ISPO Membership Categories

Membership is open to all individuals, associations, organizations, and institutions with a bona fide interest in prosthetics, orthotics, wheelchairs, assistive devices, rehabilitation engineering and related subjects who support the Mission and Goals of ISPO.
 

Full Membership confers voting rights and includes the following categories:

Full Member:
Person with a bona fide interest in prosthetics, orthotics, wheelchairs, assistive devices, rehabilitation engineering and related subjects who support the mission and goals of ISPO.

Fellow:
A member, who, in the opinion of the Executive Board, has contributed to a high degree to the mission and goals of ISPO by personal achievement, integrity, reputation, and activities on behalf of the Society. Nomination as a Fellow is performed by the individual’s Member Society, according to the MS policies and protocol, or by any group of five persons on the International Committee. Nomination must be supported by an appropriate citation. Election of a Member to Fellow status requires approval of the Executive Board. Download form for the nomination of a Fellow.

Emeritus Fellow or Member:
Any member of twenty-five or more years standing, who is 65 years or above and has retired from active practice and who has applied for such status. Applicants for this category must fill in the corresponding form and submit it to the ISPO Head Office for approval from the ISPO Executive Board.
 

Associate Membership categories do not have voting rights and include:

Student Member:
Bona fide full-time students, residents, interns or trainees in the pertinent disciplines.

User Member: 
Users of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices.

Institutional Partner:
Colleges, Universities, research centers, clinics, associations and other appropriate not-for-profit bodies.

Corporate Partner:
Business entities and for-profit bodies active in manufacturing or service provision in the field of prosthetics and orthotics rehabilitation.

Partner Organizations:
A special class of membership available to international societies or groups working within the ISPO area of interest, affiliated by application or invitation.