Enhancing credibility: introducing the new membership process

Dear EAS members,

In response to the fast-paced environment that characterizes our world, we are introducing modifications to our membership application process, effective from January 2024. This adjustment is aimed at ensuring the integrity of the EAS community by aligning with the highest standards of scientific credibility.

To achieve this, all applicants, both new and existing individual members, are required to submit two of the following documents verifying their eligibility based on the criteria outlined in our bylaws.

· CV

· Scientific article authored by the applicant

· Letter showing applicant’s status of employment or study

· Letter of recommendation from an existing EAS individual member

· Congress abstract or similar presented by the applicant

We strive to keep the procedure as efficient and straightforward as possible.

If you are an existing EAS member, you will receive an email notification when your membership is due for renewal.

Additionally, as we expand our portfolio of benefits and educational activities, we recognize the need to adjust our membership fees to sustain the quality of services provided.

The current fees, established in 2009, will be increased:

– from €40 to €60 for individuals aged 36 and older

– from €20 to €30 for individuals aged 35 and younger

EAS has designed membership packages that not only provide excellent value but also frequently offer individual benefits that are more costly when acquired independently. We believe these fees are reasonable considering the extensive range of activities we offer and plan to provide in the future.

We’re also changing the membership fee structure for National Societies. It will be based on World Bank Group country classifications by income to give a fair National Society Membership fee for each country.

Depending on your country’s category in the World Bank classification, you will be requested to pay your membership as follows. This is paid by the National Society.

World Bank classification

Annual fee per member

High income

5 €

Upper middle income

3 €

Lower middle income

2 €

Low income

1 €

You can check the current status of your country by following the link below:

World Bank Group country classifications by income

We appreciate your understanding and support as we navigate these changes together. We are confident that everyone will benefit from these changes.

Thank you for being an integral part of the European Atherosclerosis Society.