Membership of the Society is open to Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals in Europe and outside Europe who have a prime interest in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology.
Candidates for Membership shall apply via the ESGAR account. The Membership Committee reviews the applications. Candidates for Junior membership (c) must provide a proof of training status together with application. Between General Assemblies, candidates for membership are provisionally accepted by the Membership Committee, and these candidates shall enjoy the same benefits as confirmed members, excepting the right to vote. Such provisional members are then ratified (or rejected in exceptional circumstances) at the next subsequent General Assembly.
Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals engaged in European practice (i.e. clinical practice and/or education and/or research) with a special interest in Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research areas.
Annual Membership Fee: € 150.00 as of 2023
Physicians, Scientists and other Professionals engaged in clinical practice (i.e. clinical practice and/or education and/or research) outside Europe and with a special interest in Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research areas residing outside Europe.
Annual Membership Fee: € 150.00 as of 2023
Residents (in Europe or residing outside Europe) can become junior members while training for specialisation in General Radiology and/or training for subspecialisation in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology and/or Interventional Radiology and/or while training for other medical specialties.
Annual Membership Fee: € 75.00 as of 2023
Corporations or other organisations, including commercial enterprises, interested in the activities and objectives of the society, contributing to the Society by funding. For further information please contact the ESGAR Office.
Membership Application Terms:
All new membership applications have to be approved by the General Assembly. Please note, that the Membership payment is valid for the period of the ESGAR fiscal year which is the calendar year, from January the 1st to December the 31st.
ESGAR has 2 734 Members as of January 3, 2023.
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 Chair, Dr. Damien Tolan.
Active members, for at least 3 years, who have made a significant contribution to Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research and education. A Fellow should be engaged in daily practice and/or teaching and/or research, predominantly in this field. Accordingly, Fellows must hold the Certificate of Excellence (Level II) of the ESGAR Subspecialty recognition programme.
Corresponding Members for at least 3 years, (residing outside geographic Europe) who have made a significant contribution to Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research and education. A Corresponding Fellow should be engaged in clinical practice and/or education and/or research) predominantly in this field. Corresponding Fellows must hold the Certificate of Excellence (Level II) of the ESGAR Subspecialty recognition programme.
Active members and corresponding members who have made a significant contribution to Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and related research and education may apply to be considered as a Fellow or Corresponding Fellow of the Society based on following pre-requisites
If you wish to become a fellow or corresponding fellow of ESGAR, please send your application together with the supporting documents by email to the Membership Committee Chairman, Assoc.Prof. Giuseppe Brancatelli. Applications have to be submitted by the end of the calendar year, to be first approved by the Executive Committee and then ratified at the ESGAR General Assembly during the Annual Meeting.