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Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, you are automatically a member of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Learn more about the benefits of CNSF Membership.

CNSS Membership Application Process

Membership in the Society shall be limited to persons interested in furthering the objectives of the Society.

Application for CNSS Membership must be made on the official CNSS Application form.

The society requires the names and signatures of two Full CNSS members in support of the applicant. Junior Members require the signature of an Full CNSS member and your Training Program Director. If your Program Director is also an Full CNSS member, then only one signature is required.

New applications are reviewed and approved by the Membership Committee.

CNSS Application Form

1st Year Resident Application Form

Please submit complete application form and accompanying documents to:

Donna Irvin, CNSF Member Services
Email: donna-irvin@cnsf.org  Fax: 403-229-1661 or
Mail: 143N Heritage Square, 8500 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2N1
CNSS Membership Categories
Full Member

Full Member applicants must be physicians certified in neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, or licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of any Province of Canada, to practice neurosurgery.

Junior Member

Junior Member must be registered in neurosurgical training programs recognized by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. When the Resident receives a certificate in neurosurgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or from the Corporation professionnelle des Médecins du Québec, the member status will automatically change to Full Membership and members are billed accordingly.

Associate Member

Associate Member applicants are MDs or PhDs, or other individuals in the allied fields of medicine, who are interested in the study of the nervous system.

Retired Member

Retired Members are members who have been Full Members and who have retired from the active practice of their specialty. Full Members must contact the CNSF office in writing to receive a change to Retired Member status.