Thank you for your interest in joining the Society of Lateral Access Surgery. Membership applications are now accepted July 1 – September 30 for consideration of membership the subsequent year. Completed applications are reviewed by Regional Directors and Membership Chairs in October, and responses are emailed in November. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact: [email protected].
Please note that applications received outside of the regular application period will be reviewed periodically and approved early, given special circumstances.


UPDATE: July 24, 2019
If interested in applying for membership with SOLAS, please contact us directly at [email protected].



  • See below for the documents required to complete and submit your application.
  • All CVs and letters of recommendation MUST be in PDF file format.
  • Payment of applicable dues is  NOT required to submit your application. When completing your application, please choose the option to PAY LATER. A dues invoice will be generated, but would not become payable until an application has been approved and the applicant notified.

ALL Applicants:
Current CV  (required)
Current photo (recommended)

Active Surgeons:
Two (2) letters of recommendation from current SOLAS members

Associate Medical Personnel:
One (1) letter of recommentation from your SOLAS sponsor or employer, outlining applicant’s name, title, and general duties

Affiliate Research Personnel:
One (1) letter of recommendation from your SOLAS member sponsor

One (1) letter of recommendation from a current SOLAS member

NOTE: This membership application is ONLY intended for those who have never been a member of SOLAS in the past. If you were previously a member, please contact [email protected] and request to reactivate your membership.