Why APS?  Membership Matters / Members Matter

Founded in 1888, the American Pediatric Society (APS) is the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. Nearly 1,200 members strong the APS is dedicated to the advancement of child health through the promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development. Members of APS are recognized as academic leaders in pediatrics, and they continue to contribute to the overall progress of child health while inspiring the next generation of child health professionals.

Membership Categories

Active Members ~ $400 Annual Dues
Active member nominations are accepted for individuals who reside in the United States, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose important contributions are recognized nationally and/or internationally, as determined by the Council, and who have well-established credentials as teachers, scholars, policymakers, and/or clinicians and whose contributions have advanced child health.

Honorary Members ~ $0 Annual Dues
Honorary members reside outside of the United States, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean and otherwise meet the criteria for Active Membership and have made internationally recognized contributions to child health, as determined by the Council. Members are entitled to attend meetings, to submit abstracts and to present papers. These members are not entitled to vote, hold office or nominate colleagues for APS Active Membership.

Emeritus Members ~ $0 Annual Dues
Active members may request to be transferred to Emeritus membership upon the following:

  • Seventieth (70th) birthday and/or full retirement before the first day of the annual meeting of that year.
  • For health reasons and other extenuating circumstances, the APS council will determine eligibility. In the instance of any officer, Emeritus status will be deferred until completion of service on the APS Council.