As a member of the APSR you are entitled to various discounts, including publication fees for articles in Respirology Case Reports, various meeting registration fees, dual membership with other respiratory societies, etc.
As a member of the APSR you are entitled to apply for membership of clinical assemblies, that identify their professional expertise and research interests. Assemblies are networking platforms for members with common interests to stay coherent. (See Assemblies).
As a member of the APSR you will receive the Society's official journal Respirology. This is an international, peer-reviewed journal containing Original Articles, Editorials, Reviews, Technical Notes, Letters to the Editor, etc.
APSR members receive free online access to Respirology on Wiley Online Library. (Please email Customer Services: firstname.lastname@example.org if you require assistance in setting up your username and password.)
This brings you some of the most important scientific research from around the world. Every month around 10,000 scientific publications are printed worldwide. Many contain a few papers on respiratory medicine and several others are devoted entirely to respiratory research. In short, keeping up is hard and requires significant devoted time to screening out what is irrelevant to your practice. In essence, Respiratory Updates will save you time. Each month the ten most important published studies in respiratory medicine are identified and a summary provided, together with a commentary on why the studies are important and how then can affect practice.
The Society's Newsletter is published biannually and contains important news of the Society, reports from the members' societies and information on upcoming events.
Members also receive the Society's Bulletin, normally emailed to all members at the beginning of the month.
Fellow of the APSR (FAPSR)
The FAPSR is a special distinction available exclusively to current APSR members who meet certain requirements.
These include having more than five years of experience in healthcare or research in respiratory medicine or related disciplines.
Details and the register of current Fellows can be seen here.
Possibly the greatest benefit is to enjoy a network of contacts and information throughout the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide, and benefit from the APSR's association with other international respiratory and thoracic societies.
Membership of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology is available to appropriately qualified professionals presently working in research or health care related to the field of respirology.
The annual membership fee depends on your location and ranges between US$30 and US$120. The application form includes a list of countries/regions and their respective fees.
The APSR has a reciprocal arrangement with the American Thoracic Society (ATS), whereby members who join both the APSR and ATS can enjoy a 15% discount on the membership dues of both Societies.
There is a similar reciprocal arrangement with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), whereby members who join both the APSR and ERS can enjoy a 15% discount from the membership dues of both Societies.
Application form for APSR Membership
En Bloc Membership
Membership can also occur by a society joining en bloc on behalf of its members. Currently, the following Societies have such en bloc membership:
If your thoracic society would like to learn more about joining the APSR en bloc, please contact the Secretariat APSRinfo@theapsr.org