For those surgeons not yet eligible or still deciding upon full Active Membership in The Aesthetic Society, the Candidate for Membership Program offers amazing discounts and benefits as you chart your course for full Active Member status.

Participation in The Aesthetic Society’s Candidate for Membership Program is limited to five years. Candidates who meet Active Membership requirements are encouraged to apply for Active Membership or International Active Membership.

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Candidate for Membership Requirements — U.S. and Canadian

  • Complete the Candidate for Membership Application
  • Provide documentation from The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    (RCPSC) stating Board admissibility.
  • Attendance at The Aesthetic Meeting or a meeting exclusively organized and managed by The Aesthetic Society within 4 years prior to application date.
  • Provide verification of accreditation for any surgical facilities that are used.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an Active/Life Member of ASAPS OR your plastic surgery residency program director (does not need to be ASAPS Member).
  • Agree to abide by the Society’s Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Code of Ethics.

Candidate for Membership Requirements — International

  • Complete the International Candidate for Membership Application
  • Provide verification of membership in a national plastic surgery society acceptable to ASAPS, or International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
  • Attendance at The Aesthetic Meeting or a meeting exclusively organized and managed by The Aesthetic Society within 4 years prior to application date.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an Active/Life Member of ASAPS OR your plastic surgery residency program director (does not need to be ASAPS Member).
  • Agree to abide by the Society’s Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Code of Ethics.

Eligible Meetings

The following meetings are exclusively organized by The Aesthetic Society and can be used to fulfill the meeting requirement:

The Aesthetic Meeting
ASAPS Breast and Body Contouring Symposium
ASAPS Las Vegas Aesthetic Symposium
The Aesthetic Cruise

Candidate for Membership and International Candidate for Membership Programs — Benefits

SUPERIOR AESTHETIC EDUCATION

Subscriptions. Receive complimentary subscriptions to Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), the # journal in all of aesthetic surgery and Aesthetic Society News (ASN).*

RADAR Resource. Access to a complete medical library and private professional network, featuring all issues of ASJ, educational videos, discussion forums, and more.

Meeting Discounts.  Take advantage of savings on registration for The Aesthetic Meeting and ASAPS’ Symposia.

Webinars. Enjoy complimentary webinars on timely topics to benefit you and your practice.

ESSENTIAL TOOLS & SERVICES

Legal Counsel. Receive complimentary one-on-one legal advice from ASAPS legal counsel.

PROMOTION TO PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS

Distinguish Yourself. Promote yourself as an ASAPS “Candidate for Membership” or “International Candidate for Membership” on your website and marketing materials.**

Products. Discounts offering significant savings on Aesthetic Society products, for which Candidates for Membership are eligible to purchase.

MAXIMIZE YOUR PRESENCE IN THE SPECIALTY

Networking Opportunities. Enjoy the opportunity serve on committees, and influence change within the aesthetic specialty. Make an impact today!

*U.S. and Canadian Candidates receive print + online subscriptions. International Candidates receive online only subscriptions. 
** Use of the ASAPS logo is not permitted

Frequently Asked Questions and Fee Schedule

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