There are 3 classes of membership: Active, Associate and Honorary. Detailed information on the three types can be found below.
As an absolute minimum, membership is limited to persons who:
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP shall be limited to those persons who:
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP may be awarded under the following categories:
1) Provisional membership: Those wishing to become Active members but not yet fulfilling all the requirements. This will be limited to those persons who:
Honorary Life Membership may be conferred by the Executive Committee on Active members who have given long and distinguished service to the Association. Such Honorary Life Members will retain the full rights of an Active Member. Such an honour shall have the approval of a vote at an Annual General Meeting.
Honorary International Membership may be conferred upon Members of distinction outside the Association. The Executive shall nominate such candidates and the election to Honorary Membership shall be by the vote of the Members present at a General meeting. Such members may attend all meetings and social events. They may not vote on matters at the Annual Meeting of the A.K.S. (although they may attend and participate in discussion).
The purpose of the Australian Knee Society is: