◆ No recommenders required campaign continues ◆
AAPCHS Active membership usually requires the recommendation of at least three AAPCHS members from two different countries.
We are currently running a campaign to become an Active member without recommenders.
Take this opportunity to become an Active member!
■How to Join
If you wish to join APPCHS, please access the on-line admission and send application.
Please read the constitution before you input the admission.
To become an AAPCHS member, please visit the following URL
■The member classification and the annual fee
The annual due for Active membership is USD 200. An invoice will be sent from the secretariat in November . All member payments to AAPCHS are made with credit card.
Active membership … USD 200 yearly
Junior membership … USD 100 yearly
Associate membership … USD 100 yearly
- a) Younger surgeons who are actively practicing as pediatric and congenital heart surgeons, who are yet to fulfill criteria for full membership, interested is being involved with activities towards care for pediatric patients with congenital heart disease as set by the Association may be accepted as Junior Members. Each AAPCHS Active, Senior, and Honorary members are allowed to recommend to Junior Members from his/her own Institution. If he/she has more experience and meets requirements, he/she can apply to become an Active Member.
- b) Junior Members pay reduced annual dues, as determined by the Board, but no more than 50 % of the annual dues paid by Active Members.
- a) Active Members shall complete training in pediatric and congenital heart surgery, at least available in his/her country, and preferably demonstrated by certifications of an officially recognized congenital heart surgery training program. He/she needs to be recommended by at least three (3) AAPCHS Active, Senior or Honorary members from at least 2 different countries.
- b) Active Members pay full annual dues and a full registration fee when they attend Annual Scientific Meetings.
- a) Non-members, as surgeons, cardiologists, health care professionals, medical and other scientific graduates who are committed to the practice and advancement of pediatric congenital heart surgery and closely related fields are allowed to be Associate members of the Association.
- b) No recommendation is required to apply for Associate Members.
- c) Associate Members pay reduced annual dues, as determined by the Board, but no more than 50 % of the annual dues paid by Active Members and have no right to vote.
- d) Associate Members pay a full registration fee when they attend Annual Scientific Meeting.
The current membership campaign will continue until the end of the 2nd AAPCHS!
If you register as an Active, Junior, and Associate member of AAPCHS by the first weekend in September 2022, the items in red above will be waived. The reduction of the annual dues will only apply to the annual dues for the fiscal year 2021 and 2022.