There are four types of membership; full membership, associate membership, honorary membership and supporting membership.
To become an IS-PAS registered centre the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- The centre has to demonstrate that it manages ≥ ten cases of PAS (garde 2-3) over a three-year period. Therefore the centre must return data collection forms for their last 5 cases of PAS.
- The centre has to provide information that all Ethical or IRB approvals as required by the respective national or local regulations or laws to share anonymous data with the IS-PAS database are in place.
- The centre has to return a formal questionnaire giving information about its population and clinical practice.
- The centre must provide a CV for a named person responsible for that centre.
Once these requirements have been satisfied the application will be considered and ratified by the board. The board meets usally once a month. The centre will then be added to the list of registered centres once the person responsible for that centre has signed the data agreement contract and paid the fee to register with the IS-PAS database. That centre will then enter the required data into the collaborative database. An IS-PAS registered centre can have an unlimited number of full members but only one vote will count from each centre whenever the general membership is called on to vote. (Minimum of one full member per centre is required). In order to remain a member they must attend at least 1 meeting per year (subject to Chairperson’s exemption in exceptional circumstances).
The membership fee is currently 75€ per year, for payment instructions, please follow this link.
The receipt of payment together with all the required documents for the membership should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate members will be chosen by the board from people who are interested in the work of the society and have expressed, in writing, the desire to associate themselves with it and can demonstrate that this is in the interest of the society as a whole. Admission is subject to a written undertaking to comply with the present constitution and the internal regulations of the society.
Once these requirements have been satisfied their application will be considered and ratified by the board. The new member would be invited to one IS-PAS meeting but will only become an associate member once their membership fee has been paid. Associate members shall enjoy only the rights and obligations defined in bylaws but will not have the right to vote whenever the general membership is called on to vote.
Supporting members are chosen by the board from among people who are interested in the activities of the society and wish to provide financial support.
Please use this form if you would like to send us a message or ask for further details.
All correspondence can also be sent to: IS-PAS, Department of Obstetrics, Charité University Berlin, Campus Virchow, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany