Member Types

ACNS has six classes of members: Fellows, Regular Members, Honorary Fellows, Associate Members, Emeritus Members, Junior Members. The qualifications and rights of each class of members are set by our Bylaws and are described below.

Fellows

Regular Members who have demonstrated a predominant interest and capability in the professional practice of or scientific study of Clinical Neurophysiology or related fields may become Fellows of the Society. They should have been members of the ACNS for at least five (5) years and have attended at least three (3) of the six (6) most recent Annual Meetings, and have contributed significantly to the work of the ACNS. Fellows shall be responsible for payment of initiation fees, dues and/or assessments levied and/or assessed against them. Fellows shall have voting rights, and may be elected as an Officer and/or as a Council Member-At-Large.

Regular Members

Individuals are eligible to become Regular Members if (i) they have obtained a MD, DO, or PhD degree (or the equivalent of any of these degrees), or are credentialed by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists or the equivalent; and if (ii) they are professionally active in the field of clinical neurophysiology or related fields, or are engaged in scientific work that advances the goals of the Society. Regular Members shall be responsible for payment of initiation fees, dues and/or assessments levied and/or assessed against them. Regular Members may not hold office or serve as a Member-at-Large of the Council, but may be appointed to special positions created by the Council from time-to-time and may serve on committees of the Council. Regular Members shall have voting rights.

Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows shall be distinguished workers in the field of clinical neurophysiology or related fields, whom the Society wishes to honor. Honorary Fellows shall not be assessed and/or pay initiation fees, dues and/or assessments. Honorary Fellows may not hold or be elected to serve as an Officer or as a Member-At-Large of the Council, but may be appointed to special positions created by the Council from time-to-time and may serve on committees of the Council. Honorary Fellows shall have the right to vote.

Associate Members

Individuals who have an interest in clinical neurophysiology or related fields and wish to contribute financially and otherwise to the Society are eligible to become Associate Members. Associate Members shall be responsible for payment of initiation fees, dues and/or assessments levied and/or assessed against them. Associate Members do not have voting rights, and may not be an Officer or a Member-At-Large of the Council.

Emeritus Members

Fellows or Regular Members who for reasons of age or health are no longer professionally active in Clinical Neurophysiology or related fields, may, upon request to the Council, be exempt from paying fees, dues and assessments. If the request is granted they shall thereafter be known as Emeritus Members. Emeritus Members may not vote or hold any Office or be a Member-At-Large of the Council.

Junior Members

Workers in clinical neurophysiology or related fields who are in pre-doctoral or postdoctoral training are eligible to become Junior Members. Junior Membership shall be limited to a period of three (3) years. Junior Members shall be responsible for payment of initiation fees, dues and/or assessments levied and/or assessed against them. Junior Members do not have voting rights, and may not be an Officer or a Member-At-Large of the Council. Junior Members pay reduced initiation fees and dues.

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Last updated: June 2, 2014