A. Regular Members:
Regular members of the Association shall be individual Pediatric surgeons who at the time of application are practicing in Asia.
B. Associate Members:
Associate members of the association shall be pediatric surgeons who are practicing in countries not included in Asia, or be surgeons or others from supporting disciplines such as pediatric radiology, pathology, anesthesiology, oncology and neonatology. Their privileges and duties shall be the same as those of regular members, but they shall not be eligible to vote or to be elected for office.
C. Honorary Members:
Honorary members shall be surgeons or others who have made outstanding contributions to pediatric surgery. Honorary members shall not be eligible to vote and shall not be subject to dues.
New members shall be elected by the Board and confirmed by the Council at the Scientific Congress of the Association. The names of candidates, duly proposed as follows, must be sent to the Secretary General with all relevant documentation at least two (2) months before the Scientific Congress. All applications for new membership shall be initiated by two regular members in good standing. The sponsoring members shall be responsible for sending a letter commending the candidate to the Secretary General. A candidate for either regular or associate membership must complete the application form and send it to the Secretary General together with his/her curriculum vitae and bibliography. Candidates shall be considered for membership at the Executive Board Meeting and shall be approved for membership by the council at the Council Meeting held during the Scientific Congress. A candidate for honorary membership shall be nominated by the unanimous decision of the Executive Board and his/her membership approved by a majority vote of the Council at the Council Meeting held during the Scientific Congress.