Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
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CIRSE takes pride in building close relationships with national IR societies as well as individual members and offers a number of tailor-made membership options to ideally fit every applicant.

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 hold office subject to requirement. They are subject to the membership fees.

Corresponding Members

Corresponding Members are either physicians and scientists with an active interest and competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology residing outside of Europe or nurses with an active interest and competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology. Corresponding Members do not have the right to attend the General Assembly, vote or hold office. They are subject to the membership fees.

Junior Members

Junior Members are doctors with an active interest and/or competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology who completed their undergraduate medical training no longer than 8 years ago and are currently enrolled in post-graduate training and reside in Europe. They have the right to vote, but not to hold office. They are 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 decides in its sole discretion.

Corresponding Junior Members

Corresponding Junior Members are doctors with an active interest and/or competence in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology who completed their undergraduate medical training no longer than 8 years ago and are currently enrolled in post-graduate training and reside outside of Europe. They do not have the right to attend the general assembly, vote or hold office. They are 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 decides in its sole discretion.

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 cardiovascular and interventional radiology topics 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 do not have the right to attend the General Assembly, vote or 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.

Full Group Members

The European national interventional radiology societies have all joined CIRSE as full Group Members. The members of these full group member societies have the same rights and duties as individual Full Members or Junior Members. Each full group member must collectively pay the member fees for their members.

Corresponding Group Members

Corresponding Group Members are national or international interventional radiology societies not eligible for full group membership. Corresponding Group Members must submit the list of their individual members willing to join CIRSE upon request by the CIRSE Membership Committee. The list must 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 have the same rights and duties such as Corresponding Members or Corresponding Junior Members who have applied individually. They do not have the right, vote or hold office.

Student Members

Student Members are undergraduate students with an interest in cardiovascular and/or interventional radiology, who have started their first university degree programme no longer than 8 years ago and are currently still enrolled in this programme. Students who have previously graduated from a medical, technical or natural sciences university and are eligible for any other CIRSE membership type are not eligible for student membership. Student members do not have the right to vote or to hold office. Student membership automatically ends on the 31 December of the year in which the student graduates. Former Student Members can become Junior Members if they fulfill the required criteria.

Corporate Members

Are corporations or other organisations, including commercial enterprises, irrespective of their place of incorporation or headquarters, interested in CIRSE’s activities and objectives. Corporate Members shall nominate one representative who will act as contact person for all membership related correspondence and who may attend the General Assembly. Corporate members do not have the right to vote or hold office. They are subject to the membership fees.

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Membership typeAnnual fee per individual member
Full Membership€250
Corresponding Membership€250
Junior Membership€80
Corresponding Junior Membership€80
Radiographers/Nurses€80
Group Membership
(incl. online CVIR subscription)
€65
Corresponding Group Membership
(incl. online CVIR subscription)
€55
Corporate Membership€3,500