When a Trainee Member either newly qualifies for Regular Membership or no longer qualifies for Trainee status, he/she may apply for Regular or Associate Membership. Learn about the different membership types »
Current Trainee Members wishing to transition into 2017 Regular member status are exempt from the publications requirement if they have been a Trainee Member for two or more years and have presented two or more abstracts at past SSR Annual Meetings.
International Trainee Members wishing to transition 2017 Regular member status are required to have presented at least one abstract at a past SSR Annual Meetings and at least one abstract at a regional meeting. Nominees must submit evidence of such participation (e.g., a reference or link to the program listing of the abstract presented at the meeting).
The publication requirement has been dropped completely for 2018 membership.
Early-Career Dues Option:
Additionally, Trainees who were 2017 Members transitioning to Regular Member status may renew their membership for both 2018 and 2019 for the cost of a single year's Regular Membership dues. After dues payment has been made, the renewal confirmation notice will ask whether the payment is to count for both 2018 and 2019 membership, or for 2018 alone.
Please Note: Trainee Members transitioning to Regular Member status who are eligible for and request the Developing Countries discount are not eligible for the Early-Career Dues Option.