Membership Categories


Regular Membership:

  • Regular Members are engaged in research in the area of clinical immunology or have contributed to or are engaged in the practice of clinical immunology;
  • Have an MD, DO, PhD or equivalent academic degree;
  • Have made scholarly contributions as defined by the Council;
  • Are active representatives of the international scientific community with a specialty or interest in a field related to clinical immunology.

Annual Dues Payment Options:


Annually Three Year Renewal
$250 $675 (Discounted Rate of $225 per year)


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Associate Membership:

  • Associate Members are non-doctoral practitioners and researchers;
  • Hold a Bachelors, Masters, RN or equivalent degree with a demonstrated interest in clinical immunology.

Annual Dues Payment Options:


Annually Three Year Renewal
$200 $540 (Discounted Rate of $180 per year)

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Trainee Membership:

  • Trainee Members are enrolled in academic programs awarding, and are candidates for, MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree, with a demonstrated interest in clinical immunology;
  • Are participating in post-doctoral or clinical fellowship, or residency programs.

Annual Dues: Trainee Membership is complimentary for your first three years, and up to a maximum of seven years when training period extends and upon approval of the Membership Committee. The complimentary membership will be followed by three years of discounted membership at only $50 per year. After three years, they will transition to Regular Members.

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Emeritus Membership:

  • An Emeritus Member must have attained the required age of at least 65 years
  • and have been a Regular Member for fifteen years or more.

Annual Dues: Emeritus Membership is complimentary.


*Emeritus members shall retain all rights and privileges of active membership, including voting rights, except that Emeritus members may not hold office or serve on the Council.


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Honorary Membership:

  • Honorary Members have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of clinical immunology under circumstances deemed appropriate by the Council, regardless of their previous or current CIS membership status.
  • Are participating in post-doctoral or clinical fellowship, or residency programs.

Annual Dues: Honorary Membership is complimentary.

Membership Benefits


Fellow in Clinical Immunology Society (FCIS) Membership:


A candidate for election as a Fellow shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in research or practice in the field of clinical immunology and continuing efforts to advance the field of immunology. These requirements shall be deemed met upon fulfillment of the following criteria:

  • Has been a Regular Member of the society for a period of three (3) continuous years and has shown demonstrated commitment to CIS;
  • Recommended by a current Fellow of the Clinical Immunology Society (FCIS) in good standing;
  • Prior or current certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology,  or by a Subspecialty Board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (or equivalent recognition), or their foreign equivalent;
  • Continuing training and experience in the field of immunology, including regular attendance at the annual meeting of the society or another recognized international, national, regional or state meeting of persons in such field, and ongoing practice, research or teaching in the field of immunology;
  • Proof of scholarly activities based on a body of work based in clinical immunology that demonstrates expertise and contribution to the field;
  • In the case of non-clinician scientists, the candidate must have earned a doctoral or other advanced degree and fulfill at least two of the following criteria.  The CIS Council can make exceptions for outstanding candidates.
    • A track-record of publications in peer-reviewed journal in the field of immunology or a related field or an allied discipline which evidences original research, sound clinical investigation or advances and important discussion of the work of others in such field or discipline; 
    • Evidence of an ongoing commitment to teaching the principles and practice of immunology to house staff, medical students or early career immunologists;
    • Providing ongoing continuing education opportunities in the field of immunology to other health care providers through lectures, rounds, case presentations or the like.

CIS Membership Discounts

Developing Economies

CIS offers a discounted dues rate of $50.00 to applicants in countries with developing economies


Partner Societies

CIS also offers discounts to members of our Partner Societies residing outside the US and Canada:

- Asia-Pacific Society of Immunodeficiencies (APSID)
- African Society for Immunodeficiencies (ASID)
- European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
- Latin American Society for Immunodeficiencies (LASID)
- Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
- JProject
- Japanese Society for Immunodeficiency and Autoinflammatory Diseases (JSIAD)