Generate referrals and enhance your recognition with the following educational strategies
PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR AASP MEMBERS
(Included in the $250 Membership Fee)
Become an active member of the AASP
As an AASP member you are entitled to a free listing on the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals (high visibility to professionals and the public through search engines)
As an AASP member you can have a full page Physician Profile on the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals
Your Physician Profile Page includes:
· Physician Photo (optional)
· Clinic Name/Practice Name
· Practice Emphasis
· Office Address
· Office Phone Number
· AASP Active Member status
· AASP Credentialing
· Other Certifications
Embed a practice website link to your full page Physician Profile on the directory.
Display your personalized AASP membership certificate(s)in numerous locations throughout your practice setting.
Display and distribute AASP brochures in your office.
Use available PowerPoint slides/programs to educate patients and professionals.
Submit periodic personalized AASP press releases to local media using the build a press release function.
Use personalized spine information script pads offered by the International Spine Association (ISA).
Use the Inform-a-Colleague option on the AASP website to build your referral network.
Use AASP logo screen savers on computers in your office
Add a plugin spinecare information module to add breadth and depth of information to your current practice website.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AASP MEMBERS
Expand your professional curriculum vitae with continuing education obtained through AASP.
Obtain, acknowledge, and display special AASP certifications of achievement in practice-related subjects.
Have a professional website developed through the AASP at a substantial cost savings. The website includes seamless database integration with AASP database of information.
Place the multimedia Patient Information Center (P.I.C.) on your practice website.
If a physician achieves Diplomate status with the American Academy of Spine Physicians (DAASP):
· Display the Diplomate certificate in the office
· Diplomate designation will be acknowledged on the online theInternational Directory of SpinecareProfessionals
· Submit Diplomate status press release to local media
If a physician obtains Fellow status with the American College of Spine Physicians (FACSP). If a non-physician obtains Fellow status with the American College of Spine Specialists (FACSS):
· Display the Fellow certificate in your office
· Fellow designation and special placement on the online InternationalDirectory ofSpinecareProfessionals
· Submit Fellow status press release to local media
Use AASP promotional clothing and other items available through the AASP store
Professionally custom-mat, frame, and display all certificates obtained through the AASP (member, specialty certification, diplomate status, fellow status)
Apply for Membership with the AASP
Inform a Colleague
Expand and Educate Your Spinecare Network
Welcome to the Inform a Colleague area of the Academy Website. The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) strives to implement new and more efficient methods for members to communicate with other healthcare professionals. One of the most effective tools is the online "Inform a Colleague" function. This function can be used to expand and educate your spinecare referral network. It also represents a resource to conveniently inform others about trends in spinecare and about offers of organizations such as the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP), the International Spine Association (ISA). The link library also contains an application for membership with the AASP.
The online "Inform a Colleague" feature provides an invaluable time-saving service for keeping spinecare professionalsup-to-date, expanding the spinecare network, stimulating interdisciplinary referrals and for inviting colleagues to join the AASP. The library of links is always being updated with useful information and resources. The linked messages can be used to
**Edit and/or add text where appropriate** (Inform one or more colleagues)
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This level of membership is for physicians (MD, DC, DO) whose practice/interest includes patients with spinal disorders. ($250)
This level of membership is for allied healthcare professionals involved in spinecare and/or spine research. This includes physical therapists, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician's assistants, diagnostic technicians, surgical technicians, exercise instructors, personal trainers and individuals who hold a PhD and work in the field of spinecare. ($150)
This level of membership is for residents, fellows and students who have an interest in spinecare. ($35)
Membership will automatically renew each calendar year starting from the date of membership renewal or membership acceptance unless the AASP is specifically notified in writing by the member at least 30 days prior to their renewal date. Please address all correspondence to the AASP Office of Member Services.
Review the accuracy of your contact information and practice profile information including your email address. To update your profile online go to spinephysicians.org and login using your unique member ID and PIN as noted below.
Please notify the AASP if you no longer meet membership criteria. This includes maintaining an active license to practice.