Why should I join the
American Academy of Spine Physicians? Click here for 25 Reasons to Join.
Does being a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians suggest that my practice is limited to spinecare? No. It simply acknowledges that you provide spinecare within your chosen scope of practice. You may have other areas of emphasis within your practice.
Is it beneficial to belong to other membership based spine organizations? Yes.
Should I join other national organizations such as the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) or the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)? Yes. The goals of these organizations are not limited to spinecare and they have a lot to offer their membership.
What is the highest level of recognition for physician continuing education in spinecare provided by the American Academy of Spine Physicians? Fellow status with the American College of Spine Physicians (FACSP).
Do you have to be a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians to obtain Diplomate status with the American Academy of Spine Physicians? Yes
Do you have to be a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians to obtain Fellow status with the American College of Spine Physicians? Yes
Do you have to have a separate membership with the American College of Spine Physicians to obtain Fellow status with the American College of Spine Physicians? No, you must be a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP). The American College of Spine Physicians is a division of the AASP.
Do I to need to apply for AASP membership (renew membership) online? No. Although we recommend that you complete the membership/renewal application process online to help ensure an accurate database. If you do not wish to apply online contact the AASP membership office at (847) 697-4660 and request that an application be sent or faxed to you. A faxback option will soon be available online.
How will I receive notification of membership renewal? If the AASP has your email address on file you will receive notification of renewal by email. You may also receive notification by regular mail.
Do I have the option of setting up an automatic membership renewal? Yes. Go to the online membership/renewal application page and click on the area auto-renewal.
What is the benefit of setting up an auto membership renewal? It will help to ensure uninterrupted service and directory listing. It will help to ensure appropriate application of continuing education credits toward Diplomate or Fellow status.
Will the American Academy of Spine Physicians promote public awareness? Yes. The AASP is committed to enhancing public awareness about spinecare and about spine physicians at various levels. The AASP has a dedicated area on the website for the media. Members of the media can come to this location to obtain statistics, news about the advances in spinecare, information about cooperative spinecare and about the expertise and training of the chiropractic physician and the neurosurgeon in the field of spinecare.
Is the Diplomate status offered by the American Academy of Spine Physicians recognized by the chiropractic and medical professions? Organizations and individual physicians who recognize the importance of continuing education and who become aware of the criteria required to obtain a credentialed status with the American Academy of Spine Physicians and the American College of Spine Physicians will recognize the achievements of the physicians who holds this status. The AASP is committed to enhancing the recognition of the credentialed status at all levels.
Will the AASP website continue to be developed and grow? Yes
Is the AASP committed to providing me with marketing and educational resources to help me enhance my recognition as a spine specialist within my community? Yes. The AASP will provide ongoing development of web resources, patient educational opportunities and news/press releases.
Will the AASP be developing strategic alliances with other organizations? Yes.
Can a physician from a country other than the United States of American join the American Academy of Spine Physicians? Yes.