European and National Societies

European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES)

Next ECTES  meeting: 18th Congress of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery from May 7-9, 2017 in Bucharest, Romania.

ESTES has both individual and institutional  membership, based on the
tradition from the merging societies, where ETS had mainly institutional
and EATES mainly individual membership. The aim of society, agreed upon by
the General Assembly, is to transfer as much as possible to individual
membership, which is connected to more advantages and also promotes more
active involvement in the important tasks of the society.

Who can be an individual member?
The society is open for all doctors within specialities involved in trauma
and emergency surgery: All surgical specialities, anaesthesiology,
radiology and emergency, military and disaster medicine. Also doctors
under training are accepted as members. The society is also open for
non-physicians working within this field: Nurses, paramedics, ambulance-
and prehospital staff.

What does it cost to be an individual member, and what do you get for it?
The annual membership fee is 100 EUR for specialists and 70 EUR for
doctors under training and for non-doctors.
This gives you:
·     A diploma confirming your individual membership
·     Free annual subscription to the official forum of the society, the
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency surgery, ordinary subscription
rate 249 EUR. The journal has 6  issues per year including regular
information from the society.
·     Significantly reduced registration fee to the annual congresses of
the society: For specialists a reduction with 80 EUR at early
registration, for trainers and non-physicians (who have lower registration
fee) a reduction with 70 EUR.
·     Possibility to be a member of one of the specialist sections of the
society (Visceral trauma, Skeletal trauma, Emergency surgery, Surgical
education, Disaster- and military medicine) for an additional annual fee
of only 10 EUR.

For example, if you are a specialist and an individual member and attend
the annual congress, you get an economical benefit of 329 EUR for your fee
of 100 EUR which means a gain of 229 EUR.
As you can see, it is a very good deal to be an individual member presumed
that you are interested in these fields.
And in addition to all this, you become an active supporter of the
promotion and development of Trauma and Emergency surgery in Europe, and
you can influence this development with your vote.

How do  become an individual member?
It is very simple: On our website you find the
application form which you have to fill in and send to us according to the
instructions. Your application has to be approved by the membership
committee after which you receive an invoice for payment (which can be
done with credit card) and after payment you receive your diploma and the
journal and are entitled to all the other advantages of individual

What about institutional membership?
Societies or groups with activities within these fields can apply for
institutional membership, which means that every member automatically
becomes an institutional member of ESTES. The affiliated society pays an
annual fee of 5 EUR per member of ESTES. This does not include
subscription to the journal, but negotiation with the publisher can give a
significantly reduced subscription reduced fee for members. The
registration fee to the congresses is for institutional members reduced
with 50 EUR (specialist, early registration). Institutional members also
have the right to vote at General Assembly.

Send in your application today so we can welcome you as a member of ESTES!