Membership Information

Membership with the Australasian College of Phlebology provides access to many services which are relevant to medical practitioners who are interested in Phlebology. The College has several key products currently underway to further our profession and attract more practitioners to the field. 

There are a number of different membership classes to incorporate a variety of professionals working in areas related to phlebology.

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Members

Affiliate Members
This membership category applies to allied health professionals (not medical practitioners) such as vascular sonographers, phlebology nurses and coagulation scientists.



Trainees
This category applies to medical practitioners enrolled in a formal course of training (Certificate, Diploma or Fellowship) with the ACP. 



Certified Sclerotherapists

This category applies to medical practitioners who have successfully completed the basic training in phlebology and have obtained the Certificate of Sclerotherapy. This category was previously referred to as ‘Ordinary Members’.

Fellows


Affiliate Fellows

This membership category applies to specialist medical practitioners working in an allied area of phlebology such as haematology, dermatology, interventional radiology, general surgery and lymphology.

International Fellows
This category introduces fellowship to vascular specialists residing outside Australia or New Zealand who have reached the equivalent standards in training and experience as that of a fellow in Australia and New Zealand. 

Fellows
Fellowship is awarded to trainees who have successfully completed the 4-year advanced training program in phlebology as offered by the ACP or to vascular specialists such as vascular surgeons, vascular physicians or vascular dermatologists with demonstrable experience or post-graduate training in phlebology.

 

Honorary Fellows
This membership applies to specialist medical practitioners who have significantly contributed to the activities of the ACP and to the field of phlebology in Australia and New Zealand and is granted by invitation only. 



Emeritus Fellows
This category applies to specialist medical practitioners who have an internationally recognised long and distinguished service in the field of phlebology and is granted by invitation only.

 

Membership Benefits

Membership will allow you to access many services which are relevant to medical practitioners who are interested in Phlebology. Details regarding membership benefits are listed below.

AMC Accreditation
In Australia, there is currently no formal recognition for phlebology as a medical specialty. Ultimately, the long term goal of ACP is achieving Australian Medical Council (AMC) recognition of Phlebology as a distinct medical specialty. The recognition process is a long one, requiring significant resources and capital. The College is committed to achieving this aim.

Annual Conference
The College has an Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) each year in various locations across Australia and New Zealand. The conference is comprised of practical workshops and sessions which cater for both beginners and those who are more experienced. Members receive special discounts for attending the ASM.

Training Program, Courses and Workshops
The College’s Training Programs are evolving to meet ever growing needs of our members. We have an extensive training program for those who wish to undergo further study in Phlebology. For more detail regarding our training programs, courses or workshops, please contact the College or visit our website.

Phlebology Journal, SAGE
ACP members have online access to the journal Phlebology, published six times a year by SAGE. Members can access the journal via the members dashboard on our website.

Education Discounts on Meetings
Receive discounts when attending our Annual Scientific Meetings, workshops and courses.

Patient Information Brochures
The College produces a number of patient information brochures designed to inform patients about the area of Phlebology, related procedures, the activities of the College and relevant training practitioners undergo. These brochures are able to be viewed in the shop on the College website and ordered directly from the website.

Union Internationale de Phlebologie (UIP Membership)
The Australasian College of Phlebology is a member of the UIP. ACP Members can attend UIP events (International Meetings) at the member rate.

Member Dashboard
The Member Dashboard is a Member ONLY section of our website. This provides access to journal archives, online member only resources, documents and other information.

Find A Vein Specialist Database
The public can search for providers that are in their area by searching via our ‘Find a Vein Specialist’ search database where only members of the College are listed.

Standards Documents
The College also aims to improve the delivery of treatments in the area of Phlebology. As such, a number of standards have been development to help guide practitioners in a more structured and informative manner in delivering treatment. These guidelines are available from our website.

Veinews
Veinews is the official newsletter of the ACP. It is issued to all members and consists of various articles regarding the College and events.

ACP Awards
The ACP awards Fellows of the College for recognition of their contributions to the field of Phlebology. These are awarded during our prestigious Conferring Ceremony held during our Annual Scientific Meetings.


Download Membership Code of Conduct
 
 

Membership Fees

Affiliate Members   $174.35 (incl GST)  
Trainee Members    $815.63 (incl GST)   (Only available for trainees enrolled in the ACP training program)
Certified Sclerotherapists
  $905.63 (incl GST)   (Only available after completing the ACP training program)
Affiliate Fellows   $230.63 (incl GST)   (Board approval required)
International Fellows   $123.75 (incl GST)   (Board approval required)
Fellows   $1856.25 (incl GST)   (Board approval required)


To apply for Fellowship please email a copy of your current CV to the College office on acp@phlebology.com.au with an outline on your experience in the field of phlebology. Your application will be assessed by the Board at the next Board meeting and you will be notified of the outcome.

Members and Trainees Code of Conduct
Membership Application Form
CPD Program Outline 2017 - 2019 Triennium