The following categories of “effective members” are defined:
Membership fees are applicable to an annual review and thus can change every year. Membership fees are discussed during the spring meeting of the Executive Committee and are to be ratified by the Annual General Assembly of Members.
As a rule, membership fees are payable on an annual basis. However, members can – if they should wish to do so – pay membership fees 3 years ahead.
The Executive Committee has the responsibility to expel members who:
The membership list is the sole property of the Society. The list of members’ names and contact details will not be extended to third parties (commercial or other).
ESHRE will elect two Honorary Members on the occasion of its Annual Meeting. The Honorary Membership is bestowed to individuals in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of reproductive medicine and science.
As a general rule Honorary Members should preferably be retired, and exceptions can be made in the event that there are no appropriate (i.e. retired) candidates.
The Local Organizing Committee of the Annual Meeting can propose names of possible national/local candidates for the Honorary Membership. Such proposals need to be approved by the Executive Committee and subsequently ratified by the Annual General Assembly of Members. The Executive Committee itself will propose the so called “international” Honorary Member , and in the event that there is no suitable “national” candidate proposed by the Local Organising Committee, the Executive Committee will select a second candidate. All proposals for Honorary Member candidates should be submitted in writing and should include:
Honorary Members will receive the journals electronically free of charge and they will receive a life-time membership by default and free attendance to all Annual Meetings following their nomination.