Membership & Membership Application

The Southeast Thoracic Association (SETA), the medical section of the American Lung Association of the Southeast, Inc., is composed of physicians, researchers, nurses, respiratory therapists and other health care professionals who work in academic institutions, private practices, hospitals and scientific research settings throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Member Benefits:

  • Member Website – an online resource providing to members current communications, event information and shared resources. A Membership Directory is available by request.
  • SETA eNEWS- an electronic publication where members can publish, post and be informed.
  • Preferred Rates – at the annual Tri-State Conference and Pulmonary WinterCourse CME programs. The programs provide excellent opportunities for learning, presenting and networking.
  • Registration Fee Waived – for Associate members attending the Tri-State Conference or Pulmonary WinterCourse with an Active member (one-to-one, same Division or practice).
  • Membership provides the opportunity to contribute to efforts of the American Lung Association of the Southeast, Inc. in the areas of education, advocacy and research review and recommendation.


Candidates for Active, Associate (independently or as part of a Divisional/Practice application), and Senior membership shall submit an Application for Membership, curriculum vitae or biosketch and, as applicable, payment of dues.

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SETA Membership Dues Renewal

Membership Categories:

Membership in this Association shall consist of five (5) categories: Active, Associate, Divisional/Practice, Senior and Honorary. 

Active Members

Active members of this Association shall be elected from those physicians in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina holding either a doctor of medicine (MD), a doctor of osteopathy (DO) or a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree.  All must have evidenced an interest in lung disease.

Only Active members shall vote or hold office.

Their applications shall be reviewed by the Membership Committee and, if their qualifications are found to be in order, may be elected by a majority vote of those present at the Annual Meeting.

Associate Members

Associate members shall be limited to physician assistants, nurses, paramedical personnel, graduate students, medical students, interns, residents and fellows during their period of training, respiratory therapists, pulmonary technicians, and other qualified health care personnel. Associate membership includes all privileges of Active membership, except for voting and holding office.

A candidate for Associate membership shall be recommended by his/her chief of service and approved by the Chairman of the Membership Committee or his/her designee.  When eligible, an Associate member may request transfer to Active membership.  This change of membership shall be granted upon election by the Membership Committee.

Divisional/Practice Membership

This category allows members of an academic Division or a private practice to provide member benefits to each employee as defined in the Active and Associate member categories. All such individuals must be under the employ of the same organization and share a work address. The Division or practice shall designate a maximum of 10 Active members to serve as voting members.

Senior Members

Active members who have retired and do not require CME credits may request the Membership Committee, in writing, for transfer to Senior membership.  Senior members shall have all the privileges of Active members with the exception of voting and holding office.

Honorary Members

Honorary members shall be those individuals who have obtained special recognition in respiratory diseases.  They shall be recommended for membership by the Membership and/or Executive Committee, and elected by a majority vote of the membership at the Annual Meeting of the Association.  They shall not be entitled to vote or to hold office.