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How to Join NAMS

With unprecedented numbers of women reaching menopause, it’s more important than ever for you to join The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). There are many benefits of membership with NAMS, and the list is continually expanding. In addition to networking with colleagues and opportunities for involvement with the leading edge of women's health at menopause and beyond, NAMS members receive the following benefits.

Join today using one of these methods:



Benefits of Membership

Complimentary Subscriptions to NAMS Publications

  • Menopause. The Society’s highly acclaimed official journal offering peer-reviewed research and scholarly material relating to all aspects of menopause from a physiologic, pathologic, sociocultural, and medical perspective. Free online access to all members for the issues. Published position statement PowerPoint slides available to members for free download and use. Owned by NAMS, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW).
  • First to Know® e-newsletter, featuring the latest, breaking research news and menopause information along with expert commentary that places the news into perspective.
  • Menopause e-Consult® e-newsletter, presenting clinical questions and cases commonly seen in a menopause specialist’s practice, with opinions and practical advice from experts in the field.
  • Menopause Care Updates e-newsletter, featuring summaries and in-depth commentaries on recent scientific articles chosen to inform and influence current clinical menopause practice.
  • Practice Pearl clinical series, providing guidelines on specific topics with clinical overviews and perspectives to help tackle challenging problems in the care of women at midlife and beyond.   

Annual Meeting
The Society convenes the world's largest scientific meeting devoted to menopause and also offers educational courses. Members receive discounted registration fees for the Annual Meeting.

Educational Materials
Menopause educational materials developed by NAMS for healthcare professionals and consumers are offered free or at discounted prices to members.

Member Forum 
The NAMS Member Forum on the Society’s website offers a private venue where members can get answers from the experts on menopause research and clinical questions; get updates on Annual Meeting topics; discuss difficult cases; get a leg up on the latest menopause treatments and discoveries; weigh in on controversial menopause issues; comment on articles published in Menopause, First to Know, Menopause Care Updates, Practice Pearls, or Menopause e-Consult; network with colleagues; and subscribe to topics or threads to stay informed. 

Members have exclusive access to "members only" items on the award-winning NAMS website, which features an online Membership Directory and many other programs.

Mentorship Program
Members may apply to be matched with a NAMS Mentor based on the overlap between areas of research and skill set, as well as the fit between each Mentor’s interests and the Mentee’s goals, qualifications, and interests.

Exam Program
Members receive preferred pricing when sitting for the competency examination to earn the prestigious credential of NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP).

Find a Certified Menopause Practitioner
Those holding the NCMP credential may elect to be included in the Find a Menopause Practitioner searchable database, provided to consumers looking for help.

Membership Logo
The Society is pleased to provide a Membership Logo for its members to use on their websites, in PowerPoint presentations, or in printed literature.

Being a member of the leading menopause organization affords a unique opportunity to interface with the world's experts, sharing information for clinical practice and research.

How to Join

NAMS membership runs from January 1 through December 31. Member renewal notices for the coming year are mailed to members in November and due by January 15.

NAMS also offers a half-year membership available at a reduced fee after July 1. With this half-year option, membership from July 1 to December 31 includes full member benefits from the application date through December 31. 

Join today using one of the these methods:


If you prefer, a copy of the Application Form is available by contacting NAMS (members@menopause.org or 440/442-7550).

Please note that NAMS currently offers no opportunity for consumers to join the Society. NAMS is solely a professional scientific organization.

There is no other organization that gives me more value for my dues.

Stephanie Taylor, MD, PhD
Monterey, CA

Frequently Asked Questions
About Membership Dues

What period does my dues payment cover? 

NAMS membership is from January 1 through December 31. Member renewal notices for the coming year are mailed to members in November and are due by January 15. NAMS also offers a half-year membership available at a reduced fee after July 1. With this half-year option, membership July 1-December includes full member benefits from the application date through December 31.

Are my NAMS annual dues tax deductible? 

Dues to NAMS are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Donations to NAMS are deductible as a charitable contribution.

When should I pay my annual dues? 

Dues should be paid as soon as possible to continue receiving membership benefits without interruption. If dues are unpaid after 60 days, members benefits will be suspended.

What form of payment does NAMS accept? 

You can pay your dues with a personal check, business check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

Can I pay my dues online?

You may pay your dues online. Simply fill out and submit this Online Form.

Membership Categories

Dues are nominal and vary by member category: 

Active Members are healthcare professionals such as basic scientists, physicians, nurses, publishers, health educators, and otherwise qualified individuals who are of high ethical standing and have demonstrated an interest in menopause and the objectives of this Society. Active Members have the right to attend the Annual Business Meeting and vote on Society matters.

Associate Members are current students in a formal training program, such as undergraduate or graduate school or an approved residency or fellowship. Associate membership may be continued for three years following completion of the program. Associate membership may be transferred to Active membership within the three-year period at the discretion of the individual; an Associate membership is transferred automatically to Active status after this three-year period. Associate Members may not vote, and pay reduced dues.

Honorary Members are those individuals who, in the opinion of the Society’s Board of Trustees, are deserving of this special recognition by virtue of exceptional contributions to the Society and/or to the field of menopause. Honorary Members do not have the right to vote or hold office, and do not pay dues.

Life Members are those individuals who have reached the age of 70 years or more and who have been a member of the Society continuously for at least the ten previous years. They shall be granted Life Membership upon request to the Chief Operating Officer. Life Members shall have the right to vote but shall not have the right to hold elected office. They shall pay no dues and shall not receive a subscription to Menopause.

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