What does it mean to be an ERA-EDTA Member?

Being a Member of ERA-EDTA means being part of one of the most important and prestigious European Medical Associations. The ERA-EDTA is an Association whose purpose is to encourage and to report advances in the field of clinical nephrology, dialysis, renal transplantation and related subjects. It is open to all qualified workers in the field of interest of the Association.

By becoming a Member of the Association you will enjoy all the initiatives of the Association with an extremely favorable cost/benefit ratio.

Some of the membership benefits include

  •  NDT (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation) subscription, including exclusive access to the
    archives
  •  Exclusive live streaming sessions during the ERA-EDTA Annual Congress.
    Unlimited access to ERA-EDTA Congress E-materials, to all ERA-EDTA members who participate
    at the Congress; 30 E-material sessions to members who do not participate.
    • Exclusive access to special content on ENP (i.e. CME courses slides, ERA-EDTA Dialogue).
    • Active participation in the decision-making policies of the Association.
    • Special discounted congress membership fees at the annual congress.
    • Special discounts (35%!) on the costs of Oxford University Press (OUP) books. Click here to order your book.
    • Participation in the Young Nephrologists’ Platform (YNP), if you are under the age of 40
    years old.
    • Take advantage of special membership fees for low income countries.
    Exclusive free access to EuroPD videos.
  • Free online access to “Seminars in Dialysis” to all ERA-EDTA members! Click here for more information.
  • “ERA-EDTA Dialogues” on ENP: a virtual round-table to discuss specific questions about Nephrology

ERA-EDTA membership categories

  1. Regular members – category A.
  2. Online/Reduced members – category B
  3. Congress members – category C

 

What is the difference between ERA-EDTA member cat. A-B-C?

ERA-EDTA: Category A Category B Category C
Who are they? Regular
members
Online/Reduced
members
Congress
members
What are they entitled to?
Reduced congress registration fee Yes Yes No
NDT online Yes Yes* No
NDT hardcopy Yes* No No
Access to ERA-EDTA Member Directory Yes Yes No
Discount OUP books Yes Yes Yes
Peer review online on congress highlights Yes Yes Yes
CME Materials online Yes Yes No
Eligibility to be a candidate for ERA-EDTA committees (Full members only) Yes Yes No
Access to ERA-EDTA research and fellowship programme Yes Yes No
E-materials (ENP) Yes**# Yes**# Yes**
ERA-EDTA Dialogue Yes Yes No
Being able to be a speaker for the Society Yes Yes No
*   not available for category B members who pay the reduced fee
** For detailed information please visit the Congress E-materials page on ENP
#  Can access 30 presentations only if they did not attend the congress

Membership Categories of Active* Members

 

ERA-EDTA cat. AFull Members 

Are Full members who live in Europe and in the countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.

Included in their annual membership fee is a free online and print subscription to NDT (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation) access to the protected libraries of the ERA-EDTA website (including ERA-EDTA CME Course Presentations); 35% discount OUP books; vote, being elected for office in ERA-EDTA bodies, vote during the General Assembly, benefit of congress membership fee discounts, etc.. Please note that membership becomes active only after 24 hours, thus if you wish to vote and attend the General Assembly held during the annual congress, please submit your application and payment within the day before the General Assembly

ERA-EDTA cat. BFull Members 

Are Full members who live in Europe and in the countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Included in their annual membership fee is a free online subscription to NDT (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation) – not given/sent to members who pay the “Reduced Fee” -, access to the protected libraries of the ERA-EDTA website (including ERA-EDTA CME Course Presentations); 35% discount OUP books; vote, being elected for office in ERA-EDTA bodies, vote during the General Assembly, benefit of congress membership fee discounts, etc.. Please note that membership becomes active only after 24 hours, thus if you wish to vote and attend the General Assembly held during the annual congress, please submit your application and payment within the day before the General Assembly

ERA-EDTA cat. A/BAssociate Members 

Associate Members are those members living in all the other Countries. They are entitled to the same benefits and discounts as the Full members except to vote, being elected for office in the ERA-EDTA bodies and vote during the General Assembly (even if they are entitled to have voice during the General Assembly). They pay the same annual membership fees as Full Members. Please note that membership becomes active only after 24 hours, thus if you wish to attend the General Assembly held during the annual congress, please submit your application and payment within the day before the General Assembly

ERA-EDTA cat. B Junior members 

Both Associate and Full members who are up to 40 years old or younger can apply for Junior membership status.  This allows them to receive all the advantages described in the ERA-EDTA cat- B section, by paying a special discounted annual membership fee. The benefits differ according if a member is Full or Associate

When applying for junior membership, new members are required to send a scanned copy of their document where the birth date is clearly written. Please note that membership becomes active only after 24 hours, thus if you wish to vote (Full active members only) and attend the General Assembly held during the annual congress, please submit your application and payment within the day before the General Assembly.

ERA-EDTA cat. A and B Special Discounted fees

These special discounted membership fees are reserved to members living in all countries in the world.  The annual income of these countries (GDP – Gross Domestic Product per Capita) according to the World Bank database, must be below UDS 10.000. Click here to check all countries

If a member lives and works in one of these countries, they are entitled to pay these special discounted fees.

Please note that membership becomes active only after 24 hours, thus if you wish to vote (only Full members) and attend the General Assembly held during the annual congress, please submit your application and payment within day before the General Assembly. The benefits differ according if a member is Full or Associate

ERA-EDTA cat. A and B Senior members

Both Associate and Full members who have been so for more than 15 consecutive and uninterrupted years, who have reached 60 years of age and who have retired from practice, can become a Senior Member of the ERA-EDTA. Senior Membership status is NOT given automatically, but must be requested by each member if he/she is interested. The benefits differ according if a member is Full or Associate

ERA-EDTA Cat. C members

Congress members will receive specific benefits for up to 3 years from the last congress they have participated in.

*Active members are those members who have settled their current membership fee

How to become an ERA-EDTA member cat. A/B

In order to become a member you must first fill in the Application and payment forms. You will receive a copy of your application automatically at your e-mail.

-Make sure that you enter your current and correct e-mail address, as all the information from the ERA-EDTA will be sent by e-mail only
We do not accept sponsor e-mail addresses: the personal e-mail address of the member is essential, since all communication from ERA-EDTA will be sent by e-mail

Click here to see all the possible ERA-EDTA membership fees.
-Once you submit your application and settle the membership fee, it will take 24 hours before you can login to the restricted area/My ERA-EDTA of the website: in order to retrieve/change the ERA-EDTA credentials, active members can click on “forgot password“in the ERA-EDTA website

Group Membership Applications
If you intend to apply for a group of new members, please contact the ERA-EDTA membership office membership@era-edta.org or download the membership excel sheet to fill in with all requested information here.

What does it mean to be an Active ERA-EDTA member cat. A/B?

Members (categories A and B) must pay their annual membership fee to remain an active member and receive the membership benefits

 

Membership is considered to be uninterrupted only if the annual membership fee is paid regularly (i.e. every year with no interruptions), thus in order to remain an active member, the membership fee must be settled at the maximum by the end of each year.

Paying outstanding membership fees is not mandatory any more, however in order to apply for consecutive and uninterrupted membership, all years of membership fee/s must be settled.

If an active member has not paid a membership fee for a year and wishes to apply for uninterrupted membership, he/she must settle the pending past year/s, provided that this is however done within a 2-year period.

The outstanding membership fees can be paid for a maximum of 2 years: after this time the member is automatically cancelled from the membership database and must re-apply, as a new member, should he/she wish to become an ERA-EDTA member again

What does it mean to be a Full or an Associate member?

Full members live in Europe and in the countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, FYRM of Macedonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

Associate members don’t live in Europe and in the countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea

Membership cards, receipts and certificate of membership

All active members may view and download their membership cards, payment receipts and certificate of membership, directly from the restricted area/My ERA-EDTA of the ERA-EDTA website (section: Membership documents and information).

In order to access the restricted area/My ERA-EDTA, all active members must login with their ERA-EDTA credentials

In order to retrieve the ERA-EDTA credentials, active members can click on “forgot password” in the ERA-EDTA website

ERA-EDTA staff cannot provide any type of credentials

Need to know which membership cat. A/B fee applies to you?

Below you will find all the various options regarding the payment of your membership fee:  

ERA-EDTA MEMBERSHIP FEES (cat. A and B)

Membership Fee in EUR 2018 2019 2020 2021
Discount (1) 70 N/A N/A N/A
Regular (2) 160 170 170 170
Online (3) N/A 130 130 130
Special Regular Discount (4) 100 110 110 110
Special Online Discount (5) 40 50 50 50
Reduced (6) 70 80 80 80
Junior (7) 40 50 50 50
Senior Regular (8) N/A 110 110 110
Senior Online (9) Free Free Free Free
(1) Available only at the end of the year (approx. October): Members receive free access to NDT online and do not receive the print issue of the Journal.
(2) Members receive the print issue of NDT + free access to NDT.
(3) Members receive free access to NDT online only and do not receive the print issue of the Journal.
(4) Members receive the print issue of NDT + free access to NDT
ONLY for members living in certain countries – click here to see full list.
(5) Members receive free access to NDT online only and do not receive the print issue of the Journal – ONLY for members living in certain countries – click here to see full list.
(6) Members paying this fee do NOT receive a subscription to NDT. All the other benefits of being a member remain the same as for the other members.
(7) Reserved to members up to the age of 40. Junior members will receive free access to NDT online and do not receive the print issue of the Journal. In order to be eligible to pay this fee, for first time application, Junior members must send a picture identification document with birthdate (to membership@era-edta.org) together with the ERA-EDTA Application and Payment Forms.
Junior membership ends at the end of the 40th year.
(8) Reserved to Senior Members only. Senior Members receive both print and online issues of NDT.
For more information on how to become a Senior member, click here.
(9) Reserved to Senior Members only. Senior Members receive free access to NDT online.
For more information on how to become a Senior member, click here.

-Once the membership has been processed, there cannot be any reimbursement

-Payment methods accepted: bank transfer and credit cards (visa and mastercard only, exclusively submitted using the online payment system). Cash is accepted only at the ERA-EDTA membership desk during congresses and other events where an ERA-EDTA booth is present. We cannot accept cheques.
– In order to login to NDT without any interruptions, please renew your membership by October of each year

ERA-EDTA bank details:
European Renal Association European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA).
Account number: 236-473242.61M
Bank:UBS SA; 45, Bahnhofstrasse; CH-8098 Zurich; Switzerland
IBAN: CH69 0023 6236 4732 4261 M
BIC/SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A

Important note: for administrative reasons, we cannot accept payments made by credit card hard copy forms sent by post and/or fax, thus only online payments done by credit card will be accepted. Should you have any problems with your online payment, please contact the ERA-EDTA Membership office

Support EKHA!
Let’s support the essential activities of the European Kidney Health Alliance to give nephrology visibility at EU level!
While you settle your membership fee, you may choose to add a small amount, which will be donated to EKHA: this amount will be used exclusively to support the activities of EKHA.
Thank you for your support!
Read more about EKHA

JUNIOR MEMBERS (reserved to members cat. A/B)

Becoming a Junior Member of ERA-EDTA as a young doctor or scientist (up to the age of 40 years old or younger), you will profit from extra benefits next to the ones offered to all members:

Check out the forum for young nephrologists and nephrological researchers (YOUNG NEPHROLOGISTS PLATFORM – YNP the aim of which is to give an advising role within the ERA-EDTA for all matters related to members up to the age of 40 year old!

As a Junior member you automatically become YNP members

By becoming a Member of the Association you will enjoy all the initiatives of the organization with an extremely favorable cost/benefit ratio (click here).

Junior membership ends at the end of the 40th year.

SENIOR MEMBERS (reserved to members cat. A/B)

In order to apply for ERA-EDTA Senior Membership the following three conditions must all be met:

1-Reached 60 years of age;

2-Be retired from active medical practice.

3-Be an active member for at least 15 uninterrupted consecutive years (to be considered at the time of request of the benefit) If an active member has not paid a membership fee for a year/s and wishes to apply for uninterrupted consecutive membership, he/she must settle the pending past year.

Please notice that Senior Membership status is NOT granted automatically but must be requested for

To request Senior Membership, contact the Membership Office membership@era-edta.org

SENIOR MEMBERS BENEFITS

Senior Members are entitled to the following:

– they have the right to participate in the General Assembly with voice and vote (vote is possible only if they were Full Members);

– they cannot be elected as a member of the Council;

– they will not be required to pay an annual membership fee;

– they can participate in the Congress paying the members’ congress membership fee;

– they are entitled to receive the online subscription of the Journal of the Association, NDT (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation) free of charge.

– only if they wish, they are entitled to receive the official Journals of the Association, NDT (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation),  at the cost of production.

For more information contact

ERA-EDTA Membership Office
Via XXIV Maggio 38
I-43123 Parma
ITALY
Phone: +39-3441409706
Fax +39-0521-959242
E-mail: membership@era-edta.org
www.era-edta.org