MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Membership in the National Network of Depression Centers is available in two categories — Center of Excellence Member and Associate Member. Follow the links below to learn more about each category and the benefits of becoming a member.

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CENTER OF EXCELLENCE MEMBER

This membership level forms the core of the Network, providing leadership in clinical delivery, research and education through a commitment to the development of Comprehensive Depression Centers. Center of Excellence members meet the following criteria:

• Academic institution or an entity within an academic institution in the US
• Have or plan to establish a comprehensive depression center
• Has expertise to bring and a commitment to the NNDC vision, mission, and goals
• Meet all six criteria for “Centers of Excellence”

  1. Supports a Comprehensive Depression Center (or is in the process of establishing)
  2. Has achieved a critical mass of multi-disciplinary experts, clinical delivery, research, and education
  3. Partners with diverse schools and departments with an interdisciplinary orientation
  4. Provides community outreach, education, and training
  5. Actively participates in Network collaborations
  6. Makes in-kind contributions to support Network initiatives

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE MEMBER BENEFITS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPRESENTATION
  • Governance and scientific advisory leadership opportunities

NNDC PATIENT REGISTRY PROGRAM
  • Large-scale registry collecting standardized monitoring with support for meaningful participation
NNDC RESEARCH, EDUCATIONAL & MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Innovative, large-scale, multi-site research opportunities
  • Global depression organization collaborations
  • Network grant opportunities
  • Developing business partnerships
  • Continuing education program: educational workshops and opportunity to distribute education modules via network
NNDC CONFERENCE
  • Annual scientific symposia where leading researchers and clinicians exchange ideas to advance the field
  • Presentation and program committee opportunities
  • Conference hosting opportunities
  • Emerging Scholar travel grant opportunities
  • Complimentary member registration
  • Poster session opportunities
  • CME credit

NNDC NATIONAL PROMOTION
  • Provides increased visibility and public profile
  • National outreach and public relations programs
  • Social media and blog participation
  • Collective voice in public policy formation
  • Professional networking and idea/information sharing with network
NNDC TASK GROUPS
  • Opportunities to lead and participate
  • Multi-disciplinary, cross-institutional teams of leading researchers and clinicians doing groundbreaking work
  • Treatment guideline development
  • Mentorship opportunities
NNDC SUPPORT SERVICES
  • Development support for your center
  • Program funding*
  • Subscription to monthly e-newsletters
  • Access to job board posting
  • Access to NNDC nationwide referral options

*The NNDC may occasionally provide funding to Center of Excellence members for competitively-awarded projects, contract services, or patient registry program support. The NNDC does not reimburse the sponsoring institution for any overhead or indirect costs associated with these funded initiatives.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

This membership level provides an opportunity for academic institutions, multi-center mental health programs or agencies in the US to join with the Centers of Excellence members to advance the vision, mission and goals of the NNDC.  Associate members meet the following criteria:

  • Academic institution, multi-center mental health program or agency in the US
  • Has expertise to bring and a commitment to the NNDC vision, mission, and goals
  • Meet all five criteria for “Associate Membership”
  1. Provides expertise in at least one of the following areas: clinical delivery, research, education
  2. Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to treatment and research
  3. Provides community outreach, education, and/or training
  4. Actively participates in Network collaborations
  5. Makes in-kind contributions to support Network initiatives

ASSOCIATE MEMBER BENEFITS

NNDC NATIONAL PROMOTION
  • Provides increased visibility and public profile
  • National outreach and public relation programs
  • Social media and blog participation
  • Collective voice in public policy formation
  • Professional networking and idea/information sharing with network

NNDC TASK GROUPS
  • Opportunities to participate
  • Multi-disciplinary cross-institutional teams of leading researchers and clinicians doing groundbreaking work
  • Treatment guideline development
  • Mentorship opportunities
NNDC RESEARCH, EDUCATIONAL & MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Innovative, large-scale, multi-site research opportunities
  • Global depression organization collaborations
  • Network grant opportunities
  • Continuing education program
NNDC CONFERENCE
  • Annual scientific symposia where leading researchers and clinicians exchange ideas to advance the field
  • Complimentary member registration (2 included)
  • Discount member registration rate
  • Poster session opportunities
  • CME credit

NNDC PATIENT REGISTRY PROGRAM
  • Large-scale registry collecting standardized monitoring
  • Opportunity to apply for inclusion
  • Access to data for research purposes
NNDC SUPPORT SERVICES
  • Subscription to monthly e-newsletters
  • Access to NNDC nationwide referral options
  • Access to job board postings