Membership Requirements and Benefits


The principal requirement for membership is an active interest in basic science, clinical research and/or improving clinical practice in the field of transplantation. All members must display prior and sustained interest in the field.

All applicants must:

  • Accept the policies of the Ethics Committee by signing the Society Ethics Statement.
  • Provide a current CV with schooling, work experience and publications (if applicable).
  • Provide two TTS Full Members to sponsor your application (list available when doing the online application).


  • The opportunity to be part of the leading global network of physicians, surgeons and basic scientists involved in transplantation, representing more than 98 countries around the world.
  • Free online access to the Transplantation journal and free educational material on the Society’s website.
  • Reduced rate for the hard-copy subscription to Transplantation, the official journal of The Transplantation Society.
  • Entitlement for Travel grants for Young Investigator Awards.
  • Reduced registration fee at our international congresses.
  • Voting and nomination rights for the election of TTS Officers and Councillors (Full members only).
  • Substantially reduced rates for journal subscriptions.
  • TTS newsletter updating members about TTS activities in the transplant community.
  • Members from emerging economy nations are entitled to a 50% rebate on TTS dues which may be combined with the TTS rebate for section dues.

Full members shall be physicians, surgeons, scientists or other specialists, who are actively engaged in the science or clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation. Physicians and surgeons shall have advanced training or equivalent experience in the science and practice of organ and tissue transplantation. Non-physicians, including coordinators, statisticians, and policy makers who hold a doctoral degree, a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent relevant certification must have professional experience in the field of transplantation with continuing and active involvement in clinical medicine or research, or transplantation public policy as determined by the Membership Committee.

Trainee members shall include individuals enrolled in pre- or postdoctoral training programs relevant to the science and clinical practice of organ, cell and tissue transplantation, and individuals who have completed their training but have not yet qualified for full membership. No individual may remain in this category more than eight years. Trainee members may not vote or hold office on the Council but may serve on committees.

Associate members shall include individuals who have demonstrated a sustained and continued interest in the field of transplantation but who do not qualify for full or trainee membership.  These individuals may not vote, hold office, or serve on committees but will have all other societal privileges. Associate members would include, for example, representatives from the pharmaceutical industry. 

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