How to be a member

Any clinicians and scientists who are interested in the field of thyroid surgery regardless of their specialties can apply the APTS membership.

APTS Membership Benefits
• Privilege of being a part of our network of surgeons, physicians and allied scientist dedicated to thyroid surgery
• Discounts on the Society’s congress registration fees
• Newsletter with updates about the society and various related information
• Access to the archives of previous APTS congress including videos and pdf files of lectures, abstract book and photos
• Access to the APTS member database including membership list

The APTS membership application is only available via the APTS official website ( If all sections of the online application are not completed, your application will NOT be accepted. All applicants for Active and Corresponding membership should pay lifetime membership fee ($ 100) using credit card or bank transfer. Applications will be handled on behalf of the APTS by the Council and result will be announced via e-mail.

Lifetime Membership Fee

Membership Categories Membership Fee
Active membership $ 100
Corresponding membership
Honorary membership No subscription

  • The membership country shall consist of countries in Asia, Oceania, and pan-pacific region including Central and Middle East Asia, Russia, North America, South America, and all over the world.

  • 3 Types of membership
    • Active members consist of surgeons/physicians who are actively engaged in thyroid surgery and who live in Asia-Pacific countries. They need to be certified by the appropriate specialty boards.

    • Corresponding members consist of surgeons/physicians who are working outside Asia-Pacific region and must have equivalent qualifications to active members. They are not eligible for election as officers or council members. However, they are eligible for election as the executive committee.

    • Honorary members are individuals who have achieved outstanding contributions to the Society and specialty in the field of thyroid surgery. They have neither voting privileges nor eligible for election as officers or council members. They are not required to pay membership fee.

  • Cancellation & Refund
    • A request for cancelling membership fee must be pre-notified in writing to the secretariat by email.
      Cancelling registration by phone is NOT accepted.
      (No refund will be made after 10 days of payment.)