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  Membership in The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR)

Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount by submitting your renewal before December 1st

Current Member Dues
Annual dues are required to maintain membership active, as indicated in the By-Laws. Membership application includes the dues for the current academic year.

Annual Dues:

  • By December 1st: $75
  • After December 1st: $100

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    Membership Requirements

    • Membership shall be made up of individuals who are actively engaged in pediatric research and who have published at least one scientific paper in a peer reviewed journal.
    • They must be working in one of the following geographic areas: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia (including Northern Virginia suburbs), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vermont.
    • Upon request, applicants from bordering areas may be elected by a two-thirds vote of the board of directors when there is a compelling reason to do so.
    • Members of the National SPR or APS and previous members of the Eastern SPR do not require sponsorship; membership is automatic upon submission of the annual Eastern SPR dues.
    • The sponsor should submit a letter of support for the applicant, and membership will be granted upon approval of the secretary and president.
    • Allied health membership shall be made up of individuals who are involved in research who have certification as Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners or Pediatric Physician Assistants.

    Benefits of membership include:

    • Right to submit an abstract to the annual meeting
    • A reduction in the registration fee for the annual meeting
    • A copy of the Eastern SPR Newsletter
    • Right to attend and vote at the annual business meeting
    • Right to vote amendments to the Eastern SPR By-Laws and for members of Eastern SPR Governance
    • Right to become a member of the Eastern SPR Governance

    Members of the SPR or APS and previous members of the ESPR

    • Do not require sponsorship; membership is automatic upon submission of yearly dues.
    • However, an application should be submitted, so that our records can be updated.

    New applicants who are not members of the National SPR or APS

    • Should submit a CV and must be sponsored by a member of the SPR, APS, or the Eastern SPR.
    • The sponsor should submit a letter of support for the applicant.
    • Supporting documents can be emailed (preferred) to espr-info@aps-spr.org or faxed to +1.346.980.9741

    There are over 250 members of the Eastern SPR. Our members hail from the Northeastern part of the North American continent, from Washington, D.C. to Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec, Canada.