ASBD offers three levels of membership as detailed below.

All membership levels are based on financial calendar years, ie from July 1st to June 30th each year.

Associate membership is for nurses and allied health. It offers full website access, discounts on conference registration, access to ASBD newsletters/ educational events and a complimentary online subscription to The Breast journal.

Full membership is for physicians and surgeons and includes all the above plus voting rights at ASBD meetings.

Premium membership, also for physicians and surgeons, includes all the above plus a hard copy subscription to The Breast journal.


General membership benefits of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease include a print subscription to and / or online access to full text articles of The Breast, a peer reviewed, bimonthly journal published by Elsevier. The Breast is an international, multidisciplinary journal for clinicians, which focuses on translational and clinical research for the advancement of breast cancer prevention and therapy. The Editors welcome the submission of original research articles, systematic reviews, viewpoint and debate articles, and correspondence on all areas of pre-malignant and malignant breast disease. The Breast is a valuable source of information for surgeons, medical oncologists, gynecologists, radiation oncologists, endocrinologists, epidemiologists, radiologists, pathologists, breast care nurses, breast cancer advocates, psychologists and all those with a special interest in breast cancer.

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The Society's group subscription to The Breast is about 45 percent of the normal personal subscription. In addition, the subscription provides the Australasian Society for Breast Disease with international exposure via formal representation on the journal's editorial board, opportunity to publish Meeting abstracts and publicity for Meetings. Member subscribers also have access to discount on related Elsevier books (published under the imprints Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone, Saunders and Mosby). The resultant higher membership subscription fee is off set by the opportunity to access the highly respected journal at a very affordable rate. Members also have the option of subscribing to The Breast Journal and the Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly, at a considerably reduced rate.

Financial members are entitled to discounted registration fees for the Society's Meetings. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

Click here to view ASBD's Constitution.