Become a Member

Member Benefits

The Canadian Hernia society offers a variety of benefits to our members. We encourage any surgeon or resident to join who is interested in hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction.


CHS members are given access to a library of hernia surgery videos. The videos are created by hernia experts and cover a variety of hernia repair techniques and anatomy.

Hernia Journal

Members receive full access to Springer Journal Hernia articles online and for download.

Connect & Collaborate

A members' only discussion forum and searchable directory are available inside the Member Portal.

Canadian Surgery Forum

The largest surgical conference in Canada, comprised of General Surgeons and related sub-specialists. CHS has dedicated sessions covering all areas of abdominal wall reconstruction. Discounted registration available to CHS members.

Membership Levels

Fellow Member

  • Renewal: Annual
  • Membership Fee: $120.00
  • Application: Practitioners active in the practice of hernia repair, legally licensed to practice Medicine, with active practices in Canada. Shall be in compliance with the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Associate Fellow

  • Renewal: Every 1 year (starting September 1st)
  • Membership Fee: $100.00
  • Application: Open to any individual interested in the practice of hernia repair, and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. This includes individuals currently undertaking fellowship.


  • Membership Fee: Free
  • Application: Open to any individual currently enrolled in a Canadian residency program with an interest in the practice of hernia repair, and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.