Wednesday, February 22, 2006


There are several categories of membership.

Elected Membership
Any person who has contributed to the development of the science may be nominated for Elected Membership. Usually, such applicants have either published at least one independent original article, or have been mainly responsible for one or more articles of joint authorship. A candidate for Elected Membership must be sponsored by two elected members, one of whom has personal knowledge of the applicant. The completed application form and membership fee should be submitted to the Secretary at least one month prior to the annual meeting of the CFBS in June of that year. Applications are considered by Council at its annual meeting. If approved, the applicant will be recommended to the membership for election by a simple majority vote at the Annual Business Meeting of the Association.

Associate Membership
Persons who have demonstrated an interest in the discipline may be nominated for Associate Membership. Candidates for this type of membership are usually persons who have not yet contributed to the literature through publication. This category includes individuals like lecturers, demonstrators, research assistants, medical artists, etc. The completed application form and membership fee should be submitted to the Secretary who may accept Associate Members at any time. Associate Members do not have voting privileges at meetings of the Association but
receive all notices and literature concerning the CAANCB/ACANBC and the CFBS. When the requirements have been fulfilled, an Associate Member may apply for Elected Membership status.

Student Membership
Any individual currently enrolled as a graduate student is eligible. As with Associate Members, Student Members do not have voting privileges in the Association but receive all notices and literature from both the Association and the CFBS. Completed application forms and membership fees should be submitted to the Secretary who may accept student members at any time.

Emeritus Membership
An individual who has been a member in good standing of the Association for at least 10 years may, upon retirement, apply for Emeritus Membership status in the Association. There are no membership dues required by the Association but there is a CFBS fee if emeritus members wish to continue to receive mailings from the CFBS.

Membership Fees

Annual membership fees of the Association include a CFBS levy and GST. An individual who is already a member of another Federation Society will only pay the CFBS levy once (with the membership fee of the initial Society). The CFBS levy entitles each member to the privileges of the Federation and to receive its literature as well as abstract forms and information pertaining to the annual meeting. Fees for membership are due on January 1 of each year, and notices are sent out each November.

The current fee schedule for membership in the Association is listed in the application form (updated December 2007).

An application form can be downloaded here. (PDF format, 3 Pages, 152 kb)

Mail completed applications for membership to:

Dr. W. Baldridge
Department of Anatomy
Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S. B3H 4H7


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