Member Benefits


Membership Overview

The American Autonomic Society (AAS) is a community that brings together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system and in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the autonomic nervous system.

Access to the Scientific and Clinical Community

• Discounted registration rates to the Annual International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System (the flagship AAS meeting)
• Discounted access to AAS course on autonomic disorders for generalists and specialists (live and online resources)
• Access to advocacy tools and opportunities to get involved in issues relevant to your field

Professional and Career Development

• Receive discounts to professional skills training
• Participate in AAS education and awards programs
• Engage in mentoring during mentor-mentee sessions
• Organize symposia within the annual AAS meeting
• Opportunities to serve on AAS committees, the AAS Board, and affiliated interest groups
• Opportunity to become a Fellow of the American Autonomic Society
• Opportunity to plan and chair meeting sessions

Publication Benefits*

• Membership includes access to Clinical Autonomic Research, the official journal of the AAS
• Preferred invitations to submit review articles in Clinical Autonomic Research
• Opportunities to serve on the editorial board of Clinical Autonomic Research

*Regular, Allied Health, and New Investigator Members Only

Membership Eligibility

Our membership includes students, educators, clinicians and researchers from different disciplines (neurology, clinical pharmacology, internal medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, physiology). The common bond that our members share is a reliance on the function- and structured-oriented discipline of the autonomic nervous system in health and disease. By bringing together different disciplines of clinical care and biomedical research, the AAS enables all members to benefit to foster collaborations across disciplines as we study the pathology, develop treatments, and strive for prevention and the optimal treatment of disorders of the autonomic nervous system.

Regular Members – $300
• Individuals worldwide conducting research in clinical autonomic physiology or autonomic disorders
• Physicians with an interest in the treatment of autonomic disorders

Regular Members Early Bird Rate – $250
• Regular members that renew membership prior to January 31, 2021 can renew at the discounted rate of $250.

New Investigator Membership (0-5 yrs after training) and Allied Health Membership – $175
• Individuals worldwide who are junior faculty (assistant professor levels) engaged in research related to the field of autonomic physiology and autonomic disorders
• Non-physician clinicians (nurses, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists) who are healthcare providers for patients with autonomic disorders

Trainee Membership – $50
• Available to undergraduate, graduate and research fellows

What AAS members are saying…

“I am proud to be an active member of the AAS. I joined the society when I was a research fellow and have stayed in the organization since then.I benefited from the opportunities to network with colleagues, establish collaborations, mentor trainees, present my science and assumed a leadership role within the Society. Chairing the Meeting Committee was my way to give back to the Society that provides so much to advance my career”

— Cyndya A. Shibao, MD, MSCI

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“I have been an AAS member since 2005 and have enjoyed participating at the annual meetings where I have had a chance to learn from and interact with the experts in the field of the autonomic nervous system. My research focuses on studying autonomic regulatory mechanisms in cardiovascular, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases; with a goal to identify therapies that can be translated to yield better clinical outcomes. AAS conferences have helped nurture my scientific growth and meet my career objectives”.

— Rasna Sabharwal, PhD, FAHA

University of Iowa