North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology

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Membership Information

Regular Members

Individuals who hold a doctorate degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine; have completed an accredited training program in general, oral or veterinary pathology; and have expressed or demonstrated an interest in head and neck pathology are eligible to become regular members. Individuals who hold other doctorate degrees (PhD, ScD etc) in allied health professional fields will also be considered.

Membership is open to all individuals of all nationalities who meet the above criteria. Annual membership dues are $100 ($30 for society membership and $70 for Head and Neck Pathology Journal support).


Resident Members

Individuals who hold a doctorate degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, who have not yet completed training program in general, oral or veterinary pathology, and have expressed or demonstrated an interest in head and neck pathology are eligible to become resident members. Once they have received a certificate verifying completion of their training (board certification encouraged but not required) they may apply for regular membership.

Resident members may participate in educational activities, but may not vote, hold office or serve on committees. There are no dues for residents. Resident applicants must submit a letter from their chairman confirming their status.


Emeritus Members

Individuals who have been active members in good standing in the Society for a minimum of five years, who have retired from gainful employment in the practice of pathology or who have been forced into retirement due to illness or disability.

Emeritus members do not pay dues but may vote, hold office or serve on committees.


Honorary Members

This category is for individuals identified by the membership because of exceptional meritorious achievement in the filed of head and neck pathology. "Honorary members" do not pay dues and may not vote, hold office or serve on committees


International Members

This category is for individuals who reside outside the United States or Canada, otherwise the criteria are the same as those for regular members. International members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges as regular members, and will pay full dues in US currency.


Election To or Change Of Membership

Sponsorship by two members of the Society in good standing is also required for nomination. Once received, final election to membership depends on approval by majority vote of the members at the annual meeting.

Transfer to "Emeritus" member will be considered by the membership at the annual meeting upon request by the member, provided he or she, is at the time of such request, in good standing and qualifies for emeritus status as noted above.

Termination of Membership

If a member fails to pay dues for two consecutive years membership will be automatically terminated. Members will be re-instated upon petition of the Secretary and payment of past and present dues.

Tax Status of the Society

NASHNP is a Tax Exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) andcontributions are tax deductible under section 170 code.

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