Renew Your Membership

Thank you for your membership in EAST! As the end of the year approaches, be sure to renew your 2024 membership by December 31st to retain your member benefits and stay a part of our community of more than 3,400 members. 

We are working every day to ensure that our members have access to the professional, educational, and leadership growth opportunities needed to excel in their careers and provide optimal care for their patients. Visit the the Member Benefits' page to learn more about the advantages you enjoy as an EAST member and renew your membership today!

Renewing is easy with these options:

  1. Online: Sign-in to your EAST member profile and follow the prompts to renew.

  2. Phone: Call the management office at 312-202-5214 for credit card payments.

  3. Mail: Sign-in to your EAST member profile to print your invoice and remit to the address listed on the form.

Email if you have any questions or need your log-in information.


Enroll in auto-renewal of your EAST membership when you pay your dues this year.  Check the box that reads, "I would like to opt in for automatic recurring dues payments," at check out.  Opt-out at anytime by visiting the Payment History page in your member profile or contact

Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Subscription

As an EAST member, you can subscribe to the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery for a discounted annual rate of $100 for 2024. Select this option when you renew and be sure to update your contact information. Your subscription will be mailed to the preferred mailing address on file. 

Forgot to add your subscription when you renewed? Contact us at

Update Your Contact Information

Update your email, mailing address, and phone number so that we can communicate with you about your member benefits. It's easy to update your contact information:

  • Sign-in to your EAST member profile and review and update your information.
  • Contact us at
  • Call us at 312-202-5508.
  • Update your information on your invoice when you mail it back to us.

Email if you have any questions or need your log-in information.


Have you retired from practice? Members who have retired from full-time practice may be eligible for a change in membership status to Emeritus.  Emeritus members do not pay annual membership dues.

Per the EAST Bylaws, "Emeritus members shall not vote, hold office or serve on Committees and Taskforces. They may attend the Association’s annual business meetings and all other Association functions open to Association members."

Please contact for more information.

Recently Board Certified

Are you a Provisional member who has recently become board certified in surgery? Email a copy of your board certificate or letter from the Board documenting successful completion of the oral exam to EAST so that we may convert you to Active membership. You may email this information to

It is to your advantage to become an Active member, as Active members are able to vote, serve on all EAST Committees and hold office - functions that Provisional members cannot perform. Learn more by reviewing the EAST Bylaws.


Has your  membership been resigned due to non-payment?  You are welcome to re-join. Applications are accepted annually between July 1st and November 15th. Visit the Join EAST page and reapply. We have streamlined the membership application process and no longer require letters of recommendation. It only takes a few minutes to apply!

Contact if you have any questions.

Delinquent Payments

Member renewals are required annually to maintain your membership in EAST. Renewals for 2024 are due by December 31, 2023. If a member fails to pay the applicable dues by January 1st , they will be considered delinquent in their payment, but remain in good standing and provided a grace period until the end of February of said membership year to pay their dues. 

If a member fails to pay their dues on or before the end of February of said membership year, their membership shall be automatically suspended until their dues are paid in full.  During any period of suspension, the suspended member shall not enjoy any membership rights or privileges. 

If a suspended member fails to pay their dues by June 30th of said membership year, the member will be deemed to have voluntarily terminated their membership as of July 1st, without having to provide notice of the same.  Thereafter, the terminated member shall be required to reapply for membership in the same manner as any individual seeking to become a member for the first time. Dues are non-refundable.

Please visit the Membership Dues & Standing Policy page for additional information.