Special Categories of Membership
SMDM offers deeply discounted membership rates and meeting registration fees to various individuals. A few categories are emeritus, trainees and people residing in low-middle income countries. Eligibility for each category is described below.
Emeritus Membership in SMDM: SMDM is pleased to offer a special category of membership to those who have served the Society well over the years. Emeritus members receive special pricing on membership and meeting registration. Any member of the Society who reaches the age of 65, with five years of active membership, or any member who, by reason of permanent disability or undue hardship, has been rendered unable to continue active membership, may apply for Emeritus membership by written application to the Secretary of the Society. The Emeritus classification is awarded by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees. To be considered for Emeritus membership, please email email@example.com.
Low-Middle Income Country (LMIC): Qualification for this category of membership is based on country of residence, using the World Bank definition.
Trainee Definition: For SMDM purposes, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in clinical or non-clinical settings, and post-doctoral students, residents and fellows who are in academic settings qualify as trainees. Faculty and full time research employees do not qualify as trainees. Trainees must submit a Trainee Verification form in order to qualify for discounted pricing.
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