Membership Categories

Membership Categories

Active - $275 
Active Members are individuals involved in clinical, research, or other professional aspects of epilepsy or closely related fields who have an active interest in the objectives and work of AES. This category is required for applicants who hold an M.D. or D.O., however any applicant without these designations may apply. Active Members reside in the United States, Canada or Mexico and receive full member benefits, including subscriptions to Epilepsia Currents and Epilepsia. Reduced registration fees for meetings and discounted subscription rates for the journals Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Seizure Disorder are provided. Active members may hold office and vote. A currently Active Member of the Society must provide a signed statement of support to complete this application. The letter may be submitted electronically to info@aesnet.org. 

Professionals In Epilepsy Care - $125 
Professionals in Epilepsy Care are non-physician healthcare providers (do not hold an MD or DO), and others, interested in the care/treatment of people with epilepsy who have an active interest in the objectives and work of AES. Professionals in Epilepsy Care receive the journal Epilepsy Currents.  Reduced registration fees for meetings and discounted subscription rates for the journals Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Seizure Disorder are provided. Professionals in Epilepsy Care may hold office and vote.  A currently Active Member of the Society must provide a signed statement of support to complete this application. The letter may be submitted electronically to info@aesnet.org.

Vision 20/20 Partner (new for 2013-2014) - $90 
Individuals who are not MDs, and are employed by non-governmental, nonprofit organizations (as designated by Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. as a 501c3, 501c4, 501c6), and who are partners with AES in the Vision 20/20 work group/committee whose task is to open lines of communication between Epilepsy Research funding organizations. (Physicians (MD/DO) on advisory boards and who are not primarily employed by or volunteer with the organization are not eligible for this membership category. Vision 20/20 Partners receive the journal Epilepsy Currents.

Discounted subscription rates for the journals Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Seizure Disorder are provided. Non-Profit Professionals may hold office and vote.  A currently Active Member of the Society must provide a signed statement of support to complete this application. The letter may be submitted electronically to info@aesnet.org.

Corresponding Membership - $160 (without Epilepsia) or $242 
Corresponding Members are individuals involved in clinical, research, or other professional aspects of epilepsy or closely related fields who have an active interest in the objectives and work of AES. Corresponding members reside outside the United States, Canada and Mexico. Corresponding members receive the journal Epilepsy Currents, but Epilepsia is optional. Reduced registration fees for meetings and discounted subscription rates for the journals Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Seizure Disorder are provided. Corresponding Members do not hold office or vote.  A currently Active Member of the Society must provide a signed statement of support to complete this application. The letter may be submitted electronically to info@aesnet.org.

Junior Membership – $75 (without Epilepsia) or $150
Junior Members are currently in formal, full-time training programs in the field of epilepsy and have an interest in the work of AES. Junior members receive the journal Epilepsy Currents, but Epilepsia is optional.  Reduced registration fees for meetings and discounted subscription rates for the journals Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Seizure Disorder are provided. Junior Members are required to upgrade to the appropriate Active Membership category one year post-training completion. Junior Members do not hold office or vote. A letter of support is required to complete this application and must be submitted by the applicant’s program or training supervisor.  The letter may be submitted electronically to info@aesnet.org, should include: name of applicant, institution and program/department name, date of program completion, contact name and address of sponsor.

Associate Membership - $275 
Associate Members are employed by a for-profit company involved in the marketing, sales and/or development of epilepsy-related products or services and have an active interest in the objectives and work of the Society. Associate Members receive the journals Epilepsy Currents and Epilepsia, in addition to full membership benefits. Reduced registration fees for meetings and discounted subscription rates for the journals Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy & Behavior, and Seizure Disorder are provided. Associate Members do not hold office or vote. Associate members are not required to submit a letter of sponsorship with application.

Senior Members - have reached the age of 70 and have been Active (includes Professional in Epilepsy Care), or Corresponding AES members for a minimum of 15 years may request an "upgrade" in membership status to Senior. Senior Members are exempt from payment of dues. Senior Members are eligible for membership discounts, but do not receive the journals Epilepsia and Epilepsy Currents. Members who meet these criteria, however, are not required to change member status.  Senior Members do not vote on general Society business; do not hold office or committee chairmanships, but may sit on committees and vote on committee matters.

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