Membership Overview

The Society accepts applications year round and has five classes of membership.

Membership Benefits
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The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) offers ASPN members a discount on IPNA membership.
ASPN members will pay only $50 for IPNA membership (usually $175), which includes:
Access to the on-line Pediatric Nephrology journal, links to the Pediatric Nephrology textbook and the IPNA newsletter, and member discount to the IPNA Congress.
Members who request a print version of the journal pay an additional $65 (plus $50 IPNA dues = $115).

Active Member: Any person holding the degree of M.D. or Ph.D. or its equivalent, who has demonstrated a major and continuing interest in pediatric nephrology, and who is a resident in or citizen of the United States or Canada shall be eligible for Active status membership in the Society. The annual membership fee in this category for a resident or citizen of the US is $300. The annual membership fee for Active status for Canadian pediatric nephrologists is $125 when paid with IPNA dues or $150 without IPNA dues. Application

Associate Member: Any person who would otherwise qualify for active membership but is not a resident or citizen of the United States or Canada. An associate member can participate in scientific meetings, receive the newsletter, and participate in ASPN committees, but will not have voting rights and cannot hold an office in the Society. The annual membership fee for this category is $150. Application

Emeritus Member: Any Active member who reaches the age of 70 years  or has fully retired may become an emeritus member. Any Active Member who has not reached the age of 70 years and who has become inactive in the clinical or scholarly aspects of pediatric nephrology due to full retirement, health, or other extenuating circumstances may petition the Membership Committee for Emeritus status, and will become an Emeritus Member upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee and approval by the Council. An emeritus member can participate in scientific meetings, receive the newsletter, and participate in ASPN committees, but will not have voting rights and cannot hold an office in the Society. Applications to emeritus status coming from those without prior ASPN membership will be considered individually by the Membership Committee and will be subject to a $100.00 application fee. There is no annual charge associated with this category of membership. Application

Affiliate Member: Any person holding an MS, MPH, PharmD, RN, RD, MSW degree, or other professional degree who has demonstrated a major and continuing interest in Pediatric Nephrology, and who is a permanent resident of the United States or Canada may apply for affiliate membership. An affiliate member can participate in scientific meetings, receive the newsletter and participate in ASPN committees, but will not have voting rights and cannot hold an office in the Society. The membership fee for this category is $35. Application

Trainee Member: Any person holding the degree of MD or its equivalent, who is enrolled in an accredited pediatric nephrology training program and endorsed by the director of that program is automatically a trainee member in the Society. A trainee member can participate in scientific meetings, receive the newsletter, and participate in ASPN committees, but will not have voting rights and cannot hold office in the Society.

Qualifications for Membership: Application for any category of membership shall be initiated by the candidate. To enable the membership committee to assess their eligibility, applicants must present evidence fulfilling one or more of the criteria pertinent to the category of membership for which they are applying:

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