Policy Regarding Membership Categories (042910)
Regular Membership: Regular membership may be conferred on those individuals who provide evidence of the following.
a) A doctorate degree (MD, PhD, DPharm) b) Evidence of at least two (2) years of research experience including, but not limited to, postdoctoral, basic science or clinical fellowship.
Associate Membership: Individuals interested in membership and involved in research and/or health care in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine and Biology, or allied fields. This category includes, but is not limited to those individuals in the following professions or activities:
In-Training Membership: Applicants for In-Training membership who are not in a faculty position must be a full time postdoctoral trainee, resident, fellow or student enrolled in a formal approved training program leading to a degree (BA, BS, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, DVM). This status expires when the Member completes training at which time application for Full membership is expected.
A member in good standing of the society will propose candidates and the anticipated term of the training documented. Details of the subsequent review of credentials can be found on the society website: www.sgionline.org.
Regular and In Training members will receive an electronic subscription of the society’s journal Reproductive Sciences as part of their annual dues. Printed copies of the journal may be purchased for a period of no less than one year for an annual additional fee of $75 US.
Proceedings of the annual meeting will be provided to members who elect to pay the additional fee for the printed journal. All meeting attendee’s members and non-members will be provided a copy of the printed program at the time of meeting registration.
In order to be eligible to receive either the member or in-training member registration rates at the 2014 annual meeting, membership applications must be received in the SGI office along with the necessary documentation no later than November 1, 2013.