Search
Close this search box.

ADS Membership

ADS Membership

Become a member and enjoy access to all of the amazing benefits of the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS). Your membership will help support ongoing efforts by the ADS to improve diabetes treatment and care through excellence in education, research and clinical care

The primary goal of the ADS is to support its membership, and each year the ADS conducts many activities to provide the latest diabetes information to healthcare professionals interested in diabetes management. 

Members also receive updates on diabetes- related activities, educational programs and resources from its divisions: the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) and Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA)

Membership Application

You can apply to join the society by completing the online application form.

Already a member?

ADS Membership Categories & Eligibility

ADS Membership for the 2024 period is from 01 July 2024 to 30 June 2025

(Admission to membership at any stage during the year will still attract a full year subscription fee).

Membership Category 2023 Annual Fee
Specialist-Scientist $133.00 (includes $12.09 GST)
Specialist-Clinician A$218.00 (includes $19.82 GST)
Professional $218.00 (includes $19.82 GST)
Student $60.50 (includes $5.50 GST)
Corresponding $110.00
Retired $60.50 (includes $5.50 GST)
Membership Category Membership Eligibility 2024 Annual Fee
Specialist-Scientist Non-clinician who holds a PhD (or equivalent) with the predominant research field being diabetes (proof of PhD required). $133.00 (includes $12.09 GST)
Specialist-Clinician Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) and training completed in Diabetes Management supervised by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Endocrinology of the RACP, or equivalent training (proof required). $218.00
(includes $19.82 GST)
Professional Any medical graduate or scientist interested in diabetes mellitus; or has a key clinical role in professional care of people with diabetes. $218.00 (includes $19.82 GST)
Student Current student with an annual income limit of A$40,000 (proof of enrolment required). $60.50 (includes $5.50 GST)
Corresponding Same criteria as Professional membership type and must also reside overseas for a period of 12 months or more (overseas residential address required). $110.00
Retired No longer actively working in a full-time role (evidence of retirement or signed statement required). $60.50 (includes $5.50 GST)

Criteria for Specialist-Scientist Membership:

A Specialist-Scientist Member is considered if they are a non-clinician who holds a PhD (or equivalent) with the predominant research field being diabetes.

The following applies as a Specialist-Scientist Member:-

(1) has the right to receive notices of and to attend and be heard at any general meeting; and

(2) has the right to vote on any motion at any general meeting

Please Note: Applicant must provide evidence of the above to be considered as a specialist-scientist member.

 

Criteria for Specialist-Clinician Membership:

A Specialist-Clinician Member is considered if they are a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) and has satisfactorily completed training in Diabetes Management supervised by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Endocrinology of the RACP, or equivalent training acceptable, in its discretion, to the National Council.

The following applies as a Specialist-Clinician Member:-

(1) has the right to receive notices of and to attend and be heard at any general meeting; and

(2) has the right to vote on any motion at any general meeting

Please Note: Applicant must provide evidence of the above to be considered as a specialist-clinician member.

 

Criteria for Professional Membership:

Any medical graduate or scientist interested in diabetes mellitus; or has a key clinical role in professional care of people with diabetes, may apply for Professional Membership of the Society.

Please Note: Professional Membership conveys similar benefits to Specialist Membership, except for the right to vote on certain matters in respect of any Special Resolution, and fewer positions on the National Council.

 

Criteria for Student Membership:

A student is classified as a member who is a current registered student involved studying (part time or full time) with an annual income limit of A$40,000 and has the rights and obligations as Professional Membership. Proof of student status/registration must accompany the membership application form. Applications for reduced rates (student) including signature and phone number of Supervisor is required for student members.

 

Criteria for Corresponding Membership:

Any medical graduate or scientist interested in diabetes mellitus; or has a key clinical role in professional care of people with diabetes. Applicants must reside overseas for a period of 12 months or more.

The following applies as a Corresponding Member:-

(1) has the right to receive notices of and to attend and be heard at any general meeting; but

(2) has no right to vote at any general meeting

 

Criteria for Retired Membership:

Any member that is no longer working actively in a full-time role may be admitted as a Retired Member. Proof of either evidence of retirement or a signed statement is required and provided to the ADS Secretariat.

The following applies as a Retired Member:-

(1) has the right to receive notices of and to attend and be heard at any general meeting; but

(2) has no right to vote at any general meeting

 

Honorary Life Membership:

Any individual may be granted honorary life membership for consideration by the National Council (see clause 20).

The following applies as an Honorary Life Member:-

(1) has the right to receive notices of and to attend and be heard at any general meeting; but

(2) has no right to vote at any general meeting other than in respect of Special Resolutions

Honorary Life Members are not required to pay fees.

Membership Approval Process 

Once applications are received by the Society Office, they are reviewed for membership eligibility within 4 weeks of submitting the application. The ADS Secretariat will inform the applicants by written notification of their membership status. If your application is successful, we will send you instructions on how to login to the Member portal area via the ADS website. Applicants’ official membership commences from the day the application is approved.

Privacy Policy

Please read the ADS Privacy Policy below prior to applying for membership:

The Australian Diabetes Society complies with the new Australian Privacy Principles; The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, effective 12 March 2014. Personal information provided by Members, or that has been provided prior to 12 March 2014, will only be used or disclosed by the Australian Diabetes Society in accordance with the National Privacy Principles for purposes directly related to membership of the Society.

The Australian Diabetes Society will not disclose personal information to third parties except to hospitals and other health institutions, medical colleges and specialist medical societies, and to service providers, and only for purposes directly related to:

  • providing education, training and continuing medical education / professional development;
  • the supply of services and products endorsed by or associated with the Australian Diabetes Society; and
  • membership of the Society.

In such circumstances the Australian Diabetes Society will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that the recipient handles such personal information in accordance with appropriate privacy principles and only for the purpose for which it was provided.

Future requests for any Member to provide or update personal information will be accompanied by a request for the Member’s consent for any disclosure of that information in accordance with the privacy legislation.

Please ensure that you indicate clearly on your subscription renewal form or new membership application that you have read this document and agree or disagree with this policy and the use of your personal information
by the ADS.

ADS Constitution

Before applying for membership, we encourage all new members to read the ADS Constitution as you are consenting to be bound by the rules as outlined in clauses from 9 to 29.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Australian Diabetes Society complies with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission obligations and manages conflict of interest accordingly of its responsible persons and associated committee members. Please view ADS’s COI Policy.

Member Benefits

  • Discounted member registration rate for attendance at the annual ADS/ADEA Australasian Diabetes Congress and other ADS educational events.

  • Access to position statements, guidelines, treatment algorithms and other educational resources.

  • Opportunity to apply for the various annual society awards, grants, and fellowship on offer.

  • Opportunity to attend the live stream educational webinars hosted by the ADS, NADC and DFA.

  • Ability to vote for ADS national council elections for eligible membership categories.

  • Receive electronic monthly newsletters and electronic access to the Quarterly Diabetes Management Journal.

Society Activities

ADS offers the following benefits to Ordinary, Specialist and Student Financial Members:-

  • Electronic Newsletters and e-Bulletins.
  • Special Society Reports.
  • Discount on registration fees in attending the Australasian Diabetes Congress (Annual Scientific Meeting) including the conference proceedings
  • Opportunity to participate and present at the Australasian Diabetes Congress (Annual Scientific Meeting) .
  • The Society makes available a number of awards at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Applications are called for as part of the abstract submission process, and are judged at the ASM. These include: ADS Poster Awards, ADS Pincus Taft Junior Investigator Award and the ADS President’s Clinical Young Investigator Award.
  • Travel Grants to attend the Australasian Diabetes Congress (Annual Scientific Meeting) for Junior Investigators (Must be a financial member for 12 months at the time of application).
  • Opportunity for Advanced Trainees in Endocrinology to be invited and participate in the ADS John R. Turtle Clinical Skills Training Course held annually following the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Opportunity for first year endocrinology advanced trainees to participate in the annual ADS Practical Skills Course.
  • ADS sponsor the annual Skip Martin Early Career Fellowship awarded for a one year grant to the amount of A$80,000 plus a travel conference allowance of up to A$5,000.
  • The Kellion Foundation sponsor and ADS support the annual prestigious Kellion Award to an ADS member who has made an outstanding contribution in diabetes research, clinical or service areas in Australia. This award is an honorarium to the amount of A$10,000 including registration expenses in attending and presenting at the Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Opportunity to apply for the Ranji and Amara Wikramanayake Diabetes Research Award offered annually supporting the career of a clinical diabetes researcher and has been made possible by the generosity of Dr Ranji Wikramanayake, a long-standing member of the Australian Diabetes Society.
  • Opportunity to apply for the ADS Jeff Flack Diabetes Data Award offered annually and to the amount of A$5,000 sponsored by the ADS.
  • Opportunity to receive a DARP Research Grant to the amount of up to A$60,000 sponsored by the ADS.
  • Opportunity to apply for the annual RACP/ADS Research Establishment Fellowship to the amount of up to A$50,000 sponsored jointly for the RACP and ADS.
  • Participate at the Australian Islet Study Group (AISG) Meetings aimed for basic diabetes researchers
  • Participate in other research and educational activities and projects conducted by the Australian Diabetes Society.

Related Pages