All current members will be contacted by email or postal service to identify their continued interest in ASAS. They will be contacted a second time if they do not respond. If after that they do not respond, they will be taken off the list as members. This process was conducted in 2002-2003. All current members will be expected to attend at least 1 meeting and/or participate in ASAS sponsored questionnaires or studies every 2 years.
No dues will be charged members.
Number of members
The limit on the number of members will be determined at a later date.
Policy on Employees of pharmaceutical companies
Persons in industry may not apply for membership outside that included in the Corporate Partner Program.
New members must submit an application with a modified C.V. demonstrating a dedicated interest in spondylitis. Letter of support from two current ASAS members are required.
Types of membership
The types of membership are decided upon by the Advisory Committee.
Decisions will be made three times a year by the Advisory Committee. Deadline for membership applications are January 1, June 1, and October 1 each calendar year. These deadlines are to coincide with ASAS meetings held in conjunction with EULAR, ACR, or Gent. The January deadline coincides with the ASAS annual meeting.