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WSPR Membership

• New member and trainee member nominations are accepted year round and will be evaluated on a quarterly basis.


Membership Categories & Dues

• Membership is fiscal year (July 1-June 30)
• Active: $80.00
• Emeritus (age 70+): $20.00
• Trainee: $25.00 (valid only three years)

Benefits include reduced annual meeting registration fees and participation in our vibrant society dedicated to Pediatric Research


All accepted WSPR abstracts will be published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine

To pay your dues, please contact us at wspr@hsc.utah.edu or 801-213-3494 Melissa Pringle.

How to Apply

• Download appropriate Membership Application & Checklist (all PDF)
(Full Member Nomination Form)
(Full Member Nomination Information)

(Trainee Member Nomination Form)
(Trainee Member Nomination Information)



• Email completed Membership Application along with accompanying letter, statement by nominee and reprints, to wspr@hsc.utah.edu.


Criteria for Membership

• As per original constitution and bylaws, “active members shall be limited to those individuals actively engaged in clinical or laboratory investigations in pediatrics”. There are no age or geographic restrictions.

• The “nominee should be a principal (first author) of at least one piece of original research. (i.e., more than a routine case report) published in an established scientific journal with peer review process”. Exceptions to the first author criteria can be made by Council for established senor investigators (Council decision, 1985) or on a case-by-case basis (Council decision, 1997).

• This work must be published within four years of the individual’s nomination (Council decision, 1982). When the only qualifying work is a manuscript in press, the final manuscript and the letter of final acceptance from the Journal must be submitted for consideration (Council decision, 1985). “In general the nomination of persons in the resident or fellowship categories is inappropriate.”

• There must be evidence that the nominee “is currently engaged in academic research” and/or “headed for continuing commitment to academic medicine” (Council decision, 1983). The letter from the nominator, as well as the statement of the nominee, should specifically address this point.

• The trainee membership category does NOT require a published manuscript, but does require evidence (by nomination letter) of scholarly research activity.