APWA Membership Information and How to Join APWA
01. Full Membership
Full Members are surgeons practicing professionally in an Asia Pacific country or area, with special interest in wrist disorders and have devoted part of their practices to wrist surgery. Full members must pay full membership fees, can participate in all scientific activities of the Association at membership rate, have the right to participate at the General Assembly and have the right to vote, and are eligible to be elected as member of the Executive Board, or of other sub-committees of the Association.
Persons wishing to become members of the Association (except for Honorary Member) must submit their application forms to the Secretary General, with valid practicing certificate and practicing address as the supporting documents. The Secretary General shall examine the applications being submitted. His or her decision about the candidature shall be notified to the applicant who, in the event of acceptance, shall be admitted as a provisional member after payment of his or her annual subscription. The Secretary General shall submit every valid application to the Executive Board for the final decision of acceptance or rejection for being a member of the Association. In case of rejection, no refund of the subscription will be given to the applicant, and the decision is not subjected to appeal.
A valid application for Full Membership and International Membership must be supported by a nomination of ONE proposer, who is a Full Member of the Association. Applicants can write to the Secretary General to request for a nominator in case of need.
A valid application for Associate Membership does not require a proposer.
The subscription fee for Full Member and International Member is USD$100 and that for the Associate Member is USD $50 per one year. The subscription fee may be revised by the Executive Board from time to time. It shall be payable for the first time after provisional acceptance as applicant member of the Association and then at the beginning of the second calendar year. Any failure to pay the subscription that is not rectified after a reminder may cause for exclusion.
The termination of membership of a member may occur in any of the three following circumstances:
In each case, the General Assembly takes the decision based on the recommendation of the Executive Board. Membership may be suspended temporarily or indefinitely for any member who violates the by- laws or any other rules of the Association, or for any other reasons (for instance, a violation of criminal law) that are harmful to or conflicting with the best interests of the Association. The exclusion procedure is initiated by the Executive Board and voted by members at the General Assembly.
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