Membership Information

ISHA Facts

The International Society for Hip Arthroscopy was founded in Paris on May 18, 2008 by 12 hip arthroscopists from Australia, Europe, and North and South America. The vision of the Society is to be the premier international society for education and research in arthroscopic hip surgery. ISHA is a not-for-profit Society which aims to stimulate research and education in hip arthroscopic surgery and thereby expand the network of healthcare professionals undertaking the procedure safely.

Membership Categories

Ordinary Membership

Is open to either surgeons or physicians who have a special interest in hip arthroscopic surgery who have been in clinical practice for a minimum of two years following accreditation (or equivalent) in their field. The Membership Committee encourages applicants who have demonstrated efforts in research, publications, or clinical leadership in the field, or by the presentation of a paper to the Society. Exceptions may be made following consideration by the Executive Committee.

Associate Membership

Is open to surgeons and physicians in training. This status will be confirmed by the Executive Committee and presented to the Ordinary Membership at an AGM or EGM for their approval. Associate Members are not eligible to vote on matters concerning the Society.

Affiliate Membership

Is open to those who are not surgeons or physicians and/or who do not possess a medical qualification. Affiliate Members are not eligible to vote on matters concerning the Society.

Honorary Membership

May be offered to distinguished surgeons, physicians, scientists, and other practititioners who have a special interest in hip arthroscopic surgery. This status, which is by invitation from the ISHA only, will be confirmed by the Executive Committee and presented to the Ordinary Membership at an AGM or EGM for their approval.

Emeritus Membership

Is open to Ordinary Members on reaching the age of 65 years and who are no longer in full clinical practice. This status will be confirmed by the Executive Committee and presented to the Ordinary Membership at an AGM or EGM for their approval. Emeritus Members are not eligible to vote on matters concerning the Society unless they form part of the Executive Committee.

Application for Membership

Application for a Membership should be made to the Membership Secretary on the standard application form which is accessed via the Join ISHA webpage.  You are asked to make the applicable subscription fee payment at the time of application.

 The application will be inspected by the Membership Committee monthly, and membership notified thereafter. Membership will be formally ratified annually by the Ordinary Members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM), or an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

Should your application be unsuccessful we will refund the fee paid less CHF 70 administration fee.

Membership is renewed annually on 1 June but membership applications can be made at any time during the year.

Should you have any questions before applying for membership, please do not hesitate in contacting the membership team at member@isha.net.

Ordinary Membership Maintenance Criteria

  • Attendance at one ISHA annual meeting every 3 years

Cessation of Membership will occur on:

  • Receipt of a Member’s written resignation
  • After failing to pay any subscription fee for 2 years
  • Failing to attend a minimum of one Society annual meeting every 3 years (Ordinary Members only)
  • As a result of a decision by the Executive Committee that cessation is in the best interests of the Society. Examples might include, but not be limited to, loss of licence to practise, criminal behaviour, or unethical practice of any kind.