• 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.
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About Us

The Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research is one of the oldest 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.

Membership Eligibility

Membership is open to individuals who have accomplished original investigation in the clinical or translational sciences and who enjoys an unimpeachable moral standing in his/her profession.  Candidate should provide at least two (2) publications demonstrating significant research as a primary investigator. 

Members are academic leaders of medical schools in the Midwest although CSCTR has members throughout the U.S. and Canada.  CSCTR defines Midwest as 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.  However, members may be elected from anywhere.


  • 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 Midwest Clinical and Translational Research Meeting are published in their entirety in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the official publication of the American Federation for Medical Research; Members are encouraged to submit abstracts to Translational Research: The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • 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.

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