Join the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society today!
Membership in IFESS is open to all qualified individual persons, organizations, or other entities interested in the field of electrical stimulation. Applicants should contact the Secretary of IFESS.
Values and benefits
- Contribute to the promotion of the research, applications and understanding of functional electrical stimulation (FES) as it is utilized in the field of medicine, through meetings, tutorials, publications, and the exchange of information.
- Be first-hand informed about the scientific, technological and clinical state of the art and best practices in electrical stimulation and related fields.
- Get discounts for our conferences and workshops, and for events from partner organisations.
Regular Membership: Open to any individual person with a professional degree (Bachelors or Higher) working in a research, educational, commercial, or clinical environment, and directly or indirectly concerned with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). Regular Membership entitles the holder to vote in all elections.
Student Membership: Open to any individual person with full-time student status at a recognized degree-granting institution. A letter from the Dean’s Office or equivalent certifying this full-time student status must be submitted annually. Student Membership does not have voting privileges.
Corporate Membership: Open to any corporate entity that designs, produces or provides products or services relating to FES and wishes to participate in the activities of the Society. Corporate Membership does not have voting privileges.
User/Consumer Individual Membership: Open to any individual person who is either a user, potential user, or directly concerned with the care of a user or potential user of FES. User/Consumer Individual Membership does not have voting privileges.
User/Consumer Group Membership: Open to any not-for-profit entity directly or indirectly concerned with FES wishing to participate in the activities of the Society in any way. User/Consumer Membership does not have voting privileges.
Honorary Member: A special category of membership (non-voting, exempt from dues) that is bestowed upon individuals who may fall outside of the above categories, who have made a special contribution to the advancement of FES, including contributions from a non-scientific or non-medical point of view. Honorary Memberships are bestowed upon recommendation of the board of directors and approval by a majority of voting members. Honorary Membership does not have voting privileges.
Life Member: A special category of regular membership in which the member pays a substantial single dues amount representing a lifelong commitment to the Society and is entitled to lifelong membership at no additional cost thereafter. Life Membership entitles the holder to vote in all elections.
Continuing membership requires payment of annual renewal fees. All fees are in US dollars.
Please contact us to obtain detailed and updated information on annual fees for other membership categories!
Individual professionals working with FES
Full-time students at a recognized degree-granting institution
Lifelong membership at no additional cost thereafter