Below are some frequently asked questions relating to ASHM Membership

 

What are my membership options?

Ordinary Membership: For medical professionals and other individuals located within Australia and New Zealand, with a professional interest in the HIV, viral hepatitis and the sexual and reproductive health sector.

Nursing Ordinary Membership: For nursing and midwifery professionals located within Australia and New Zealand - with a professional interest in the HIV, viral hepatitis and the sexual and reproductive health sector.

Pharmacists Ordinary Membership: For community, retail and hospital pharmacists located within Australia and New Zealand - with a professional interest in the HIV, viral hepatitis and the sexual and reproductive health sector.

Student Membership: For full-time students located within Australia and New Zealand, who are currently undertaking an area of study relevant to HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual and reproductive health or any other related conditions, who wish to become a member. You will need to provide your supervisors contact details upon registration.

Retired Membership: For healthcare professionals with an ongoing interest in the HIV, viral hepatitis and the sexual and reproductive health sector, who have previously been an ASHM Ordinary Member for five or more consecutive years and are retired from full time employment. Please note this is a non-voting membership category.

Individual Sustaining Membership: A non-voting membership category for individuals we are currently employed by the pharmaceutical industry, individuals residing outside of Australia and New Zealand or those individuals who do not wish to influence policy.

International Members from low to middle income countries (LMIC): For medical professionals and other individuals from low to middle income countries with a professional interest in HIV, viral hepatitis and the sexual and reproductive health sector.

Affiliate Membership via the Organisational Sustaining Membership Program (OSM): For medical and other professionals who are currently employed or connected via membership with one of our organisational partners. Affiliate membership is only offered through the ASHM Organisational Sustaining Membership Program.

 

What are the current membership fees for 2020 - 2021?

Ordinary Membership - $235

Nursing Ordinary Membership - $110

Pharmacists Ordinary Membership - $110

Student Membership – Free of charge

Retired Membership - $66

Individual Sustaining Membership - $235

International Members from low to middle income countries (LMIC) - $110

Affiliate Membership via the Organisational Sustaining Membership Program (OSM) – Free of charge

 

How do I become an Affiliate Member?

Individuals wanting to become affiliates of ASHM can access myASHM portal for affiliates. You will need to request the ASHM discount code from the Organisation you are either an employee or current member of. This is usually done through the OSM contact liaison. Once you have the correct discount code, you are then able to register via the myASHM portal and the discount code will waiver the membership fee at the payment section.

 

How can I renew or pay for my membership?

Payment and membership renewal can be actioned through the myASHM portal. Simply, follow the steps to complete the transaction with credit card payment, with an invoice offered at the confirmation page. Renewal and payment can also be actioned manually via membership services: membership@ashm.org.au or call 02 820 407 56 and speak to the membership officer.

 

What are the benefits of ASHM membership?

We aim to provide our members with many practical and valuable opportunities to stay on top of the latest research and news from across the sector. Not only does your membership fee provide us with vital financial support to continue our work, but we will endeavor to support you in your career within the HIV, viral hepatitis, other BBVs and the sexual and reproductive health sector.

ASHM membership is not just limited to information-sharing, networking, conference discounts, education and training, but also many other benefits. Please refer to our  membership benefits page for further information.

 

I don't go to the HIV&AIDS and sexual health conferences. Can I get a discount on my membership?

No. But conference discounts are only one of the many benefits we offer our members. ASHM members receive exclusive benefits such as voting at our annual general meeting and standing for office. Please refer to membership benefits page for more information.

 

I work in sexual health, viral hepatitis and/or other BBVs, but not HIV. Is ASHM relevant for me?

The scope of ASHM spans far beyond HIV. ASHM proudly represents health professionals who also work in the field of viral hepatitis, other BBVs, sexual and reproductive health.

ASHM is a founding member of the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA). ASHM members can nominate ASHA as an area of interest, which means they will routinely get sexual health updates. ASHM members also get discounted registration to the Australasian Sexual Health Conference.

 

When is the membership renewal period?

The ASHM membership year runs for the duration of the financial year from 1 July – 30 June. A renewal notice will be emailed to you prior to the renewal period.

 

What happens if I join part the way through the membership year?

The membership fee is now calculated on a pro-rata basis and will be reduced to reflect which part of the year you join. Please contact the membership team membership@ashm.org.au or call 02 8204 0756 for more information

 

How do I resign from ASHM membership?

Members must resign in writing. If you wish to resign, please send an email to ASHM's membership team. A brief explanation of the reason for resignation would be greatly appreciated and help us to improve our services.

 

Can I get a refund for my membership payment?

Payment for ASHM membership is non-refundable or transferrable.

 

Can I transfer my membership from one category to another?

Yes. Affiliates and complimentary members may upgrade their membership at any time. Simply email ASHM's membership team  and we can do this for you and invoice you or take payment over the phone.

Ordinary members must resign in writing first before transferring to affiliate membership. If you wish to transfer to the retired membership category, this must be done at the next renewal period.

If you are transferring to become an Ordinary Member your application will need to be approved by the ASHM board. This may take a few weeks.

 

I’m having trouble logging into myASHM to renew my membership and/or update my details?

Most difficulties logging into myASHM occur because the user is trying to use an old or invalid password and simply need to reset their password to log in.

If you continue to experience difficulties please contact the membership team via membership@ashm.org.au or call 02 8204 0756

 

Does my membership application need to be approved?

Admittance to ASHM membership is subject to Board Approval. The board in its discretion to approve a Membership Applications reserves the right to decline an application for membership.

All new members must agree to support the aims and objectives of ASHM and agree to be bound by the rules outlined in the ASHM Constitution.  [insert link]

 

More questions?

Has your question remained unanswered?

Please contact ASHM's membership team or call 02 8204 0756. We look forward to hearing from you.