Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers

Membership in APOSW

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APOSW is a diverse organization with an internationally-based membership.  APOSW includes social workers and allied health professionals working in hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, private practice and organizations which provide support and treatment to children and young adults with cancer and their families.  APOSW members share a common cause: enhancing the psychosocial well-being of pediatric and young adult cancer patients and their families by advancing pediatric psychosocial care through clinical social work practice, research, advocacy, education, and program development.

Membership Levels

Institutional Discount

APOSW is pleased to offer a 10% discount when 8 or more members of the same Institution join or renew at the same time, submitting their applications together with payment in the form of one check.

To receive this discount, application forms cannot be processed online.

Regular Full Member:
New Membership/Renewal fee $95:
Individuals with a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree in social work who are currently or have previously worked in the field of pediatric oncology.

Associate Member: Individuals who are non-social work professionals and share in the APOSW mission to support and care for children with cancer.
Membership/Renewal fee $75.

Non-North American:
Membership/Renewal fee $50.

Honorary Member: Individuals selected by the Board of Directors in recognition of one's efforts and interest in the work of the Association.
Membership/Renewal fee waived.

Student Member: Individuals who are attending an accredited undergraduate or graduate school of social work. (Must supply proof of status at time of application if mailed, or sent separately if application submitted on-line.)
Membership/Renewal fee $50.

Retired Member:
Membership/Renewal fee $50.

Secure Online Membership Application/Renewal Form (Credit cards only)
Membership/Renewal Application form (PDF)
2 Year Regular Member (Savings $15) - $175 (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)
3 Year Regular Member (Savings $45) - $240 (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)

Membership Year

The APOSW membership year is effective from today, or the postmark date of the Membership/Renewal Application form (PDF) and fee when mailed to the Membership Committee Chair, whichever is later. Irrespective of the start date of one's APOSW membership, APOSW membership and benefits expire December 31st, 2019. APOSW membership must be renewed annually for uninterrupted receipt of member benefits.

For membership information or renewal, please contact the
APOSW Membership Committee Chair.

Secure Online Membership Application/Renewal Form
(Credit cards only)

Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to the APOSW listserv, with access to colleagues who share common interests. For those social workers who work in isolation, it provides the opportunity to collaborate and consult with others in the field.

  • Password protected access to "Member Only" sections of including:
    • Online Membership Directory
    • Special Interest Working Group Information
    • Resources - including assessment tools
    • Opportunities - Grant and Research Opportunities
    • Advocacy Information
    • Research Information
    • News/APOSW Newsletter
    • Self-managed member profile

  • Selected mailings and notices regarding new resources, conferences, etc

  • Reduced registration fees at the Annual APOSW Conference

  • Voting privileges as outlined in the APOSW bylaws on all organizational issues


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