Membership FAQs

If you don’t see your question answered below, please call us at 301-657-1291 or email us at We’re eager to get you the answers you need to decide whether an AMIA membership is right for you.

Who can become an individual member of AMIA?

AMIA’s 5,000+ members are subject matter experts in the science and practice of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education and policy. Individual members include:

  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other clinicians
  • Researchers and educators
  • Biomedical and health science librarians
  • Advanced students pursuing a career in informatics
  • Scientists and developers
  • Government officials and policymakers
  • Consultants and industry professionals
  • Students

AMIA also welcomes academic institutions as members of its Academic Forum and corporate members.


I am recently retired and wish to maintain my relationship with AMIA. Does AMIA offer a retired membership option?

Yes, AMIA has a retired membership category for individual retirees (age 65+) who have been regular members for at least two years or longer.

Why can’t I log in?

Your username is the email address used when your profile was created. If you cannot remember which email address you used to create your profile, please contact Member Services at 301-657-1291.

If you forgot your password, go to, and click Forgot Password in the login box in the upper right corner of the page. You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password. Alternatively, visit this link:

How do I access the AMIA membership directory?

The AMIA Member Directory is located inside the AMIA Connect Online Member Community at Use of the directory is strictly prohibited for commercial, institutional or financial use, including recruitment and/or bulk collection of data. If you suspect that your Member Directory information is being used inappropriately, please contact the AMIA office.

The AMIA Member Directory is an AMIA member benefit and requires log-in access:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Sign In button at the top right of the page and log into your AMIA account.
  3. Navigate to the Directory tab.
  4. Choose from Basic Search or Advanced Search to find members by name, location, group, expertise, profession, and occupational setting.

How do I access JAMIA?

JAMIA access is an AMIA member benefit and requires log-in access:

  1. Go to
  2. og into your AMIA account if prompted.
  3. Click the Journal Access Center link at the top of the page.
  4. Click the JAMIA link.


I renewed later in the year. Why does my membership expire on 12/31?

AMIA’s memberships are calendar year memberships. Memberships purchased prior to 11/1 will expire on 12/31 of the year they were purchased. If your intention is for your membership to be for the following calendar year, please contact us at and we will make that adjustment for you.

If you plan to take advantage of the member rate to one of AMIA's meetings, you must have an active membership at the time of the meeting. Refunds for membership must be received within 7 days and will be assessed a $50 service fee. If a membership is purchased in conjunction with a meeting registration and the meeting has passed, a refund is not applicable.

How do I join a working group?

Working groups and all AMIA communities are located inside AMIA Connect Online Member Community at

Working groups are an AMIA member benefit and require log-in access:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Sign In button at the top right of the page and log into your AMIA account.
  3. Select the Communities tab and select Browse All Communities in the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the ‘All Community Types’ drop-down menu and select ‘Working Groups.’
  5. Join a working group by clicking the blue Join button or explore the group by clicking its title.


How do I join AMIA?

We’re thrilled that you’ve made the decision to join! We pledge to do everything we can to make this a productive and rewarding year for you.

There are a few different ways you can join AMIA:

  • Visit the Join AMIA page, click Create an account and follow the steps to join online.
  • Print and fill out this AMIA Memership Application membership application then, mail it with payment to AMIA at PO Box 412989, Boston, MA 02241-2989.
  • Call 301-657-1291.


How do I renew my AMIA membership?

There are a few different ways you can renew your AMIA membership:

  • Visit the My Memberships page in AMIA Central, log into your account if prompted and click the Renew Online link at the bottom of the page.
  • Return the invoice we mailed you along with payment to PO Box 412989, Boston, MA 02241-2989.
  • Call 301-657-1291.