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Membership Categories

Full Members | Junior Members | Full Group Members | Corresponding Members | Corresponding Junior Members | Corresponding Group Members | Corporate Members | Fellows | Corresponding Fellows | Gold Medallists and Distinguished Fellows | Retired Members & Retired Fellows | Radiographers | Membership Fees

Full Members
Full Members are physicians and scientists with an active interest and competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology, residing within the boundaries of Europe as determined by the Executive Board. They shall have the right to vote and to hold office subject to requirement. They are subject to the membership fees.

Junior Members
Junior Members are doctors who have completed their undergraduate medical training no longer than 8 years ago and are currently enrolled in post-graduate training. They shall have an active interest and/or competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology and reside in Europe. They shall have the right to vote but shall not have the right to hold office. They shall be subject to reduced membership fees.

After the expiry of the 8-year term that follows the completion of their undergraduate medical training, Junior Members will automatically become Full Members. Junior Members may apply for extension of Junior Membership status beyond the 8-year term; such extension requires the approval of the Membership Committee which shall decide in its sole discretion.

Full Group Members
Are the European National Interventional Radiology Societies. Full Group Members shall submit the list of their individual members willing to join the Society upon request by the CIRSE membership committee. The list shall include all required contact information of the individual members as well as its status regarding junior or full membership. The individual members of the Full Group Member Societies shall have equal rights and duties such as individual Full Members or Junior Members. Each Full Group Member shall collectively pay the member fees for their individual members. The amount shall be determined by the Executive Board and approved by the Executive Committee. Each year the Full Group Member shall be informed about the amount payable per capita. Payment shall be done at once and upon receipt of the respective membership fee invoice.

Corresponding Members
Are either (a) physicians and scientists with an active interest and competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology residing outside of Europe or (b) Nurses with an active interest and competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology. Corresponding Members shall neither have the right to participate in the General Assembly, nor shall they have the right to vote or to hold office. They are subject to the membership fees.

Corresponding Junior Members
Corresponding Junior Members are doctors who have completed their undergraduate medical training no longer than 8 years ago and are currently enrolled in post-graduate training. They shall have an active interest and/or competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology and reside outside of Europe. They shall neither have the right to participate in the General Assembly, nor shall they have the right to vote or to hold office. They shall be subject to reduced membership fees.

After the expiry of the 8-year term that follows the completion of their undergraduate medical training, Corresponding Junior Members will automatically become Corresponding Members. Corresponding Junior Members may apply for extension of Corresponding Junior Membership status beyond the 8-year term; such extension requires the approval of the Membership Committee which shall decide in its sole discretion.

Corresponding Group Members
Are National or International Interventional Radiology Societies not eligible for Full Group Membership. Corresponding Group Members shall submit the list of their individual members willing to join the Society upon request by the CIRSE membership committee. The list shall include all required contact information of the individual members as well as its status regarding junior and full membership. The individual members of the Corresponding Group Member Societies shall have equal rights and duties such as individual Corresponding Members or Corresponding Junior Members. They shall not have the right to vote or hold office. Each Corresponding Group Member shall collectively pay the member fees for their individual members. The amount shall be determined by the Executive Board and approved by the Executive Committee. Each year the Corresponding Group Member shall be informed about the amount payable per capita. Payment shall be done at once and upon receipt of the respective membership fee invoice.

 
Corporate Members
Are corporations or other organisations, including commercial enterprises, irrespective of their place of incorporation or headquarters, interested in the activities and objectives of the Society. Corporate Members shall nominate one representative who will act as contact person for all membership related correspondence and who may participate in the General Assembly. Corporate Members shall neither have the right to vote nor to hold office. They are subject to the membership fees. Fore more information on Corporate Membership please click here.

Fellows
Fellows are physicians and scientists residing in Europe who have made a significant contribution to interventional radiology and/or cardiovascular imaging techniques.

Full Members may apply for Fellow status five years after completion of their medical specialty training in Radiology and/or Interventional Radiology, provided that they have been a member of CIRSE for at least three years upon application. Applicants for Fellowship must have published at least five articles on a cardiovascular and interventional radiology topic, in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed scientific journals with an impact factor. Case reports and letters to the editors are excluded. Fellows have the right to vote and hold office. They are subject to the membership fees.

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Corresponding Fellows
Corresponding Fellows are physicians and scientists who either reside outside of Europe and/or have completed relevant medical specialty training other than Radiology and/or Interventional Radiology.

Members may apply for Corresponding Fellow status five years after completion of their relevant medical specialty training, provided that they have been a member of CIRSE for at least three years upon application. Applicants for Corresponding Fellowship must have made a significant contribution to interventional radiology and/or cardiovascular imaging techniques and must have published at least five articles on a cardiovascular and interventional radiology topic, in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed scientific journals with an impact factor. Case reports and letters to the editors are excluded.

Corresponding Fellows residing outside of Europe shall neither have the right to participate in the General Assembly nor to vote or to hold office.

Corresponding Fellows residing in Europe shall have the right to vote and to hold office, subject to requirements.

Corresponding Fellows are subject to the membership fees.

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Gold Medallists and Distinguished Fellows
The Gold Medal and Distinguished Fellowship are the highest honour bestowed by CIRSE. The Honours Committee shall nominate to the Executive Committee potential recipients of Distinguished Fellowship and the CIRSE Gold Medal. The recommendations shall be ratified by the Executive Committee. Gold Medallists and Distinguished Fellows residing in Europe shall have the right to vote and hold office. Gold Medallists and Distinguished Fellows residing outside of Europe shall neither have the right to participate in the General Assembly nor to vote or to hold office. Gold Medallists and Distinguished Fellows are exempt from all fees, dues and  assessments including membership fees, meeting and course fees.

Retired Members & Retired Fellows
All Members and Fellows, after complete retirement from all clinical and professional activities, may apply for Retired Member or Retired Fellow status. Retired Members and Retired Fellows are exempt from membership fees. Retired Members and Retired Fellows shall not receive the Society Journal and shall neither have the right to vote nor to hold office. Application for Retired Member or Fellowship status requires the approval of the Membership Committee which shall decide in its sole discretion.

Radiographers
Are radiographers with an active interest and competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology. Radiographers shall neither have the right to participate in the General Assembly, nor shall they have the right to vote or to hold office. They are subject to the radiographer membership fees.
 

To apply for membership of one of the abovementioned categories, please refer to Become a Member.
 
Membership Fees per capita
 
Full Membership € 250
Junior Membership € 80
Radiographers/Nurses € 80
Group Membership (online CVIR subscription) € 65*
Corresponding Group Membership (online CVIR subscription) € 55*
Corporate Membership € 3.500

* per individual member