Membership Category Information
Application for membership is dependent on the applicant being a national emergency medicine association.
There are three levels of membership which are described below – Full membership, Affiliate membership and Ex-Officio membership. Application forms together with the Memorandum and Articles of Association (in English) should be forwarded to the IFEM Secretariat. Applications will be considered at the next scheduled IFEM Board meeting.
Full Member: A Full Member of the IFEM will be the leading national emergency medicine organization for physicians in a country in which emergency medicine is officially recognized as a medical specialty and where there also exists at least one (1) recognized training program in emergency medicine. A Full Member will appoint one (1) representative to the Board; this representative will have one (1) full vote. Full Members are eligible to apply for consideration for the right to host the IFEM’s biannual conference, ICEM.
Affiliate Member: An Affiliate Member may be any national emergency medicine organization for physicians practicing emergency medicine in a country where the specialty of emergency medicine is not yet officially recognized or residency equivalent training programs in emergency medicine do not yet exist. An Affiliate Member may also be any additional national emergency medicine organization for physicians practicing emergency medicine from a country already represented by a Full or Founding Member. Affiliate Members may appoint one (1) non-voting member to the Board. Affiliate Members are eligible to apply for consideration for the right to host the IFEM’s biannual conference, ICEM.
Ex-Officio: An Ex-Officio member will be defined as a multinational emergency medicine organisation. Ex-Officio members may appoint one (1) non-voting member to the Board.
Fees and Exemptions Information
Membership fees have two components: a base fee (Part A) and a per capita fee (Part B) calculated for each physician member of the Organization. Part B is also indexed to the Organization’s Gross National Income as published by the World Bank World Development Indicators database as at 2018.
Full Membership – $440
Affiliate Membership – $220
Ex-officio Membership – $220
Full Members in countries ranked in upper half of World Bank list
$2.20 per Member, up to $5,400
Affiliate Members ranked in upper half of World Bank List
$2.20 per member, up to a total of $1,620
Full Members in countries ranked in lower half of World Bank list
$2.10 per Member, up to $5,250
Affiliate Members ranked in lower half of World Bank List
$2.10 per member, up to a total of $1,575
The Membership application fee is equivalent to one year membership fee. You can pay this using our online payment form. No discount will be applied to the application fee.
Annual subscriptions, fees and charges, and criteria for concessions for member organisations are set by the Board on the recommendation of the Finance Committee.
Fees and subscriptions calculated and paid to the Secretariat each year in $US.
Members will be required to pay a minimum annual subscription of $US220. Organisations able to clearly demonstrate financial difficulty in paying the subscription may make an application to the Board for a partial waiver of their fee. Such application must be made annually up on receipt of the invoice, with a letter supporting the reasons for the request.
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