Full membership is offered to registered medical practitioners who can demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, through clinical practice, research, education or administration in Palliative Medicine.
Trainee membership is offered to registered medical practitioners involved in or interested in palliative medicine, who are in training posts or have completed training within the past 12 months (or a longer period at discretion of Council) and are in transition from a trainee to a specialist role.
Associate membership is offered to registered medical practitioners who are:
i. General Practitioners who demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, but do not wish to have full membership rights; or
ii. Medical Officers whose primary vocation may be in a field other than Palliative Medicine, but who demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, and do not wish to have full membership rights; or
iii. Medical Practitioners who demonstrate an interest in Palliative Medicine, but who are primarily resident in places other than Australia or New Zealand, and do not wish to have full membership rights.
Associate Members are entitled to limited membership benefits of the Society. They will not have voting rights and will be ineligible to hold Office.
Retired membership status will be offered to full members of the Society who have been a full member of ANZSPM for at least 10 years (or a shorter period at discretion of Council) and be either:
i. no longer registered to practice as a Medical Practitioner; or
ii. a current registered Medical practitioner retired from full-time practice; and
iii. maintain a keen interest in palliative medicine.
To be eligible for student membership, an individual must be enrolled at a recognised tertiary institution in Australian or New Zealand studying full-time to become a medical practitioner and have an interest in palliative medicine.
Student members will not have voting rights and will be ineligible to hold office.
On completion of their studies, student members shall be entitled to transfer their membership to Full or Associate membership, having regard to their individual circumstances.
Honorary Life Membership is the highest honour bestowed by ANZSPM and is awarded very rarely. Members are awarded Honorary Life Membership by nomination, and the Award will be made at the complete discretion of the Council.
The criteria for Honorary Life Membership that the Council will have regard to in considering a member for this significant Award include:
· a member who has been a full member of ANZSPM over an extensive period
· a member who has had an exceptional career in Palliative Medicine in Australia or New Zealand including by contribution and leadership in service, teaching and/or research
· a member who is widely respected both in the community and in the specialty of Palliative Medicine nationally and/or internationally
· a member who has made an outstanding contribution to ANZSPM or to the specialty of Palliative Medicine
Posthumous Award will be considered by Council.
Nominations for the award of honorary life membership can only be made by the Council.
It is anticipated that, on Award, Honorary Life Members will continue to play an active role in advancing the Palliative Medicine Specialty.
Honorary Life Members will have ongoing membership subscriptions to ANZSPM waived and will maintain full voting rights as Voting Members under the Constitution.
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