Types of Membership
ASGCT is an inclusive organization that seeks a broad membership that complies with the highest standards of scientific, professional and ethical conduct.
Individuals participating in any discipline important to gene therapy, cell therapy, or manufacturing technologies for gene and cell delivery, as evidenced by work in the field, are eligible for Active Membership. Active Members shall pay dues and have all privileges of the Society including, but not limited to, the right to vote, serve on committees, hold office, and serve on the Board of Directors. Active Members also receive a subscription to Molecular Therapy and discount registration fees for the ASGCT Annual Meeting and other ASGCT sponsored programs. The current cost of active membership is $220.00 USD annually. A portion of the dues goes towards the subscription to Molecular Therapy.
The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Associate Membership is designed for individuals who are Graduate Students or Postdoctoral Fellows in gene and cell therapy research programs. Associate Members are encouraged to submit abstracts to the Annual Meeting. The current cost of associate membership is $75.00 USD annually.
Associate members do NOT receive a subscription to Molecular Therapy but do receive reduced registration fees to the Annual Meeting of the Society and are eligible to compete for ASGCT travel awards. Associate Members may sign up for online access to the Journal for $70.00 USD annually, or may purchase a print subscription plus online access to the Journal for $95.00 USD annually.
Associate Members may renew their dues annually at the reduced Associate Member rate for up to four years. Extension of this period will require new documentation of the graduate student or postdoctoral fellow status. If such documentation is not received at the executive office at the end of the four-year period, membership will be automatically converted to the Society's Active Member status.
Individuals participating in any discipline important to gene therapy, cell therapy, or manufacturing technologies for gene and cell delivery, as evidenced by work in the field, but are in the early stages of the careers who are looking to transition to Active Membership may opt for Transitional Membership for a maximum of two years. Transitional Membership status will offer the same privileges and member benefits as Active Members, but at a reduced dues rate of $110.00 USD annually. A portion of the dues goes towards the subscription to Molecular Therapy.
Reduced Dues Discount
Active Members and Associate Members residing in a country with a developing economy are eligible for a reduced dues discount. Active Members dues are reduced to $75.00 USD annually, and Associate Members dues are reduced to $25.00 USD annually.
ASGCT classifies countries with a developing economy according to World Bank Statistics, which you can find here: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income
Note: Active Members are only eligible to receive the online version of the ASGCT journal when you receive this discount.
Any Active Member of the Society may, upon attaining age sixty-five (65), request that his or her membership status be transitioned to Emeritus Membership by making written application to the Secretary of the Society. Emeritus status must be approved by the Board of Directors.
Emeritus members shall have all privileges of Active Members except that they shall not have the right to vote, to hold office or serve on the Board of Directors. Emeritus Members shall pay no membership dues. Emeritus Members may sign up for online access to the Journal for $70.00 USD annually, or may purchase a print subscription plus online access to the Journal for $95.00 USD annually.