Membership Information

Membership Categories

Active member
Active members constitute the main body of the Society who have a major interest in the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery fields.

Associate member
Associate members consist of perfusionists, nurses, scientists, physician assistants, data managers, and other health care professionals who support and work directly with cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons. Associate member candidates must prepare the appropriate documentation regarding their ongoing position.

Trainee member
Trainee members consist of surgeons who are enrolled in an educational or training program accredited by the authority of each area. Trainee membership candidates must add the appropriate documentation regarding their ongoing education or training program in which they are enrolled. The Trainee membership cannot be held for more than five years and applicants are obliged to state the expected date when specialty training will be completed.

Supporting member
Supporting members consist of Individuals, companies, or groups that have interest in and the intention to support the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery fields.

Senior member
Active members may become a Senior Member upon reaching the age of sixty-five, if his or her intention of unsubscribing to the official journal of the Society is expressed in writing to the Secretary-General.

Honorary member
Honorary Membership shall be reserved for such distinguished persons who have achieved prominence in medicine and who have contributed to the advancement of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Membership fees

Category: Annual Fee:
Active member USD200.- (JPY18,000.-)
Associate member USD60.- (JPY6,000.-)
Trainee member USD60.- (JPY6,000.-)
Supporting member USD1,200.- (JPY100,000.-)
Senior member No fee
Honorary member No fee