Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Membership FAQs

How long is my membership valid and when do I need to renew?  
The SID uses an anniversary date renewal system.  This means that your SID membership is valid for one (1) year from your join/renewal date.  You will receive a renewal reminder via email 30 days, seven (7) days, and one (1) day prior to your membership expiration date.

How long does it take to process my membership? Do my membership benefits take place immediately?
If you have paid for your membership fees via credit card and have received a receipt for your payment, your membership benefits will be activated immediately. If you have chosen to pay for your membership fees via check or bank transfer, your membership will be confirmed when we have received the payment. We will send you a receipt once we confirm your payment and your membership benefits will be activated for the membership duration you selected. You will receive your first printed JID issue the following month.

I am a medical student. Can I join the SID and what membership category would I select?  
We do not have a membership category specifically for Medical Students, however, we do have some students who are members of the SID.  You would just select the Resident/Post Doctoral Membership level.
Please note that you do not need to be a SID member to submit an abstract to the Annual Meeting or to receive the discounted rate for registration to the meeting.

How long is my membership valid and when do I need to renew?  
The SID uses an anniversary date renewal system.  This means that your SID membership is valid for one year from your join/renewal date.  You will receive a renewal reminder via email 30 days, seven (7) days, and one (1) day prior to your membership expiration date.

How long does it take to process my membership? Do my membership benefits take place immediately?
If you have paid for your membership fees via credit card and have received a receipt for your payment, your membership benefits will be activated immediately. If you have chosen to pay for your membership fees via check or bank transfer, your membership will be confirmed when we have received the payment. We will send you a receipt once we confirm your payment and your membership benefits will be activated for the membership duration you selected. You will receive your first printed JID issue the following month.

I am a medical student. Can I join the SID and what membership category would I select?  
We do not have a membership category specifically for Medical Students, however, we do have some students who are members of the SID.  You would just select the Resident/Post Doctoral Membership level.
Please note that you do not need to be a SID member to submit an abstract to the annual meeting or to receive the discounted rate for registration to the meeting.

How do I access my JID online Subscription?
We submit our label files to our publisher on the 1st of each month.  If you join in the middle of the month, your subscription will be activated on the 1st of the following month.  Once your subscription is activated, you will just need to follow the step-by-step instructions below to access your online account here.

How do I update my contact information?
You may update your information in several ways: Log into the SID member portal and update your profile, email your changes to flanagan@sidnet.org, or call Member Services at 216-579-9300 ext. 301.

What type of membership does the SID offer to physicians who are retired from active medical practice?
The SID has two (2) options for any member in good standing who have either reached the age of 70 years and been a member of the SID for at least twenty (20) years or has reached the age of 65 years and is retired.  A Life Member will not be obligated to pay any membership dues and will continue to receive all of the benefits of his or her previous membership category, with the exception of receiving the monthly subscription of the JID. If you would like to continue your subscription but are eligible for this level of membership, the JID Life Member category has an annual dues payment of $95 to continue the subscription to the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.  Please reach out to Member Services at flanagan@sidnet.org or 216-579-9300 ext. 301 with any questions or to request this membership option.