Membership - Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry


The Aims of the Society are

  • to facilitate the advancement of neurochemistry and related neuroscience disciplines particularly in the asia-pacific region
  • to foster the education and development of neurochemists, particularly of young and emerging investigators
  • together with the ISN sister neurochemistry societies, we aim to disseminate information about neurochemistry and neurochemists’ activities throughout the world.

The APSN Meetings

As an international society, we choose meeting locations throughout the countries in the asia pacific region. Travel grants for young investigators to attend the meetings are available by application. Postdoctoral applicants should have received their Ph.D. or M.D. no more than 10 years ago. The travel grants are advertised in the APSN website nearing the date of APSN Meetings.

Membership Application


At APSN, we appreciate your application to become a member and to participate in the many academic events that we offer. However, we may be inundated with high numbers of applications over certain peak periods (for e.g., a few weeks below conference registration deadlines), resulting in delays in processing your application. To minimize such issues, you can help by observing the following points:


  1. 1.  Apply in advance of any anticipated attendance of ISN / APSN conferences.

2.  Apply for the right membership: If you are no longer a fulltime student, you should apply as Full Member even if you do not have a postgraduate degree.

3.  Please note that your membership category follows your current affiliation, not your country of citizenship. For example, if you are an Indian national working or studying at a university in Japan, your membership will be considered under Category 1.

  1. 4.  Please upload valid supporting documents. For example, if you are applying as a new Student Member, you need a current year’s Student ID or Proof of Studentship letter from your supervisor, as well as a CV. During busy periods, we apologize in advance for not sending reminders on incomplete applications.  
  2. 5.  If you are requesting for APSN’s sponsorship of your ISN membership application, please ensure you have a current APSN membership before you apply for sponsorship at ISN. APSN memberships are renewable every two years. During busy periods, we apologize in advance for rejecting your sponsorship requests without sending reminders if you do not have a current APSN membership.  


To apply for new or renew your membership, please fill in the fields below

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* If you are an existing member, please enter your ID.

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Upon completing and click "send", payment details will be sent to your indicated email address. Your application will be reviewed within 7 working days and, if approved, an email will be sent to you with an invoice on which payment instructions (via PayPal) for membership dues will be provided.


If you have any questions, please contact the APSN treasurer (このメールアドレスはスパムボットから保護されています。閲覧するにはJavaScriptを有効にする必要があります。).

(Applications through a form via email will be returned to applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications via this new portal)

Explanatory Notes

1. APSN Membership:

 DefinitionRight to voteRight to hold office
Regular Member Professor, Research Fellow and Post-doctorate. Yes Yes
Student member A registered student (Master or Doctor course) of a recognized university. No No
Corporate member A corporation in business related to Neurochemistry or Neuroscience. No No

2. APSN Membership Dues

The dues are charged to each member EVERY TWO YEARS. In view of large divergence in the economic status of Asian-Pacific nations, there will be 4 different dues categories.

List of Membership Dues Categories:
 Category 1Category 2Category 3Category 4
Regular Member USD $70 USD $50 USD $30 USD $20
Corporate member $100 USD


  • Only individual paid-up members can enjoy the reduced registration fees at the APSN Meetings.
  • The payment is for TWO YEARS and will not be broken down to monthly payment OR yearly payment
  • The 2-year membership system was implemented in January 2019.


Once you become an APSN member, You can become an ISN member without further payment. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM. You will still need to go to the ISN website ( Please create an ISN account and then apply for ISN membership according to the instructions given. Following that, please send an email to "Treasurer APSN" ( このメールアドレスはスパムボットから保護されています。閲覧するにはJavaScriptを有効にする必要があります。 ) AND attach your APSN membership certificate. You also have to renew your ISN membership every year, if you have two-year APSN membership.

3. Payment

Credit Card

APSN uses a Credit Card payment system through PayPal for membership fee collection. Upon registration and uploading required documents, a URL address for payment will be emailed to you to proceed to transact securely. The system accepts major credit cards VISA and Master-Card.


The receipt/acknowledgement of successful payment (Credit Card via PayPal) should then be sent by the member to the APSN Treasurer (このメールアドレスはスパムボットから保護されています。閲覧するにはJavaScriptを有効にする必要があります。) to confirm the payment and membership.
Only individual paid-up members can enjoy the reduced registration fees at the APSN Meetings.

4. Membership Dues Categories

High-income economies
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Darussalam, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Islands Islands, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, Nevis, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Virgin Islands (U.S.).
Upper-middle-income economies
Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Rep., Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Venezuela.
Lower-middle-income economies
Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon,Congo, Dem.Rep., Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El-Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, São Tomé and Principe, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen and Zambia.
Low-income economies
Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem.Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, N Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe

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