Originally initiated by 6 National Societies of Cardiology, the European Membership Card project is now endorsed by 44 National Societies.
The technical collaboration on this project has enabled standardisation and improvements to data exchange with the National Societies, assuring a better identification and registration of National Societies adherents as Members of the European Society of Cardiology.
The card is identified with the logos for the relevant National Society and ESC. This personal card also displays the member’s name, and his/her Membership Identification Numbers for ESC and the National Society.
The card also enables instant identification of the member via a barcode, and is already used in some countries to speed up registration at conferences or membership events. In addition, it could be possible to use it for CME (Continued Medical Education) identification throughout Europe, or any other service requiring personal identification.
Fast Facts :
- The European Membership Card Project started in 2003
- 6 countries initiated the membership card
- 26 countries joined the 1st issue
- 12 new countries joined in 2005
- 1 new country joined in 2006
- More than 42 000 members have their card in 2006
- 5 new countries joined in 2007
Please note that the card pictured above is only an example, and that the official logo of each National Society is printed on the European Membership Card.