Why Should You Become A Member Of ARM?
Membership in the Association of Reproductive Managers is open to all ASRM Members. If you are not currently a member, please join us!
Here Are Some Words Of Wisdom From Officers Of ASRM
“Is the ASRM a strong society?”, asks Michael Soules, M.D., Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in his President’s Message in the Winter 2001 issue of ASRM News—“the answer is both yes and no”. It is strong in terms of its meetings and programs, staff and structure, finances, and its growing international ties, states Soules, but its one area of weakness is its current membership. ASRM has gone beyond being simply a fertility society to a Society that represents all aspects of reproductive medicine, Dr. Soules explains, and important areas of reproductive medicine have not been adequately represented on a national level.
The late J. Benjamin Younger, M.D., former Executive Director of ASRM, was a staunch advocate for ARM and was integral to establishing ARM as a Professional Group because he recognized not only the importance, but also the necessity for today’s reproductive physicians to have management skills as well as medical skills. “I hope that physicians take a personal interest in ARM and its offerings," said Younger, "for both themselves and their administrators.”
ARM is still a small organization, but that’s the good news! That means that if you actively contribute, you will be seen and your voice will be heard—you personally can make a difference in the quality, credibility, and visibility of the fertility management profession.
Becoming an active member of ARM requires application for membership to ASRM and a designation to join the ARM Professional Group. As a dual member of ASRM and ARM, you’ll benefit from access to the most in-depth and up-to-date information about this continually changing specialized medical discipline. A few of the many services and membership benefits include subscriptions to ASRM’s and ARM’s publications, reduced fees at meetings and postgraduate courses, and multiple opportunities for interaction with others in the field with mutual or interrelated interests. Additionally, both ASRM and ARM have comprehensive and interactive web sites with members-only areas. The cost of annual membership to ASRM for allied health professionals is $125.00 and includes you among more than 7,000 reproductive health care professionals from more than 100 countries.