Membership Categories

The Membership of this Society shall be composed of six (6) classes of members: Founding, Charter, Active, Life, Honorary and Associate. Active Members are voting members of the Society. Founding and Charter members are voting members of the Society if they have not been re- classified as Life Members.. Honorary, Life and Associate are not voting members.

a) Active Members:
Active members, Founding members, and Charter members shall have full and equal rights of participation in the business and affairs of the Society, shall be eligible to hold office and shall have the right to vote.

Active members receive the following member benefits:

  • Voting privileges in Society matters
  • Eligibility to hold a leadership role with Society
  • Opportunity to participate in the SGS Annual Scientific Meeting as a moderator or discussant
  • Eligibility to participate in SGS Committees
  • Discounted registration to educational activities
  • Online Communities
  • Listserves
  • Priority housing at Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Access to the members only area of the Society website

Annual dues is $250 for Active Members.

Click here for more information about how to become an Active Member.


b) Associate Members:
All fellows in advanced gynecologic surgical fields (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, GYN Surgery, GYN Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, MIGS) are eligible for membership as Associate Members of the Society. All members of the Fellows Pelvic Research Network (FPRN®) must be Associate Members of the Society. Associate members shall have equal rights of participation in the affairs of the society, but will not be eligible to vote or hold office or act as a proposer or endorser for new members until achieving Active membership status.

It is SGS Policy that SGS Associate Member status may be continued up to three years past fellowship until SGS Active Membership is attained.

Associate Members receive the following member benefits:

  • Opportunity for mentorship by key leaders in the field of gynecologic surgery
  • Eligibility to participate in FPRN®
  • Discounted registration to educational activities for up to three years past fellowship
  • Opportunity to participate in SGS Committees
  • Online Communities
  • Listserves
  • Access to the members only area of the Society website

Annual dues is $50 for Associate Members.

Apply for Associate Membership here.

 

c) Life Members:
Active, Founding, or Charter members who have been members of the Society for at least ten years and have reached the age of seventy (70), or have retired. and wish to change their status to Life membership may do so by written request to the Executive Director. Life members will not be required to pay annual dues, but should they choose to attend the annual meeting, they will be required to pay a discounted registration fee. They shall enjoy all privileges of membership except the right to vote and the right to hold office.