Traditionally, the ADG and now the BAS have worked hard to maintain an even balance of clinical and basic scientists in the membership of the Society.
Potential members are nominated by two members of the Society and present a brief CV to demonstrate at least five years active contribution to the field of atherosclerosis research.
The definition of atherosclerosis research used by the Society is broad, covering coronary artery disease and risk of myocardial infarction, cerebral disease and risk of stroke, peripheral disease both in the aorta, causing abdominal aortic aneurysms, and in the extremities causing claudication. As a result of this, the research interests of the members are extremely wide covering the fields of lipidology, coagulation and haemostasis, myocardial functioning, vascular imaging, epidemiology and genetics, with experts in the field of pathology, animal models, cell biology, molecular biology, and metabolic studies. A number of scientific staff of the pharmaceutical industry are members and regular attendees.
Currently there are over 100 subscribing members, with over 30 retired or corresponding members, several of whom are also regular and active participants at the meetings.
The committee actively encourages young researchers in the field of atherosclerosis to join the Society, and therefore strives to keep attendance costs for each meeting to a minimum.
The Society welcomes applications from potential new members. All those with a commitment to basic or clinical research into atherosclerosis or in related fields may apply.
Benefits of membership include reduced registration rates at the scientific meetings of the Society.
There are three main membership categories:
- Ordinary (with more than five years work experience in the field of atherosclerosis research) – £25 membership per annum
- Junior (with less than five years work experience in the field of atherosclerosis research) – £10 membership per annum
- Student (undertaking a PhD or MD) - Free membership during their studentship
Intending ORDINARY new members should email a brief curriculum vitae which demonstrates at least five years active contribution to the field of atherosclerosis research to the Secretary of the Society, together with the names of two existing members of the Society who have agreed to nominate and second their application.
Intending JUNIOR new members should email a brief curriculum vitae and a letter of support from their principal supervisor to the Secretary of the Society. On completion of 5 years of atherosclerosis research experience, membership will increase to £25 per annum as an ORDINARY member.
Intending STUDENT new members should email a brief curriculum vitae and a letter of support from their principal supervisor to the Secretary of the Society, which states the start date of their studies. STUDENT members can enjoy complimentary membership of the Society during their PhD or MD study period. On completion of this study period, STUDENT members become JUNIOR members until they have gained 5 years of atherosclerosis research (including their studentship studies) and membership is then charged at £10 per year. After this 5 year period, membership will increase to £25 as an ORDINARY member, and the Society will contact you about this at the appropriate time.
All members should notify the secretariat of any change of address or email during their membership.
ORDINARY members automatically become SENIOR members on the 1st January following their 65th birthday and do not pay an annual subscription.
HONORARY members shall be eminent scientists (British or foreign) nominated either by the Committee or by two members and approved by the Annual General Meeting. Such HONORARY members shall be informed of the time, place and contents of the Scientific Meetings and be eligible to attend them and are not required to pay a subscription.
All applications are approved by the committee. Successful applicants will be notified and given a membership number. Ordinary members will be asked to complete a standing order form on receipt of which a membership number will be provided.
For membership queries, please contact 01543 503 322.
The BAS committee will be in touch within 4 weeks with notification of whether your application has been successful.