Membership

The American Aging Association has a lot to offer.  For over 40 years, the Association has provided a forum to spread the promise of cutting-edge aging research in the quest for longer and healthier lifespans. As an Association member your dues and contributions help us fulfill our mission and help the exchange of information between physicians, health professionals, scientists and the public on the dramatic progress in research on aging.  More important than the financial support we get from our members are the ideas and  participation which can help move our mission forward. 

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Membership Categories

Scientific Membership

Such members will have college degree(s), or equivalent training, in one or more areas related to biomedical gerontology, such as chemistry, biology or medicine.  An individual may become a scientific member of the American Aging Association upon submission of an application and payment of dues.  The application will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee or their delegate(s); membership will be granted if it is deemed the applicant will be an asset to the organization.  They shall have the right to vote and hold office.

Major benefits include online subscription to AGE, the official Journal of the American Aging Association and a discount on annual meeting.

Lay Membership

Lay Members lack training in areas related to biomedical gerontology.  They shall have the right to vote and to hold all offices except those of President and President-Elect.

Major benefits include a discount on annual conference registration.  
For an additional fee ($30 per year), Lay members can have full text access to all AGE Journal articles published within the subscription year.

Trainee (Post Doctoral Student or Undergraduate/Graduate Student) Membership  

A post-doctoral, graduate or undergraduate student may become a trainee member of the American Aging Association upon submission of an application with sponsorship by a faculty advisor and payment of dues.  Advancement to regular membership will require review by the Credentials Committee.  They shall not have the right to vote or to hold office.


Major benefits include a discount on annual conference registration.  For an additional fee ($30 per year), Trainee members can have full text access to all AGE Journal articles published within the subscription year.

Fellows

An individual may become a Fellow by application or invitation of the Fellowship Committee; in either case they should submit their CV and sponsoring letters from Fellows.  They shall have the right to vote and hold office.  They shall pay dues.  Requirements:  Major contributions to biomedical aging research as recognized by the Fellowship Review Committee.  This will usually consist of at least co-authorship of five or more publications in peer reviewed journals describing original investigations relevant to biomedical aging research with lead authorship on at least one paper.  Approved Fellowship applications will be voted on at the annual meeting of the Board.

Trustee

Members, either lay or scientific, who have been appointed by the Board to serve as advisors to them.  Their term is for five years.  They may be reappointed again.  They shall pay dues.  They have the right to vote with the general membership.  They can stand for an office; if elected, their appointment as trustee is voided.

Journal of the American Aging Association Information

  • The Journal is printed bi-monthly.
  • Impact Factor 3.390
  • Print Journal subscriptions require an additional subscription fee.

The journal is available online to current AGE scientific members.  Lay members and student members can purchase online subscriptions for $30 per year.  The printed version of the journal is available to all members for an additional $50 per year.
 
For more information on the journal, please visit the official journal site or this page.

Payment Information

Membership payments can be made: 
    • Online - pay by VISA, M/C, Am/EX or Discover  
    •  Mail -  click here to download a form that can be completed and
      • mailed with check, money order, or credit card information to 
      • American Aging Association Attn; Christian Sell 
      • 42 Corson Rd, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Membership Coordinator
Catherine Hornsby, MBA
210-326-4712
Email: membership@americanagingassociation.org 

The official registration and financial information of the American Aging Association, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. 
 
The American Aging Association is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. Your contribution is tax deductible by IRS law.