Membership of the Society is open to all individuals active in the field of reproductive medicine and science including medical doctors, scientists, students and support personnel (such as nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and ESHRE certified clinical embryologists). Since it was founded in 1985, ESHRE has seen its membership increase from 349 to more than 6000 members. Overall, the membership is distributed over 110 different countries, with a majority of members in Europe.
Membership of the Society offers many benefits, including reduced registration fees and subscriptions to the official ESHRE Journals. For instance - based on ESHRE 2016 rates - a member who participates in the Annual Meeting will save up to 124 Euro (Main Programme only - early registration fee).
A member subscribing to the journal Human Reproduction will save up to 460 Euro for the printed journal and up to 497 Euro for the online-only journal (based on 2014 subscription rates)!
There are three different membership categories:
Students and Paramedical members need to send a confirmation letter from their Head of Department to prove their status or a copy of their student card showing the expiration date. Embryologists have to register at the ordinary membership fee unless we receive a letter in which their Head of Department confirms they work in a routine environment as a lab technician. If we do not receive a proper proof of status within 2 weeks after the membership application is submitted, your application will be cancelled. If you apply for student or paramedical membership, you will be requested to upload your proof of status. You can use this template in Word or PDF format. Please make sure you have it close before your start filling the form as you won't be able to proceed without it. If you have to send it later to complete your file, you can do so by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax to the ESHRE Central Office (+32 2 269 56 00).
Please allow 2 days up to one week for your membership to be (re-)activated.
To avoid the process of having to renew your membership every year, ESHRE offers its members the possibility of signing up as a member for three years. This means that when you renew your membership, you pay a fee of 180 Euro (3 x 60 Euro instead of 3 x 70 Euro) for ordinary membership or 90 Euro (3 x 30 Euro) for paramedical members. Your membership will then be activated for three consecutive years.