World Skull Base (WSB) or equivalent skull base international meeting. During the founding period, attendance at only two (2) ANZSBS meetings in waiver period to January 31st 2024 will be sufficient for fellowship.
- Sponsorship by two ANZSBS Fellows (FANZSBS) members in good standing through letters of recommendation. (Initial waiver January 31st 2024)