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Euroopa Radioloogia Ühingu liikmelisusest (21.november 2007.a.)

Austatud kolleegid,

 

Soovin teile ilusat lähenevat jõuluaega!

Allpool annan ülevaate Euroopa Radioloogia Ühingu (European Society of Radiology (ESR)) ja Eesti Radioloogia Ühingu (ERÜ) ühisest kavast pakkuda Euroopa Radioloogia Ühingu liikmelisust alates 2008.a. igale meie liikmele.

Nimelt tegi Euroopa Radioloogia Ühing ettepaneku igale Euroopa rahvuslikule ühingule, et juhul, kui rahvuslik ühing, meie puhul ERÜ, tasub ESR-i liikmemaksu suuruses 10 € iga liikme kohta aastas, siis saavad kõik ühingu liikmed automaatselt ESR-i täisliikmeks. Täisliikme staatus annab muu hulgas võimaluse lugeda tasuta ajakirja European Radiology elektroonset väljaannet ning registreeruda Euroopa Radioloogia Kongressile soodustariifi alusel. Täpsemalt saate lugeda ESR-i ettepaneku kohta dr. Adam´i inglise keelsest kirjast allpool.

ERÜ arengunõukogu otsustas ülalkirjeldatud ettepaneku heaks kiita ja nõustuda tasuma edaspidi ESR-i aastamaksu kõigi ERÜ liikmete eest.

Liikmemaksu tasumine oma liikmete eest eeldab, et iga meie liige, kes soovib liituda ESR-iga, annab omapoolse nõusoleku liikmeks astuda täites liikme andmete kohta käiva tabeli, mille leiate siit. Täidetud tabel palun saata aadressil: peeter.ross@itk.ee hiljemalt 15.detsembriks. Teie positiivse vastuse korral algaks liikmelisus 1.jaanuarist 2008.a.

Lugupidamisega,

Peeter Ross

President

 

Dear Doctor Ross,

The European Society of Radiology is growing very rapidly and is set to become one of the largest professional radiological organisations in the world in the near future. A strong ESR would be able to influence European regulatory authorities to the benefit of all European radiologists. It will also help to raise the profile of the specialty worldwide and will enable the ESR to collaborate effectively with other large radiological organisations on other continents.

In order to achieve the above aims, it is important that as many European radiologists as possible join the ESR as full members. The financial obstacles to membership have been lessened by the recent marked reduction in the annual fee to just € 10. As membership of the ESR includes electronic access to European Radiology, one of the most prestigious publications in the field of imaging, as well as access to the annual congress at a reduced fee, I believe that most European radiologists will consider joining the society.

The national societies can play an important role in the growth of the ESR in a way that will also increase their influence at European level. As the ESR is based on individual membership, the larger the number of radiologists from a particular country or subspecialty society, the larger the influence of that country or subspecialty society within the ESR. This is likely to be reflected in people of proven leadership qualities at national or subspecialty level being elected to senior posts within the ESR, which will be a very beneficial development.

Until the dissolution of the EAR, the membership fee for national and subspecialty societies was calculated on the basis of € 7 per full member. This fee has been retained following the merger of the EAR and the ESR. It provides national and subspecialty societies with membership of the relevant committees of the ESR but there are no immediate and direct benefits to individual radiologists within those societies. In order to encourage European radiologists to obtain these benefits by joining the society, the ESR has developed the following proposal: if national societies would be prepared to pay a fee of € 10 per member and to administer the collection of the fee in the same way that they do at present, the modest additional sum of € 3 would provide each national society member with all the benefits of ESR membership and would be excellent value for money. With regard to subspecialty societies, the offer should also be attractive because the ESR proposes to charge the subspecialty society only € 4 for each member who already belongs to the ESR, either individually or through membership of a National Society who has implemented this offer. Of course, all the members of a national or subspecialty society deciding to accept this offer would have a vote at the General Assembly of the ESR. Radiologists who have already joined the ESR as individuals, who also are members of a national society that decides to accept this proposal, will be notified that they will no longer need to pay the ESR directly. The voting arrangements regarding national and subspecialty societies will remain unchanged.

I believe that working together we can greatly increase the size and influence of the ESR and at the same time enable fuller representation and greater input from European, national and subspecialty societies. I would be very grateful if you could present this proposal to the Executive Committee of the Estonian Society of Radiology and I look forward to a positive response.

With my kindest regards,

Yours sincerely,


A. Adam
ESR President

 



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