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Benefits - what's in it for you?


More than 3,000 medical professionals from across the globe have discovered the value of ISS/SIC membership as an essential investment in their future. ISS/SIC offers benefits that inspire, drive and connect us in the translation of science to advance clinical practice and improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.

As member of the ISS/SIC, you will receive:

Subscription and exclusive benefits to the following publications:

Exclusive meeting benefits, including:

Exclusive membership of Integrated Societies (USD 25 per society):


Enhanced access and benefits from our Associated Societies:

Enhanced access and benefits from our Participating Societies:

Enhanced access and benefits from our Partners:

Representation at Regional Surgical Conferences across the World:

  • Through our strong partnerships with many International Organisations, the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) has representation and participation in local or individual National Colleges and Societies, as a shared educational initiative

Eligibility for:

  • ISS Fellowship (FISS)
  • International Society of Surgery Foundation (ISSF) Travel Fellowships, to enable surgeons to travel to, and participate in the International Surgical Week (ISW)
  • Matching of Training Fellowships / Short term Training Opportunities
  • Matching of Clinical attachments by Society
  • International mentoring opportunities for Surgeons in Training
  • International mentoring and Medical Student elective opportunities

Exclusive access to:

Participation in the Society Structure:

  • Hold elected and/or appointed office in the ISS/SIC
  • Vote on Society matters and nominate and vote in Society elections
  • National Chapter Activities


Who is eligible to apply?


Medical doctors*
Non-medical scientists*
Medical students**

*who have received academic training in, and who are, or have been, engaged as their main professional endeavor in a career involving a recognized field of surgery, anaesthesiology, or life science including the care of the critically ill, research or education.

**in active study at a School of Medicine, may join as members.


Annual dues


Active Member (*High Income) 180 USD
Active Member (*Upper Middle Income) 120 USD
Active Member (*Lower Middle Income) 80 USD
Active Member (*Low Income) 40 USD
Senior Member Free
Honorary Member Free
Active Member Below 40 50% reduction
Active Member Student 75% reduction
Fee for each Integrated Society ** 25 USD
Fee for National Chapters (AU, FR, JP, US only) 45 USD
World Journal of Surgery digital edition FREE
World Journal of Surgery print edition 60 USD


*Classification is set according to the World Bank - (find FULL country classification here)

**The payment of the first fee for an Integrated Society is an administrative fee and is non-refundable if the applicant would not be admitted.

Terms & Conditions, Constitution and Internal Rules ISS/SIC


For more details about voting rights, please visit the following links:

Terms & Conditions

Constitution and Internal Rules