Active Members shall include individuals from North and South America and its limited to 275. Active members shall also include up to 25 members outside of North and South America. Each Active Member has a right to vote and hold office and is required to pay annual dues as fixed from time to time by the Directors (currently $950).
Each active member is also required to demonstrate active participation in the affairs of the Society including one or more of the following at least once every four years:
- Submit a Scientific Paper for presentation at a scientific seminar; serve on a Committee; present at an Instructional Course; serve as Moderator or Presenter at a scientific seminar of the US Section.
- Participate in Society research and data collection studies, as directed.
- Attend a US Section Annual Meeting.
Candidate members shall include individuals from North and South America who show an active interest in disorders of the cervical spine. Individuals shall be within five years of completing their training program and be Board eligible. Upon completion of Board Certification, Candidate Members are required to apply for full Active Membership. Candidate Members have no voting rights and are not eligible to hold office. Attendance at a CSRS meeting is required within three years.
Corresponding Members shall include individuals from countries other than North and South America. Each Corresponding Member has the right to vote but does not have the right to hold office. Corresponding Members are required to pay 50% of annual dues and shall pay expenses for meetings attended on a pro rata basis. Corresponding Members are not required to submit papers for presentation.
Senior Members shall include individuals from North and South America who have formally retired from the active practice of medicine or research. Senior members’ status may also be conferred at the discretion of the Board of Directors on those individuals who request such a change. Each Senior Member has a right to vote but does not have the right to hold office. Senior Members are not required to pay annual dues or to submit papers for presentation, but shall pay expenses for meetings attended on a pro rata basis.
Honorary Member status may be conferred at the discretion of the Board of Directors. An honorary member shall have the same rights and privileges as a senior member, but the Honorary Members shall not have the right to vote.