Emeritus Member – No Annual Dues
The Board of Directors may confer Emeritus Membership upon Active or International Members who have fully retired from the practice of medicine and who request this change in membership status.
Under special circumstances and at its discretion, the Board of Directors may confer Emeritus Membership upon Active or International Members who no longer perform surgery for remuneration but who have not fully retired from active practice. Eligibility
for Emeritus Membership shall lapse upon the Emeritus Member’s return to the active practice of medicine or upon change in the circumstances qualifying the member for Emeritus status. The Emeritus Member shall have the affirmative obligation
to notify the Secretary of the Society of any such change in status. Upon such notice, the Board of Directors may, in its discretion, reconvert the Emeritus Member to Active or International Membership.
Requests for Emeritus Membership shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Society. Following confirmation of eligibility by the Membership Committee, action by the Board of Directors on requests for Emeritus Membership shall take place. Emeritus
Members shall not pay dues, hold office, vote, or serve on committees of the Society. Applicants for Emeritus Membership shall continue to pay dues for Active or International Membership privileges until their application for change in status is approved
by the Board of Directors.