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2020 Membership Cycle
The 2020 membership cycle is now closed. Here are the remaining steps in the 2020 Membership Cycle:

  • The Advisory Membership Committee will review and discuss every candidate in October 2019 at the ACS Clinical Congress;

  • At the January 2020 Council Meeting, the Advisory Membership Committee will make its recommendations regarding who should be included on the 2020 ballot, with the Council setting the final ballot;

  • All Primary Sponsors will then notified whether their candidates made the final ballot, so that those who were not selected may reapply anew for the 2021 membership cycle; and

  • The final 2020 ballot will be presented for vote at the Annual Business Meeting in Washington, DC, in April 2020.
Please note that the timeline from completion of application to election at the 2020 Annual Meeting is at minimum 13 months long.


2021 Membership Cycle
The 2021 membership cycle is now open. The membership process can only be initiated by an ASA Active or Senior member by logging into the Members Only Area and submitting a candidate's name, email, and phone number, as well as three of the maximum six member-sponsor names. A candidate’s electronic membership application must be completed and submitted online by March 1, 2020, and all sponsors’ recommendation letters uploaded by March 31, 2020, in order for that membership candidate's name to be read at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

After the initial reading of all candidate names with completed applications in April, 2020:

  • Each candidate’s name will be circulated to the entire membership in mid- to late-Spring 2020 so that ASA Fellows from a candidate’s region and specialty may comment on them;

  • The Advisory Membership Committee will review and discuss every candidate in October 2020 at the ACS Clinical Congress;

  • At the January 2021 Council Meeting, the Advisory Membership Committee will make its recommendations regarding who should be included on the 2021 ballot, with the Council setting the final ballot;

  • All Primary Sponsors are then notified whether their candidates made the final ballot, so that those who were not selected may reapply anew for the 2022 membership cycle; and

  • The final 2021 ballot will be presented for vote at the Annual Business Meeting in Seattle, Washington, in April 2021.
Please note that the timeline from completion of application to election at the 2021 Annual Meeting is at minimum 13 months long.

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