Member Societies

The FNSSC would like to invite you to join our network of national specialty societies.  If your association is interested in joining the FNSSC, please contact Lauren Mann, Coordinator.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons recognizes 49 official medical specialties. With 31 members (as of this posting) the Federation of National Specialty Societies of Canada embraces the vision of a clear specialist voice and is moving toward increasing our capacity in order to achieve positive outcomes.

Click Member Society names to see a brief overview of what they do or click on the web addresses to visit their website.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

In 2008, the FNSSC’s member societies are responsible for the publication of 18 peer-reviewed medical journals. Federation of National Specialty Societies of Canada believes the continued production of its members’ journals is vital as they are the most frequent and direct source of medical information for physicians, and have an immediate impact on health outcomes for Canadians. Furthermore, these journals inform the media, providing a source of Canadian health information and a perspective on our unique health care system. They also provide a venue for publication of research performed in Canada by Canadians, and play a major role in keeping researchers in this country.

The Federation of National Specialty Societies and The Canadian Association of Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals are urging the Department of Canadian Heritage to ensure that its present redesign of the Canada Magazine Fund and Publication Assistance Program includes support for Canadian peer-reviewed journals. This support is essential if Canadian peer-reviewed medical journals are to continue in their essential role of informing physicians, serving Canadian patients, and maintaining the Canadian identity of our country’s health care system.

For more information please read FNSSC’s Submission to the Department of Canadian Heritage and Appendices in response to the consultation on the redesign of the Canada Magazine Fund and the Publications Assistance Program, and regarding the eligibility of peer-reviewed medical journals for the proposed Canadian Periodicals Fund Periodical.


Website Journal
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
Dedicated to research, professional education, and patient care in all areas of digestive health and disease.


Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology

Canadian Association of Neuropathologists
A non-profit organization furthering the specialty in Canada with respect to teaching, education, research, maintenance of competence and other professional matters.



Canadian Cardiovascular Society
The national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists. The Society promotes cardiovascular health and care through the dissemination of research and encouragement of best practices, professional development, and leadership in health policy.


Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Canadian Dermatology Association
Advances the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin, hair, and nails. Provides continuing medical education for its dermatologist members and offers public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin care.


Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery

Canadian Neurological Society
Promotes and encourages all aspects of neurology, including research, education, assessment and accreditation.


The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

Canadian Neurosurgical Society
Represents neurosurgeons both nationally and internationally, the Society studies the recognition, relief and prevention of diseases of the nervous system and promotes the knowledge and practice of neurosurgery.


The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

Canadian Rheumatology Association
The mission of the Canadian Rheumatology Association is to represent Canadian Rheumatologists and promote their pursuit of excellence in Arthritis Care, Education and Research.


The Journal of Rheumatology

Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology
The CSPT is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of research and education in pharmacology and therapeutics.


Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Canadian Society of Nephrology
The Canadian Society of Nephrology is a society of physicians and scientists specializing in the care of people with kidney disease, and in research related to the kidney and kidney disease.


Canadian Society of Nephrology

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Places importance on education of both its membership and the general public. The Society holds annual scientific meetings to share knowledge and expertise in order to improve quality of care and advance the art and science of plastic surgery.


Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery

Canadian Thoracic Society
The medical section of The Lung Association. The Society promotes lung health and best respiratory practices in Canada through leadership, collaboration, research, and advocacy.


Canadian Respiratory Journal

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of Canada
Improves the care of women with gynecologic cancer by promoting best practices in gynecologic oncology and encouraging ongoing research. The non profit Society provides education to practitioners, patients, and the public and cooperates with other organizations interested in womens health care, oncology, and related fields.



Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Promotes excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and advances the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, outreach and education.


Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada