- The membership of the Society is open for any vascular surgeons or allied specialists in Asia and elsewhere who are substantially involved in the treatment of vascular diseases. There shall be six categories of membership of the Society, namely, Honorary Members, Full Members, Junior Members, Associate Members, Corresponding Members and Industry Members, as follows:
- Honorary Members
A distinguished vascular surgeon who has made prominent contributions to the development of vascular surgery in Asia. This membership is conferred by decision of the Council Honorary Members may not be elected to the Council and they shall have no voting right although they may be invited to sit in any Council or General meetings as observers.
- Full Members
A surgeon who is over the age of 35, resides and practices in Asia, and whose surgical practice involves treating a significant number of patients with vascular diseases. Member shall take active apart in promoting the objects of the Society and shall undertake such responsibilities as determined by the Council. The first Full Members may be invited by the Subscribers to the Memorandum of Association of the Society and upon accepting such invitation shall be admitted as Full Members. Full members have voting right at the General meetings.
- Junior Members
A young doctor in Asia under the age of 35 who is involved in the treatment of patients with vascular diseases. Junior Members may not be elected to the Council and they shall have no voting right although they may be invited to sit in any Council or General meetings as observers.
- Associate Members
A physician or a paramedical personnel whose practice is other than vascular surgery and is interested in vascular diseases. Each Associate Member shall undertake to promote the objects of the Society and shall undertake such responsibilities as determined by the Council. Associate Members may not be elected to the Council and they shall have no voting right although they may be invited to sit in any Council or General meetings as observers.
- Corresponding Members
A surgeon who is over the age of 35, resides and practices outside Asia, and whose surgical practice involves treating a significant number of patients with vascular diseases. Corresponding Members may not be elected to the Council and they shall have no voting right although they may be invited to sit in any Council or General meetings as observers.
- Industry Members
A company that is interested in the treatment of vascular diseases.
Industry Members have no voting rights and may not be elected to the Council. Companies who are Industry Members ordinarily may appoint two company representatives to participate in the scientific activities of the Society.
- Honorary Members
- Application for Membership
- Application (other than Honorary Members) is to be made to the Society in requisite application form and submitted to the Secretary-General.
- Each application is to be supported by two existing full members and to be approved by the Council.
- Each new member has to sign the register of membership.
- All members shall pay the annual membership fees.
- The Council shall have a full and unfettered right to approve or reject applications for membership in its absolute discretion. In the event of a refusal the Council shall not be required to give any reasons therefor.
- The membership of an individual may be terminated if, at a meeting of the Full Members of the Society, a resolution to that effect is agreed, provided that the Member concerned must be given at least 14 days notice of the intention for expulsion. No reasons are required to be given for expulsion of a Member in the aforesaid manner.
- Unless and until determined otherwise by the Full Members in General Meeting, The annual membership fees of the Society are as outline below:
Honorary member: No fees
Full member: US$50
Junior member: US$25
Associate member: US$50
Corresponding member: US$50
Industry member: US$ 1,000
The Full Members in Meeting may from time to time stipulate vary and determine the amount of the annual subscription payable by Members. All annual subscription shall be payable in advance on the first day of January each year.
- If any Member should fail to pay his annual subscription or other sums which may be due from him to the Society for a period of twelve months, he shall ipso facto cease to be a Member of the Society. But if at any time he shall give to the Society a satisfactory explanation as to the reasons for failing to pay the sums due to the Society he may at the discretion of the Council be readmitted into membership upon payment of all arrears due from him while he is a member and of the amount of the subscription that would have been due from him if he had continued to be a Member up to the time of readmission.
- A Member may resign by notice in writing to the Secretary-General but he shall be liable for payment of his subscription for the current year in which he resigns which sum and any other sums due from him to the Society shall be payable on demand to the Society prior to his resignation.
- The Council shall have the power to suspend or terminate the membership of any who fails to abide by the Memorandum and Articles of the Society or who has ceased to become eligible for membership as prescribed in these rules or who has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct in his medical practice by the appropriate authority or anyone whose continued membership is determined by the Council to be detrimental to the Society. A Member whose membership is terminated by the Council shall have the right to appeal to Full Members in General Meeting which decision shall be final.