Membership of the Society is open to Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals working in Europe, who have a prime interest in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. By this it is assumed that they will spend at least 50% of their time working in the sub-speciality and will have published in the field. Interested radiologists need to apply online. Their application will be forwarded to the membership committee who will approve the application within 10 working days. Applicants will then become provisional members, who enjoy the same benefits as ordinary members such as reduced registration fees for annual meetings/workshops and receiving newsletters. During the General Assembly (at the ESGAR Annual Meeting) following the application, the provisional members will be officially approved as ordinary members and will consequently be granted the right to vote during future General Assemblies. In addition Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals from outside of the continent of Europe can be considered for corresponding membership by the same criteria.
Central ESGAR Office
AT - 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 535 89 27
Fax: +43 1 535 70 37
Chairman of the Membership Committe
Prof.Dr. Thomas Helmberger
Städtisches Klinikum München GmbH
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,
Neuroradiology and Nuclearmedicine
Englschalkinger Str. 77
DE - 81925 Munich, Germany
Active membership of the Society is open to European Radiologists, Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals who have a prime interest in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology and and related research areas.
Annual Membership fee: € 140.00
Residents can become junior members whilst training for specialisation in General Radiology and/or training for Sub-specialisation in (1) Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology and/or (2) Interventional Radiology. Application for Junior Membership must be accompanied by a confirmation about the residency status of the applicant, signed by the head of the department. Junior Membership is valid for three years at maximum or will end once the residency in radiology is terminated. Junior members have the right to vote but not to hold office. They shall be subject to congress fees and shall pay a reduced membership fee.
Annual Membership fee: € 55.00
Corresponding Membership is open to Radiologists Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals engaged in practice, teaching or research and with a special competence in Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research areas, residing outside Europe.
Annual Membership fee: € 140.00
Associate Membership is open to Radiographers, Nurses, Technicians with special interest in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology.
Annual Membership fee: € 55.00
Corporations or other organisations, including commercial enterprises, interested in the activities and objectives of the society, contributing to the Society by funding.
Membership Application Terms
All new membership applications have to be approved by the General Assembly. Please allow 10 days processing time for new membership applications.
ESGAR is responsible for delivering a high quality of education in gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology. The ESGAR meetings, courses and workshops are all well known to its members and radiologists all over the world. The increasing number of attendees to the ESGAR meetings indicates that there is a growing need for subspecialised education and recognition in gastrointestinal radiology. Because nowadays high quality care is through a multidisciplinary and dedicated approach, there is a strong demand for a high level of expertise of abdominal radiologists.
As a new service to its members, ESGAR introduces the “ESGAR Certificates of Subspecialty Recognition”. These certificates offer a recognition at European level for radiologists who have reached a subspecialised level of knowledge in abdominal radiology, who are keen to maintain this level through continuous education and involvement in the field. The programme follows a system of earned recognitions including active involvement in abdominal radiology practice as well as in education and research.
The ESGAR Certificates of Subspecialty Recognition Programme includes two levels:
ESGAR Certificate of Distinction (Level I) and Certificate of Excellence (Level II)
These levels represent the stages of qualification and involvement as abdominal subspecialised radiologist.
The certificate is given for a period of five years. After five years, the certificate can be renewed provided that the criteria and requirements have been fulfilled. ESGAR Members certified as Level II can be selected to be ESGAR Fellows (active members, for at least 3 years, who have made a significant contribution to abdominal and gastrointestinal radiology and related research areas) after the proposal of the Executive Committee.
LEVEL I – ESGAR CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION
ESGAR Members (active, corresponding) fulfilling the threshold according to the scoring
system of at least 15 points.
LEVEL II – ESGAR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
ESGAR Members (active, corresponding) fulfilling the threshold
according to the scoring system of at least 40 points.
Please download the application form, fill in and send it together with the requested supporting letters by e-mail to the Membership Committee Chairman, Prof. Thomas Helmberger
Active members, for at least 3 years, who have made a significant contribution to Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research areas, who hold the level II ESGAR certificate of excellence (see subspecialty recognition) AND who actively participate in the activities in the Society. A Fellow should be involved in daily practice or teaching or research, predominantly in this field
Corresponding members (members residing outside of Europe), for at least 3 years, who have made a significant contribution to Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research areas, who hold the level II ESGAR certificate of excellence (see subspecialty recognition) AND who actively participate in the activities in the Society. A corresponding fellow should be involved in daily practice or teaching or research, predominantly in this field
If you wish to become a fellow of ESGAR, please e-mail the Membership Committee Chairman, Prof. Thomas Helmberger.