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MEMBERSHIP OF HSANZ IS BY APPLICATION. YOU MUST BE NOMINATED AND SECONDED BY  FINANCIAL MEMBERS OF HSANZ

    Membership of HSANZ is by Application including nomination and seconded by Financial Members of HSANZ, followed by formal election by HSANZ Council.

    You can start your membership application by firstly download this form [new application form] and have it signed by a Proposer and Seconder who are financial Ordinary members of HSANZ. Once you have done this, scan the document, together with a copy of your resume showing your qualifications and the extent of personal involvement in the clinical or laboratory practice of haematology or your personal contribution to papers, publications, and other aspects of research relevant to haematology.

    Choose the membership type and complete the application online form with your scanned completed nomination form and CV. You do not need to pay until your application has been approved.

    Contact HSANZ office if you need help to find a Proposer or Seconder

    Once you have sent the required documents to HSANZ secretariat and your application documents are in order, it will be submitted for approval by the Council at the next Council meeting. You will be notified when your application is approved and can pay your subscription then.

    Membership Categories are:

    • Ordinary
    • Associate
    • Trainee
    • Associate Nurse

    Honorary Life Members shall be elected only on the recommendation of the Council and at an Annual General Meeting by the affirmative vote of the Members present.

    Membership Benefits Ordinary  Associate/Trainee 
    Voting rights ✔  ✘ 
    Participation in Council ✘ 
    HSANZ Event Discounts (incl Blood, workshops and training seminars) ✔  ✔ 
    Assess to HSANZ Scholarships and Grants ✔  ✔ 
    Newsletters ✔  ✔ 
    Support of Philanthropic Activities ✔  ✔ 
    Electronic Membership Communication ✔  ✔ 
    Job Advertisements ✔  ✔ 
    Networking (Access to National and International Opinion Leaders and Mentors) ✔ 

    Membership Criteria  Category   Fees

    Medical graduates who have engaged in the clinical or laboratory practice of haematology over a period of at least three years. Graduates in medicine or some other faculty recognised for the purpose by the Council of the Society who have maintained a commitment over at least three years in research relevant to haematology: such a commitment may be judged by completion of a higher qualification recognised by Council or by a substantial scientific contribution based on presentation of papers at scientific meetings or publications in scientific journals.

    Ordinary $160 + GST
    Individuals who are not eligible for ordinary membership but have made a significant contribution of the discipline of haematology. Associate $70 + GST
    Haematologists in training in clinical and/or laboratory haematology. Trainee membership is available until completion of Fellowship training after which the trainee member can apply for ordinary membership. Trainee $70 + GST

    Individuals engaged in haematology nursing or the development of this sphere of nursing or speciality who have a a demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for haematology nursing and have been employed in the field for a minimum of two years.

     Associate Nurse $70 + GST

    Annual subscription fees for HSANZ membership

    Amounts are in Australian dollars.

    If you are a resident of Australia 10% GST applies.

    Subscription period and renewal due date

    Subscriptions run from 1 July to 30 June. Renewal notices will be sent out mid-June for the following financial year and are due by 1 July.

    LAPSED MEMBERSHIP

    Renewal notices are sent in mid-June for the following financial year with subsequent reminders.

    As per the Constitution 4.1, a Member's membership may be terminated if the Member fails to pay his/her annual subscription on or before the first day of December of the year in which the subscription was due to the society.

    Members whose subscriptions remain unpaid by 1 December will be classed as lapsed members. Thereafter, lapsed members are required to reapply for membership and pay a re-joining fee in addition to current subscription.

    ELECTION OF MEMBERS

    Candidates for Ordinary and Trainee membership of the Society shall be proposed and seconded by Ordinary financial members of the Society.

    Candidates for Associate membership of the Society shall be proposed and seconded by either two Ordinary or one Ordinary and one Associate member.

    Candidates for Associate Nurse membership shall be proposed and seconded by Ordinary or Associate Nurse members.

    Any such proposal shall be made upon the application form which will be approved by the Council. After consideration of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the field of haematology he/she may be declared an elected member of the Society by a majority vote of the Council.

    NOTES REGARDING SIGNATURES AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS

    • Applicants for Ordinary membership need a note on the application form from their proposer.
    • ALL applicants must have the application form signed by a proposer and seconder who must be financial members of HSANZ.
    • Existing Trainee or Associate members who want to "upgrade" to Ordinary membership must complete a new Application form for Ordinary Membership and provide a note on the application form from their proposer.
    • Associate Nurse members may have the application form signed by Associate Nurse members

    APPLYING TO UPGRADE FROM TRAINEE TO ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP

    If you are a Trainee and have been awarded your Fellowships - you must upgrade to Ordinary Membership. Click this link to send a note to the HSANZ secretariat to start the process.

    Membership year starts from 1 July and ends 30 June. All fees shown are ex-GST.

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    CONTACT

    Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ)
    145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    Tel: 02 8097 8114


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