Applying for Membership
Processing a membership application takes 3-5 days from the day it is received. Since an online payment is not automatically processed, a member applicant will not immediately be recognized as an "active" member in the system. So, if you apply during AES Annual Meeting Registration to receive the reduced member registration rate, please plan ahead! Remember also, to have your sponsor submit his/her sponsorship/support statement by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Each year we begin with 125 Junior Memberships available at a discount; once these are "taken", the Junior dues return to $75 (Junior without Epilepsia) and $150 (Junior with Epilepsia). Please be aware of this limited supply; we are a non profit, membership organization with limited funds!
Online: login through the myAES link found on the left side of the AES home page. Login with your AES ID#/Login Name (numerical ID) and password; select My Transactions, scroll down and find the Renew link. (ignore the source code field), and proceed to check out. To change your membership type, you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, as this cannot be done online.
An electronic receipt will be sent to you upon completion of this transaction. Be sure not to hit submit more than once or your credit card will be charged again. (You'll know if this happens if you receive more than one receipt).
You can renew for 2 years at a time, but currently, must complete the above transaction twice in order for your membership to renew for a 2-year period.
Please note: if you have been dropped from membership for any reason, you will not be able to renew or 'rejoin' online. Contact the Membership Coordinator for more information: email@example.com.
Join American Epilepsy Society - find our online application at this link!
Why Join the American Epilepsy Society?
The American Epilepsy Society serves as a resource for its membership and the epilepsy community by providing access to data on the latest breakthroughs, technologies and methodologies in epilepsy research.
The American Epilepsy Society promotes interdisciplinary communication, scientific investigation, and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy. Membership in AES opens doors to educational sessions, networking and knowledge-sharing among its members and Annual Meeting attendees.
Member Benefits & Opportunities
AES Members have convenient access to opportunities for professional growth through a variety of avenues, including:
Continuing Education & Professional Development
- Programs offering CME for Doctors, CE for Nurses, and APCE for Pharmacists
- Regional Symposia
- Online Epilepsy Education Programs
- Archived, Online Courses from the Annual Meeting and other Educational Programs
- Subsription to the American Epilepsy Society's official journal - online and print - Epilepsy Currents
- Electronic version of the AES News, the official newsletter of the American Epilepsy Society, published 3 - 4 times annually
- Publications on specific topics with scientific focus and conclusions
- Reduced subscription rates on Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Seizure
- Subscription to the Internatial League Against Epilepsy's official journal, Epilepsia. This special rate is not available to non-members and is optional for Corresponding, Junior Members, and Professionals in Epilepsy Care
- Annual Meeting - members receive significantly reduced registration rates when membership is current
- Special Interest Groups - member-initiated groups focused on educational or research issues which appeal to a select and identifiable subset of AES members
- Employment Opportunities - free of charge for members only - on the AES website
- Professional Connection - connect with other members through the online network exclusively designed for AES, found on the AES homepage
- Funding sources for member-sponsored educational programs and member-initiated research
- Grant Programs - sponsored by AES and AES with allied organizations
- Research & Training Workshops
- Awards Programs - some which provide honoraria and/or stipends for travel, accomodations, and meeting registration
- Epilepsy Research Recognition Award Programs
- Leadership Opportunities via participation on a Committee, Sub-committee, or Task Force
- Ambassador Working Groups - assist AES Staff and Committee members with various duties throughout the AES Annual Meeting
- AES website and links to other online resources pertinent to the field of epilepsy
- Access to clinical and research database on AES Homepage
- Programs recognizing scientific study and accomplishment
- Access to information on the latest pharmaceuticals, technology, practice management services, and other pertinent areas for professionals in the field of epilepsy
- MD's and DO's listed on Find-A-Doctor website, available to the public
- All members listed for other members' convenience, in online AES Member Directory, available only to other AES members