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Membership connects individuals working in the field of infectious diseases to the broader community of ID and to the collective voice that speaks authoritatively on a host of issues critical to every ID specialist. From antimicrobial resistance, to clinical guidelines, to pandemic preparedness, and compensation for ID professionals: together as IDSA we elevate the field and we invite you to join in that work.

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Benefits of Membership

Education and Updates on the Field

  • Subscriptions to IDSA's two scholarly journals, The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Discounts on article charges for Open Forum Infectious Diseases, IDSA’s new open access journal
  • Discounts at IDWeek, which features the latest science and bench-to-bedside approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV, across the lifespan
  • IDSA News and other resources provide timely information about emerging infectious diseases, controversies in immunizations, and other current issues
  • Access to ID-specific billing and coding resources

Professional Development and Research Opportunities

  • IDSA offers Research Awards to support promising young investigators, and mentorship opportunities to attract the best and brightest to the field
  • The ID/HIV Career Center is your link to professional opportunities across the country
  • IDSA's Emerging Infections Network is a sentinel network of infectious diseases consultants who report on unusual cases and phenomena encountered in their practices
  • The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of IDSA represents both ID and non-ID physicians and other health care professionals involved in HIV/AIDS
  • The Society Awards honor individuals for outstanding contributions to research, teaching, and patient care

Advocacy and Representation

  • IDSA recognizes the urgency of antimicrobial resistance, and works to foster research and development of new antimicrobials and diagnostics
  • We promote the value of ID consultative services to patients and health care systems and advocate for increased coverage and reimbursement for ID services
  • IDSA is a strong supporter of federal funding for biomedical research and public health, and the adoption of science-based policies
  • Affiliated state and regional societies provide forums to address infectious diseases issues at the local level

Membership Types

Student/Resident Member

Medical Students and Residents with an interest in the field of infectious diseases are welcome to join the Society to explore a potential career in the field of infectious diseases.

Postdoctoral-in-Training Member

Jumpstart your career in infectious diseases by joining IDSA as a member-in-training once you’ve begun a postdoctoral program in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, or a related field.

Associate Member

Work in the field of infectious diseases but do not have specific postdoctoral or equivalent training in ID? Join the Society of your colleagues working in ID as an associate member.

Full Member

Individuals who have completed postdoctoral or equivalent training. If the majority of your professional activities are in infectious diseases or a related field, join IDSA as a full member.

Fellow of IDSA

IDSA recognizes individuals who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession. IDSA inducts meritorious individuals who apply for fellowship after five years of full membership.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Five years of IDSA Membership
  • Two letters of nomination
  • Complete the application for either the clinical practice or academic / investigator / administrator track

Emeritus Member

Members in good standing, upon reaching the age of 65 and retiring from ID professional activities, may be granted emeritus membership to stay connected to community of IDSA.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • 65 years of age (or any age for unexpected circumstance resulting in cessation of ID professional activities)
  • Retired from ID professional activities


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