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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ISHA membership offers:
ISHA Membership is offered on an annual basis running from 1 June to 31 May the following year. Members joining part way through a membership year will be charged a pro-rated fee for the 1st year of membership.
Fees, payable in Swiss Francs (CHF), and include the benefits above are:
Ordinary Membership CHF 340
Associate Membership CHF 200
Affiliate Membership CHF 125
Emeritus Membership CHF 100
Payment can be made at the time of application by credit card on the application form or bank transfer and standing order options are available.
We will be launching the Academy Module on the ISHA Society Website isha.net, which will give members access to a realm of educational material and online learning tools, including presentations from past meetings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In June 2018, we upgraded our membership management platform to comply with EU GDPR data security and management practices. Your Members data is no longer stored within the website but instead in a secure Data Store.
If you are an existing ISHA member, you will need to access your account in a different way and in the 1st instance create new login credentials. Instructions for “How To” access the membership portal, make payments and update your Member information can be found via the link below.