Membership

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    European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Membership
    (Download forms at the bottom of this page.)

    This application form is designed to try and help the committee and members at the Annual General Meeting to decide what type of membership is appropriate to any individual. Inability to complete all sections of the form should not deter anyone interested from applying. Any additional information which may be relevant, and any replies that require more space should be included on a separate piece of paper.

    The society places great emphasis on the value of attending and presenting papers at its meetings, and active participation in this way increases the chances of election. The following is a guide to the four types of membership:


    Membership

    This application form is designed to try and help the committee and members at the Annual General Meeting to decide what type of membership is appropriate to any individual. Inability to complete all sections of the form should not deter anyone interested from applying. Any additional information which may be relevant, and any replies that require more space should be included on a separate piece of paper.

    The society places great emphasis on the value of attending and presenting papers at its meetings, and active participation in this way increases the chances of election. The following is a guide to the four types of membership:


    Full Member
    Ophthalmologists who are members of their European National Ophthalmological Society and who have
  • two presentations at the E.S.O.P.R.S.

  • two papers published on oculoplastic surgery in a peer review journal (level in agreement to the Committee decisions).

  • demonstration of sufficient knowledge and involvement with the subject to the satisfaction of the Committee.


  • Candidate Member
    Candidates for full membership who do not as yet have sufficient experience of the subjects as assessed by the Committee but who wish to make a commitment to oculoplastic surgery. They should have published at least
  • one paper published on oculoplastic surgery.


  • Candidate members can apply for ESOPRS study grants (mini-fellowships)

    Candidates who have not applied for full membership after 5 years can move to Associate or resign


    International Member
    Ophthalmologists from non-European countries who have

  • two presentations at E.S.O.P.R.S. meetings

  • two papers published on oculoplastic surgery in a peer review journal (level in agreement to the Committee decisions).

  • ability to demonstrate a significant experience in the practice and teaching of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery


  • International Members are sent the details of all meetings that are closed to members only and are considered full members of ESOPRS. However, International Members do not vote and may not serve on Committees.

    Associate Members
  • Ophthalmologists from non-European countries.

  • Surgeons of allied specialities who are involved with ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery


  • Candidates that have not applied for full membership after 5 years can move to Associate or resign. Associates can always apply for membership at any time if their circumstances change.

    Retired Members
  • Full members who retired will be kept as retired members which means their dues will be waved, but they will have all mailings of the Society and are welcome at Full members meetings.

  • 5 years after their last attendance at ESOPRS meetings they will be presumed to have no further interest in the Society and their membership will lapse.



  • Honorary Member

  • This title will be given to those who are fully retired and who have made an exceptional contribution on oculoplastic surgery. Suggestions will be made by any full member of the society and sent to the secretary. Their dues will be waved.



  • Annual membership fees (2015):
    For Full members, International members and Associate members: 80.00 €
    For Candidate members: 40.00 €

    All members who have paid their annual subscription will be circularized with details of meetings, membership lists and addresses, etc. All members may attend the Annual General Meeting, but only full members may vote. Candidates are invited to apply for full membership when they become eligible, i.e. when they have the relevant publications and/or have more experience and involvement in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.


    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS:

    Fill out in MS Word and send back via e-mail:
    ESOPRS Membership Application Form (word)

    or

    Print, fill out by hand, scan and send back via e-mail:
    ESOPRS Membership Application Form (pdf)