DSMIG-USA Membership

Members of DSMIG-USA include professionals who provide care to individuals with Down syndrome and/or their families. International members are welcome, as are students and trainees. Members may also include individuals who engage in research or health policy relevant to Down syndrome.  Most members work in specialized Down syndrome clinics, at academic institutions, university- and community-based medical centers, or in private practice.

Participation in DSMIG-USA fosters professional growth through the dissemination of information about evidence-based practice, and shared common experiences that inform best practices in the care of individuals with Down syndrome.

Membership Benefits

Your annual membership with the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA includes the following:

  • Reduced registration fee for the DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium.
  • Access to the members only section of the DSMIG-USA website.  Content includes DSMIG-USA news updates, membership directory, presentation handouts from our annual clinical symposia, a clinic coordinators discussion group and more.
  • Participation by general members on the DSMIG-USA listserv to discuss and ask clinical questions.
  • DSMIG-USA newsletter once or twice a month to learn of news, research studies, published articles, and more.

Membership Categories and Dues

General Member Category

Professionals from a variety of disciplines such as:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • dentists
  • scientists
  • physician assistants
  • psychologists
  • genetic counselors
  • clinic coordinators
  • clinical educators
  • occupational and physical therapists
  • speech and language pathologists
  • dieticians
  • social workers

Members in this category have the option of participation on the clinical listserv.

Annual Dues

  •  $100 Doctoral level (includes physicians, dentists, & all others with doctoral degrees)
  •  $75   Other Professionals
  •  $25   Students/Trainees/Retired professionals

Affiliate Member Category

Affiliate members are nationally recognized health advocates or policy makers. These members do not provide clinical care and generally do not work in Down syndrome clinics. They may be affiliated with university training programs, charitable foundations or nonprofit organizations.

Members in this category are not eligible for the clinical listserv.

Annual Dues

ยท   $100

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