Joining or Renewing Your ESTS Membership in 2014
You can apply to join the ESTS by downloading and returning the application form.
Closing date for Membership 2014: 31 March 2014 - applications will be put forward for formal ratification at the General Assembly on Tuesday 17 June 2014 at the 22nd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery in Copenhagen.
Applications received from 1 April 2014 will be put forward for formal ratification at the General Assembly at the 23rd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery in Lisbon 2015.
Provisional new members are entitled to the benefits of membership
To renew your membership, click here and select the appropriate option.
Some benefits of membership...
European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery (on-line access and mailed monthly)
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (on-line access and mailed monthly)
Reduced registration to ESTS Annual Meeting
Membership of the ESTS Thoracic Surgery Database
Which membership rate will I pay?
Membership fees for 2014 are set at three levels according to the average per capita income in their country. There are special rates available for trainee surgeons, and members of our partner organisations.
We use current World Bank figures (downloadable below) to classify countries as high, medium and low income.
World Bank figures 2013
ESTS membership rates are set at three levels, by the country in which members practice. Please check the relevant World Bank figures above to be sure of paying the correct fee. If your country is not listed please contact us for more details on memberships in your country.
Country Classification Changes for 2014
The World Bank has made the following changes to country classifications between 2013 and 2014;
Moved from middle to high- Latvia, Lithuania and the Russian Federation.
Moved from high to middle- Hungary
Moved from low to middle- Albania
All 2014 Membership Options