CATEGORIES CRITERIA AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR MEMBERSHIP CONSIDERATION


Active Open to practicing surgeons who have: (1) completed the online application, (2) provided a current CV, (3) included two letters of recommendation from current SOLAS members on company letterhead, (4) documented 10 lateral spinal surgical procedures within the last 12 months


Associate Open to allied health care professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have: (1) completed the online application, (2) provided a current CV, (3) included a reference letter from their SOLAS sponsor or employer on company letterhead, outlining the applicant’s, name, title, and general duties


Affiliate Open to non-clinical professionals such as research personnel who have: (1) completed the online application, (2) provided a CV, (3) and a letter from their member sponsor


In-Training Residents/Fellows who have: (1) completed the online application, (2) provided a CV, (3) and a letter of recommendation from an ACTIVE SOLAS member


Retired Retired surgeons who have: completed the online application or renewal process

SOLAS Memberships are renewed each November for the subsequent year. All members interested in continuing their membership are required to respond to the renewal email as instructed. Renewals require members to agree to the following:

  • Provide proof of at least 10 lateral access surgeries
  • Have attended a SOLAS organized meeting within the last three years
  • Participate in the SOLAS Annual Statistics
  • Keep their membership profile updated and current

SOLAS encourages membership participation in one or more Society activities, including single- and multi-center research, the Annual SOLAS Research Meeting and/or regional meetings, training course opportunities or other peer-to-peer events, SOLAS Forum case discussions, and/or advocacy activities as a way to ensure the mission is being fulfilled.