In 2019, we worked hard to develop a membership fee structure that better reflects the day-to-day budgeting considerations which everyone has to manage. Prioritizing our funds is a necessity for us all and it’s our hope that this new structure, based on income rather than a flat fee, will make your decision to remain, or become, a member of the Canadian Pain Society, an easy one.
The strength of our Society comes from the diversity of our members – across cultures, across disciplines and across the county –each member brings passion, expertise and experience to everything we do. It’s our belief that this new fee structure will increase our CPS family and help create an even stronger voice and resource for our members, their patients and research projects.
What does this mean for you? Here is the breakdown:
CPS has two membership classifications: REGULAR MEMBER and TRAINEE MEMBER. The rates for each membership type are both based on the new 'band system'; however, because CPS provides Trainee-specific information and rates for events, anyone wishing to be recognized as a Trainee is still required to provide proof of trainee status (see note below).
Who is this for? Students, residents or interns at the pre-doctoral, doctoral or pre-professional level of their careers will be classified as Trainee Members.
MANDATORY: During trainee membership purchase, trainees must attach proof of their status at an academic institution. This document must show the current calendar year, the applicant's name, the program of enrollment and the institution name. Examples include: Transcript, letter from department, or class schedule etc. Your membership will not become active until the CPS office receives this documentation.
GUEST PROFILE (NON-MEMBER INDIVIDUAL): Free
|Who is this for? Individuals who want to register for events and/or subscribe to CPS's distribution list without becoming a CPS member. This option does not make you a member of CPS or entitle you to member benefits, such as preferred pricing or voting rights.|