Patient Advocate Member

Apply for Patient Advocate Membership:

Download Application

Please return:

  • completed application
  • current resume
  • signed letter of recommendation from a current Active/Associate member

to membership@breastsurgeons.org or you may mail it to the address listed on the bottom of the application.

Please call our office at 877-992-5470 to make application payment of $50 or you may mail it with the application.

Allow 4-6 weeks for the review process and email notification will be sent to you upon completion.

If you have any further questions please send to membership@breastsurgeons.org.

  • A Patient Advocate Member is one of the following:
    • An individual who is actively engaged in the breast cancer community
    • Works as an employee or volunteer for a non-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer patient advocacy
    • Serves as a patient representative working with a multidisciplinary team at a public or private institution
  • All Patient Advocate members must provide a letter of recommendation from an Active or Associate member
  • Annual Dues are $50

NOTE: Patient Advocate members may sit on committees by committee chair invitation only, but may not vote or hold office.

PATIENT ADVOCATE MEMBER BENEFITS


BREAKING NEWS UPDATES/SOCIETY NEWS
  • E-Alerts – notification of breaking news on clinical practice management, legislative and coding issues
  • E-Newsletter – provides regular updates on Society business and activities
SAVINGS ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM REGISTRATION FEES
  • Annual Meeting – discounted registration fees offered to members
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY FEATURES OF THE SOCIETY WEBSITE
  • Resources Page – browse resources posted by fellow members such as patient registration, medical history and consent forms; patient instructions, procedural notes etc.
  • Read news postings of fellow members' research milestones or other scientific achievements, awards or recognitions, promotions etc.
  • Obtain expanded contact information for fellow members through an online directory exclusive to members only
  • View job opportunities or post a position wanted advertisement.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Society committees and working groups – The Society oversees 22 committees and working groups. Eligibility to volunteer on select committees by committee chair invitation.
RECOGNITION
To signify acceptance and acknowledgement as a member into the Society, each new member receives the following:
  • A personalized membership certificate
  • An official Society pin