Professional Organization Membership and Fee Requests

We may provide support for professional societies dedicated to promoting medicine and improving public health. Professional societies serve and promote ethics, education and clinical standards for the medical profession, and are involved in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines to improve quality care.

We receive many worthwhile requests. Unfortunately, due to budget limitations, we are unable to fund them all. It is important to note that past funding does not guarantee future approval and that submissions can be approved at an amount less than the requested amount. Do not assume that a request has been approved. Requestors will receive an email notification of approval or denial after the Boston Scientific committee has made its decisions.

The U.S. Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires all pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device manufacturers – like Boston Scientific – to report annually to the U.S. government payments and transfers of value made to U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals. This could include educational and research grants and charitable donations. 
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Professional Organization Fee Requirements

  1. A completed Boston Scientific Professional Organization Membership/Fee application using our online tool
  2. A letter of request including mission statement or description of organization and the benefits that Boston Scientific will receive from membership (e.g., free access to a newsletter, etc.)
  3. Completed W-9 form (W-9 forms can be found on the IRS website.)

Boston Scientific employees can also complete the Professional Organization Membership/Fee application on behalf of health care institutions, medical societies, national associations and academic medical centers. Employees should refer to the Corporate intranet for more details.

Please note: We cannot review incomplete submissions. A Boston Scientific employee may contact you with questions or if any information is missing.