Shoulder & Elbow (CSES)

New Members – Joining the CSES is Easy!

If you consider shoulder and elbow to be part of your practice and you would like to become a CSES member, please review the membership criteria below and send an email to, indicating clearly the following:

  • Name
  • Hospital affiliation, if applicable
  • E-mail address
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Membership category
  • A recent copy of your CV, attached

Membership Categories

Active Membership (Orthopaedic Surgeons)

  • CSES Active Membership is open to orthopaedic surgeons who dedicate a portion of their practice to shoulder and elbow surgery.
  • CSES Active Membership dues are $100 annually.

International/US Membership (Orthopaedic Surgeons)

  • CSES International/US Membership is open to orthopaedic surgeons who dedicate a portion of their practice to shoulder and elbow surgery, and who live outside of Canada.
  • CSES International/US Membership dues are $100 annually.

Affiliate Membership (Allied Health Professionals, Researchers)

  • CSES Affiliate Membership is open to allied health care professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, physician assistants, occupational therapists) or researchers who consider shoulder and elbow treatment a component of their practice.
  • CSES Affiliate Membership dues are $30 annually.

Associate Membership (Fellows and Residents)

  • CSES Associate Membership is open to fellows or residents with an interest in shoulder and elbow subspecialty training.
  • CSES Associate Members are not required to pay annual dues.

Senior Membership (Retired from Practice)

  • CSES Senior Membership is open to members who have retired from practice.
  • CSES Senior Members are not required to pay annual dues.

Former JOINTS Canada Members

If you were a member of the former JOINTS Canada, you are currently considered a member of the CSES. All CSES members are invited to settle their CSES membership dues through the COA’s secure online payment system.

  1. Log in to your COA profile at with your e-mail address and password. This is the same login you use to pay your COA membership dues, submit an abstract or register for the COA meeting. If you don’t know your password, contact for assistance.
  2. After login, click on “My Memberships” in the Membership Portal.
  3. Select “Add Subspecialty Society Dues” near the bottom of the screen, and check off the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES) option.
  4. Annual CSES membership dues are $100.00 for Active CSES members (surgeons), $30.00 for Affiliate members (researchers and allied health care workers) and free for Associate members (residents and fellows).
  5. If your COA dues are not yet paid for 2017, you can proceed with paying both your COA and CSES dues in a single transaction by selecting the ‘Pay All’ feature.
  6. Already paid your COA dues but wish to now pay only your CSES membership? Simply log into your account and follow the instructions above. You can then settle your CSES invoice on its own by clicking on the ‘Payment’ option that will appear next to it.

If you require any assistance paying your CSES or COA membership dues, please do not hesitate to contact Trinity Wittman ( for assistance.