The Asian Pacific Society of Dialysis Access is a multidisciplinary society, joining nephrologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists, dialysis nurses and many other specialties with a special interest in all issues concerning dialysis access management. APSDA organizes international congresses and multidisciplinary courses every year in one of the major cities of Asian Pacific region.

Membership Categories

① Active membership: The active membership shall be made up of physicians, surgeons, radiologists or scientists holding a doctoral degree, who have scientific or clinical interest in dialysis access. Active members shall be eligible to serve on committees, and vote for the election of council members. The annual dues for active membership shall be 100 US dollars. (30 US dollars for members from low and middle income countries)

② Associate membership: The associate membership shall be made up of nurses, physician assistants, technologists, dialysis technicians, medical engineers, and other clinical personnel related to dialysis access care. Associate members shall not be eligible to vote for the election of council members, but, shall be eligible to serve on committees. The annual dues for associate membership shall be 50 US dollars. (15 US dollars for members from low and middle income countries)

③ Members-in-training: The members-in-training shall be made up of fellows, residents, and medical students. They shall not be eligible to vote for the election of council members, but, shall be eligible to serve on committees. The annual dues for members-in-training shall be 50 US dollars. (15 US dollars for members from low and middle income countries)

④ Supporting membership: The supporting membership shall be made up of industry representatives. Supporting members shall not be eligible to vote for the election of council members, but, shall be eligible to serve on committees. The annual dues for supporting membership shall be free

Membership Benefits

① Member discount on registration fees to annual congress, workshops and events of the APSDA

② Access to APSDA Website “Member’s Area” and “Online Education” sections

③ Receive updates of information on worldwide congresses and educational programs

④ Eligibility to apply for research or travel grants

⑤ Opportunity to serve on APSDA Committees

Note: The Membership period runs from January to December every year, and it is necessary to renew the dues every year to maintain the ASPDA Membership.

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