Benefits of Membership

As an active CNSS member, you obtain unlimited access to members-only restricted sections on this website which, provides you with the opportunity to view and share information on patterns of practice, remuneration, contracts, surgical volumes, waitlists, etc. You would be able to identify and locate members and their working environment across Canada in a searchable database and a graphic map interface. Full access allows you to locate Canadian centres subspecialty networks. As a resident member, you can post your profile providing exposure to the Canadian neurosurgical community. We invite you to explore the gallery above for snapshots of some of the member-only restricted resources.

Members have access to additional information on the Canadian Neurological Science Federation (CNSF) website using their password login, which is obtained separately upon registration. The CNSF website contains Congress information, Advocacy information and general Society information. View Neuro Careers postings, Society Newsletters, Society Prize information, access for annual dues payments, Society Governance items (such as council representatives and their responsibilities), Member Directories, Society bylaws, resource links, calendar of events, and more.

Members receive a full access online subscription to the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (CJNS). The CJNS is the official publication of the CNSF, of which the CNSS is a member society. The Journal is an internationally recognized, peer reviewed medical journal, published through Cambridge University Press – Cambridge Core. CNSS Members and Journal subscribers have exclusive access to the most current year of this publication. The site includes: access to CJNS Journal articles back to Issue 1 in February 1974. If an author requests immediate open access for an article, in accordance with CIHR Granting requirements, the repository upload fee is $2000 / article for first open access repository upload.  CNSS Members pay only $1000 for this service if requested. Six issues per year plus supplements. If an author requests immediate open access for an article, in accordance with CIHR Granting requirement, the repository upload fee is $2,000.00 / article for first open access repository upload. CNSF Members pay only $1000 for this service.

Members have the opportunity to win valuable society prizesMembers have the opportunity to win valuable Society prizes by submitting Abstracts to the CNSF and expanded abstracts to the CNSS competitions. There are 6 first place prizes available to Junior members or an Active member within two years of receiving their certificate.  Each valued at approximately $2500. Winners have the privilege of presenting their work at the Congress. There are $500 second place prizes which may be awarded as well as on-site poster and abstract awards. Details and submission information is available in the “Call for Abstracts” link

Residents: First-year residents can apply for complimentary first-year membership, to the CNSS and CNSF. Membership dues for subsequent years of residency are only $80/year. Congress registration fees for resident members are $250 for both pre and post Early Bird. This registration fee includes access to all Congress Courses/sessions, course notes, luncheons, breaks and the Residents Social. There is also a one day rate of $130. Non member resident rates are $775, so this benefit of membership is substantial. CNSS Society Resident Representatives help organize a resident social event. At this event, senior staff discuss their careers, fellowship directors with positions to fill are looking to meet interested residents and will be available to discuss fellowship options and career opportunities. This is a major networking event, specifically designed for CNSS/CNSF residents. Resident members also receive the ‘benefits’ listed in the sections explained above.

Not a member yet?: Would you like to become a member of CNSS? Would you like to take advantage of these Benefits of Membership? Just download the Application form at:  CNSS member application or contact Donna Irvin at: donna-irvin@cnsfederation.org

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