Advancing Children’s Care Together

Since its foundation, ISPN’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of children requiring neurosurgical care throughout the world by scientific research and close international cooperation.

Join today and enjoy exclusive benefits

  • Online access to the official Journal of the Society – Child’s Nervous System (CNS)
  • Discounted registration for our Annual Scientific Meeting and other educational events
  • Access to The Guide – the essential Guide to Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Member access in the ISPN website

! NEW !

ISPN has now added a membership category for Students!

This will allow those who are in the very early stages of their career and have an interest in pediatric neurosurgery, to join the ISPN family!

Student membership is free for the duration of your studies; after which you may convert into a candidate member upon advancing to the next stage of your training.

The category was added beside the existing categories of membership: Active Members, Candidate members, Associate members & Nurse and allied health professionals.

The ISPN membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December. The membership dues are to be paid annually.

Categories of ISPN Membership

Membership Type Print & Online Journal Online Journal Only
Active Members
For practicing Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Active members
For practicing Pediatric Neurosurgeons from low and low-middle income countries*
Candidate Membership
For Neurosurgeons in training
! NEW ! Student Membership
For those in medical school or training in neurosciences
Associate Membership
For medically qualified personnel in other disciplines related to Pediatric Neurosurgery
Nursing and Allied Health Professional Membership
For Neuroscience Nurses and Allied Professionals in Neurosurgery
Nursing and Allied Health Professional Membership
For Neuroscience Nurses and Allied Professionals in Neurosurgery
from low and low-middle income countries*

ISPN also offer Honorary Membership to individuals whose outstanding contribution to pediatric neurosurgery is recognized by the Executive Board; Corresponding Membership to individuals whose devotion to Pediatric Neurosurgery is recognized by the organization and Senior Membership to Active and Associate Members who are over 70 years old.

The above memberships are only available upon written request, to be submitted and approved by the ISPN Executive.


For more information about the different membership categories, duties & rights, please read Article III of the ISPN Bylaws.

Application process

Step 1: Fill in the online membership application form through the button below.

Please note that you need to upload a CV in English which should include details of your training, experience and any publications.

In addition you should provide two names of current ISPN members for endorsement. Please inform your references that you have put them in as a reference, as they will be checked. If you do not have two names as a reference, you can still proceed with the application, your application will still be sent to the executive for consideration.

Step 2: Pay for the membership through the ISPN secure online payment system. Only upon payment will the application be sent to the executive for approval.

Step 3: Once your application is approved, a confirmation with membership credentials will be sent.