ISAKOS Membership

Current Members: Pay Dues Online
Current members can pay dues online by logging into myISAKOS, clicking on myMembership, followed by clicking the blue Pay Dues button. Dues must be paid in full in order to receive journal subscriptions.

New Member Information

ISAKOS was established to develop, support, and promote charitable, scientific, and literary works that disseminate and further the increased knowledge of arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. ISAKOS works with regional and local societies that share similar goals, providing a larger arena where these national societies and continental organizations can combine their strengths in an international forum.

Membership Categories
ISAKOS currently has three primary membership categories:

  1. Active Membership ­ Medical doctors qualified as orthopaedists, musculoskeletal surgeons, rheumatologists, or the equivalent, from all countries, who are in good medical standing in their country of residence as determined by a membership committee of the society. Active members receive a subscription to Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Active members are entitled to vote at all meetings of the membership, hold office, receive all societal mailings, including the ISAKOS Newsletter, and discounted registration rates at the ISAKOS Congress. Applicants must have attended at least one ISAKOS Congress to qualify for Active Membership.
  2. Associate Membership ­ Individuals who demonstrate interest or ability in the fields of medicine or science and who have demonstrated an interest in arthroscopy, knee surgery, and orthopaedic sports medicine shall be eligible. Associate members are not eligible to hold office in the society and shall not be entitled to vote at meetings of the members of the society. Associate members receive the Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, as well as the ISAKOS Newsletter, all societal mailings and reduced registration rates at the ISAKOS Congress.
  3. NEW! Fellow Membership ­ Individuals categorized as board-qualified specialists pursuing training in a subspecialty related to arthroscopy, knee surgery, or orthopaedic sports medicine (not to be confused with a member of a learned society or a graduate student holding a position in a university or college). Fellow members may receive up to two calendar years of free ISAKOS Membership. Fellow members are not eligible to vote at society meetings, hold office in the society, or be upgraded to Active Membership. Fellow members receive digital access to the Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, as well as the ISAKOS Newsletter and all societal mailings, and automatically qualify for the reduced Fellow registration rate at the ISAKOS Congress.
  4. NEW! Resident Membership Qualified physicians who practice medicine in a relevant specialty under the direct or indirect supervision of a senior clinician registered in that specialty. Resident members may receive three to seven calendar years of free ISAKOS Membership. Resident members are not eligible to vote at Society meetings, hold office in the Society, or be upgraded to Active Membership. Resident members will receive digital access to the Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, as well as the ISAKOS Newsletter, all societal mailings, and automatically qualify for the reduced Resident registration rate at the ISAKOS Congress.
  5. NEW! Allied Specialty Membership Individuals other than medical doctors, including professors, registered nurses, physical therapists, scientists, and physician’s assistants with an interest in arthroscopy, knee surgery, and orthopaedic sports medicine. Allied Specialty members are not currently eligible to vote at Society meetings, hold office in the Society, or be upgraded to Active Membership. Allied Specialty members receive a full subscription to the Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine as well as the ISAKOS Newsletter and all societal mailings, and automatically qualify for the reduced Allied Health registration rate at the ISAKOS Congress.
  6. Group Membership - Medical doctors qualified as orthopaedists, musculoskeletal surgeons, rheumatologists or the equivalent from all countries who have had their dues paid through group membership, can be accepted as group members upon approval by the Board of Directors. Group members may be eligible for select member benefits. Group members shall not be entitled to voting privileges.

Membership Through Partner Societies
ISAKOS encourages membership by all members of the following societies:

  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • The Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS)
  • The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • The Sociedad Latino Americana de Ortopedia y Traumatologia (SLARD)

Associate Membership can be granted to members of the above societies within four weeks of receipt of a completed Membership Application. To be considered for immediate Associate Membership, applicants must:

  • Complete all required sections of the online application
  • Complete a Sponsorship Request online
  • Submit a dues payment of US $275

Active Membership can only be awarded pending an application review at a meeting of the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee meets at all annual AAOS Meetings and at ISAKOS Congresses. Active application reviews will take place at these meetings and must be received at the ISAKOS Office one month prior to the meeting. To be considered for Active Membership, applicants must:

  • Have completed all required sections of the online application
  • Be current on dues owed
  • Have at least one Sponsorship Request approved by an Active, Emeritus, or Honorary ISAKOS Member
  • Have attended at least one ISAKOS Congress

Unless otherwise indicated, applications for Associate Membership will automatically be forwarded for Active consideration at the next Membership Committee meeting.

NEW! Fellow Membership can be granted only to current medical fellows within four weeks of receipt of a completed Membership Application. To be considered for Fellow Membership, applicants must:

  • Complete all required sections of the online application, including fellowship information
  • Submit a verified letter of fellowship from fellowship program chair, or equivalent proof of fellowship

At the conclusion of a Fellow Membership, a Fellow member is immediately eligible to upgrade to Associate Membership without having to reapply, unless otherwise indicated.

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 215
San Ramon, CA, USA 94583
Tel: +1 925.807.1197 • Fax: +1 925.807.1199