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Annual Dues

Annual ISS/SIC Membership Fee for 2014 and 2015 is EURO 145.00

Members 40 years of age or younger or still in a definitive surgical training program have all the privileges of full membership but pay only half the dues, i.e. EURO 72.50 per year.

What do ISS/SIC Members get ?

In brief:

  • Subscription to World Journal of Surgery (12 issues per year)
  • Reduction of Registration Fee for World Congress of Surgery
  • International Network
  • National Chapter Activities
  • Optional membership in Integrated Specialist Societies (IAES, IATSIC, IASMEN, BSI, ISDS, ASAP)

In more detail:

Members of the ISS/SIC receive the print version of the World Journal of Surgery (WJS) – 12 issues per year. The international readership is provided with the latest, most authoritative information on major clinical problems in the field of surgery. Subscription is automatically included in the ISS/SIC membership fee.

Members also have access to the online version of WJS where e-publication may occur in advance of the print journal and where dynamic manuscripts that include streaming video may be found. WJS is one of the six highest-ranking general surgical journals worldwide with an Impact Factor oscillating between 2 and 3.

Further membership privileges are the free on-line access to the following 10 Springer surgical journals:

  • Annals of Surgical Oncology
  • Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
  • International Journal of Colorectal Diseases
  • Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery
  • Neurosurgical Review
  • Pediatric Surgery International
  • Surgery Today
  • Surgical Endoscopy

Members have a considerably reduced registration fee at World Congress of Surgery WCS (formerly International Surgical Week ISW) and are given priority for inclusion as abstract reviewers, moderators or speakers at WCS.

The Network amongst ISS/SIC members gives great opportunities for a mutual exchange and support between surgeons from privileged and less privileged areas.

Members of ISS/SIC with specific interest in the corresponding field may also become member of one or more of the following Integrated Specialist Societies at a modest assessment.

IAES – International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
IATSIC – International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care
IASMEN – International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition
BSI – Breast Surgery International
ISDS – International Society for Digestive Surgery
ASAP - Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence


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Phone: +41 61 815 96 66
Fax: +41 61 811 47 75
E-mail: surgery(at)iss-sic.ch

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