The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) is the largest organization of its kind dedicated to excellence and consistency in the practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine. With nearly 4,000 members in 60 countries, ASRA is the largest subspecialty organization in anesthesia. The Society offers membership in the following categories.
Active members are physicians actively engaged in the practice of medicine. Only active members are eligible to hold office in the Society.
2013 Dues: $225
International members are physicians who are actively engaged in the practice of medicine and who reside outside of the United States, Canada, or Europe.
2013 Dues: $95
Affiliate members are non-physicians with an interest in regional anesthesiology and pain medicine.
2013 Dues: $100
Trainee members are individuals enrolled in accredited medical or osteopathic schools, Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved residencies, ACGME approved pain medicine fellowships, or regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship training programs.
2013 Dues: $35
Military members are physicians on active duty in any branch of the United States or Canadian military.
2013 Dues: $115
Retired members are former Active members for ten consecutive years or more who are no longer in the active practice of medicine. To be eligible for Retired Membership, an individual must request Retired status, in writing, from the Society.
2013 Dues: $50
Life members are all past Presidents of the Society and all past members of the Board of Directors who have served at least five years on the Board of Directors. Life membership shall also be extended to all recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, the Labat Award, and the Bonica Award.
Honorary members are those distinguished medical practitioners or scientists who have rendered conspicuous service to the medical profession and whom the Society desires to recognize.