Rules for AINI Membership
Ordinary Members (€ 50)
Neuroimmunologists having presented original contributions to the development of neuroimmunology, documenting this with a curriculum vitae, can request AINI membership in writing, by using the membership request form. New members will have to be introduced by two Ordinary Members who will have to sign the membership form. Their acceptance will be approved by the Steering Committee and decided by the Members Assembly.
New Ordinary Members become effective after the written confirmation by the President or the Members Secretariat. Ordinary members must pay the annual membership fee proposed by the Steering Committee and approved by the Assembly. Ordinary Members with three years overdue will be dismissed automatically if their due is not settled three months after receiving the confirmation letter from the Members Secretariat. A dismissed Ordinary Member cannot be re-admitted without the payment of all the unpaid yearly fees.
Young Members (€ 0)
Students and researchers in the field of Neuroimmunology under the age of 32 who wish to participate in the AINI activities are welcome as Young Members. The candidates must request the membership by using the appropriate form, which will have to be signed by two Ordinary Members.
The admission must be approved by the Steering Committee and by the Members Assembly. Young Members have free membership until their 32 birthday, after which they can become Ordinary Members by paying the yearly membership fee proposed by the Steering Committee and approved by the Assembly. Young Members have voting rights at the Assembly.
Membership request, as well as yearly renewals, can be made on-line. Members are kindly required to submit their application through our new online registration. This requirement will be a one-time procedure and is needed to update our members’ database.
In case of membership application, the Secretariat will send a written approval as soon as the decision is made by the Assembly. For the annual renewal, Members will receive authomatic emails as reminder. The payment can be made on-line with credit card or bank transfer. Please read the 'Membership request' and 'Membership renewal' pages for the application procedure.
The AINI Congress is held annually in different national venues. The program includes the Annual General Assembly, to which all Members are invited to participate.
Benefit for membership
Both membership categories have reduced rates, both for registration and hotel reservation, for the annual congress of the Association. Young Members are also eligible for Travel Grants that the Association awards for the participation to national and international meetings.