Membership fee changes

19th May, 2018

The AusACPDM is growing. We have significantly increased our activities – including active and paying membership to the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disabilities (IAACD), a new and improved website, increased professional development opportunities, scholarships and awards to support members and administrative support to make these activities possible. Because of our increased activity, the Board has decided that for the first time since the Academy’s inception in 2000, our membership fees must increase.

Feedback obtained from our recent member survey indicated that 67% of members would support an increased membership fee and that on average members indicated they would be willing to pay $100 per year. Using this feedback and our estimated cost projections, the following membership categories and fee structure have been determined by the Board:
i) Ordinary member AUD $99 (GST incl.)
ii) Student member AUD $50 (GST incl.)
iii) Honorary member $0 per annum
iv) Lifetime member $0

Our new fee structure will be implemented as of June 2018, at which time membership fees will be disconnected from conference registration fees. From June 2018, all membership fees will be paid via our on-line portal on an annual basis. Future conferences and other AusACPDM supported activities will include a discount for members. This change in fee structure will apply to all current and new members. Current members will receive an automated prompt to renew their membership in June 2018. When you receive this, please follow the prompts to make your payment.

Please see the new Membership Categories which outlines the eligibility for each category in further detail. If you have any questions about this change in membership please contact Simon Paget, Director and Chair of the Membership and Finance Committee on, or Christine Imms, President, at

We encourage you to continue to support the activity of your Academy by remaining a member. The Board remains committed to AusACPDM being the preeminent body providing education in the Asia Pacific Region for clinical and research professionals working in the field of cerebral palsy and child onset disability. We can only do this with your support.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Christine Imms, President AusACPDM

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