ISAKOS Membership

ISAKOS Membership Benefits


Current Members: Pay Dues Online
Current members can pay dues online within myMembership in myISAKOS--simply click 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

  • Active Membership (USD $349)

    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.

    Active Membership can only be awarded pending review at a meeting of the Membership Committee.

    The Membership Committee meets at all annual AAOS Meetings and at ISAKOS Congresses. Active Membership 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, Associate Members meeting the requirements for Active membership will automatically be forwarded for Active consideration at the next Membership Committee meeting.

  • Associate Membership (USD $349)

    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.
    • Complete all required sections of the online application
    • Complete a Sponsorship Request online
    • Submit a dues payment of US $349

  • Fellow Membership (Free)

    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.
    • Submit a verified letter of fellowship from fellowship program chair, or equivalent proof of fellowship (PDF)
    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.

    Upon the conclusion of a Fellow Membership, a Fellow member has the option to upgrade to Associate Membership without having to reapply.

  • Resident Membership (Free)

    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
    • Submit proof of residency and length of residency, including a letter of residency and written verification from their residency program Chair (PDF)
    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.

    Upon the conclusion of a Resident Membership, a Resident member has the option to upgrade to Associate Membership without having to reapply.

  • Allied Specialty Membership (USD $349)

    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.

  • Emeritus Membership (Free)

    Any ISAKOS member of more than 10 years, who is no longer practicing, may be eligible to become an Emeritus member. Individuals may become/remain inactive by request, if he or she continues to meet the requirements for active membership. Emeritus members shall not be entitled to vote at meetings of the Society or hold elected office in the Society.

  • 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.

Interesting Facts About ISAKOS

  • Works with local and regional organizations to develop and promote works that disseminate and further the increased knowledge of arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.
  • Was founded in 1995 when the International Society of the Knee (ISK) and the International Arthroscopy Association (IAA) merged.
  • Supports a membership of more than 2,900 orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents and other allied health care professionals.
  • Has members in every corner of the world, including Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yemen.

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

567 Sycamore Valley Road W.
Danville, CA, USA 94526
Tel: +1 925.807.1197 • Fax: +1 925.807.1199