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SBAS membership is open to any individual who occupies a faculty position in a university department of surgery or its affiliated hospitals, a freestanding surgical residency program, an investigator or teacher in an academic department of surgery or an ACGME-approved surgery program, or an individual in a surgical specialty. Surgical residents are invited to join as Associate Fellows. We also invite institutions to seek membership in SBAS.

Annual dues for individual members are: $360, $25 for residents, and no dues for medical students. Any active member upon reaching the age of 70 years shall become a Senior Member and is exempt from paying dues.

To apply for Individual membership:

Use this PDF form to apply. In addition, we require:

  1. Current CV and Bibliography, preferably submitted as a file attachment to the application form.
  2. Letter of reference from the Chairman of your department
  3. Letter of reference from a faculty member in your department familiar with your academic accomplishments
  4. Current Photo-headshot

Please email your application and letters to info@sbas.net or mail them to:

SBAS Central Office
Attn: Lovie Penson
EVMS-Dept. of Surgery
825 Fairfax Avenue Ste 610
Norfolk, VA 23507

To apply for Institutional membership, dues options are as follows:

Presidential Level

  • Sponsor Friday local program, Friday night reception and President’s Banquet
  • Host for annual SBAS Meeting, local Faculty co-moderator positions of scientific sessions ($ Priceless)
  • Host cover recognition on the SBAS Program
  • Unlimited posting on the SBAS website ($4000)
  • Four complimentary annual dues payments for faculty, fellows, or residents ($1440 Value)
  • Eight complimentary meeting registrations for faculty, fellows, or residents ($2400 Value)
  • Eligibility to submit faculty for the Leadership Institute ($800)
  • Chair invitation to the SBAS ASA Honorary Fellow Luncheon ($60 Value)
  • Host table with ten complimentary tickets to the President’s Banquet and Reception at SBAS’ Annual Meeting ($750 – 1500 Value)
  • Institutional dues credited at the Platinum Level for three years ($15000)

Platinum Level

  • $5000
  • Special recognition in the SBAS Program
  • Unlimited posting on the SBAS website ($4000 Value)
  • Three complimentary annual dues payments for faculty and three for fellows or residents ($1155 Value)
  • Three complimentary meeting registrations for faculty and three for fellows, residents or students ($1200 Value)
  • Eligibility to submit faculty for the Leadership Institute ($800 Value)
  • Chair invitation to the SBAS ASA Honorary Fellow Luncheon ($60 Value) $5000
  • Eight complimentary tickets to the President’s Banquet and reception at SBAS’ Annual Meeting ($600 – 1200 Value)

Gold Circle Level

  • $2500
  • Unlimited posting on the SBAS website ($4000 Value)
  • One complimentary meeting registration for a faculty member and one for a fellow, resident, or student ($400 Value)
  • One annual dues payment for a faculty member and one for a resident or fellow associate member ($385 Value)
  • Listing in the SBAS Program
  • Eligibility to submit faculty for Leadership Institute ($800 value)
  • Chair invitation to the SBAS ASA Honorary Fellow Luncheon ($60 Value)
  • Four tickets to the President’s Banquet and Reception at SBAS’ Annual Meeting ($300 – 600 Value)

Silver Circle Level

  • $1000
  • Three months of web postings on the SBAS website ($1000 Value)
  • Listing in the SBAS Program
  • Eligibility to submit faculty for the Leadership Institute ($800 Value)
  • Chair invitation to the SBAS ASA Honorary Fellow Luncheon ($60 Value)
  • Two Tickets to the President’s Banquet and Reception at SBAS’ Annual Meeting ($150 – 300 Value)

Institutional dues can be paid online or via mail by downloading the PDF form from the link below.

Membership Contact Form

Existing Members Can Renew Their SBAS Membership Online

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