• Membership in the Central Society is by nomination only (contact to learn how to be nominated).
  • No application fee required.
  • CSCTR membership is January 1 to December 31 each year.
  • Members are billed, following acceptance into membership, $160 per year.  Dues discounted to $110 for members with 0-5 years of experience.
  • Please refer to the CSCTR bylaws for additional information on membership categories and requirements.
  • Online Application and Instructions »

About Us

The Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research is one of the oldest and largest academic medical societies in the Midwest. It was created by distinguished academic physicians in the Midwest to:

  • Advance medical science;
  • Cultivate clinical research by the methods of the natural and behavioral sciences;
  • Correlate science with the art of medical practice;
  • Encourage scientific investigation by the medical practitioner;
  • Disseminate this science to the members by publishing research for national and international distribution and by sponsoring scientific meetings.


The membership is a Who's Who of the academic leadership of the medical schools in the Midwest. CSCTR has members throughout the Midwest U.S. and Canada.

Members may be elected from any state in the United States but typically are residents of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

If you have any questions about the eligibility for membership or the likelihood for acceptance of a young or less well-known investigator, contact CSCTR at


  • Subscription for 12 issues of Translational Research: The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine at an 88% discount of individual subscription rates
  • Nomination to membership: As a member, you have the opportunity to nominate other professionals to the CSCTR membership
  • Presentation Opportunities: The opportunity to submit yours and your junior investigator's research for inclusion in the CSCTR Annual Meeting in Chicago. The call for abstracts is automatically sent to CSCTR members
  • Publication Opportunities: Abstracts accepted for the Annual Meeting are published in their entirety in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the official publication of the American Federation for Medical Research
  • On-line Resource: The CSCTR website,, contains information and resources that will help you achieve your professional goals. You will find information about the organization, membership, the Council and the Annual Meeting as well as a membership roster and on-line membership application
  • Collegiality: The opportunity for personal contact and interaction with colleagues with similar interest.