Membership Benefits

Fully paid up members will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Reduction of FIDSSA Congress fee of 75% of the annual FIDSSA membership fee
  • Receipt of a hard copy of the Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
  • Ordinary members will be granted voting privileges and eligibility for election to the Federation Council, Executive Committee or respective Council or Board of the individual Societies.
  • Eligibility for financial assistance (as per individual society constitutions) for training, seminars etc.
  • Access to Antibiotic Surveillance Data
  • Access to ‘Case of the Month' and CPD points attached to this activity
  • FIDSSA NewsFlash – NICD Communique, event announcements including conferences, epidemic updates etc
  • Quarterly FIDSSA Newsletter including contributions from all 6 societies
  • Access to Discussion forums run by individual societies
  • Access to ListServe Q&A response (in development)

Membership Categories and Fees

Category Criteria Fee for Doctors Fee for Nurses & Allied Professionals
Ordinary Granted to medical practitioners, nurses, medical scientists, medical technologists and pharmacists who have made a contribution to the discipline of infectious diseases, infection control, microbiology or virology and who are registered with the South African Medical and Dental Council or other equivalent bodies R500 - (1 Year Membership)
R900 - (2 Year Membership)
R350 - (1 Year Membership)
R630 - (2 Year Membership)
Associate Other interested parties such as members of the pharmaceutical industry involved with aspects of infectious diseases, lay healthcare workers and students who do not fully meet the criteria for ordinary membership
Honorary Any member of the Societies, seconded by two other members of the specific Society may nominate a person or persons for election as honorary members on the grounds of significant national or international contribution to microbiology, virology, infectious diseases, infection control thereof, or to the Federation. The Council shall consider such nominations. Honorary membership is retained for life and whilst honorary members will not be eligible for office, they may assist in policy development.

How to Subscribe to FIDSSA

Online Application
Click here to register online

Cheques should be made out to the “Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies”. If payment is made by direct deposit or electronic transfer, please mark the deposit slip clearly with your Initial and Surname and fax a copy to 0866 349 839, or e-mail info@fidssa.co.za

Postal Address
P.O. Box 17092

Accepted Methods of Payment:
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card

Banking details:
Standard Bank,
Branch: Jan Smuts
Branch code: 004205
Account No: 001894986