The International Society for Hip Arthroscopy was founded in Paris on May 18, 2008 by 12 hip arthroscopists from Australia, Europe, North and South America. The vision of the Society is to be the premier international society for education and research in arthroscopic hip surgery. ISHA is a non-profit-making Society which aims to stimulate research and education in hip arthroscopic surgery and thereby expand the network of healthcare professionals undertaking the procedure safely.
- Ordinary Membership
is open to either surgeons or physicians who have a special interest in hip arthroscopic surgery as shown by either their research or publications in the field, or by the presentation of a paper to the Society, and who have been in clinical practice for a minimum of two years following accreditation (or equivalent) in their field. Exceptions may be made following consideration by the Executive Committee.
- Associate Membership
is open to surgeons and physicians in training. This status will be confirmed by the Executive Committee and presented to the Ordinary Membership at an AGM or EGM for their approval. Associate Members are not eligible to vote on matters concerning the Society.
- Affiliate Membership
is open to those who are not surgeons or physicians and/or who do not possess a medical qualification. Affiliate Members are not eligible to vote on matters concerning the Society.
- Honorary Membership
may be offered to distinguished surgeons, physicians, scientists, and other practititioners who have a special interest in hip arthroscopic surgery. This status, which is by invitation from the ISHA only, will be confirmed by the Executive Committee and presented to the Ordinary Membership at an AGM or EGM for their approval.
- Emeritus Membership
is open to Ordinary Members on reaching the age of 65 years and who are no longer in full clinical practice. This status will be confirmed by the Executive Committee and presented to the Ordinary Membership at an AGM or EGM for their approval. Emeritus Members are not eligible to vote on matters concerning the Society unless they form part of the Executive Committee.
Application for Membership
Application for a Membership should be made to the Membership Secretary on the standard application form, which should be signed by a proposer and seconder, both of whom are members of the ISHA. The application will be inspected by the Executive Committee and membership will be granted only after consideration by the Ordinary Members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM), or an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).
Ordinary Membership Maintenance Criteria
- Attendance at one ISHA annual meeting every 3 years
Cessation of Membership
will occur on:
- Receipt of a Member's written resignation
- After failing to pay any subscription fee for 2 years
- Failing to attend a minimum of one Society annual meeting every 3 years (Ordinary Members only)
- As a result of a decision by the Executive Committee that cessation is in the best interests of the Society. Examples might include, but not be limited to, loss of licence to practise, criminal behaviour, or unethical practice of any kind.