Types Of Membership

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Active 

Any person interested in the advancement of visual communications media in the life sciences and the Association.
Dues are set at $100 per annum, and are valid for 1 year from the date of payment.

Institutional 

There shall be institutional membership for any organization such as a school, hospital, institute, or scientific society not operated for profit. An institution may nominate two or more individuals for membership status at a reduced rate for Active Membership. Dues for the first two members are set at $150 (including both) with each additional member from the same institution being an additional $75. Membership for each person is valid for 1 year from the date of payment.

Retired 

Any person having been a member of the Association for a total of at least twelve years who is at least sixty years of age shall be eligible for Retired membership. Applicants for Retired Membership shall submit a signed statement of their retired status and must be sponsored by one Active Member of the Association. Dues are set at $50 per annum, and are valid for 1 year from the date of payment.

Student 

Student classification is for full or part-time students enrolled in a degree program having a major emphasis in the area of visual communication pertaining to the biological sciences. Individuals matriculated in a college, university or other institution of like scholastic standing shall be eligible to apply. Applicants for Student membership must be verified annualy and student status will terminate at the end of the year in which the academic program is completed.
Dues are set at $50 per annum, and are valid for 1 year from the date of payment.

Emeritus

Any person who has been a member of the Association for a period of not less than twenty years (does not need to be consecutive), attained the age of 55 years, and retired from the field of biocommunications. Election to such status shall require nomination by one member (active/retired/emeritus), reference from one other person and submission of curriculum vitae (emeritus application form can be used in lieu of a C.V.).

Honorary

Any person who has distinguished himself or performed eminent service in the advancement of visual communications media in the biological sciences, or otherwise furthered the aims and purposes for which the Association exists may be designated as an Honorary member. Election to such status shall require nomination by the Honors Committee and two-thirds affirmative vote of the Board of Governors. Any person thus elected shall be exempt from payment of dues.

Sustaining

There shall be sustaining membership for any duly constituted organization, such as manufacturers, dealers, laboratories, scientific societies, clinics, hospitals, educational institutions and research foundations, or associations of such organizations shall be eligible to apply.