After serious discussion and analysis, the SCMR Board of Trustees voted to increase the dues for regular members from $250 to $275. This is the first increase since 2012. The main reason for this decision is allow SCMR to continue to invest in expanded offerings to members and international efforts to raise awareness of CMR. Specific initiatives include:
Your dues help support these efforts. The Board of Trustees works diligently to keep SCMR fiscally responsible and to ensure that your dues provide an excellent return on your investment. We will continue to increase member benefits, providing access to CME credit, the on-line career center, and other upcoming programs at a reduced rate. The Board also decided to maintain Trainee and Associate Member dues at the current $70 rate to facilitate participation by young people and those in economically challenged regions of the world.
Please feel free to contact SCMR, the president, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, or the CEO, Lon Simonetti, if you have any questions about the increase. Thank you for all that you do for the Society, and encourage you to get involved in an SCMR committee to help move our field forward.