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Physician Member:

  1. Demonstrated interest in the lumbar spine.
  2. Clinical Specialists (MD/DO) in active practice; Orthopedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from members of the Lumbar Spine Research Society.
  4. Obtain Board Certification within 6 years of membership in the society and maintain Board Certification or be actively enrolled in Maintenance of Certification
  5. Submit a scientific paper for presentation at a scientific seminar of the society at least once every 3 years.

Scientific Member:

  1. Demonstrated interest in the lumbar spine.
  2. Advanced degree (Non MD and DO) for clinical and nonclinical specialists
  3. Two letters of recommendation from members of the Lumbar Spine Research Society.
  4. Submit a scientific paper for presentation at a scientific seminar of the society at least once every 3 years.

Corresponding Member:

  1. Demonstrated interest in the lumbar spine.
  2. Resides outside of the United States and Canada.
  3. Clinical Specialists (MD/DO) in active practice; Orthopedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from members of the Lumbar Spine Research Society.
  5. Obtain Board Certification within 6 years of membership in the society and maintain Board Certification or be actively enrolled in Maintenance of Certification
  6. Not required to submit a scientific papers for presentation.
  7. Must pay meeting expenses, if attending, at a pro rata basis.

Resident and Fellow Member:

  1. Active members in an orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery, and/or spine surgery training program and in good standing.  
  2. Two letters of recommendation from members of the Lumbar Spine Research Society.
  3. Not be required to pay annual dues or to submit papers for presentation.   
  4. Ineligible to vote or hold office.  
  5. Once the resident/fellow member becomes board eligible, then the candidate will be eligible for approval as an active member without an additional application. 
  6. Must pay meeting expenses, if attending, at a pro rata basis.

Emeritus Member Criteria:

  1. Age 65 or above, or retired status.
  2. Eligible to vote, ineligible to hold office
  3. Not required to submit a scientific papers for presentation.
  4. Must pay meeting expenses, if attending, at a pro rata basis.