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There are many benefits to becoming a member of your industry Association in Australia, even as a student prior to graduation.
Here are five reasons to join your Association – The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society:
1. Free EBSCO Access
For ATMS Student and Accredited members we offer free access to the Alternative Medicine research package and the Rehabilitation Reference Centre with hundreds of evidence-based Clinical Summaries and 10,000 exercise images – a fantastic resource while you study and when you practice.
2. Lobbying on your behalf
The ATMS Directors are true advocates of Natural Medicine; we regularly head to Canberra to meet with politicians and decision makers to contribute to legislation regulating complementary medicines in Australia. ATMS collaborate with other Associations and industry heavyweights to represent the industry as a whole. We also hosting an annual event: Natural Medicine Week to raise awareness of the importance of practitioners and their therapies.
3. Find a Practitioner Tool
A practitioner referral service, this tool is available for all Accredited members. You will receive a listing on the ATMS ‘Find a Practitioner’ site with a link to your professional practice website. ATMS promote this via national media to drive awareness and promote our member practices.
4. Earn CPE points
ATMS provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) nation-wide webinars and seminars at discounted prices. As a member of ATMS, you gain access to a member portal to keep track of your CPE points, indemnity insurance and find out the latest updates.
5. Join a 30,000 strong community
Being a part of ATMS means being a part of a community of 10,000 like-minded Practitioners and a 30,000 strong consumer Facebook group.
Find out more at atms.com.au

Charles Wurf is the CEO of The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society