JOIN THE ARO
The major international society for the exchange of scientific information in Otolaryngology
The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) is an international scientific society composed of basic scientists and clinicians who are actively investigating basic science and clinical problems associated with hearing, speech, balance, smell, taste and diseases of the head and neck. The ARO provides a forum for the interchange of information through its peer reviewed journal, JARO, and via a professional yearly meeting:
There currently are over 2100 members from 39 different countries in the ARO. Approximately half of these members have earned an M.D. degree while the rest have earned a Ph.D. degree or hold both degrees. Approximately 25% of ARO members reside outside of the United States.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP:
Membership in ARO includes a subscription to JARO which brings together research findings from all disciplines related to Otolaryngology and Communications Sciences.
The MidWinter Meeting is held each year. The program includes both contributed paper sessions and special seminars, workshops and a short course with invited speakers on topics of current interest and importance to the ARO membership. The meeting abstracts are available in printed version to meeting attendees and may be purchased by others for a small fee. The abstracts are also available on the ARO website. The ARO encourages an informal atmosphere at this meeting in order that the participants have maximal opportunity to exchange information. This informal setting is especially important for young scientists or clinicians in their attempt to learn about the broad field of scientific Otolaryngology.
Members of ARO are entitled to sponsor one abstract annually for the MidWinter Meeting, either their own or for a scientist who may or may not be a member of the association.
Updated annually, the .pdf version of the directory contains names, addresses, telephone, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of all members as well as the bylaws of the association. The searchable public directory is updated weekly on the ARO website.
ARO members are kept informed about ARO business and other topics pertinent to research in Otolaryngology through the ARO website http://www.aro.org and through a mass e-mail service. Through selected mass e-mails, members are kept up to date on critical issues related to research in Otolaryngology such as pending legislation and policies of funding agencies and other issues that could have an impact on research. The ARO website provides information on ARO and on current scientific research in the field of Otolaryngology. The website includes announcements and a calendar of events related to the field of Otolaryngology, career opportunities, information on the ARO MidWinter Meeting, searchable abstracts from 1993 to the present, the Research Forum, JARO, and a resource library of related websites and electronic media.
Members are eligible to serve on committees and therefore contribute to the establishment of association priorities and programs. An election for the leaders governing the ARO is conducted annually. Business meetings are held annually during the association's MidWinter Meeting.
Individuals with established competence in research in the clinical and/or basic sciences as they relate to otolaryngology. An individual applying for regular membership must be proposed by two regular members in good standing of the Association. If members of the association are not available in your home country, please contact the ARO Executive Office (Fax +1 856-423-3420 or by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on how to submit an application. A curriculum vitae which includes bibliography and evidence of research interest and competence must be included with the membership application. Under exceptional circumstances, an individual with professional experience (technical or administrative) related to Otolaryngology may apply to be a regular member. In these cases, a letter of support from a member of the association must be included with the application. Regular membership dues are $120.00 per year. The ARO membership year runs from January through December.
STUDENT/POST DOC & RESIDENT MEMBER
Individuals engaged in formal training as required for certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology, in pursuit of a post-baccalaureate degree, formally recognized as a postdoctoral fellow or engaged in research training in the broad area of Otolaryngology. Individuals applying for student/post doc & resident membership are required to provide proof that they are, in fact, in training. Student/Post Doc & Resident members are not eligible to vote or to hold office in the Association. The limit for a student/post doc & resident membership is five (5) years. A curriculum vitae and letter from the department chair or research training supervisor specifying training status must be included with the membership application. Student/Post Doc & Resident membership dues are $50.00 per year. The ARO membership year runs from January through December.
*ARO membership runs on a calendar year basis and is effective January 1 through December 31. Membership applications may be submitted year-round. Benefits begin immediately upon joining. Membership dues renewals are invoiced in October for the following year's dues.