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Membership in the Section is open to all Fellows of the Academy with an interest in bioethics. An affiliate membership category has been established for licensed physicians who are not eligible for membership in the Academy, and licensed allied health professionals, actively involved in ethics committees. Full members of the section pay annual dues of $25; affiliate member dues are $60 annually.

Both full and affiliate members of the Section receive the following benefits:

  • Access to section-sponsored programs at Academy national meetings at no charge above the general meeting registration fee
  • Access to the section listserv
  • Unrestricted access to the section website including the book lists, current and classic articles list, and news archives
  • The biannual Section on Bioethics Newsletter and other section correspondence
  • Networking opportunities, such as the annual section business meeting
  • The opportunity to participate in educational program development

Additionally, affiliate members receive the following benefits:

  • The option to purchase Academy publications at the AAP member rate (The Academy produces a wide range of professional publications and patient education materials which are significantly discounted for Academy members and section affiliate members.)
  • A subscription to AAP News, the Academy’s monthly newsletter, which features articles and updates on current issues in child health, the legislative arena, Academy activities, and more
  • Ability to propose educational programs at national Academy meetings through the Section on Bioethics
  • Access to Section staff for questions and additional information on Academy activities
  • Opportunities to make pediatric contacts at the local level for networking purposes


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