SHEA Membership

SHEA’s members are the cornerstone of how we achieve our vision of providing safe healthcare for all. Membership in SHEA connects you to a network of healthcare professionals in the fields of healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship, infection control and prevention, and infectious diseases who are passionate about promoting the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance within their own healthcare settings.

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Member Benefits

Advance Your Career with Professional Development
  • Collaborate and share knowledge through committees, special interest groups, writing groups and other volunteer opportunities
  • Get recognized as a clinician, professor, researcher, or infection preventionist through a variety of awards and scholarship opportunities
  • Find your next career opportunity by using SHEA’s online career center and job board
  • Interact with global members and experts by participating in online conversations using MySHEA, an online networking community, with growing opportunities to share ideas, request feedback, access the member database, and participate in the community
  • Broaden your reach by participating in SHEA’s growing media presence in scientific and mainstream media that draws on member experts
Learn on Topics that are Specific to the Infection Prevention/Antibiotic Stewardship Community
  • Access clinical guidelines and practice resources relevant for the specialty
  • Attend in person educational events like SHEA’s Spring Conference, IDWeek, and more for continuous learning opportunities at a member’s only discounted rate
  • Explore online learning tools at a time that’s convenient to you on LearningCE
  • Read expert opinions on leading research published in scientific journals and current events with a monthly subscription to our online newsletter, SHEA News
Drive the Research and Science Behind the “Why”
  • Connect with cutting edge science with a monthly subscription and online access (including historical access) to Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE), SHEA’s monthly scientific journal
  • Submit abstracts to the SHEA Spring Conference and IDWeek on relevant scientific research
  • Submit your own research to ICHE for publishing
  • Participate in national and international multi-center research projects to help address the burning issues in the specialty by signing for the SHEA Research Network
Advocate for the Field Using Your Expertise
  • Add your voice to our advocacy efforts on relevant federal and regulatory policy
  • Provide expertise that’s relevant to advancing key regulatory initiatives critical for the specialty
  • Commit to the epidemiology/infection preventionists role in today’s key issues – infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, outbreak management, patient safety and more

Member Categories

We recognize that the cost of membership can be a barrier particularly for underserved areas across the globe. If you are unable to pay the full membership fee, please email Lorenzo Brady to discuss.

Full Member

This membership category is for people with an advanced degree, or those who feel they qualify through work experience as an expert in the field of Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Control, or Antimicrobial Stewardship. Full members are eligible to vote in our election cycle, volunteer for our Board of Directors, and our standing committees, as well as other task forces and short-term projects.


  • Domestic: $355
  • International: $355
  • Middle Income Economy: $165
  • Developing Economy: $30
Associate Member

This membership category is for individuals who do not hold an advanced degree, but work in Infection control, Epidemiology, or Stewardship, or administrative staff who would benefit from our educational content and journal subscription. Associate members may vote in elections but are not eligible for committee appointment or nomination to the Board of Trustees.


  • Domestic: $255
  • International: $255
  • Middle Income Economy: $165
  • Developing Economy: $30

This membership category is for post-doctoral program participants, who are specializing in Infection Control, Epidemiology, or Antimicrobial Stewardship. A Member-in-Training is not eligible for voting, nomination to our Board of Trustees, or volunteering except when applying to SHEA committees under the Fellow Program.


  • Domestic: $70
  • International: $70
  • Middle Income Economy: $55
  • Developing Economy: $15
Corporate Member

Individuals employed by businesses or industry related to healthcare epidemiology. Individuals employed by a corporate entity who also qualify for full membership should apply under this category. Corporate members do not have voting rights and may not serve on a committee or as part of our Board of Trustees.


  • Domestic: $385
  • International: $385
  • Middle Income Economy: $190
  • Developing Economy: $80

Contact Lorenzo Brady at if you encounter any issues with your online application. If you are renewing or reactivating your membership, please do not use the online application form.

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