Membership information

Please visit the Rules of Membership section of the website for relevant details.

Annual Fees as of 2024
Full member250 EUR
Junior member100 EUR
Senior memberComplimentary
Honorary memberComplimentary

Membership renewal

To update your membership, please sign in to the website using the credentials provided.
Please also make sure to visit the online ECHSA membership renewal form, using the credentials provided, and proceed with payment of your dues (if Full or Junior member; Senior and Honorary membership are automatically renewed on annual basis).

Payment methods
By credit / debit card: Complete the form and click on the card payment option to proceed to checkout. You will then be redirected to a secure payments system to proceed with payment. Mastercard, VISA and Maestro cards are accepted. You will receive an automated message confirming the transaction (payment receipt attached), as well as your membership renewal.
By bank transfer: Complete the form and click on the bank payment option to submit. You will then receive an automated message that your membership payment is due, where the ECHSA bank account information will be provided. Please make sure to send a copy of the transaction to ECHSA Office at secretariat@echsa.org, given that the membership platform is not bridged with the bank account and payments can only be cross-referenced on quarterly basis every year. If you change your mind and wish to go back to card payment, the automated message will also provide a link to take you back to the online form.

ACCOUNT NAME: European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA)
IBAN NUMBER: FI52 8146 9710 0939 63
BANK: Danske Bank, Helsinki, Finland
Reason: please write "ECHSA Membership" + YOUR NAME
Important note: Bank charges are the responsibility of the payer.

ECHSA membership benefits
• Free online access to The World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, the official Journal of our Association.
• Participation in a community of leading pediatric and congenital heart surgeons and other specialists in congenital heart lesions, from all over the world.
• Online forum to seek advice from esteemed colleagues on difficult clinical scenarios. Automated group communication with all ECHSA membership via echsa-members@googlegroups.com
• Opportunities to participate in ECHSA Multi-Institutional Studies
• Through ECHSA Congenital Database participation, a Membership obligation, unique tools for self-assessment and quality control, as well as enormous opportunities to participate in ECHSA Database Research.
• Access to our website and newsletters, containing relevant information regarding the Association, the discipline and the industry.
• Discounted fees in ECHSA scientific events
• Access to recordings and presentations from past ECHSA Annual Meetings

How to join
If not already a member, you may apply through the online application form. Please note that applications are examined on annual basis ahead of the Annual Business Meeting of the association (within the first semester of every year), where admissions are approved.