Membership Services

The American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) primary goal is to promote optimal care for children with kidney disease. This is made possible through advocacy, education and research, coupled with dissemination of advances in both clinical and basic science The ASPN urges all Pediatric Nephrologists, affiliate health care professionals, and basic scientists interested in children with kidney disease to join. Membership in the ASPN offers all of the following advantages:


The Society accepts applications year-round and has five classes of membership.

Application for any category of membership shall be initiated by the candidate. To enable the membership committee to assess their eligibility, applicants must present evidence fulfilling one or more of the criteria pertinent to the category of membership for which they are applying.

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The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) offers ASPN members a discount on IPNA membership. ASPN members will pay only $60 for an IPNA membership, which includes :
Access to the on-line Pediatric Nephrology journal, links to the Pediatric Nephrology textbook and the IPNA newsletter, and member discount to the IPNA Congress.

Annual dues statements will be sent out in the fall for the following calendar year – January thru December.

Dues must be paid in full by December 31st, after which failure to remit dues will result in lapse of membership and loss of membership privileges.

A member whose membership has lapsed for nonpayment of dues and who seeks reinstatement shall be required to pay dues for the current year in which reinstatement is sought. If membership reinstatement is requested less than one year after lapse of membership, the renewing member will be asked to update his/her information. If reinstatement is requested more than one year after lapse of membership for failure to pay dues, the applicant will be required to complete a new membership application.

  • Annual Dues statements are sent out via email in the fall - Hard copies can be sent as requested after initial emailing.
  • Deadline for Annual Dues: December 31 – with no grace period
  • Statements and Reminders to include the dues payment policy

Members must be in good standing in order to submit or sponsor abstracts submitted to the ASPN/PAS annual meeting, to submit individuals for membership, and to review abstracts.