Membership

Membership

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The ISSM Membership fees are divided in three categories which are based on the World Bank Country Classification. Please click here for more information about the World Bank Country Classification.

Benefits of ISSM membership

As full member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine you will
• have access to a network of 2000+ International Sexual Medicine Specialists;
• receive a free subscription to the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM, I.F. 3.15, 12 issues a year); Your subscription now includes The Journal of Sexual Medicine for iPad® app!
• receive a free subscription to Sexual Medicine Reviews (SMR);
• receive benefits for the Sexual Medicine Open Access Journal;
• have discounted fees for the Biennial World Meetings (China 2016) and all other meetings/symposia;
• have access to the members only section of the ISSM website;
• have access to the ISSM Discussion Forum (former ISSM list) for discussing vexing cases and problems;
• have access to the ISSM committees;
• receive the weekly ISSM update;
• receive a discount (50%) to have your own personal professional medical website;
• be eligible to vote at the ISSM Business Meeting.

The members of ISSM share their interest in human sexual medicine and science.
If you are a professional with interest in the field of human sexuality, please join our society for a multidisciplinary approach to practice, education and research in sexual medicine.

Admission

Any person eligible for membership will be admitted to membership only on the approval of the Board of Directors of an application submitted by that person in the form and manner prescribed by the Board of Directors.
At the end of each calender year, a tacit renewal of your membership is applicable, for which you will be invoiced in November of the running year.

Membership Classes

The International Society for Sexual Medicine has four membership classes: Full Members, Associate Members, Honorary Members, Resident/Student Members and Senior Members.

Full Members

Full Members of the Society are those persons with specific interest in Sexual Medicine who have appropriate qualification as determined by the Board of Directors. All voting rights of the membership shall be vested in the full members.

Associate members

Associate Members of the Society are those persons who do not fulfil the criteria for Full Membership. Associate members shall have no voting rights and may not hold office in the Society.

Honorary Members (fees waived)

Honorary Members of the Society are those persons who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, have performed services for the Society warranting their appointment as Honorary Members and who have been elected as Honorary Members by ballot of members at a general meeting of the Society. Honorary members shall have no voting rights and may not hold office in the Society.

Resident/Student Members (fees waived)

Membership is open to persons who are:

  • Currently enrolled in a school of medicine, psychology nursing or other health care field, or  
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate training program or residency program in urological surgery or other field related to practice and/or research in sexual medicine.
  • Proof of your residency/training from your program director verifying your residency or a letter from your University registrar if you are a student.

Benefits of Resident/Student Membership:

  • Discounted registration fees for ISSM meetings;
  • Access to the ‘members-only’ section of the ISSM website;
  • Use of the ISSM forum for rapid communication between members.
  • Access to ISSM Online University

Your membership is valid for one year, if you want to renew under the same conditions, you will be asked to send in your proof of residency/training again.

Senior Membership (fees waived)

You can apply for ISSM Senior Membership if you have been a Full ISSM Member for at least 10 years and have reached the age of 65 and are fully retired from professional activities. Applications for ISSM Senior Membership should be sent in writing to the ISSM Executive Office. All applications will go through the ISSM Board of Directors for approval. ISSM Senior Members shall be exempt of all dues and assessments. ISSM Senior Members shall not be eligible for office and have no voting rights.

Benefits of ISSM Senior Membership:

  • Discounted registration fees for ISSM meetings;
  • Access to the ‘members-only’ section of the ISSM website;
  • Use of the ISSM forum for rapid communication between members.