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Active Members

  • Professionals who reside in the United States or Canada who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose important contributions are recognized nationally or internationally, as determined by the APS Council.

 

Emeritus Members

  • Active members of the following statuses may request to be transferred to Emeritus membership:
    • Seventieth (70th) birthday and/or full retirement before the first day of the annual meeting of that year.
    • For reasons of health, full retirement, or other extenuating circumstances; these requests will be considered by APS Council.
      • Except that in the instance of any officer, as to whom a transfer to Emeritus status will be deferred until completion of service on the APS Council.
  • Entitled to attend meetings, to submit abstracts and to present papers.
  • NOT entitled to vote, to hold office or to nominate colleagues for APS Active Membership.
  • NOT required to pay annual dues or assessments.

 

Honorary Members

  • Professionals who reside outside of the United States or Canada and otherwise meet the criteria for Active membership as determined by the APS Council.
  • Entitled to attend meetings, to submit abstracts and to present papers.
  • NOT entitled to vote, to hold office or to nominate colleagues for APS Active Membership.
  • NOT required to pay annual dues or assessments.