Membership Overview

Welcome. You may apply for the following ISCFS membership categories on this site: Active, Associate, Corresponding, Research and Craniofacial Orthodontist.

ISCFS Membership is by invitation. Membership is considered a privilege and not a right, and is contingent upon continuing compliance with the by-laws of the Society.  No person shall be elected or remain a member of the Society unless he or she is of good moral character and adheres to accepted principles of medical ethics.

Completed applications for Active and Associate Membership must be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer no fewer than three months before the Executive Business meeting. Candidates nominated for membership will be determined at the biennial ISCFS meeting by a vote of the Officers and Council members.

All new members will receive a certificate of membership signed by the President, Secretary-Treasurer and Council and a copy of the By-Laws of the Society.

Active and associate members may submit a request in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer for transfers of membership categories.

 

Active Membership

Qualifications for Active Members
  1. Shall be legally qualified, reputable practicing surgeons who are active in craniofacial surgery and who have made worthwhile contributions in this field of endeavor and
  2. Shall have had at least six months training in craniofacial surgery (Craniofacial Fellowship, Paediatric Craniofacial Neurosurgery, or a demonstrable equivalent) at a program or institution recognized by the Society
  3. Shall have been in active practice of craniofacial surgery as part of a multidisciplinary team for a minimum of five years. The team consists of at least one neurosurgeon and one craniofacial surgeon (plastic surgeon or maxillofacial surgeon with the correct training), and preferably two per specialty if the team performs more than 25 cases a year. The hospital has the facility of a pediatric ICU and pediatric anesthesiologists. The participation of a psychologist, pediatrician, ophthalmologist, speech pathologist, orthodontist, clinical geneticist and otolaryngologist is recommended.
  4. Have submitted a list of craniofacial operations and the operative reports performed in the previous two years which have been approved by the Society.  A certain percentage of these should have been of the appropriate intracranial type; 18 or more in two years is an appropriate number.
  5. Have submitted a list of members of their multidisciplinary clinical team.
  6. Shall have published at least two papers on the subject of craniofacial surgery.
  7. Shall be an active member of a major medical specialty society serving their specialty in their respective country.
  8. Membership is not restricted to citizens of any specific country.
  9. Under exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be waived by the Officers and Council.
Election of Active Members
  1. A candidate for Active or Associate membership must be sponsored by at least two active members.
  2. An active member cannot be primary sponsor for more than one candidate for new membership in any biennial meeting.
  3. Each candidate must submit the following to the Secretary-Treasurer:
  • a completed application:
  • copies of operative reports of all craniofacial procedures performed in the 24 months immediately preceding the date of the application.
  • a list of clinical team members.
  • a list of publications and scientific contributions including full curriculum vitae.
  • a certificate of a six months’ fellowship or equivalent training and experience in a recognized training program or institution.
  • a letter of sponsorship from two active members.
  • a certificate of membership in the relevant major national society of his country.
  • must have been in active craniofacial practice for 5 years in case of active membership.
  1. The Council and Offices shall consider nominations for membership at the Executive Meeting.
  2. The voting members attending the Business Meeting shall vote by ballot on the nominees and a three-quarter affirmation vote of those present shall elect.
Rights and Duties for Active Members
  1. May vote, hold office and serve on committees of the Society.
  2. If absent for two consecutive meetings, they shall be dropped from the membership roster unless the absence is excused by the Officers and Council.

Associate Membership

Qualifications for Associate Members
  1. Shall be individuals who have contributed to the understanding and/or treatment of disorders of the craniofacial region.  They need not necessarily be actively engaged in the practice of craniofacial surgery. However, in many instances membership in this category will be considered a necessary step before becoming an active member.
  2. Surgical candidates shall be legally qualified, practicing surgeons who:
  • Have had at least six months training in craniofacial surgery (Craniofacial Fellowship, Paediatric Craniofacial Neurosurgery, or a demonstrable equivalent) at a program or institution recognized by the Society
  • Have submitted a list of craniofacial operations with the operative reports performed in the previous two years.
  • Have submitted a list of members of their multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Shall be an active member of a major medical specialty society serving this specialty in their respective country.
  • Submit a list of publications and scientific contributions including full CV.
  • Membership is not restricted to citizens of any specific country.
  • Under exceptional circumstances, some of the above requirements may be waived by the Officers and Council.
Rights and Duties for Associate Members
  1. May attend all scientific meetings and social functions of the Society.
  2. May not serve on committees of the Society.
  3. Cannot vote, hold office or attend meetings of the Officers and Council.
  4. If absent for three consecutive meetings, shall be dropped from the membership roster unless the absence is excused by the Offices and Council.
Election of Associate Members
  1. A candidate for Active or Associate membership must be sponsored by at least two active members.
  2. An active member cannot be primary sponsor for more than one candidate for new membership in any biennial meeting.
  3. Each candidate must submit the following to the Secretary-Treasurer
    • A completed application.
    • Copies of operative reports of all craniofacial procedures performed in the 24 months immediately preceding the date of the application.
    • A list of clinical team members.
    • A list of publications and scientific contributions including full curriculum vitae.
    • A certificate of a six months’ fellowship or equivalent training and experience in a recognized training program or institution.
    • A letter of sponsorship from two active members.
    • A certificate of membership in a relevant major national society of his country.
    • Must have been in active craniofacial practice for 5 years in case of active membership.
  1. The Council and Offices shall consider nominations for membership at the Executive Meeting.
  2. The voting members attending the Business Meeting shall vote by ballot on the nominees and a three-quarter affirmation vote of those present shall elect.

 

Corresponding Membership

Qualifications for Corresponding Members
  1. This category shall be reserved for those individuals who are members of a craniofacial team but are not involved in surgery.
  2. Rights and Duties are identical to those described for associate members.
  3. In many instances, membership in this category might be considered as a preliminary step before applying for research membership or craniofacial orthodontist membership.
Election of Corresponding Members
  1. A candidate for corresponding membership must be sponsored by at least two active members.
  2. An active member cannot be primary sponsor for more than one candidate for new membership in any biennial meeting.
  3. Each candidate must submit the following to the Secretary-Treasurer
    • A completed application.
    • A list of the clinical craniofacial team members.
    • A list of publications and scientific contributions including complete curriculum vitae.
  1. The Council and Officers shall consider nominations for membership at the Executive Meeting.
  2. The voting members attending the Business Meeting shall vote by ballot on the nominees and a three-quarter affirmation vote of those present shall be required for election.

 

Research Membership

Qualifications for Research Members
  1. Members shall be individuals who have contributed to craniofacial research in the field of craniofacial biology including orthodontics morphology, genetics, therapeutics, anthropology or related disciplines.
  2. Shall be legally qualified according to the following standards indicative of a serious interest in craniofacial research.
  3. Shall hold a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., or D.O. degree or other advanced academic degrees in a field related to craniofacial research.
  4. Shall have published at least 2 research papers on craniofacial biology or craniofacial surgery.
  5. Shall have presented a paper or a poster at least at 2 previous ISCFS meetings.
  6. Membership is not restricted to citizens of any specific country.
  7. Under exceptional circumstances, the Officers and Council may waive the above requirements.
Rights and Duties for Research Members
  1. May attend all scientific meetings and social functions of the Society.
  2. May vote, hold office and serve on committees of the Society.
  3. Members pay annual dues set by the Executive Committee.
  4. If absent for two consecutive meetings, shall be dropped from the membership roster unless the absence is excused by the Officers and Council.
Election of Research Members

Each candidate must submit to the Secretary – Treasurer:

  1. Completed application signed by the sponsors.
  2. A list of publications including full curriculum vitae.
  3. A candidate for research must be sponsored by at least one active member of the Society and seconded by a supporting scientist.
  4. The Council and Offices shall consider nominations for membership at the Executive Meeting.

 

Craniofacial Orthodontic Membership

Qualifications for Craniofacial Orthodontic Members

  1. Members shall be individuals who contribute to craniofacial surgery in the field of orthodontics.
  2. Have received accredited training as an orthodontist.
  3. Shall hold a DDS, DMD, or other advanced academic degree related to the field of orthodontics
  4. Shall have published at least 2 research papers related to craniofacial orthodontics
  5. Shall have been in active practice in craniofacial orthodontics for a minimum of 5 years
  6. Shall submit a list of orthognathic and craniofacial cases which they treated in the previous 2 years
  7. Should be associated with a craniofacial team and list the members
  8. Shall submit 2 letters of recommendation from members of the society and one from the director of their craniofacial team
  9. Shall be an active member of a major orthodontics society in their country
  10. Membership is not restricted to citizens of any specific country
  11. Under exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be waived by the Officers and Council
Rights and Duties for Craniofacial Orthodontists
  1. May attend all scientific meetings and social functions of the Society.
  2. May vote, hold office and serve on committees of the Society.
  3. members shall pay annual dues set by the Executive Committee
  4. If absent for 2 consecutive meetings, shall be dropped from the membership roster unless the absence is excused by the Officers and Council.
Election of Craniofacial Orthodontists
  1. The Council and Offices shall consider nominations for membership at the Executive Meeting.
  2. The voting members attending the Business Meeting shall vote by ballot on the nominees and a three-quarter affirmation vote of those present shall elect.