Membership

STR Membership Classifications & Dues

Founding Members – $440.00 per year
Founding Members shall be those thoracic radiologists who participated in the organization and founding of the STR, and shall be recognized as such. Their function in the STR shall be that of Members.

Tiered pricing is provided to Founding Members when paying more than one year. Outlined below is the tiered pricing:

1-year membership: $440
2-year membership: $840 (savings of $40)
3-year membership: $1,200 (savings of $120)

*Annual dues and profile renewal: In order to maintain continuous membership and remain in-good-standing, all members are required to pay dues and/or renew their memberships annually. Dues may not be ‘skipped’ if the member chooses not to take advantage of the member benefits that year. Missed years will require back-payment of dues or re-application for membership following the Society’s member application process.

Members – $440.00 per year
A Member shall at the time of his/her application to join the STR and at all times thereafter, fulfill all the following requirements.

  • A member shall be a radiologist certified by the American Board of Radiology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the United Kingdom or other Board or Tribunal which, in the judgment of the STR, is of equivalent rank.
  • A member must devote a major portion of his/her time to the professional practice of Thoracic Radiology and/or have a substantial interest in thoracic radiology.
  • A membership rate of $200 per year is available for those applicants living and working in countries that are within the three lowest World-Bank economic tiers (low, lower-middle and upper-middle).

Tiered pricing is provided to Members when paying more than one year. Outlined below is the tiered pricing:

1-year membership: $440
2-year membership: $840 (savings of $40)
3-year membership: $1,200 (savings of $120)

*Annual dues and profile renewal: In order to maintain continuous membership and remain in-good-standing, all members are required to pay dues and/or renew their memberships annually. Dues may not be ‘skipped’ if the member chooses not to take advantage of the member benefits that year. Missed years will require back-payment of dues or re-application for membership following the Society’s member application process.

Members In Training – Complimentary Membership
Radiologists who are presently engaged in any stage or type of supervised training such as residency or fellowship. Members In Training will not vote or hold office.

Emeritus Members – Complimentary Membership
Emeritus Members shall be designated from among the membership and shall be those individuals who have permanently retired from clinical practice. Emeritus members may continue academic activities and participate in occasional clinical service. They are exempt from all dues and assessments and have all the rights of members, except the right to vote or hold office. Designation of Emeritus Members shall be by the Membership Committee. Emeritus Members shall be selected from members who request such status. To be considered for selection to the Emeritus Members status, a member should have been an active member for at least 7 years.

Honorary Members – Complimentary Membership
Honorary Membership is the highest honor the STR can bestow upon distinguished physicians, scientists, and other health professionals in disciplines outside of thoracic imaging whose work has made a lasting impact on the field of thoracic radiology, or the Society of Thoracic Radiology (including, but not limited to, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health specialists, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other scientists).

Nominations can be made to the STR Membership Committee by an STR member in good standing; candidates should hold doctorates or equivalent academic ranks. The nomination process is outlined in Article XV, Section 15.4 of the By-laws.

The STR Membership Committee will review the nominees and recommend qualified candidates to the STR Executive Council for final approval at the Fall Executive Council meeting; approved Honorary Members will be presented at the subsequent Annual Meeting. Honorary Members shall receive a Certificate of Honorary Membership and shall have all the rights of Members, except the right to vote and to hold office, and they shall be exempt from dues and assessments.

Associate Members – $440.00 per year
Associate Members are physicians, scientists, or allied health professionals other than Thoracic Radiologists, with a strong and continuing interest in an area of Thoracic Radiology. Associate members will not vote or hold office.

Tiered pricing is provided to Associate Members when paying more than one year. Outlined below is the tiered pricing:

1-year membership: $440
2-year membership: $840 (savings of $40)
3-year membership: $1,200 (savings of $120)

*Annual dues and profile renewal: In order to maintain continuous membership and remain in-good-standing, all members are required to pay dues and/or renew their memberships annually. Dues may not be ‘skipped’ if the member chooses not to take advantage of the member benefits that year. Missed years will require back-payment of dues or re-application for membership following the Society’s member application process.

World Bank Tiered Membership – $200.00 per year
A membership rate of $200 per year is available for those applicants living and working in countries that are within the three lowest World-Bank economic tiers (low, lower-middle and upper-middle).